Do You Microblog?

1 11 2007

Do you even know what it is? Yes, yet another buzzword to add to your day. While you may not have heard of microblogging, you’ve probably come across Twitter. Yes, I Twitter – but in a very limited manner. If it didn’t have so many wonderful benefits and applications I’d hang my head in shame but it’s a great little tool to have in the mix.

So you’ve mastered the art of placing your daily thought/message/status in your IM program and your friends and colleagues enjoy knowing what’s going on with you everyday. Great! You’ve started doing this from time-to-time on your Facebook page. Now comes the ultimate in keeping folks up-to-date with your life/work. Yup… microblogging. Just a line, hardly enough characters to offer a complete thought… and even strangers can follow your feed. Your lifestream, stream of consciousness in brief little snippets for the world to enjoy.

While Twitter is the leader of the pack, there are a couple of runners-up: Jaiku, Tumblr, Pownce and Soup.io

Now if you think that these platforms are only for the teenage crowd, think again. There are multiple benefits for business applications and those applications are vast. The top of the list comes with SEO. This is a great tool for that effort and it works. Several analysts have made recent comments that this is the next big thing and I’m on that bandwagon. After all, anything that can be done in 140 character spaces… well, that’s got to be efficient!

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