microblogging

noun
mi·​cro·​blog·​ging | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌblȯ-giŋ, -ˌblä-\

Definition of microblogging

: blogging done with severe space or size constraints typically by posting frequent brief messages about personal activities

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Other Words from microblogging

microblog \ -​ˌblȯg , -​ˌbläg \ noun

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The tech giant removed 70 million fake or suspicious accounts in May and June in an effort to clean up the microblogging service and combat disinformation. Fox News, "Twitter brings in anti-Trump academics to combat intolerance," 2 Oct. 2018 In a post to Chinese microblogging site Weibo (via The Financial Times), LandSpace says that while the launch was successful, an error occurred during the third stage, and the rocket failed to reach orbit. Andrew Liptak, The Verge, "China’s first attempt to reach orbit with a private space company failed," 28 Oct. 2018 The microblogging platform might also one day label all automated accounts, including businesses that use them to send out information about the weather or stocks. Christopher Carbone, Fox News, "Fake news backlash? Twitter CEO rethinking how platform works, wants to reduce 'echo chambers'," 16 Aug. 2018 Didi Chuxing customers sought to call attention to the company’s practices by using the social media hashtag #changedidiprofilepicture on Sina Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging platform. Elsie Chen, New York Times, "Killing Spurs Didi, China’s Ride-Hailing Giant, to Revamp Its Service," 16 May 2018 Later Monday, Sichuan Airlines said in a post on Weibo, China’s Twitter-like microblogging platform, that 29 of the plane’s 119 passengers were sent to a hospital for examination. BostonGlobe.com, "A windshield shattered on a plane in China, pulling the pilot partly through the window," 15 May 2018 Comments like this Twitter thread show the letter N being censored on Weibo (a microblogging website that is one of the most popular social media platforms in China). Victor H. Mair, Newsweek, "China's War on Words Show Xi Jinping Is A Dictator For Life," 28 Feb. 2018 The microblogging service, which boasts nearly 400 million active users, had vowed Friday to remove all gay-themed cartoons and videos -- along with pornographic and violent material -- to comply with Chinese laws and regulations. Steven Jiang, CNN, "Rare win for China's LGBT community after censorship U-turn by Sina Weibo," 16 Apr. 2018 Every so often, a Twitter trending topic comes along that demonstrates the utility of the microblogging service. Lauren Le Vine, Redbook, "The Good, the Bad, and the Huh? of #ThingsIWillTeachMyChild," 6 June 2013

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2005, in the meaning defined above

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