Analysis of “Other” Micro Blogging Platforms

blog,blogging,microblogMicro blogging is somewhat expressed by its self description: very short blogging.  Micro blogging users send and publish brief updates such as text, photos or audio clips.  These updates can be viewed by anyone or by a restricted group, selected by the user.  Additionally, the media that carries these messages, or updates, can be controlled by the participants: Messages can be transmitted via text messaging, instant messaging, email, digital audio, or the web.

Twitter has become such a phenom in the tech world, and a darling in the media world, that it has eclipsed and dwarfed the other micro blogging platforms.

Michael Grey wrote a comparative analysis aptly titled, 5 Micro Blogging Sites That Aren’t Twitter (link below), that sheds light on some of the lesser known free services (compared to Twitter), and also includes notes about their search engine optimization usefulness.

Posterous: Micro Blogging platform that allows users to update Twitter, Flickr, YouTube, Tumblr, Blogger, Picasa, WordPress, Facebook and a handful of others social media sites.

FriendFeed: This micro blogging aggregator is somewhat of a reverse Posterous, in that users can receive yours, and other, social media information into one stream, including tweets from Twitter, links from StumbleUpon, pictures from Flickr, Facebook updates, Blogger posts, and so on.  Although not mentioned in the article, the big news this week is that FriendFeed has been acquired by Facebook, which will likely mean there will be more integration of FF technology directly into the mighty FB.

Tumblr: Like Posterous this micro blogging platform allows users to post text, pictures, video, audio, chat and links.

Dailybooth: Micro Blogging for pictures only.

12 Seconds: Micro Video Blogging (Make your videos 12 seconds or less).

Read the entire post for more information: 5 Microblogging Sites That Aren’t Twitter,