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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microblog \-ˌblȯg, -ˌbläg \ noun

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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 And, even if Twitter had an unlimited character count, is a microblogging site really the proper medium on which to announce military action against a foreign power while taunting another foreign power about it? Chris Cillizza, CNN, "3 things Donald Trump did wrong in his taunting Russia tweet," 11 Apr. 2018 Analyzing data from the summer of 2017, Pew researchers found that the 500 most prolific bot accounts during this period had tweeted more than 20 percent of news links on the microblogging platform. Cassie Owens, Philly.com, "Pew: Bots are churning out the majority of Twitter links," 9 Apr. 2018 News of the British cosmologist’s death is currently the highest trending subject on Weibo, a popular Chinese microblogging platform. Christina Zhao, Newsweek, "Stephen Hawking Loved China, And China Loved Him Right Back," 14 Mar. 2018

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2005, in the meaning defined above

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