Twitter is "accessible to all"

6 May 2009 — 1:49 PM

Twitter has won an award

Twitter is accessible to everyone from celebrities to the man in the street and this is why it is so popular, it has been asserted.

While being named as the winner of the Webby Breakout of the Year Award, the micro-blogging site was praised for "epitomising the democratic spirit" and creating a "level playing field".

This is because using 140 characters or less, users can update followers with a 'Tweet' – a message saying anything they like.

Famous people who regularly Tweet include Ashton Kutcher and Stephen Fry, as well as Lily Allen and news providers such as CNN and

Webby Awards winners this year also include Family Guy creator Seth MacFarlane for his "web content meets advertising" clip collection called the Cavalcade of Cartoon Comedy. These were originally sponsored by Burger King.

Twitter can be accessed via web-enabled mobile phones and this could contribute to why it is used by people so frequently. MacFarlane's creations can also be viewed on a handset.

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