Who is the Strange Radio Team? Because, in no less terms, Strange Radio Team is boss! RadioSport Nation, it is time to get out the vote, and decide who is the Best of the Best. The counter is counting. Vote now.
What is micro-blogging? According to Wikipedia, micro-blogging is a form of blogging that allows the blogger to write brief text messages and publish them, usually limited to no more than 200 characters. The most popular service is Twitter.
Mark Glaser at MediaShift suggested that micro-blogging is either a breakthrough form of communication or the ultimate absorption with navel fuzz. Glaser provides useful direction and tips as well.
This statement from ReadWriteWeb, "Micro-blogging isn't a short-term trend - it is here to stay. The evolution of blogging has spawned this new mini version of blogging and many are latching on. The simplicity and ability to post frequently are what attract most to the concept. We expect much faster adoption and mainstream penetration than blogging in general."
Something is going on in the blogosphere and it is called micro-blogging. If one is interested in reading my aggregated feeds from Twitter and del.icio.us then click here and subscribe. Tumblr is sleek and clean.
Social Training stated, "The simplest way to think of the power of micro-blogging is to imagine tapping into the thoughts and lives of any number of people who have common interests, concerns, geography, hobbies or professions."
Remember to read my micro blog in the sidebar.
73 from the shack.
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My thoughts thus far on Twitter? I'm having a lot of fun sharing my ham radio activities with a diversified group of followers and those who are following ka3drr. And I welcome the additional activity that feeds directly to my blog.
My micro-blog is important especially for those 10 who read KA3DRR on a daily basis. Twitter allows me to expand the conversation without writing a blog post each and every time.
Twitter is fast and I'm delivering content into the blog at the speed of the Internet. Any reader and specifically ham radio operators can follow along while I share my every day thoughts. Furthermore, the geometry of Twitter is exceptional that is, my feed co-mingles with thousands of other feeds. Who knows what little nugget might interest someone?
Likewise, Twitter is good fit for the mission at KA3DRR, sharing my RadioSport experience while promoting ham radio as a fun hobby. It's appeal is really generational. That is, one notes a youthful, energetic, dynamic crowd who is curious, excited, and innovative. Twitter essentially is my own reflector. Those who interact with the blog generally fit the same descriptive adjectives.
I'm learning to shape my content for interactivity for those 10 who read my blog on a daily basis. What works? What does not work? I'm learning. But editing the conversation is like cutting off the legs of the micro-blog. Thus far I like posting QSL confirmations, low power scores, spotting DX stations during a contest, random KA3DRR thoughts basically, pumping up the AF gain on ham radio. I do believe, a cohort of ham radio operators, are ceasing this historic moment during the evolution of the Internet.
Alan, thanks again for your comment and hope to read your micro-blogging on Twitter.
73 from the shack.
Many thanks too Jeff Davis, KE9V who brought the Dayton experience into KA3DRR's shack-a-delic. I'm giant on swag and KE9V scored. The geek that is in me totally dug those ICOM plastic pocket inserts. And Tokyo Hy-Power's flashing, blinking blue pen is a perfect fit. Yaesu followed with their baseball cap for the ham radio operator of all ages. I'm clouding my cap with DX Engineering, Kenwood APRS, and ARRL EXPO 2008 pins and buttons. The Satellite Amateur Radio Club (SARC) W6AB will sponsor a local hamfest next month in Santa Maria. And I'll sport my uber geek plastic pocket insert and tag cloud Yaesu ball cap as well. The QTH for the IOTA sticker is on the back on my Ford Explorer. And I have plenty of reading material to stay happily busy. Thanks again Jeff for the Dayton Bling and for bringing the Dayton experience into the shack-a-delic.