Author: Sarah Ritz Swain
Grade Level: All
What is Micro-blogging?
Micro-blogging is a blogging medium that differs from traditional blogging in content and scale. Typically smaller in file size, microblogs, "allow users to exchange small elements of content such as short sentences, individual images, or video links" more frequently.
Traditional blogging focuses on broad themes, such as “Art Education” and often communicate with readers through summaries of what HAS happened or what WILL happen. While microblogging allows bloggers to communicate about topics happening in real time (in other words: what IS happening.) Microblog topics range from the simple, such as "what is happening right now," to thematic, such as live events.