mi·​cro·​blog·​ging | \ ˈmī-krō-ˌblȯ-giŋ How to pronounce microblogging (audio) , -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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microblog \ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌblȯg How to pronounce microblogging (audio) , -​ˌbläg \ noun

Examples of microblogging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Early in March, with mainland equities down by 15% in two weeks—their steepest fall in years—a video circulated on Weibo, a microblogging site, of a sheep stuck in a fence on a hill and a hiker climbing up to free it. The Economist, "China’s markets are shaking off their casino reputation," 17 Mar. 2021 In the meantime, many of his supporters have migrated to messaging sites, such as Telegram, or other microblogging sites such as Parler, which was itself taken offline last month by its host Amazon Web Services over a pattern of hateful posts. Rob Crilly, Washington Examiner, "Trump courts billionaire backers as he plans conservative-friendly social media platform," 18 Feb. 2021 Similar in structure to Twitter, Parler is a microblogging site where users follow others to receive a curated feed of posts. Bryan C. Parker, Chron, "I tried Parler, the social media app where hate speech thrives," 1 Dec. 2020 Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey appears safe in his role at the top of the microblogging site—at least for now. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Why regulators sidelined Ant Financial’s record-setting IPO," 3 Nov. 2020 In that context, Twitter’s character limit was celebrated as virtuous microblogging, where small strings of text were favored over the long-winded diatribes of traditional blogs. Joan Donovan, Scientific American, "Trolling for Truth on Social Media," 12 Oct. 2020 The image, however, appeared as early as 2016 based on USA TODAY's image crawl search; oldest hits for the image were found only on the social networking and microblogging website Tumblr. Miriam Fauzia, USA TODAY, "Fact check: False claim that Trump wearing neural stimulator device in resurfaced photo from 2016," 7 Dec. 2018 The makers of messaging and microblogging app Telegram have filed a formal antitrust complaint against Apple in the EU, arguing that Apple should allow users to download software from outside the App Store. David Meyer, Fortune, "Why J&J wants its workers back in the workplace as soon as that’s safe," 30 July 2020 The statement was later deleted by the microblogging platform. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "The Chinese app that Modi took to as a gesture of friendship is now banned in India," 29 June 2020

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First Known Use of microblogging

2005, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microblogging was in 2005

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20 Mar 2021

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“Microblogging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microblogging. Accessed 14 May. 2021.

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