Thursday, September 6, 2007

Micro-Blogging with Twitter

You may have noticed my Twitter Micro-Blog over to the left hand side of the page. Mike Q wrote a blog titled Twitter, Pownce and Jaiku: The Birth of Micro-blogging a couple of months ago that sparked my interest. Mike had an interesting quote in his blog:

"I'm not sure I understand the attraction of these sites - maybe it's generational, but they're very popular and seem to be addictive."

I remember reading it and nodding my head thinking he's right - who's going to do that? Well..... I've started and have found it to be "addictive".

Wikipedia defines micro-blogging as:

"a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, MP3 or the web."

I have only been micro-blogging links I find interesting so far. I have not started texting to Twitter (yet?) from my cell phone but I just might.

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