Monday, September 15, 2008
Currently, the world is busy with Plurk. Everybody ask me when I introduce them with Plurk and I always tell them that Plurk is a world where everybody can talk, can tease each other, can learn something new and know each other.
What is the difference with Facebook or Friendster .In this case, the only answer I have is a circle of friend that you know same as friendster. Plurk, is something different, it’s like a poison, once you know Plurk, then you’ll attach to it, you can’t go far away from Plurk and Plurk is contagious.
If somebody asked me to describe one word about Plurk, well .. I may say that Plurk is where the world becomes one world, where there’s no time span, where everybody become our friends despite all the difference we have.
That was the answer of the non-engineer person. Therefore, to give you knowledge about Plurk,
I quote the explanation that I got from Wikipedia.
Plurk is a free social networking and micro-blogging service that allows users to send updates (otherwise known as plurks) through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length.
Updates are then shown on the user's home page using a timeline which lists all the updates received in chronological order, and delivered to other users who have signed up to receive them. Users can respond to other users' updates from their timeline through the Plurk.com website, by instant messaging, or by text messaging
Plurk was developed by and envisioned as a communication medium meant to form a balance between blogs and social networks, and between e-mail messaging and instant messaging. After months of development, Plurk was launched on May 2008.
While perusing the internet recently, I stumbled upon a cool new site called Plurk. The site, launched January 23 by user interface specialist Alvin Woon, looks a tiny bit familiar. That’s because it combines features from micro-blogging service Twitter, with a touch of Friendfeed, the social conversation aggregator, and privacy features that closely mirror Facebook to put “your life on the line.”
The etymology of the name was explained by the developers as such:
abbreviation of 'people' and 'lurk'
portmanteau of 'play' and 'work'
acronym of peace, love, unity, respect, and karma
verb neologism, similar to how Google was eventually used as a verb
One more thing, there’s an important thing in Plurk, we called it Karma. I’m the person who doesn’t bother my Karma point. As long as I can put my thought, my un-important thing, share something, it’s enough.