Digital Marketing and Social Media Strategy

Twitter down? Let’s Plurk?

Plurk is here. Do you care? If you’re hooked on services like Twitter you might. It’s still too early to tell for me. It’s layout is quite slick and the ability to choose from different verbs is nice (is, wishes, has, hates, etc.) If the people join the stability will be job one (it should already be). I don’t think folks are likely to shine to any new service which has substantial down time.

While I’m still a huge fan of Twitter, the days ahead will continue to be rocky if Twitter continues to go down. I’ve even started using my Pownce account again – just in case.

Plurk explain their service as…

an easy way to chronicle and share the things you do, the way you feel, and all the other things in between that make up your life, with the people close to you. It’s instant gratification, instant self-indulgence, instant celebrity, instantly YOU. Share your life stream, live your life….Plurk!

Have you tried Plurk yet? What do you think? Hit or miss?

[tags]Plurk, Twitter, Pownce[/tags]

Dave

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  • jon

    As I've mentioned to other bloggers, I'm kind of excited about Plurk just because it was built by a great developer who made Todoist. Todoist is my GTD web app of choice and is a steady-as-a-rock AJAX interface, supporting millions of tasks and thousands of users. I imagine stability is something Plurk's got going for it.

    Users of Todoist recently received a notification from Amir (Todoist and Plurk's developer) about Plurk; in it he explained the concept and gave us the link to his user page. Check it out for how he intends Plurk to be used: http://www.plurk.com/user/amix

    I like it. I like how it integrates emotion, links, thoughts into a linear timeline. It's a little more visual than Twitter which makes it interesting but might be prone to confusion as it takes off. Hope you're well Dave!

  • Thanks for the comment Jon. I'm pretty excited about Plurk as well. I
    listened to Net@Nite recently and it sounds like Plurk was also created
    quickly. I'm concerned that they may run into the same (from the user stand
    point) issues that Twitter has run into as the user number increases. I love
    it though.

    I agree with you that the emotions, timeline and ability to show video and
    images is very cool. I'd love to chat with Amir or someone else from Plurk
    to find out more about the service and the history of the company.

    Cheers,
    Dave

  • Thanks for the comment Jon. I'm pretty excited about Plurk as well. I
    listened to Net@Nite recently and it sounds like Plurk was also created
    quickly. I'm concerned that they may run into the same (from the user stand
    point) issues that Twitter has run into as the user number increases. I love
    it though.

    I agree with you that the emotions, timeline and ability to show video and
    images is very cool. I'd love to chat with Amir or someone else from Plurk
    to find out more about the service and the history of the company.

    Cheers,
    Dave

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