Microblogging – language and words in the newsPosted by Kati Sule on October 13, 2009
The term microblogging describes the activity of putting short updates such brief texts, photos etc on a personal blog by using a mobile phone or instant messaging software. The most popular and perhaps best known microblogging service is Twitter. There is debate about the usefulness of Twitter (there are those who love it and those who cannot see its value), but its rising popularity cannot be denied.
Twitter: What’s the Use?
A fantastic visual representation of ‘friend’ and ‘foe’.
Should doctors use Twitter?
The original news story for which the images were created.
More than just Google Maps and Twitter put together.
Read last week’s BuzzWord. NEET, an acronym for not in employment, education or training.Email this Post
Generally, Twitter is useful for companies/news organizations in advertising and up-to-the-second updates, but for the general public, it’s a lot of inanity and forced significance. I enjoy Twitter’s brevity; I wonder, though, if this scattering of bite-size, less complex pieces of information creates more insight or less. It certainly joins many more voices (like the Internet in general) than before, but I wonder if the divisions in thought are becoming sharper, and a strict acceptance of more and more of one’s own views is the result. Great subject and links, as always.
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