Microblogging is a form of blogging that allows users to post short, SMS- like text messages. The length of these messages is usually less than 200 characters. The individual postings are either privately or publicly accessible and are presented chronologically like in a blog. The messages can usually be created and subscribed to via various channels such as SMS, e-mail , instant messaging or the web .
Micro video blogging is an advanced form of micro blogging with the difference that the user has the option of recording short videos (without sound) and then posting them on a website. The whole thing can then be networked with Facebook or Twitter , for example , where you can add videos to the individual status messages and publish them.
The best-known microblogging service is Twitter , which started in March 2006 and won the “ South by Southwest Web Award” in the “Blogs” category in 2007 . Twitter's biggest competitor was Jaiku from Finland, which was acquired by Google on October 9, 2007 . However, development was stopped on January 15, 2012. The software was ported to the Google App Engine and released as free software under the Apache license . Microblogging quickly found imitators in Germany and many similar services emerged. Microblogs - often called status reports - can also be created in social networks such as Xing or Facebook . Other platforms that allow the publication of pictures, videos and chat logs in addition to texts are Instagram , Tumblr and Posterous . Sub-functions of Google+ can also be counted among the microblogging services.
The free software StatusNet , which was installed on identi.ca until July 2013 , uses the OStatus specification (former name: OpenMicroBlogging), which enables communication between users on different servers. A completely decentralized microblogging service is being developed using the Twister platform by Miguel Freitas, which is, however, still in the middle of development.
There are also microblogging services that have been specially developed for use in companies. These include Yammer , Communote , Chatter, Present.ly and functions within SharePoint 2013.
Microblogs in the People's Republic of China
Twitter itself has been blocked throughout the People's Republic of China since 2009, but the services of Chinese providers are enjoying rapidly increasing growth rates. The major online portals such as Sina.com ( Sina Weibo ), QQ.com and Sohu.com have been offering microblogs since 2007.
- ↑ "We're joining Google" ( memento of the original from October 11, 2007 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Jaiku Official Blog
- ↑ ic Gundotra: Changes for Jaiku and Farewell to Dodgeball and Mashup Editor . Google Code Blog, January 14, 2009
- ↑ taz : Decentralized social network “Twister” - a little bitcoin, a little Twitter , January 25, 2014
- ↑ Chris Weldon: SharePoint 2013 Tagging - Social Tags, Hashtags, and Keywords ( Memento of the original from October 17, 2013 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , December 18, 2012, accessed September 11, 2013
- ↑ "Twivolution - What influence do microblogs have on social life in China?" In: doppelpod.com .