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Using Microblogging Platforms for Educational Purposes

Generalized microblogging network

Microblogging has become a part of the lives of Internet savvy individuals. What is the reason for the trend? In this fast-paced world, a quick announcement of what you are doing, within a word span of 140 words has enthused everyone to Microblogging. Considering their popularity, making productive use of Microblogging platforms will help in various activities that businesses, education, and organizations engage in.

Education is a comprehensive term used to describe the learning activities that involve individuals of all age groups from children to older students to teachers. The changing Microblogging arena provides a multitude of opportunities to make the learning process an interesting activity to everyone involved in the process. It aids collaboration and collective learning for effective understanding. All the stakeholders who contribute to education meet up at one point, online, for the betterment of education. Read More

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The Dying Art of Live Blogging

No one is questioning the speed of technology today– what may be innovative today may be junk tomorrow (or worse,  junk by lunch time. ) Blogging is no exception.

One of the impending casualties of the blogging space obsolescence is live blogging. Yeah, there was a time when people blogged real-time in their respective blogs and kept updating one single post in rapid succession to cover an event. A couple of years ago, as blogs were slowly gaining prominence, live blogging was the apex of covering an event live via blogging.

But due to the emergence of microblogging and platforms such as Twitter and Plurk, live blogging is on its way to extinction. Microblogging is fast and automatic, making the process of constantly updating a blog post cumbersome and clunky. Add to that the proliferation of third-party sites and apps that support micro-blogging, live blogging can be officially be considered a dying art.

But before we say “good riddance” to live blogging,  I believe it can still have a place in the blogging ecosystem. Remember that one key limitation of microblogging is the number of characters (e.g. Twitter’s 140 character limit). Live blogging is essentially free from this constraint. Another is the multimedia aspect of live blogging, such as the ability to post audio and video streams into a blog post.

Live blogging may not be hottest thing right now, but I believe it still has a use in specific situations to keep it from becoming completely obsolete.

UPDATE: Nah, I change my mind. Live blogging is dead.

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Twitter Updates Design

Microblogging service Twitter has recently launched its new design. While the redesign mostly concerns cosmetic changes, and not new features, the Twitter team states that the changes in user interface would make it easier to implement more improvements in the future.

The site supposedly loads faster, with Ajax optimizations. The layout has been streamlined, with the navigation tabs moved and some unnecessary or rarely-used elements done away with or hidden, for a simpler look.

If you have suggestions, comments or if you simply want to compliment the Twitter team for their work, do give them a shout out by sending a tweet that starts with @twitter.

“What about…[your favorite feature request / annoyance].” Please be assured the changes we’ve made here aren’t the only things we want to (or will) change. They’re not even, necessarily, the most important. The scope of this project was limited to light-weight front-end work.

They say they have more updates coming, and that they’re currently working hard on improving on the back-end.

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