The Inquirer: Microblogging system Twitter is fast losing popularity as wednesday night it informed customers that it will no longer be providing text support in the UK.
The email sent to Twitter users last night said that the company will no longer be able to afford to support outbound SMS without improved arrangements with UK mobile operators.
The Twitter site, which allows users to send messages to people over the web, SMS and instant messages, will continue to allow messages to Twitter by mobile phone but will disappointingly no longer deliver messages and updates to people over SMS.
Twitter’s co-founder Biz Stone said with a noticeable tear in his eye, “It pains us to take this measure. However, we need to avoid placing undue burden on our company and our service.”