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Briggs Review 4: Microblogging (Twitter)

February 19th, 2011 · Comments Off on Briggs Review 4: Microblogging (Twitter)

Don’t know what microblogging is? How about Twitter? Twitter is the best example of microblogging as its most popular platform. Microblogging is really quite simple: You are your own publisher of anything piece of writing in 140 words or less (called a “tweet” on Twitter). It is a more effective way to report and follow news than anything else because of it’s real time feed function. Microblogging also allows for more interaction among users: You can “retweet” what someone else says, use a “hashtag,” which allows users to see all tweets related to a specified subject, or direct a tweet to someone using @example.

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