Greg McVerry asked about using with WordPress.

I would recommend using a tag as a trigger. Therefore, students add say ‘microblog’ or ‘mb’ as a tag and it would get pushed through. Then you can decide if you include a title or not to decide short or long post.

In the case of a titleless post, I have taken to using the slug to explain the post.

I am really interested in the possibilities of using with something like Edublogs.

This is a reflection I found in Evernote from a few years ago …

Want an 8 cylinder car, but don’t want to pay for the increase in petrol
Want cloud computing, but don’t want to invest in quality Internet
Want a holiday, but don’t want to pay for accommodation