Plinky has brought new life to the microblogging arena. Launched in May 2008 and open to the public in 2009, it’s a twist on Twitter’s ‘what are you doing’ question. Instead, Plinky helps you to find something to microblog about by providing daily prompts such as questions or challenges. Look around the site and you will find answers to questions as diverse as ‘have you ever gone a day without a mobile phone’ and ‘what’s one of the oldest buildings or landmarks you have ever seen’. Plinky aims to make you first think and then share your views.
Answers can be long or short and may include photos and media. Once you have answered a prompt you can quickly share your answers on your blog, with seven blogging systems currently supported. You can also post answers to Twitter and Facebook and a number of other social networking sites. Plinky also has a friend finder tool to help you locate your existing friends on Plinky.
Plinky is an interesting service, though its functionality is a bit limited at the moment. Unlike similar services you can’t block followers and you can’t tag answers for future reference. However, you can keep a list of favorites and you can edit your answers after they have been submitted, which is a feature lacking in many services.
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Nothing quite like Plinky but here are some similar services: