What is a microblog, you ask? Well, microblogs are similar to traditional weblogs — macroblogs, if you will — but the information is usually delivered in a smaller size. Some of the most notable examples of microblogging services are Twitter, Tumblr, Plurk, and identi.ca. Twitter, Plurk, and identi.ca confine updates to 140 characters, and Tumblr focuses on posts that are "short, to the point, and direct."
To date, our Microblog category has a small population of two, consisting of Mathew Ingram and Jason Sweeney:
There are more of you out there that do microblogging good. I know it to be true, because I compiled a list of 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees on Twitter, and I found 93 of them! So, if you know of a Canadian microblog that keeps you riveted, nominate it in the Microblog category of the 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards.
If you already have a Twitter account or choose to sign up for the service, you can follow the entire list of 2010 Canadian Weblog Awards nominees, or you can pick microbloggers out of the pack, follow them individually, and get to know some of the people who make up our Canadian blogging community.
If you are a nominee who also uses Twitter but have not been added to the list, please let me know so that the list can be as complete as possible. Thank you!
The list of nominees on Twitter will continue to grow throughout the year. A link to the list can be found in the center column under "Connect with Us".