- Setup a zuosa account (Chinese twitter clone)
- Verify your mobile number
- Sync zuosa with Twitter. Done!
When I started to use Twitter in 2007, there was an option to tweet with text messages (SMS) It makes sense because a SMS is also short and it’s more interesting to see tweets on the go. To keep up with Twitter’s growth the service was limited to UK only, making most people, including me, forget about the service quickly. Until I found Zuosa; It provides the functionality, and allows me to send MMS (pictures etc.) as well! All with a local number! Here’s how it looks like:
Sending a MMS
I compose a MMS or SMS message on my phone. For SMS the number is 13776113557, for MMS it’s email@example.com. When I send it, it immediately appears on my Zuosa page.
Yes this is a cool first step! But it get’s better, I will setup Zuosa so that it will forward my messages to Twitter or another range of social media tools.
Also, while we’re on their front page anyway, you’ve probably noticed the similarity of Zuosa to Twitter, but as Tait puts it, it has grown apart from the original in many ways as it features a lot of extra features:
- Suggestion of hashtags
- Sharing of Photo, video, MP3 in the site (see previous screenshot)
- Pause and play button for the real time stream
- Linking account with MSN messenger, phone etc.
- Localization, unlike Twitter – all local features are not evolving around SF, it actually works in every city.
Sending a SMS to Twitter
First provide Zuosa with your Twitter username and password.
Send a text to a local number…
Win! The tweet arrives in Zuoga and Twitter.
I wanted to tweet to a local number for so long, I have tried a few things but never succeeded. Now it is possible, I wonder if it is still necessary. I have a dataplan so I can use the web interface of Twitter (in)directly! However, I wonder if this method is cheaper. To the least, it is much easier so I am going to try it for a while.
Also, it does take some time before tweets arrive. All tweets are probably scanned but since I am tweeting in English Zuosa is likely verifying the content before it goes out.