Timeline display rules

January 11, 2018

Micro.blog follows a few rules when processing your RSS or JSON Feed into microblog posts to show in the timeline:

  • If the post has no title and is 280 characters or less, the text is shown directly in the Micro.blog timeline.
  • If the post has no title and is over 280 characters, the text is truncated with a link back to the full post on your site.
  • If there’s a title and it looks like a date or number, Micro.blog ignores it, as if there were no title. It then tries to show the text in the timeline.
  • If there’s a title but the entire post text is actually just a photo, it uses the title but also shows the photo inline. If there is a title, text, and photo, only the title is shown and linked back to your site.

For any other kind of post with a title, the title is shown in the timeline with a link back to the full post on your web site. Micro.blog displays your domain name when it needs to append a link to your post.

Micro.blog counts characters for the text version of your post, excluding the extra characters used in any HTML tags.