Comparison of micro-blogging services

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The tables below compare general and technical information for some notable microblogging services and social network services that have status updates.

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General information

Service Owner Launched Primary service Software license Content license Multilingual Ads
Facebook Facebook, Inc.[1] February 2004 social network proprietary own TOS Yes Yes
identi.ca Status Net, Inc. July 2008[2] micro-blogging AGPL v3 (StatusNet) CC-BY 3.0 Yes No
Jaiku Google June 2006 micro-blogging Apache License 2.0 (JaikuEngine) own TOS Yes No
NotePub NotePub May 2008 micro-blogging proprietary own TOS Yes No
Qaiku Rohea March 2009 micro-blogging proprietary, parts LGPL (Midgard) Yes No
Twitter Twitter, Inc. August 2006[3] micro-blogging proprietary own TOS ? ?

Features

An overview of integral features. Extras may be provided by third party applications/services, but are not listed here.

Service TaggingTemplate:Refun Groups ConversationTemplate:Refun PrivateTemplate:Refun OpenMicroBlogging RSS Atom FOAF Bookmarklet
Facebook Yes Yes ? Yes No ? ? ? ?
identi.ca Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[4]
Jaiku No Yes (channels) ? ? No Yes Yes ? ?
NotePub Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Qaiku No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No No
Twitter Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes Yes ? No
  • ^  Tagging in micro-blogging services is normally done with hash tags.
  • ^  The ability to see whole conversation (multiple replies) on one flat page.
  • ^  If this service, has the possibility to hide posts from the general public.

Posting and reading

Communicating with the services.

Service Post via Read via
Web XMPP E-Mail SMS API Web XMPP E-Mail SMS API Feed
Facebook Yes NoTemplate:Refun ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes ?
identi.ca Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Jaiku Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes Yes
NotePub Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ?
Qaiku Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes
Twitter Yes NoTemplate:Refun ? Yes Yes Yes NoTemplate:Refun ? Yes Yes Yes
  • ^ Facebook developers have stated that they are working on XMPP for Facebook Chat[5], which would, presumably, enable this.
  • ^ It is possible to interact with Twitter via XMPP using third-party software like tweet.im

See also

References

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