microblogging

noun

mi·​cro·​blog·​ging ˈmī-krō-ˌblȯ-giŋ How to pronounce microblogging (audio)
-ˌblä-
: blogging done with severe space or size constraints typically by posting frequent brief messages about personal activities
microblog noun

Examples of microblogging in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Elon Musk is betting big on transforming the struggling microblogging platform formerly known as Twitter into a profitable rival to China’s WeChat which acts as a one-stop hub catering to users’ daily needs. Christiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 9 Feb. 2024 Bluesky has managed to maintain a steady buzz so far, outlasting other up-and-coming microblogging platforms like Pebble and Parler. Kate Knibbs, WIRED, 9 Feb. 2024 For instance, Mastodon and similar microblogging sites — including Meta’s Threads service — use a federation algorithm called ActivityPub that should allow users to move between them. David Hamilton, Fortune, 7 Feb. 2024 For instance, Mastodon and similar microblogging sites — including Meta's Threads service — use a federation algorithm called ActivityPub that should allow users to move between them. David Hamilton, Quartz, 6 Feb. 2024 The launch represents Threads’ largest market expansion since its debut in July and signals the social-media company’s commitment to the microblogging service, which rivals that of Elon Musk’s X, formerly known as Twitter. Sam Schechner, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2023 By going through with this rebrand and replacing the Twitter app with X on phones everywhere, Musk is showing his commitment to transform the microblogging app into an irresistibly convenient platform where people can go to text, call, pay, shop, bank, and post online. Ashley Belanger, Ars Technica, 11 Aug. 2023 Meta will begin testing a system that allows posts from its microblogging platform Threads to appear on other social media services, CEO Mark Zuckerberg said Wednesday. Kevin Collier, NBC News, 14 Dec. 2023 Real-time microblogging sites like X and Threads instantly distribute information that often spreads across the internet before it can be verified. Bychristiaan Hetzner, Fortune, 31 Oct. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

2005, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of microblogging was in 2005

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“Microblogging.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/microblogging. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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microblogging

noun
mi·​cro·​blog·​ging ˈmī-krō-ˌblȯ-giŋ How to pronounce microblogging (audio)
-ˌblä-
: blogging done with severe space or size constraints typically by posting frequent brief messages about personal activities
microblog
-ˌblȯg How to pronounce microblogging (audio)
-ˌbläg
noun
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