Plurk – An Alternative to twitter

 

Tired of your existing Social Networks?
Share your life easily with friends, family and fans.
Plurk is a social journal for your life

What is Plurk?

A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks.

As far as essentials are concerned, Plurk has all the bases covered. The service allows you to display ‘events’ in your life and follow other people’s events by sending and receiving plurks.

These Plurks are almost identical in nature to Tweets (on Twitter). They are limited to 140 characters, they cover what is going on in your life (lifestreaming) and can be shared with others using a web or mobile interface or SMS (text-messaging). The difference, however, is the approach to sharing. While Twitter asks “What are you doing?”, Plurk gives you some preset qualifiers to plurk with. Qualifiers are yummy color coded words which are commonly used by our members to start plurks. They make it easy for you to identify different types of plurks visually. So you can easily tell what someone <feels>, or <thinks>, or <loves> or <was> doing.

The interface is definitely hip, and the time line functionality is cool (something that could be added to Twitter or done via its API). With the time line you can see your life streaming and also your friends messages just by scrolling with mouse.

There is also a Karma factor involved, As you build karma, exclusive features become available to you.

It looks interesting, I will plurk for few days to see how it goes. You can join and add me with this link, if you are already in you can find me here


 

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