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Old 06-18-2008, 05:26 PM   #1
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What is Plurking?
I keep reading different blogs about Plurking (http://www.plurk.com/main) and I go and check it out and I still do not understand it! One blog I was reading (http://akamaiknitter.com/), she says it is a bigger time suck than Raverly?

Anyone here Plurk or know what it is?
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Old 06-18-2008, 07:29 PM   #2
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Seems like an online diary. Not like blogging in that you don't have to keep up a web page on your own, just use theirs.

Just what I need, another place to spend time on the 'net.
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Old 06-18-2008, 11:44 PM   #3
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You might also want to look at penzu.com
It's also a diary or log site. Very simple & straightforward.
The home page looks like a regular legal pad.
After you type your entries on it you can save them and either share them with designated people or keep them private.
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:52 AM   #4
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It is a social networking site like Twitter. I understand that Plurk is better with threaded conversations (somewhat like Pownce i suppose.) I personally don't like it, but I am mostly a die hard twitter girl.

I suppose it IS more of a time suck than ravelry, but ravelry is amost not at all a time suck for me unless i am actually looking for something. I twitter all the time and have made some great friends from all over the world on there. Some I have met IRL some not. The great thing with twitter (and sorry I can't speak much on plurk because i have spent almost no time there at all.) is that you can decide who you want to "follow" and even who you want to allow to follow you. If your timeline is public everybody in the world can see it. If it is private then only people you allow to see it can. My list of twitter friends is pretty diverse. (though they are all geeks as far as i am concerned. ) I love that about it.
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Old 06-19-2008, 06:48 AM   #5
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Brenda, thank you for your answer but am I showing my age when I ask what is Twitter?
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Old 06-19-2008, 08:22 AM   #6
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Old 06-19-2008, 10:09 AM   #7
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oooh kay. explain twitter. I once explained twitter to a friend by saying "Imagine that you are walking up to a complete stranger and telling them what is on your mind in 140 characters or less." Twitter is a lot like that. People use it in all sorts of different ways, and for lots of different reasons. I use it a lot like a chat room. And it sort of lines itself up like that. some people use it to micro-blog their day. some people use it as a way to drive people to their regular blogs. some people use it to drive people to their businesses.

Let's see, some of the people on my twitter list...
the CEO of Zappos (who sometimes gives away free shoes! )
NBC Cameraman (who just came back from a trip with the president and filmed Tim Russert's funeral yesterday for the family)
Geologist who works for NASA and her boyfriend and their dog.
Miss Violet and Adminnie (not that odd really as they are local to me too but they also seem to be abandoning twitter for plurk. )
an ex-pat living in Bangkok (but I shun him... heh)
A nurse with Doctors without borders (i try not to think about him too much because he goes far too many places where he has to duck when getting off the airplane to avoid flying bullets)
High School music teacher
Stay at home moms
Lots of IT -techy type people

That's just a few. I have 160-ish people on my list. Some people have over 1000. I just can't follow a long or even pretend to if I have more than 200 so I trim my list pretty regularly. I thought it was a ridiculous program when I first started using it. I now have more than 28k updates in a little over a year's time.

www.twitter.com
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Old 06-19-2008, 01:38 PM   #8
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Just watched the little video on it and I might have to sign up! Thanks Brenda for the explanation too!
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Old 06-19-2008, 03:52 PM   #9
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Erm.. thanks. I joined Plurk. Like I needed another timesucker.

btw, I'm "cometosilver" on Plurk if anyone wants to add me... please. :D lol
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Silver, I am trying to add you to my Plurk but I am at a total loss, do you know how to do it? BTW I am also figaro over there too!
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