P-L-U-R-K love!

It's been a good few months that I and some blogger friends are enjoying a nice (chat/updates) network here in the world wide web. Several of my closest friends have signed up and some I have eventually discovered online through PLURK. I have come across this social network when Toni shared this on her blog.

Now, let me share to you what plurk really is.
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.

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

Features and Technology

Plurk's interface shows updates in horizontal form through a scrollable timeline written in JavaScript and updated through AJAX. Users can post new messages with optional 'qualifiers', which are one-word verbs used to represent a thought (e.g. "feels", "thinks", "loves", etc.). There are also advanced features such as sending updates only to a subset of your friends, posting updates on events earlier in the day, and sharing images, videos, and other media.

Plurk also supports group conversations between friends and allows usage of emoticons together with the usual text micro-blogging.

Plurk has often been considered to be a rival to Twitter, an earlier micro-blogging service. Read more from here.

We have been enjoying plurk and it has become an activity that requires updates to gain karma, but no responsibility of replying to the plurks, although it will be more interesting if you do.

Some of us has been addicted, and has been tagged as CPAs, for Certified Plurk Addicts. And I guess, me included.

But what's lovely here is that you get blog updates earlier and some questions may get answers, from family, gossip, news, love, travel, food, technology and plenty other stuffs.

Why not try plurk, and be involved, get to meet other bloggers and enjoy chatting with them. This is the best of plurk.

And if you already had the chance to sign up, please let me know, so I can add you up too, for karma love...Weeheee!



attyjurita said…
nice one sheng.....
the donG said…
karma love! first to hear it here.
Reena said…
wow, a tribute to plurk. a sure sign of addiction. hehehe.. ako din, konting panahon nlng and i'll be writing an ode to it narin.

i like plurk because it fosters real time conversations..but twitter has advanatges too. i'm defending it kasi i got addicted to twittering too. haha. and i'm enjoying both worlds. it depends on my mood where to shift my attention.

see you at plurk sheng!
Lawstude said…
thanks for the info. i specially like the etymology. may bago na meaning cpa lol.
Garando said…
Wow, a Plurk feature! I wonder if this entitles you additional karma points. ;)
mightydacz said…
hi sheng thanks for the info...plurk is now part of the lingo of my friends and a verb as well" magplurk, iplurk mo na kasi para updated ka saamnin" lol
jeanny said…
Because of plurking, I meet new friends...great di ba?!

Happy Weekend Sheng
gie said…
sounds convincing...i guess i'll try this plurk thing too. hehehe

you really don't miss to educate me with these online things. and i'm just so glad that you do.
upto6only said…
CPA talaga!!!! hahaha
eks said…
hehehe. go plurker! discovered it a few months ago, and i'd say it's really fun. you can update your other platform pa through plurk -- twitter, facebook, and friendster (?).
teka gusto ko rin maging CPAs..maka sign up nga.
prinsesamusang said…
gumagana ba sa wordpress to sheng? marami kasing apps hindi pwede pag free user eh.

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