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micro.blog is a
microblogging Microblogging is an online broadcast medium that exists as a specific form of blogging A blog (a truncation In mathematics and computer science, truncation is limiting the number of numerical digit, digits right of the decimal point. Trunc ...
and
social networking A social networking service or SNS (sometimes called a social networking site) is an online platform which people use to build social networks or social relation In social science, a social relation or social interaction is any relationship ...
service created by Manton Reece, the first large multi-user
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social media
service to support the
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and
Micropub A micropub is a very small, modern, one room pub A pub (short for public house) is an establishment licensed to serve alcoholic drink An alcoholic drink is a drink A drink (or beverage) is a liquid A liquid is a near ...
standards published by the
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. Micro.blog has features similar to
Twitter Twitter is an American microblogging Microblogging is an online Broadcasting, broadcast medium that exists as a specific form of blogging. A micro-blog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller in both actu ...

Twitter
or
Instagram Instagram is an American photo 396x396px, '' View from the Window at Le Gras'' (1826 or 1827), by Nicéphore Niépce, the earliest known surviving photograph of a real-world scene, made with a camera obscura. Original (left) & Film coloriz ...

Instagram
, and provides for posting status updates, articles, photos, short podcasts, and video. It was launched on April 24, 2017, after a
Kickstarter Kickstarter is an American public benefit corporation Public-benefit corporation is a term that has different meanings in different jurisdictions. In some cases it is the technical term used for a traditional nonprofit charity or religious orga ...
campaign that reached its funding target within one day. The service was built using Jekyll, and users can post using hosted accounts, then use
RSS RSS (Resource Description Framework, RDF Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication) is a web feed that allows users and applications to access updates to websites in a Standardization, standardized, computer-readable format. Subscribing to RSS ...

RSS
feeds to export their posts, and syndicate them into the network from other websites they run. Users can also import their posts from
Twitter Twitter is an American microblogging Microblogging is an online Broadcasting, broadcast medium that exists as a specific form of blogging. A micro-blog differs from a traditional blog in that its content is typically smaller in both actu ...

Twitter
and the defunct microblogging service App.net. micro.blog is specifically designed to be a "POSSE" based publishing model - this is an acronym for "Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere." This publishing model involves the end user posting content to their own domain name based site first, then using web standards to syndicate to multiple other social networks and platforms. Currently micro.blog supports syndication to Facebook Pages, as well as to Twitter, Facebook, Medium, LinkedIn,
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, and
Tumblr Tumblr (stylized as tumblr and pronounced "tumbler") is an American microblogging Microblogging is an online Broadcasting, broadcast medium that exists as a specific form of blogging. A micro-blog differs from a traditional blog in that its con ...

Tumblr
accounts. It also supports importing from data exported from WordPress, and supports cross-posting from Instagram to micro.blog. The web hosting service
DreamHost DreamHost is a Los Angeles, California, Los Angeles-based web hosting service, web hosting provider and domain name registrar. It is owned by New Dream Network, LLC, founded in 1996 by Dallas Bethune, Josh Jones, Michael Rodriguez and Sage_Weil, ...
supported micro.blog's Kickstarter campaign, and announced their intent to help customers create independent microblogs hosted at DreamHost that are compatible with micro.blog.


Client applications

* Wavelength * Sunlit 2.0 * Icro 1.0


See also

*
IndieWeb IndieWeb is a community of people building software to enable personal, independently hosted websites to independently maintain their social data on their own web domains rather than on large, centralized social networking services. First develope ...


References


External links

*
Micro.blog page on Indieweb wiki
Microblogging software Blog hosting services Internet properties established in 2017 {{blog-stub