Salam. Some of you might know these social networking websites. I just want to share what I think about them based on my experience.
Some people call it as microblog. It is where you update your status within 140 characters. You can follow anyone that you like. Twitter has integrated a lot of features such as TwitterFeed and platform such as Twitterfox and TweetDeck. Many programmers has developed Twitter related platform, widgets and plugins.
Plurk serve the same function as Twitter. However, it has horizontal scrolling. Plurk uses Karma system which means each time you plurk, you can get a Karma points. This make Plurk addictive for some people. Plurk can display the thumbnail of image or videos unlike Twitter. However, Plurk doesn’t have API. This is why the development of Plurk is quite slow unlike Twitter.
Plugins and Widget
There are lots of widgets to show the updates in Twitter. These are the free flash widgets provided by Twitter from their website. Widgetbox also offer flash widget to show your Twitter updates. However, if you use Plurk, there are only two ways to show your updates. Either you are using the standard Plurk widget, or grab the RSS feed.
Personally, sometimes the widget design should blend with the whole template. Twitter has an advantage at this point because people can customize its look. Plurk only allows colour changes for the mean time
Why I’m leaving Plurk?
First of all, the Karma system makes it addictive. Next, I don’t like reading Plurk, HORIZONTALLY because it doesn’t feel right for me. Third, the replies is merely chatting between Plurkers. Fourth, the number of unread message really annoys me and I’ll simply ‘Mark all as read’. Fifth, Twitter bird is cuter than Plurk monster. (Just kidding)
It looks like Facebook will become the next real multimedia Twitter and Plurk. Well, I still use both because I’m using Twitter Application for Facebook. It allows Twitter to update my Facebook status too.
This is another useful software developed using Adobe Air platform. In the latest version, it allows the user to update their Facebook status too. I’m still figuring out this cool thing.
What I Twit?
Usually I simply update about what I’m doing. Its the basic question that may lead to milllion of answer. But I’ll write on specific thing that happen on that occasion which may not happen everyday. Well, you have the power to decide on what you write. Besides that I’ll also share few interesting links in my updates too.
Till then, hope you can get some idea from this entry. Click here to follow me on my Twitter.