Twitter Launches Groups (In Japan)

Everything awesome always happens in Japan first. Even, it seems, when it involves an American startup. Digital Garage, Twitter’s partner with Twitter Japan, launched Twicco, a site that lets Twitter users create groups and then subscribe to them.

Loic Le Meur got a demo, and the video is below. Twicco is available now in Japanese only, other languages will be available later.

This isn’t much different, at first glance, to Friendfeed Rooms. It’s odd that Twitter will do this via a separate site instead of just treating Rooms as resources that you can subscribe to directly on Twitter. Or maybe they are. It’s all Japanese to me (I’m sure our Japanese readers will be able to clear up the details for us).