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"Today's social networks are broken. Ads are everywhere. Hate and harassment are too common. Fake news spreads unchecked.

There's a better way: a network of independent microblogs. Short posts like tweets but on your own web site that you control. is a safe community for microblogs. A timeline to follow friends and discover new posts. Hosting built on open standards.

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via:ayjay  web  online  microblogs  onlinetoolkit  indieweb  socialnetworking  socialmedia  publishing  blogging  blogs  webdev  webdesign 
may 2018 by robertogreco
Brevity: Twtr | The Economist
"THIS 78-character tweet in English would be only 24 characters long in Chinese: [image]

That makes Chinese ideal for micro-blogs, which typically restrict messages to 140 symbols. Though Twitter, with 140m active users the world's best-known microblogging service, is blocked in China, Sina Weibo, a local variant, has over 250m users. Chinese is so succinct that most messages never reach that limit, says Shuo Tang, who studies social media at the University of Indiana.

Japanese is concise too: fans of haiku, poems in 17 syllables, can tweet them readily. Though Korean and Arabic require a little more space, tweeters routinely omit syllables in Korean words; written Arabic routinely omits vowels anyway…

Romance tongues, among others, generally tend to be more verbose (see chart)…

Kevin Scannell, a professor at St Louis University, Missouri, has found 500 languages in use on Twitter and has set up a website to track them."
charactercounts  characters  wordcounts  words  kevinscannell  semiocast  weibo  arabic  urdu  farsi  microblogs  efficiency  2012  romancelanguages  portuguese  spanish  english  chinese  language  twitter 
july 2012 by robertogreco
Your life, on the line -
"A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks."
twitter  microblogging  lifestreams  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  microblogs  onlinetoolkit 
june 2008 by robertogreco
Giving Twitter a Break: A Look at the Alternatives to Twitter - ReadWriteWeb
"Here's a look at several alternatives to Twitter both online and offline, that will help reduce Twitter's stress levels and temporarily minimize user frustrations."
twitter  microblogging  microblogs  pownce  jaiku  brightkite  friendfeed  tumblr  readwriteweb  onlinetoolkit  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  socialnetworking  networking  online  internet  blogs  blogging 
may 2008 by robertogreco
10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared - ReadWriteWeb
"Micro-blogging is a term described by Wikipedia as "a form of blogging that allows users to write brief text updates (usually less than 200 characters) and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the us
microblogging  twitter  microblogs  tumblr  jaiku  readwriteweb  blogging  socialsoftware  socialnetworks  networking  onlinetoolkit  pownce 
may 2008 by robertogreco
The Global Sympathetic Audience - New York Times
"Mainly, they describe the minutiae of their day, but when their lives take more dramatic turns, they often take the network along in real time."
twitter  tumblr  tumblelogs  ambientintimacy  continuouspartialattention  communication  sharing  blogging  blogs  microblogs  social  society  socialnetworking  socialnetworks  community 
november 2007 by robertogreco

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