SOURCE: Six Apart

Six Apart

August 18, 2009 09:00 ET

Microblogging Arrives: TypePad Introduces Integrated Microblog Experience

Automatic Updates to Twitter and Facebook, New Themes, New Bookmarklet Included

SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwire - August 18, 2009) - TypePad, Six Apart's premier hosted blogging service, today announced an easy way to create a microblog on TypePad with the ability to automatically publish text and media to Twitter and Facebook. Microblogging support is the latest addition to the recently re-launched TypePad service.

Microblogging on TypePad allows everyone to create a simple, streamlined blog that can automatically update Twitter and Facebook. It allows people to capture a photo on an iPhone and post it directly to their blog, instantly letting their friends on Facebook view the picture.

Twitter users can now use TypePad to cross-post to Twitter, a service especially useful if they want to share a photo or a thought longer than 140 characters. TypePad automatically updates Twitter and notifies their followers.

TypePad also allows anyone with email to publish posts, including photos, to their blog from email. Palm, BlackBerry, Android and Windows mobile users can publish updates throughout the day to their microblog using email or native applications.

"By providing a microblog option, our members have the best of both worlds: a blog for their passion, expertise or business and a microblog for sharing their favorite articles, videos and photos," said Alex Deve, vice president of product. "The microblog format is a great complement to an existing blog."

For people new to TypePad, a microblog is a great way to start blogging. By combining super simple publishing with the TypePad bookmarklet and well-designed themes, TypePad makes it easy for you to begin developing your own branded presence on the web.

TypePad's microblogging solution allows bloggers to monetize their microblogs with advertising through Six Apart Media ( TypePad microblogs are supported by TypePad One, the customer support and training team that backs every TypePad member. TypePad gives bloggers complete brand control, including control over the domain name and the ability to manage which posts are shared on Twitter and Facebook.

TypePad has made it easy to start a blog. Visit to start a free trial on TypePad.

About TypePad

TypePad is Six Apart's premier hosted blogging service. Launched in 2003, TypePad now hosts millions of blogs by professionals and small businesses, from published authors to designers, artists and entrepreneurs. Known for its beautiful designs and intuitive, easy-to-use interface, TypePad is preferred by the most influential voices on the social web. Learn more about TypePad at

About Six Apart

Six Apart Ltd. is a leading social media software and services company and maker of the TypePad premier hosted blogging service, the Movable Type social publishing platform, and Vox, a free blogging service for friends and families. Six Apart Media provides advertising solutions for leading brands and influential bloggers and Six Apart Services offers a wide range of web site development services dedicated to helping publishers and corporations thrive in today's social media landscape. Founded in 2001, Six Apart is a global company with its headquarters in San Francisco, and offices in Tokyo, Paris and New York City. For more information, visit the Six Apart corporate web site at

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