[mahy-kroh-blaw-ging, ‐blog-ing]

noun Digital Technology.

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


[mahy-kroh-blawg, ‐blog]Digital Technology

verb (used without object), mi·cro·blogged, mi·cro·blog·ging.

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.


a blog that is smaller than a traditional blog and contains very short entries.

Origin of microblog

First recorded in 2005–10; micro- + blog
Related formsmi·cro·blog·ger, noun
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Examples from the Web for microblogging

Contemporary Examples of microblogging

  • The microblogging hostilities began in September 2011, after a Taliban attack on a foreign diplomat neighborhood in Kabul.

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    Taliban And NATO War on Twitter

    Sam Schneider

    November 20, 2013

  • A microblogging tool that cannot be censored, or compromised.

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    The Internet Shouldn’t Own You

    Eric Klinker

    October 10, 2013

  • Just seconds after the shaking began, the microblogging website Twitter lit up with reports and questions about it.

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    The Earthquake That Wasn’t

    Daniel Stone

    August 23, 2011

British Dictionary definitions for microblogging



a blog in which there is a limitation on the length of individual postings
Derived Formsmicroblogger , nounmicroblogging , noun
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