For the first time in my life I was invited to contribute to an encyclopedia – „The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet“ about the topic microblogging.
Blogs and microblogs are used for communication, knowledge management, and publishing. Blog is simply a shortened version of weblog, a coinage of “web” and “log,” representing an information system that lists diary entries online. Microblogs can be seen as consisting of shorter blog entries. This entry further defines microblogs, then discusses the process of microblogging and how it functions as a means of mass communication.
Reference: Ebner, M. (2018) Microblogging. The SAGE Encyclopedia of the Internet. Warf, B. (ed.). pp. 640-641. http://dx.doi.org/10.4135/9781473960367.n183