Defining a Microblog Post by Manton Reece

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.