With the growing popularity of Twitter, and Pownce catching up, microblogging is making it big among bloggers and tech personalities. Microblogging allows users to write brief text updates and publish them in microblogging platforms. These text updates gets viewed by their network of friends in the same platform. Updates can be done via text messaging, IM, email or the web.So, what are these microblogging platforms? Here are 19 of them with a brief description to differentiate one from the other:
Twitter – Social networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface
Pownce – Users send messages, files, links, and events to friends, recently opened to the public for free
Jaiku – Lets you create your own microblog and connect with your friends, post from the Web, by SMS, or from desktop clients, add comments, use icons, link Webfeeds
Cromple – allows you to update your friends with what your are doing in a simplest way
Tumblr – slightly more structured blogs that make it easier, faster, and more fun to post and share stuff you find or create.
Hellotxt – aggregates your messages on microblogging services in a simple way
Playtalk – microblog based social network service, limiting posts to 250 characters. This is a great way to meet friends and keep up on what they are doing.
Soup.io – share tidbits, thoughts, observations and snapshots of your own, or collect stuff you find on the web.
Nowthen – Automatically broadcast your pictures straight to your site, blog or Myspace
MoodMill – social mood management website that makes it quick ‘n easy to manage and share your short logs with your contacts.
Yatam – easiest way to let your friends know where you are going to be and when you are going to be there! Share your favorite places you like to visit, with your friends, family, and the rest of the world.
Vooeasy – have your own space where you can ask/answer question, write simple blogs, jot down daily musings, join groups, assemble teams, create a small online garage sale.
FunPiper – Lets you plan your weekends, invite your friends and family to join you and, have some fun together
BeeMood – Create your network of friends and tell them which is your mood, what are you doing, what are you thinking, by web, mobile, instant messaging, wherever you are
Loopnote – send multi-channel messages about events and things you care about; receive notifications
about things and events you care about
jott -Converts your voice into emails, text messages, reminders, lists and appointments.
MySay – a phone service for expressing yourself on the internet with your voice. Phone mySay to record voice messages and have them appear on your webpage
Gatsb – Allows you to post pictures and notes about what you’re doing from your mobile phone to share with your friends and the world
Shopalize – Shopalize is a global community of people sharing their shopping experience by answering one question: What did you buy today?