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  • v. Present participle of microblog.
  • n. The practice of creating and publishing brief posts (140-200 characters) on a personal blog on a microblogging Web site. Example: a “tweet” on Twitter would be a microblog post.


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  • Typically when people hear the term microblogging, they think of Twitter, Tumblr, or the now defunct Pownce.

    Archive 2009-01-26

  • Twitter is often called microblogging, that is, short posts of maximum 140 characters.

    2009 January -

  • And 'microblogging' is a newer one which I've seen more and more of.

    Which is worse - twitterheoa or blogstipation?

  • Studies that accuse social networks of reducing productivity assume that time spent microblogging is time strictly wasted.

    Social Networks Can Make Us More Creatively Productive | Lifehacker Australia

  • So, microblogging is a useful public relations vehicle, or a place to be careful with your words as one PR pro found out recently.

    Microblogging: What Is It Good For? | Impact Lab

  • I'm happily yakking away over on Jaiku because microblogging is beautifully low maintenance.

    November 2007

  • IBM also has something they call microblogging, but it's really more akin to Facebook status updates than a system like Socialtext Signals.


  • Because these updates are so short, Twitter is sometimes called a microblogging tool.


  • Easter brought not eggs but worms to Twitter, the "microblogging" - messaging service.

    The Guardian World News

  • According to the theory, Mankind is an irrelevance in all this. months ago I succumbed to the Twitter craze, mainly to find out about "microblogging" - messages limited to 140 characters, or less.



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  • Writing a post on a blog that limits word count, such as Twitter (which allows just 140 characters).

    January 8, 2009