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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Other Words from microblogging

microblog \ ˈmī-​krō-​ˌblȯg How to pronounce microblog (audio) , -​ˌbläg \ noun

Examples of microblogging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In 2020, the microblogging service is making moves like never before—not only to crack down on false information, but to correct it. Morgan Enos, Fortune, "Twitter is testing new ways to fight misinformation. Is an open-sourced method the answer?," 26 Feb. 2020 Users of China's Weibo microblogging service have left hundreds of thousands of messages mourning Li's death and criticizing the authorities over their treatment of him and other whistleblowers. Fox News, "Coronavirus doctor Li Wenliang's mother demands answers from China about his treatment by police," 9 Feb. 2020 As a result, the microblogging platform sped up the launch of a new feature called Today tab which refreshes daily to show users curated topics and trending posts. Dalvin Brown, USA TODAY, "Coronavirus: Pinterest launches new Today tab which will offer advice from health agencies," 24 Mar. 2020 Users of the microblogging platform Weibo called for her to be sent back to Australia. New York Times, "World Feared China Over Coronavirus. Now the Tables Are Turned.," 19 Mar. 2020 His quotes were then translated and posted to Weibo, a Chinese microblogging site, to place the blame on Italy for the outbreak. Fox News, "China hijacks New Mexico mom's tweets for coronavirus propaganda campaign: report," 26 Mar. 2020 The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reported that Albala is accused of purchasing child pornography via the microblogging website Tumblr in September and October of last year. Fox News, "Florida police officer arrested on child pornography charges," 1 Sep. 2019 More appeared on Weibo, a microblogging website, where the hashtag #AmericanFactory has gained more than 16m views. The Economist, "A Netflix documentary provokes reflection in China," 29 Aug. 2019 Nonetheless, #ZomatoUninstalled was trending on the microblogging website. Manavi Kapur, Quartz India, "Zomato says it’s impossible to factor in veg and non-veg preferences into delivery logistics," 11 Aug. 2019

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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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12 May 2020

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“Microblogging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microblogging. Accessed 30 May. 2020.

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