Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Twitter US Shortcode: No Good in Asia

It occurred to me today that Twitter's shortcode in the US (40404) would be a particularly bad shortcode for Twitter to use in many East Asian countries due to tetraphobia.

To be fair, the current shortcode is still infinitely better than 41414, given the meanings associated with the number 1 and the number 4.

A little something for Twitter folks to think about when they eventually make Twitter servers available via shortcodes in Asia.