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Day 1: What is Live Blogging?

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Whenever I tell people that The Write Design Company offers live blogging services, there are three questions I get:

  1. What is live blogging?
  2. Is it like Twitter?
  3. What is the difference between blogging and live blogging?

Here are the answers to all of those questions.

What is Live Blogging?

Live blogging is real-time reporting.  Event details are shared as they unfold.

Live Blogging vs. Twitter?

Twitter is the most popular microblogging program which allows you to blog up to 140 characters in real-time. Live blogging allows for more characters, and it integrates Twitter, photos, videos, audio.  It also easily connects with other social sites like Facebook and YouTube.

Another difference, as shared with me by Ramsey Ksar from GSnap, one of the three live blogging software companies, “Twitter doesn’t allow you to have one main voice who can moderate the potential thousands of viewers.”

Live Blogging vs. Traditional Blogging

Traditional blogging is writing now and publishing to the web later.

Live blogging is write now – literally.


That is live blogging in the simplest terms.  For more information on Live Blogging, check out Live Blogging 101 on Slideshare. In the meantime, feel free to contact us at (877) 570-5228 for more information.


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