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Defining a Microblog Post 

Some of you may have heard of Manton Reece’s Indie Microblogging Kickstarter. If you haven’t, check it out. We need to start moving away from Twitter, people; it’s mostly toxic waste. I emailed Manton to ask if his microblogging service will work with Jekyll. He responded with a resounding yes, and a link to what he defines as a microblog:

From my perspective, a microblog post has these qualities:

  • Must have an RSS feed.
  • Does not have an RSS item title.
  • Contains short post text, 280 characters or less.

That’s easy enough. I’m getting ready for my Twitter exit.