Micro Blogging

Steve Rubel at Micro Persuasion has a very interesting post about Web 2.0 Trends and one of the graphics he uses is this chart from Google Trends comparing Twitter to Blogging.

That chart really got my attention. I had no idea that Twitter was that popular, or that the term Micro Blogging was coming into it’s own.

Micro Blogging Trends

Micro Blogging probably has a good chance of staying with us. Just look at what the younger generations do. They do not use full Blogs and Email to communicate. Typically they use Facebook and MySpace to blog and communicate with others.

When my teenagers say they are checking messages, that means they are looking at their Facebook and/or MySpace pages.

Put Micro Blogging on your list for 2008.

6 thoughts on “Micro Blogging

  1. Facebook is very popular. I have yet to invest time into getting into it. Looking at my teen daughter’s account it almost reminds me of a web 2.0 version of AOL but beefed up on steroids.

    When you are logged into FaceBook there are all these different expansions and widgets that you can install into your account.

    Its weird and it is such a huge indicator that I am getting older. 🙁


  2. I’ve never used Twitter, I could never see the appeal.

    Facebook is something strange for me – I don’t like it as such, but it’s something your friends do and you kinda take part too.

    In terms of micro-blogging, the use of status messages was another thing that I soon got sick of, however I do have some friends who seem to religiously update them almost daily!

  3. -Garry, I agree, I have an account but that is about it. But my teenagers love Facebook and MySpace. And be thankful you are getting older, it is better than the alternative!

  4. Forgive me if I missed the definition – I’ve only just found your blog in the last two days (via EC=Entrecard).

    Would you please explain the term ‘micro-bloging’? I never heard it before.

    I think I get it, there is always so much that is new in the internet world, I like to get my terms straight before I bandy them about…


    Pam Hoffman

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