Hello people! Don’t worry. This article doesn’t contain large levels of ranting.
Plurk! Of course, you wouldn’t be able to find the definition of that word on your thick dictionary lying on the shelves. The site gave some definitions so you would be able to view "Plurk" in a simple way.
What is Plurk?
Noun. plurk (plüer-kh) – A really snazzy site that allows you to showcase the events that make up your life in deliciously digestible chunks. Low in fat, 5 calories per serving, yet chock full of goodness.
Verb. plurk (plüer-kh) – To chronicle the events of your always on, action-packed, storybook, semi-charmed kinda life.
To sum it short, Plurk is a microblogging site similar to Twitter. Though both are microblogging sites, Plurk seems to have the edge compared to Twitter. Plurk is a social journal for your life.
Plurk allows you to post a thing you would want to share through a particular plurk [post] and people would just comment on that "plurk" of yours, so it is more organized. Plurk also functions like an IM Window; that includes emoticons. Speaking of emoticons, Plurk has its way of making its users active, and it makes you Plurk even more.
Plurk has a karma system in which it rises everytime you update your profile; that includes changing your layout, plurking, responding to friends’ plurks and adding friends. The higher your karma is, the more emoticons you will unlock. Once you reach 81.00 Karma, you’re in Plurk Nirvana! Of course, karma is not just meant for rising. It would also fall/decrease. The only reasons why it would decrease are: you plurked too much, spamming, someone declined your friend request, or you didn’t update your plurk account. If, however, you are on vacation or will be on hiatus, there’s a feature in plurk in which you have to sacrifice 1.00 Karma so your karma would freeze; thus, disabling it to decrease or to increase.
Plurk’s Karma system acts as a motivator similar to Web Forums. It makes us post more and more about ourselves (i.e. what we feel or what we think). After spending some few time at Plurk, you’d eventually get hooked with it; making it one of your most visited sites whenever you use the Internet.
Plurking is not only a good way of socializing with people, but it is also useful in unleashing these heavy emotions and burdens within ourselves in which we could not release in real life. If we unleash, the lighter our burden will be.
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Don’t forget to add me! Aid’s Plurk!
This is just a try of me writing a feature article which doesn’t involve ranting. :))