”Micro.blog is now available to anyone. There’s a limit of 100 new sign-ups each day, so that we can better respond to feedback as the community grows.”
My phone is really my PC – that’s Primary Computer – and, as I’ve written numerous times, that’s where I do just about everything including 99.9% of my blogging, image manipulations and even coding.
In the latest episode of the Core Int podcast Manton re-emphasised that micro.blog is a blogging platform rather than a social network.
It’s flexibility, however, means it can be different things to different people.
Colin Devroe made a good point.
He is subscribed to my main feed and wondered why he didn’t see my Watch follow-up post about the woman on the train.
The answer was that it was a microblog post and, therefore, in the /feed/microblog feed instead.
And that’s their prerogative.
There has been an interesting discussion on micro.blog about handling post titles in WordPress to play nicely with the service.
Micro.blog treats posts with titles as long form and displays the title as a link back to the original piece (even if under 280 characters) – the idea is that microposts (like tweets) do not have titles.
I never actually considered Twitter to be a microblogging platform, at least not for my own purposes.
At its most basic level your Twitter profile fits that brief (a reverse chronological list of short posts from a single author) but the lack of true ownership and the overarching social aspect meant I could never really see it as such.
In September last year I wrote that a lot of the blogs I historically followed had shut down or just stopped being updated. People didn’t appear to be writing any more – at least not on their own sites.
I previously detailed a method of automatically replacing blank post titles so that I didn’t have multiple items (posted from the Micro.blog app) listed as ‘(no title)’ in the WordPress back end.