Blogging that has got a whole lot smaller!!
Text based, social network messaging - with permalinks.
Here are three examples. There are many, many, more out there.
Founded - March 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TwitterSocial networking and microblogging service utilising instant messaging, SMS or a web interface
Founded - July 2006
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/JaikuCreate your own microblog and connect with your friends. Post from the Web, by SMS, or from desktop clients. Add comments, use icons, link Webfeeds.
Founded - July 2007
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/PowncePownce is a way to send messages, files, links, and events to your friends. You'll create a network of the people you know and then you can share stuff with all of them, just a few of them, or even just one other person really fast.
What is a permalink?
"A permalink is a URL that points to a specific blogging entry even after the entry has passed from the front page into the blog archives. Because a permalink remains unchanged indefinitely, its use avoids link rot."
10 Micro-Blogging Tools Compared - 10 Key Players
September 6, 2007
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/10 ... mpared.php