Friday, February 10, 2012

The Wonderful World of Microblogging



In today’s world, everyone always has something to say about what is going on around him or her, and wants everyone else to know it. Whether it is about what they ate for lunch, the job they are searching for, or the cute thing their daughter did that day, someone is always looking for a fast and easy way to share information like this with others. 
With this in mind, comes along the wonderful world of microblogging. Microblogging is a broadcast medium in the form of blogging. There are many different forms of this such as Twitter, Plurk, and Twixtr, out there in the world that everyone wants to become a part of and fast.
Microblogging’s most popular decendant is Twitter, which is an online social networking service that allows it members to share and read pists of up to 140 characters. These 140 characters together compose a tweet, which is a thought or piece of information one wishes to share with his or her followers. . 
Almost everyone is a part of twitter, it is one of the biggest things to happen to the internet since google. If you aren’t a part of it, you are definitely missing out, because once you start you immediately become a relgious twitter member. Twittter is a service that has gained worldwide popularity, with 300 million users as of 2011. It is a quick, easy, and fun way to receive information from people all over the world.
Twitter is a form of communication that’s extremely helpful to companies, teens, adults, and anyone who is interested is being able to receive information fast! However, after having spent a lot of time researching the microblogging phenomenon, specifically twitter, I began to question the continuous fad. Is Twittter a form of communication that is soon going to expel other forms of communication such as talking on the phone or actually having a conversation in person? Are people soon going to be speaking 140 characters or less?