What Is Microblogging?

Microblogging Defined

Microblogging is a combination of blogging and instant messaging which allows users to share and post short messages online.

Microblogs are often produced on nontraditional publishing tools such as:

  • Mobile phones
  • Text messages
  • Emails
  • Instant messages

Microblogs published can include a variety of content types such as:

  • Text
  • Images
  • Audio
  • Video
  • Hyperlinks

The benefits of micro blogging include:

  • Less time creating content
  • Increased frequency for posting content
  • Direct and easy communication
  • Mobile convenience
  • Easability of sharing time sensitive information

Examples of microblogging sites include:

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