Blogging & Microblogging
A blog is a type of online journal with entries sorted by date.
Most blogging sites allow bloggers to connect with other users and follow
blogs of interest, as well as gain a following of bloggers and
non-bloggers alike. Microblogging is blogging that is greatly
shortened to text message length, such as the 140-character "tweets" seen
on the microblogging site Twitter.
Blogger started as a small blogging service in 1999 and was eventually
bought out by Google in 2002. Blogger features customizable
easy-to-use templates and allows its millions of users to follow each
Since its inception in 2003, WordPress has become the most utilized
blogging service on the web, hosting millions of blog sites and featuring
forums where users can form their own communities. WordPress is an
OpenSource project and offers many customizable layouts for the novice and
Introduced in 2006, Twitter is a microblogging platform that allows users
to share and follow information in real time. User "tweets" are
limited to 140 characters or less, and users can follow others they find
of interest, from personal friends, to news networks, to
celebrities. Due to the nature of brief updates and the relative
ease of collecting "followers", Twitter is often utilized as a method of
advertising to interested consumers.
Social Media Blogging - Blogs and Microblogs