Other Microblogs

Twitter stole most of the microblog spotlight, but you may prefer a different platform for your message. There's no shortage of microblogging services, so there's no chance I'll name them all. Some, like Jaiku, seem to be short on dedicated apps. Others have a large selection.

Tumblr is worthy of mention. It allows short microblogs posts, but it also supports multimedia better than Twitter by directly embedding it in threads, and allows for threaded responses to posts. There are multiple Android apps that support Tumblr, both free and premium. The free ttTumblr app shown in Figure 11-3 offers a lot of features with a simple user interface.

Hashtag Traffic Secrets

Hashtag Traffic Secrets

While hashtags are a relatively new buzz word over the last decade its a word that a vast majority of us use daily in our own lives. So what exactly are hashtags? Lets take a look at the official definition of a hashtag. Definition: noun a word or phrase preceded by a hash sign , used on social media sites such as Twitter to identify messages on a specific topic. Lets be honest hashtags have become a part of modern culture, their place hasn't been restricted to appearing just on our social media accounts, hashtagged phrases have been used on everything from t-shirts to mugs and cushions.

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