Micro-blogging, say whats up to actual running a blog.
Twitter launched a model new characteristic, the Notes. For a choose group of writers, it’s now potential to create longer posts, capped at 2,500 phrases.
It’s accessible in each the online browser and app. Right here customers can choose a New Write choice to sort of their headlines and add pictures. In addition they have the choice of making a weblog utilizing tweets and pictures.
When the Be aware is revealed, it exhibits up of their feed as a standard tweet with a hyperlink, which is complicated as a result of the longer posts don’t truly present up within the app. These Notes seem to solely be browser-based. Right here’s a tweet that explains the way it all works:
I’m unsure what the plan is right here.
I’ve all the time seen Twitter as a connective tissue, a option to talk about concepts, share pithy feedback, and put up hyperlinks to content material. Twitter’s largest differentiator has all the time been that it’s a microblogging service, one which caters to individuals who don’t wish to do a deep dive. It’s simple to scan the posts after which transfer on.
Though the Notes perform appears to be an add-on, it couldn’t have been used a few years in the past. It could have created extra confusion.
Twitter will face severe competitors if it desires to develop into a weblog platform. Medium.com is a well-liked weblog platform that was created by Ev Williams who additionally co-founded Twitter. Medium.com appeared on the time to have been created in response to Twitter’s absence of running a blog performance.
We preserve shifting ahead in know-how circles, as is usually the case.
Is it going to draw extra customers? That’s the objective, for the reason that platform has stayed comparatively stagnant for a couple of years now. I’ve talked about this many occasions, nevertheless it’s nonetheless my favourite social media app personally. It’s extra in style than every other platform, and has significantly benefited my journalism profession, on the very least, in that I’m able to join with readers and supply hyperlinks. I’ll use Fb extra with family and friends, however when I’ve one thing to say to an even bigger viewers, it’s all the time on Twitter.
The following step is to find out if it’s value running a blog. (I requested entry to the Notes characteristic however haven’t heard again from Twitter reps; if I achieve hands-on entry, I’ll report again on the characteristic.) From what I can see, it’s rudimentary at greatest. When you add a headline and your textual content, plus a couple of pictures, there doesn’t appear to be any choices for formatting (like you are able to do on Medium). Blogs don’t appear interconnected. It’s primarily only a lengthy tweet with a daring headline.
Much more, I’m nonetheless uncertain why Twitter is used for running a blog. In preparation for my ebook, I created my weblog with WordPress and GoDaddy instruments. This took solely 5 minutes.
This weblog runs from my private website. It comprises details about me and hyperlinks. You is likely to be questioning why I’d weblog on Twitter.
Notes, to me, is an arrogance characteristic. We added one thing!
Perhaps I’ll heat as much as it will definitely, however for now, I’m sticking with the components of Twitter I like greatest.