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microblogging

[mahy-kroh-blaw-ging, ‐blog-ing] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌblɔ gɪŋ, ‐ˌblɒg ɪŋ/
noun, Digital Technology.
1.
the act or practice of posting brief entries on a blog or social-media website:
My parents thought my mania for microblogging would lead nowhere, but I just published a book based on my Twitter feed!
Origin of microblogging

microblog

[mahy-kroh-blawg, ‐blog] /ˈmaɪ kroʊˌblɔg, ‐ˌblɒg/ Digital Technology
verb (used without object), microblogged, microblogging.
1.
to post very short entries, as a brief update or a photo, on a blog or social-media website:
A lot of people were microblogging during the crisis.
noun
2.
a blog that is smaller than a traditional blog and contains very short entries.
Origin
2005-10; micro- + blog
Related forms
microblogger, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for microblogging

microblog

/ˈmaɪkrəʊˌblɒɡ/
noun
1.
a blog in which there is a limitation on the length of individual postings
Derived Forms
microblogger, noun
microblogging, noun
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Contemporary definitions for microblogging
noun

short posts to a personal blog, esp. about happenings of the moment

Examples

Microblogging is often done from one's cell phone or instant messenger service.

Word Origin

2002

Usage Note

also microblog , n., v.; microblogger , n.

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