Microblogging (blogging in 140 characters or less) can be frustrating, because there’s no easy way to manage the huge influx of posts. At least, there wasn’t until Plurk. Plurk has gone to great lengths to overhaul the user interface in order to transform short status updates into an ongoing conversation.
Plurk presents your updates in a horizontal (left to right) timeline, with separate tabs for the community’s plurks, your own plurks, and private plurks. This can be dizzying at first but becomes quite addictive. Plurks are preceded by brightly colored qualifiers (verbs such as loves, hates, wishes, has and so on) which give some context to your updates (and don’t count in your character count). When people respond to a plurk the responses are stored in a drop down box below the original update, making it easy to carry on and follow conversations. This is a major advantage and differentiates Plurk among competing microblogging sites.
Plurk is a great place for people to share what’s happening in their lives from the mundane details all the way up to important events. Additionally, Plurk can serve as a powerful promotional platform for individuals and businesses.
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