Micro-Blogging

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Micro-blogging involves the capture of 140-characters of information that is captured through mobile devices or computers and are collated, distributed, and archived via a micro-blogging service. People may subscribe to various micro-blogging feeds via their mobile devices as a kind of short messaging service, through RSS feeds, and via e-mail.

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E-Learning and Micro-Blogging

Some e-learning endeavors are incorporating micro-blogging (also known as micro-sharing or micro-updating) in their classes. Foreign language courses may involve students using their mobile devices to share observations in the foreign language while on a field trip. Others communicate on mobile devices while on field trips.

Beyond micro-blogging, people may swap photos and audio files via their mobile devices, often in a physical environment (outside of classrooms).

Localized Micro-Blogging

Inside classrooms or meeting halls, people may blog feedback to a presenter, with the feeds captured and projected on a large screen. Or micro-blogging may be employed for blended learning scenarios, with a mix of distance and co-located interactions.

One Example of a Micro-Blogging Service

Started in March 2006, Twitter is one of the most popular micro-blogging sites.

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The site offers real-time awareness of people's sentiments by offering a popularity tool that shows the most common texted information. The contents of this are constantly changing. There are tools that scan micro-blogging sites to get a sense of consumer sentiment of various products and their own name brands--in order to enhance their public outreach.

The short messages that one subscribes to appears on a Web page when users are logged in to their accounts.

See Also

Twitter

Twitter: http://twitter.com/

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