I’m working on podcasts for my Multimedia class and my internship, and the topic is microsharing. I thought I’d define it here for a couple of reasons. First of all, blogging always helps me reflect on what I know, and putting this in words will help me write my scripts.
Secondly I’m going to have ask people to help me, so a nice post will make it easier for me to convince them that they SHOULD help me. 😉
Lets start with the wikipedia definiton of microshare:
To microshare is to offer access to a select piece or set of digital content by a specific group of invited or otherwise privileged guests in a controlled and secure manner. In contrast to public sharing of content, microsharing enables a more private or intimate level of making content accessible by others. Microsharing access can be secured via uniquely encoded urls or by password protection.
A better definition is given in a paper written by Pistachio Consulting:
– social networking tools and systems that enable listening, awareness, communication and
collaboration between people, through short bursts of text, links, and multimedia content.
– surprisingly powerful way to connect people to one another for corporate benefit.
Tools used to accomplish microsharing include Twitter and Yammer.