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Microblogging is a form of multimedia bloging that allows users to send brief text updates or micromedia such as photos or audio clips and publish them, either to be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group which can be chosen by the user. These messages can be submitted by a variety of means, including text messaging, instant messaging, email, digital audio or the World Wide Web.” ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microblogging Wikipedia, retrieved 18:34, 3 September 2009 (UTC), links modified)

See also instant messaging, a tool that may be used for similar functions.


OpenMicroBlogging ( specification)

OpenMicroBlogging is an open protocol that allows different services to inter-operate. It lets the user of one service subscribe to notices by a user of another service. This enables a federation of new communities, as potentially an organization of any size can host a service. OpenMicroBlogging utilizes the OAuth and Yadis protocols and does not depend on any central authority.” (Wikipedia, retrieved 18:34, 3 September 2009 (UTC).


The most well known service is twitter, but there exist many other alternatives, include servers and services that you can run under your own control.

Based OpenMicroBlogging
  • Laconi.ca. It is possible to use a [Extensible messaging and presence protocol Jabber] (XMPP) client to post messages and you can install your own server if you wish.
  • OpenMicroBlogger.org

Bibliograph and links



This bibliography is very far from complete. The following references were found in Buchem et al. (2011).

  • Buchem Ilona; Ralf Appelt, Sascha Kaiser, Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner (2011), Blogging und Microblogging - Anwendungsmöglichkeiten im Bildungskontext, in, Sandra Schön, Martin Ebner (Eds.), Lehrbuch für Lernen und Lehren mit Technologien (L3T), online: http://l3t.tugraz.at/index.php/LehrbuchEbner10/index
  • Ebner, M. & Schiefner, M. (2008). Microblogging - more than fun?. In: I. A. Sánchez & P. Isaías (Hrsg.), Proceedings ofIADIS Mobile Learning Conference 2008., Portugal, 155-159.
  • Grosseck, G. & Holotescu, C. (2008). Can we use twitter for educational activities?. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Scientific Conference eLSE -eLearning and Software for Education.
  • Kerres, M. (2007). Microlearning as a Challenge for Instructional Design. In: T. Hug (Hrsg.), Didactics of Microlearning. Concepts, Discources and Examples, Münster: Waxmann, 98-109.
  • Reinhardt, W.; Ebner, M.; Beham, G.; Costa, C. (2009). How People are Using Twitter during Conferences. In: Hornung-Prähauser, V. & Luckmann, M. (Hrsg.), Salzburg: 5th EduMedia conference.