Twitter co-founder Biz Stone (@biz) told attendees at Chirp (the official Twitter developer conference meeting in San Francisco April 14 and 15) that "the service now has 105,779,710 registered users," according to an @WSJ tweet. The Auteurs' Roger Eric Tinch (@tinch) adds: "3 Billion requests a day are made to the Twitter API," "New addition to the Twitter API: Annotations. Launches next quarter," and "The new 'Places' feature in Twitter will have a highly curated database of places of interest."
In other tech news, while debates continue to rage about the iPad's uses and future improvements, a German rival, the WePad, offers some of the very advances that some of us are waiting for, reports PaidContent. This explanation for why Apple designed iPad as a closed system makes sense. It's a distribution device, not a computer.
Somewhat surprising: BlackBerry usage during the work day is higher than the iPhone, which tends to be used more at night and on weekends, explains Tech Crunch:
Localytics suggested that while the iPhone is making professional inroads, it continues to be predominantly a personal device, contrary to RIM’s Blackberry phones.
And here's Techdirt's excellent assessment of the future of content: it's not the technology, it's the business model, stupid.