- micro- + blog (Wiktionary)
“Hu Yong: Because the microblog is a public platform, which can effectively cultivate civic spirit, highlight the "four powers" (ie, safeguard the people's right to information, participation, expression and right to supervise), allow for participation in politics, or at least can be used make some sound; otherwise, people may only be marginalized to a bystander's role.”
“Thanks to a plugin called microblog-purple you will now be able to send and receive tweets via Pidgin.”
“For those who have yet to use the tool, Twitter lets you "microblog" or broadcast your every thought in the form of short text messages, which are sent directly to anyone who has chosen to "follow" your "tweets".”
“A free Twitter account lets users "microblog," that is, publish short (140 characters tops) advice, aphorisms, and status updates (known as "Tweets") to others who have subscribed to their feed.”
“You can use some of the twitter applications to find people who "microblog" about your subject matter and send them a "direct" tweet with a shortened hyperlink to your page.”
“Twitter allows its users to "microblog," or post 140-character "Tweets" to their individual pages.”
“Is the "microblog" Internet phenomenon the next leap forward or just a tweeting waste of time?”
“Maybe I'm a sad Norman Mailer harboring a castration fear about the long, epic wiener of my important statements being "cut short" into a "microblog" about minutiae.”
“Last year on my previous blog, teaching. mrbelshaw.co.uk, I wrote a very short 'microblog' post entitled Please don't vote for this blog! about the Edublog Awards.”
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