Friday, 12 September 2008

Plurk! A rival to Twitter - Micro-Blogging

Plurk, A name comprising 'People and Lurk' has been in existance for a while now but it seems I am a Johnny come lately - pardon the pun.

Its basically a Micro Blogging service much like Twitter.

I like the idea of Micro Blogging although I wouldnt be bothered to engage in it myself. I like the idea of small bite size chunks of information rather than large pieces of correspondance. I suppose the voyeur in me or all of us is curious to know what people we are involved with are thinking or doing.

I guess thats why I have a love/hate relationship with Facebook status updates.

I like how Plurk! Display the updates in Timeline format .

Wikipedia says of Plurk:

Plurk's interface shows updates in horizontal form through a scrollable timeline written in AJAX. Users can post new messages with optional 'qualifiers', which are one-word verbs used to represent a thought (ex. "feels", "thinks", "loves", etc.). There are also advanced features such as sending updates only to a subset of your friends, posting updates on events earlier in the day, and sharing images, videos, and other media.[5]

The developers does not yet have an API released to the public, however an unofficial but supported[6] Plurk API is hosted on Google Code.[7]

I will sign up and have a play but i guarantee I wont know anyone this phenomena appeals to no matter how appealing the concept may seem.

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