Plurk is a new social network that utilizes timelines to allow people to update their status and view the status of others. The site is like Twitter with incorporated timelines and a few other bells and whistles.
When viewing someone’s most recent update, you have the ability to click on their photo, which will show you all of the “plurks”, or updates they have made and clicking on their name will take you to their profile. Getting started is simple, just sign up, add your profile and then post new “plurks” to let people know what you are up to. Follow others by clicking on the “add friend” button within their page and create “cliques” for easy group status notifications.
Plurk.com In Their Own Words
“A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life, and follow the events of the people that matter to you, in deliciously digestible short messages called plurks.’
Why Plurk.com It Might Be A Killer
Part Twitter and part Facebook, Plurk is a well thought out social network that could become popular amongst those looking for more control of their online life.
Some Questions About Plurk.com
Are there enough distinguishing factors to persuade people to use Plurk instead of Twitter? When will the mobile version be ready? How do they plan to market this site given their late entrance to this already saturated market?