Steve Rubel noticed 3 trends on the Internet in 2007.
One of them is microblogging. Microblogging is twitter. Twitter is THE name you mention about microblogging.
Twitter occured more often than blogging on Google trends .
"What's fascinating here is that searches for Twitter surpassed for "blogging" in April and never looked back. Meanwhile, news volume for the two are neck and neck. Twitter is particularly strong in Japan. That said, interest in micro blogging has dropped off dramatically this (nearly 50% off their peak in the spring)." (Steve Rubel)
We can ask the question: is there money to make on blogging?
Microblogging is done for speacking with others, being linked with them. Only for pleasure?