A "Macroblogging" Service, Woofer, Launches as Twitter Homage
Is 140 characters simply not your style?
Lucky for you, there’s a new site billed as the “anti-Twitter”: Woofer, a so-called macroblogging service with a 1,400-character minimum per post.
While taking a break from work on a Friday afternoon, Peter Martin and his friend Portman Wills, both of Washington, D.C., decided it’d be entertaining to create a Twitter-like site that enforces verbosity.
Since its Aug. 14 debut, Woofer–which has a blue dog as its mascot–has had more than 7,500 users post updates, or “woofs.” More than 9,000 woofs currently total more than 520 million characters–an average of about 57,000 characters per woof, or about 400 times the number of characters in a maxed-out tweet.