Microblog – a variety of blog or a separate genre? Cover Image

Mikroblog – odmiana blogu czy oddzielny gatunek?
Microblog – a variety of blog or a separate genre?

Author(s): Przemysław Szews
Subject(s): Cultural Essay, Political Essay, Societal Essay
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu Łódzkiego

Summary/Abstract: A microblog is a common concept in the new media framework. There is still no precise definition of the microblog or an answer to the question whether it is a variety of blog or a separate genre. Communication within micro-blogging is limited, which is why characteristic acronyms, language structures and vocabulary were developed. Websites like Twitter are used in politics, journalism and marketing. These websites are often a valuable source of information and the fastest information transmission channel for journalists. The microblog shares some features with the blog, but differences between them are visible: the microblog is not so thematically restricted, it has its own individual style and informative and communicative function, and it is more interactive and more frequently updated. According to such communication features, it is possible to define it as a new, separate internet genre.

  • Issue Year: 20/2013
  • Issue No: 2
  • Page Range: 271-289
  • Page Count: 18
  • Language: Polish