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Why ‘Plurking’ is more FUN than ‘Tweeting’ !

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Plurk is currently a less popular but Plurk will grow steadily and will prove more engaging. This article will tell you why to choose Plurk over Twitter.

When it comes to micro-blogging,then Twitter is the service that completely rules.It has by far,the maximum micro-bloggers of the web,specially when it is compared with some other competitors like Friendfeed and Plurk,which also offer a similar concept.

The traffic graph from Compete clearly shows the leader and the struggles in the micro – blogging arena…

Graph compare

I’ve been using all these three services(Twitter,friendfeed and Plurk) and have spent minimum time with Plurk(just over a week) and maximum with twitter(for obvious reasons).

But there are a couple of things which make Plurk much more engaging than Twitter and hence more FUN

Let’s have a look at them…

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Group conversations

Plurk Messaging

Just tweeting “What are you doing” doesn’t engage users much.It’s the conversations that keep the user tweeting with a higher frequency.

In twitter,conversations do happen but infrequent and ‘one to one’.

In contrast,Plurk facilitates ‘Group conversation’ as well as ‘one to one’ which are damn easy to get into.

Group conversations keep the participant users engaged for much more time.

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Timeline display

It’s all about representation at the end.

Plurk timeline

Plurk represents a user and all his friend’s responses in a timeline manner which is different and innovative.

If one wants to go back into the history of one’s lifespan at Plurk then he just holds the timeline and moves it from right to left,which seems really innovative and handy.

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Karma

Karma

There’s a numerical value called “Karma” associated with every Plurk user that works as a sort of identity and reflects one’s activeness,network quantity,fan following and one’s overall ‘Weightage’ at Plurk.

Growing ‘Karma’ avails users with some emoticons and few other rights.This keeps the users plurking and staying active to have a better weightage than others.This factor is missing in the case of Twitter.

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Emoticons

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Conversations and plurks become more interesting and engaging when emoticons become part of plurking.

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No Sleeping whale 

If one tweets regularly then he may easily face ‘sleeping whale’ once(or more) in a week.

But Plurk,being less crowded,shows no such messages atleast for now.

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Conclusion 

Twitter will keep tweeting(because of huge volume) but Plurk will grow steadily and will prove more engaging

Prashant Sharma is a Delhi based Entrepreneur who spent most of his college days polishing his marketing skills and went for his first business venture at 19. Having tasted failure in his entrepreneurial debut, he turned a Tech-enthusiast, specializing in web technologies later. Today, he heads Accu-rate Media, a Digital Marketing and Publishing firm and writes at TechPluto as well. Join him on Google Plus

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