Micro-Bloggers Go Big With Very Little

Newest social networking takes web shorthand to its extreme
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2007 12:30 PM CDT
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(Newser) – Short, random and mundane musings fired from around the globe are blowing up big in an Internet phenomenon called micro-blogging. Social networking is reduced to photos and single sentences—or less—that the Financial Times notes is to the blogosphere what reality tv is to cable: compelling and mind-numbing at the same time.

On sites like Twittervision, 140 character haiku-like messages in pop-up balloons appear with a photo of the sender over a world map showing where each message originates. Twitter’s developer, Jack Dorsey says, “You are basically writing on a wall and if someone chooses to read it they can do.”