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Microblogging Networks

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Micro-blogging Networks


Micro-blogging: 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 user---by Wikipeida.


1. Twitter 

Twitter is the key player in space and the company name is used synonymously with micro-blogging. The free service allows users to post status updates via SMS, e-mail, or web browser. What's more, Twitter has an open platform allowing third party developers to build on top of it.

2. Tumblr 

Tumblr is a very clean, slick micro-blogging platform. Its focus is on simplicity and elegance. Similar to Pownce, users can share a variety of things, including text, photos, quotes, links, chats, or even videos.

3. Jaiku   

Jaiku is considered by many to be Twitter's closest competitor. Most features and functions are similar. It will be interesting to see how the company plans to emerge from the shadow of its main rival.

4. MySay 

MySay is what it says. Instead of text updates, users call MySay and say how they are doing today. Then, friends or family can listen via phone, e-mail, or the web.

5. Hictu 

Hictu is a service for video microbloggers. A webcam and a mouse-click are all that is needed to create a videopost. This streamlined solution saves time and effort for traditional vloggers.

6. Moodmill 

Moodmill is a way to express your mood or current state of being. A sliding scale facilitates this process, while a quick text update completes the personalized service.

7. IRateMyDay 

IRateMyDay allows you the ability to (yes, you guessed it) rate your day on a scale of 'Worst' to 'Great'. Users can also provide a short text update to accompany the rating.

8. Emotionr 

Emotionr is a way to gauge your happiness on a scale of 1-10 (decimals included). As the name touts, it is a way to express and share your emotions and feelings with those around you.

9. Plurk 

Plurk is an emerging social communication platform that lets users send short status updates of up to 140 chars to friends and family on a timeline.

10. Identi.ca 

Identi.ca is a micro-blogging service based on the free software Laconica tool. If you register for an account, you can post small (140 chars or less) text notices about yourself, where you are, what you’re doing, or practically anything you want. You can also subscribe to the notices of your friends, or other people you’re interested in, and follow them on the Web or in an RSS feed. Identi.ca is an Open Network Service. Our main goal is to provide a fair and transparent service that preserves users’ autonomy. In particular, all the software used for Identi.ca is Free Software, and all the data is available under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license, making it Open Data.The software also implements the OpenMicroBlogging protocol, meaning that you can have friends on other microblogging services that can receive your notices.

11. Yammer 

Yammer is an enterprise microblogging network for making companies and organizations more productive through the exchange of short frequent answers to one simple question: ‘What are you working on?’ As employees answer that question, a feed is created in one central location enabling co-workers to discuss ideas, post news, ask questions, and share links and other information. Yammer also serves as a company directory in which every employee has a profile and as a knowledge base where past conversations can be easily accessed and referenced. Anyone in a company can start their Yammer network and begin inviting colleagues. The privacy of each network is ensured by limiting access to those with a valid company email address. Information is never shared with third parties. The basic Yammer service is free. Companies can pay to claim and administer their networks.

12. Akibot 

Akibot is the first semantic actionable micro-blogging platform for the enterprise. Akibot not only allows real-time group collaboration and awareness through short, instant messages (like a Twitter for the company), but it also understands those messages and, if applicable, takes action. One example: if a user posts a message that says “I have a meeting next Wednesday morning at Nations Repo regarding the new project”, besides letting everybody know about this meeting, Akibot will store this appointment in the group calendar, and will even send the user a reminder a few hours before to his/her cell phone. Other actions involve more areas of business operations (time tracking, CRM, information inquiry, etc etc).

13. Tinker 

On Tinker.com, you follow events, news, people and topics. Tinker.com aggregates and curates social media conversations and activity around popular topics, news, people, conferences and events. By tracking applicable keywords and #hashtags, Tinker centralizes relevant conversations from Twitter, Facebook, FriendFeed, Flickr, YouTube, and other micro-blogging platforms and allows users to stay on top of important topics and follow trends of interest to them. Everyday micro-bloggers can use Tinker to create and curate their own personal or professional events, or to break local and national news. What’s an event? It could be anything—the Oscars, a new iPhone release, a book launch or a movie premiere—you decide. Events can be private, with invitations and permission required to join the conversation, or public social events where anyone can connect and participate. Tinker helps you promote your event by allowing you to embed a Tinker widget on your site or page. The embeddable version of Tinker helps you create conversation directly on your site and allows you to be the first to hear the latest buzz and share it with your users. What’s more, Tinker’s trends section lets you see top events and breaking news, and charts which events are rising and growing in social popularity.

14. HorseTweet 

HorseTweet provides a one stop shop for equine enthusiast to find events and news.  It also provides the tools to find and befriend equinests in your local area that share your particular brand of horsemanship from Rodeo to Dressage! It compiles information about national and local events and clubs in one easy to use tool.  It also provides a free place for you the individual to have your own space to share information, video, blogs and meet and chat with your equine friends.

15. Edmodo 

Edmodo is a private micro-blogging platform built for use by teachers and students for use in the classroom. The problem with traditional web 2.0 tools in a k-12 classroom environment is concerns over privacy of the students. Edmodo has been built with the privacy of students in mind. Edmodo provides a way for teachers and students to share notes, links, and files. Teachers also have the ability to send, alerts, events, and assignments to students. Edmodo also has a public component built by allowing at the teachers discretion to post any item to a public timeline at the teacher’s discretion.

16. Sneebly 

Sneebly.com is a FREE “micro geo-blogging” site where you can send 120 or less character updates based on a set location.  Set your location and let people know what you are experiencing and what you are doing.  You are also able to follow the geo location time line with comments made by users at there specific location.

17. Wooxie 

Wooxie is a Social Network for Microblogging (up to 155 characters) or Macroblogging (240-1440 characters). Choose categories upon sign-up, feature your fans and following, add keyword text links to business photo gallery, plus so much more.

18. KriKri 

KriKri is a microblogging platform for Spain.

*The introductions above are all from Internet.

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