What Is Microblogging?

In this beginner’s guide I take a look at the new breed of online applications, which focus on sharing very brief updates with your friends or the world with more regularity than you might write a blog post.

Microblogging is all about spontaneously sharing of-the-moment thoughts, links to websites, or even what you’re doing at the moment. You can think of them as a cross between ultra-short blog posts, SMS text messages, and the status notifications you can leave for friends on services like Skype, Facebook or your favorite instant messaging tool.

Lifestreaming might perhaps be described as a variation of microblogging, and has the same focus on brevity of content. The key difference is that while with microblogging you write messages directly within the application itself – as you might send a text message – with lifestreaming applications you aggregate your other content from around the web and compile it into a single stream of short bites of information.

This might include your photographs on Flickr, your videos on YouTube, links to your latest blog posts, and even your latest microblogging updates.

So how can you use microblogging and lifestreaming applications, which are the most popular, what makes them different, and why would you want to bother?

In this beginner’s guide to microblogging and lifestreaming, I try to answer these questions and more.

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Why Social Media?

This is an article I got from Pluck.com posting a good explanation on why social media is a fun and great things to experience.  Have a little extra time to read it, and here it goes…

Socialize

Socialize

Social media, social networking, Web 2.0, new media

There are a lot of terms flying around that are hard to make sense of or understand. What do they mean? Should I get involved? How can they help me, or my business?

Social media is the concept of bringing content and information sharing from a passive to an active experience for everyone from a CEO of a fortune 500 company to your next door neighbor. Social Media makes the web, and specifically web content, more interactive and accessible to both the savvy and not-so-savvy Internet users.

User-generated content

Times have changed, and increasingly, the masses are adding their expertise, opinions and interests with others through their own words, photos, video or commentary. This phenomenon can be seen in social mediums, such as blogging, and in the explosive growth of social networking platforms, such as MySpace, Flickr and YouTube as resources of information and enablers of the next generation of monetizable Web technologies.

The world of social media is empowering to users, but also to the traditional mediums of information dissemination: publishers, media sites, portals and major brands. Icons such as the Washington Post, Better Homes & Gardens, USA Today and many others are embracing social media and social networking as a way to build meaningful user-generated content, interaction and long-lasting value to their visitors and shareholders.

White label social media solutions

Pluck is at the forefront of this online revolution by enabling our customers with a wide range of white label social media solutions that are embedded directly onto their web sites, broadening user participation, harnessing the power of syndication, increasing page views and creating new opportunities for advertisement and sponsorships online.

Read more about Pluck’s social media products to see how user-generated content solutions can help your web site and help your business.

Manny Pacquiao’s Victory Over Dela Hoya

Oh well, wordpress does not upload from Veoh. So here’s the link where that video is on: http://www.veoh.com/videos/v16846754Az5f8hd9
Hope you guys will enjoy the info.  CONGRATULATIONS to Manny Pacquiao!  Sorry that dela Hoya had to ruin the sports for you guys!

Enjoy and please do share your related videos when you can.

Manny Pacquiao’s Road to victory: