Micro-blogging is a more complex term for the use of social media sites like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Linkden and several others that are popping up more and more often. A micro-blog is considered any type of platform of sharing information that is similar to a blog but more limited in its content that a user can share. Often times these micro-blogs have preset formats that you plug your information, pictures, and content into that is similar, if not exactly the same, as all of the other users.The idea of sharing content in this format has become very popular over the past 10 years and has spread all over the world in a wide variety of uses for its consumers.
This form of mini blogging has come to be known as one of the best ways to spread ideas and market products. Whether someone is showing off an item to be purchased or themselves for hire, micro-blogging shows people what something is all about. It has turned into a form of education, and is utilized daily by almost everyone across the world. 72% of internet users are now active in some sort of micro-blogging website, which means that it is not only becoming popular it is becoming necessary to thrive in our society. Without these websites communication would be more difficult, less connections would be made, and money could be lost or a business could never reach its full potential.
Facebook is hands down the most popular of the micro-blog sites boasting over 1.5 billion users, that is over 1/7th the population of the entire world. Over 70% of marketers use Facebook to gain new customers everyday. The statistics are staggering, and continue to grow daily. At the rate we are continuing micro-blogging sites will be part of everyone’s lives in someway in the short future.
The average American uses these sites for several reasons, possibly connecting with an old friend or trying to make some new ones, they are still being fed advertisements and constantly learning about new products. The influence of advertisements on social media has spread like wildfire the past 10 years, mostly because posting the content is often free. Not only is it free, but the customers and potential customers have a chance to interact with the company. This way a company can monitor who their customer is, what they want, and how they can help them. Overall this is a win win for the consumer and the producers.
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