Despite being generally out of touch with internet news, I have not failed to notice the dramatic uptake of Plurk recently. I didn't sign up immediately because of a negative gut reaction (I don't really have much 'emo-ness' to express) and a reluctance to commit to yet another social service.

Obviously, I couldn't resist - find me here (or get an invite here).

I rather like the odd cartoon graphics (even the zombie dog). The qualifiers and the karma system are neat features too. I'm not sure about the timeline yet though - it feels too tricksy and not practical. A more polished version of the mobile interface would be much clearer. The ajax trickery is well implemented, but it feels slippery to me, and I feel like it would be easy to miss posts. Maybe I'm just not used to it yet.

The interest in Plurk is probably more about users frustrations with Twitter than anything else. I imagine we'll be seeing a lot more microblogging alternatives popping up this year - and if they are all as innovative as Plurk, we'll have a lot of fun trying them!

1 comments:

There is 2 web services based on Plurk that you can enjoy : http://projets.geekfg.net/?/3-afficher+son+karma+plurk+sur+son+blog.htm
and http://projets.geekfg.net/?/4-plurkcounter+afficher+le+nombre+de+vos+followers+plurk.htm

June 13, 2008 at 12:26 AM  

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