Today Dave Mustaine told me how excited he was with ex-bassist David Ellefson return to Megadeth. Pizza Hut informed me of their latest line of pizzas that I should try once I return home Steve jobs seems ecstatic about the launch of the iPad while a few tech gurus think its all hot air. Also, I got word about my professor’s disappointment with the level of students these days! All this, through 140 characters!
Similar in concept to blogging, yet hugely different. Possibilities are endless. So powerful, most popular networking sites are incorporating microblogging platforms.
Princeton research on dopamine surges on sending 8 to 10 tweets.
Technology Comparison (2) Methods to access (read) the service Other methods to update the service μ-blogging Browser (webpages, RSS), Stand-alone clients, mobile applications Email, IM, SMS and other mobile applications Blogging Browser (webpages, RSS) Email Email Email clients, None IM Stand-alone clients, browser, mobile applications None SMS Mobile applications None IRC Chat client None
Technology Comparison (3) Audience/Reach Friend/ Contact list Visibility of Contact list μ-blogging World, community, group, person (1 – many) Yes Public to Private Blogging World, community, group, person (1 – many) No N.A. Email Community, group, person (1 – many) Yes Private IM Group, person (1 – 1) Yes Private SMS Group, person (1 – 1) Yes Private IRC Group, person (1 – 1) No N.A.
Overview of the Microsphere Mar 2006 Oct 2007 Jan 2008 Sep 2008 Jul 2008 Dec 2007 Oct 2008 Timeline
Categorizing the Microsphere Narrow focus Broad Focus Simple features Integrated/Additional features
“ Companies without a microblogging system will seem as silly and disadvantaged in the future as companies do today that say "we don't need Instant Messaging, we have email," or "we don't need email, we have a fax machine."” (Kirkpatrick, 2009)
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