Microblogs

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Abstract

Blogs and microblogs are used for communication, knowledge management, and publishing. Blog is simply a shortened version of weblog, a coinage of “web” and “log,” representing an information system that lists diary entries online. Microblogs can be seen as consisting of shorter blog entries. This entry further defines microblogs, then discusses the process of microblogging and how it functions as a means of mass communication.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet
EditorsBarney Warf
PublisherSage Publications, Inc.
Pages640-641
ISBN (Electronic)9781473960367
ISBN (Print)9781473926615
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30 Jun 2018

Fields of Expertise

  • Information, Communication & Computing

Cite this

Ebner, M. (2018). Microblogs. In B. Warf (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet (pp. 640-641). Sage Publications, Inc.. https://doi.org/10.4135/9781473960367.n183