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Elgg 1.8 Social Networking by Cash Costello

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The wire

You may not know what microblogging is, but you have likely heard of the popular microblogging site, Twitter. Microblogging is simply a very short blog post, usually limited to 140 characters. People use this format for sharing updates on what they have been doing, commenting on news events, or posting links to websites. The Elgg microblogging tool is called The Wire and works much like Twitter.

The features of the wire plugin include:

  • 140 character posts
  • Hashtags
  • Replies
  • Conversation threads
  • RSS feeds

Posting

Selecting The Wire from the site menu takes users to a page where they can read the latest wire posts or add their own. As a user types a post, a counter underneath the text box indicates how many characters are left. When a post is saved, ...

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