As the name suggests, Microblogging is a form of posting micro posts on micro blogs. Lets look at top 5 Microblogging sites here..
Microblogging sites have got great popularity along with the social bookmarking and networking sites among SEOs and SMOs basically but nowadays even people, who are not into these professions, are also using different micro blog sites to post what they are up to.
It?s like broadcasting something to all of your followers at once. Don?t get confused with the word ?blogging? into it as we all know what the traditional blogging is all about.
This differs from the traditional blogging as it contains comparatively smaller content which like status updates.
Most of the microblogging websites offer privacy settings as well which enable users to control on who can see their stuff. Beside the status update feature most of these services also offer to send instant messages, E-mail, digital audio and digital video.
Whether you are into SEO, SMO or any other online or offline businesses or even you are a student, Micro blogging is the best way to keep your customers, friends, family informed about what are you up to.
At times Microblogging platforms can have a lot of issues because anyone can post anything which might offend someone but still they are good enough to be used.
Now as we have a good idea about what are microblogging platforms and what are their usages, let?s take a look on the best 5 microblogging sites or platforms:
Twitter is the most famous as well as the most used Microblogging platform. This is being used by big brands, celebrities, general people and almost everyone who is online.
A registered user can post and read tweets and on the contrary unregistered ones can read only.
Twitter offers a good set of options to its users such as you can make your tweet private by protecting your tweets. It offers 140 characters to post as a tweet. You can retweet other?s tweets, reply to them or even make them your favourite.
According to Wikipedia, Twitter has more than 500 million users out of which 284 millions are active. This says the success story of Twitter.
It was founded by Evan Williams, Jack Dorsey, Noah Glass and s. It was created in March 2006 and launched in July 2006.
Twitter is considered to be one of the top most social websites of the world.
Tumblr is a microblogging platform and also termed as social networking website which was founded by David Karp. It is currently owned by Yahoo! Inc.
It?s like two-in-one as you can even publish blog posts like traditional blogs and also post micro blogs.
It was founded in February 2007 and later acquired by Yahoo! On 20th June 2013.
It offers its registered users a dashboard with multiple tools to do specific tasks. You can schedule your posts, add tags, reshare other?s blog posts and few other things as well. The best thing is it provides HTML editor so you can customize your posts with different formatting and colours.
Till the March 1, 2015, Tumblr hosts more than 225 million blogs.
If you are still not using tumblr then do give it a try and try to drag some good traffic to your own blog.
Plurk is the next on our list of microblogging sites which was launched on 12th May 2008. Users need to be registered in order to post updates. You can follow other users to read their updates which you can see in chronological order.
It was developed by The A-team. The developers explained the etymology of the name ?Plurk? as follows:
- Abbreviation of ‘people’ and ‘lurk’
- Portmanteau of ‘play’ and ‘work’
- Acronym of peace, love, unity, respect, and karma
- Verb neologism, similar to how Google was eventually used as a verb – Source: Wikipedia
Join Plurk and enjoy Plurking! You can drag traffic to your blog by sharing your blog posts with your friends on Plurk.
This is just another social networking cum microblogging website which lets you update status about what you are up to.
It was founded by Geoff Cook, David Cook and Catherine Cook in April, 2005. It was formerly known as My Yearbook.
You can meet new people on MeetMe You can all the stuff what you can do in other Microblogging platforms like status update, add friends, chat etc.
This is being used by many people but it is not popular like twitter. Try Meetme and share your views with us.
You can use it to promote your blog posts in order to drag some real traffic to your blog.
A less popular microbogging platform but a good one where you can follow others and get followed by others. You can publish status updates and can do more as like other microblogging sites.
Try Plerb today and meet some new people over there.
Microblogging platforms can be great places from where you can drag good amount of traffic to your blog. Twitters, Tumblr and plurk are really great.
Note: – I have not mentioned Friendfeed in the list as it has already announced that it will be shut down in this April. It is a great Microblogging site as well but sadly it will be no more after this month.
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