Hans Kullin, at The Social Media Today, wrote a while ago a post “Forget microblogging – here comes the nanoblog”. He brought up some interesting points about the development of microblogging [basically services like Twitter and Jaiku].
He played with an idea that soon the trend in microblogging could be more towards even smaller count of words, even reduced to one. There’s already a service for it, check it out here nanoblogg.se, in Swedish though.
But as in always, people have come up a solution and destroyed the idea. For not being able to write more than one word: write everything together without hitting a space bar. I could almost consider this cheating towards nanoing.
I began to think that, for me, this nanoblogging sounds something that I already, and have seen others too, do with the Gmail status – without cheating like those .se users.
OK, you are allowed to write more than 1 word, sometimes I use even 4 words, but often less. Nonetheless, it’s really a current status reduced to its essence.
By the way, the funny thing in the Gmail statusbar is, that its shortness makes you sometimes want to desperately try fitting the text so others can see the status without having to mouse over your name. Yes, this is definitely an important thing in life.
And IMO, thus the way of communicating sometimes fits already picoblogging definitions mentioned in the referred SMT post. –For all those who don’t understand sarcasm, the ‘IMO’ was it and I refuse to submit to use it ever again.
So, what’s the use of this nanoblogging or the so called picoblogging to anyone? Well, ITCNMTFF.