Micro.blog

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micro.blog is a microblogging and social networking service created by Manton Reece. It was launched on April 24, 2017, after a Kickstarter campaign that reached its funding target within one day.[1][2] Micro.blog is the first large multi-user social media service to support the Webmention and Micropub protocols standardized by the World Wide Web Consortium.[3] The service was built using Jekyll, and users can post using hosted accounts, then use RSS feeds to export their posts, and syndicate them into the network from other websites they run. Users can also import their posts from Twitter and the defunct microblogging service App.net.

micro.blog is specifically designed to be a "POSSE" based publishing model [4] - this is an acronym for "Publish (on your) Own Site, Syndicate Elsewhere." This publishing model involves the end user posting content to their own domain name based site first, then using web standards to syndicate to multiple other social networks and platforms.[5]

Currently micro.blog supports syndication to Facebook Pages, as well as to Twitter, Facebook, Medium, LinkedIn, and Mastodon accounts.[6] It also supports importing from data exported from Wordpress [7], and supports cross-posting from Instagram to micro.blog.[8]

The web hosting service DreamHost supported micro.blog's Kickstarter campaign,[9] and announced their intent to help customers create independent microblogs hosted at DreamHost that are compatible with micro.blog.[10]

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  1. ^ White, Nicholas (2017-01-04). "Indie Microblogging Kickstarter Project in Austin Reaches its Goal in One Day". Silicon Hill News. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  2. ^ Reece, Manton (2017-01-03). "Indie Microblogging: owning your short-form writing". Kickstarter. Retrieved 2017-06-07.
  3. ^ "indieweb network - IndieWeb". indieweb.org.
  4. ^ "Micro.blog". micro.blog. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  5. ^ "POSSE - IndieWeb". indieweb.org. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  6. ^ "Cross-posting to Twitter, Medium, Mastodon, and more". help.micro.blog. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  7. ^ "Setting up WordPress". help.micro.blog. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  8. ^ "Cross-posting to Micro.blog from Instagram". help.micro.blog. Retrieved 2019-02-28.
  9. ^ DreamHost (24 January 2017). "Pitching in to Support the Open Web".
  10. ^ "Micro.blog Project Surges Past $65K on Kickstarter, Gains Backing from DreamHost". 26 January 2017.
  11. ^ "Microcasting On micro.blog With Wavelength".
  12. ^ "Sunlit 2.0 Released As A micro.blog And Wordpress Photo Blogging App".
  13. ^ "Icro 1.0".

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