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Microblog

Compared to a traditional blog–wherein posts are usually developed like essays–microblogs quite tiny, focused on short snippets of content and typically only include very short commentary and/or photo, video, or other multimedia elements.

Some of the more notable microblogging services include Twitter, Tumblr, and Plurk. The services are designed to facilitate short but frequent updates and (in the case of Twitter especially) have emerged as an important source of real time updates during global events.

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