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Social Network Plurk Gets A Facelift

Social Network Plurk Gets A Facelift

In what has recently seemed like a decrease in user activity it appears that Plurk is trying to change its image a little.  When I head over to the social site this morning to login I was greeted with this new home page layout. But is it enough, and did they really come up with a new design that is really going to attract new users?  It’s always been my opinion that the one thing Plurk fails to do is…

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How Changing Your Identity On Plurk Might Hurt You

How Changing Your Identity On Plurk Might Hurt You

Ever since it blew up on Twitter back in June of this year I have been an avid user of the microblogging site Plurk.  At the beginning I had my qualms with Plurk, but in the end I wound up using Plurk probably just as much, if not more than Twitter. Following the first month of using the service I did a post about Plurk’s karma rewards and how I felt that many of their perks were useless.  One in…

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Social Media In The Workplace

Social Media In The Workplace

Those of you who follow me on Plurk or Twitter probably saw my rants recently about the corporate decision to block Plurk.com on our network at the office.  While nothing was officially passed down, I am sure they felt it would help those of us who use it be “more productive” with our day.  The irony of this change is that the decision to block Plurk came shortly after the return of (The Gypsy) David Harry’s SEO Plurkshop; a clique…

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Plurk Perks: Do Karma Rewards Really Add Any Value?

Plurk Perks: Do Karma Rewards Really Add Any Value?

One of the biggest muses of the social networking site Plurk is karma. Karma is obtained by using various aspects of the service, be it inviting friends, regular plurking, or leaving comments on other people’s plurks. The use of karma, which I assume is a way for the service to keep users active, is both a blessing and a curse. While higher karma graces you with various perks from the service, it also results in a timeline full of karma…

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Plurk Downtimes Still Don't Have The Impact A Twitter Downtime Does

Plurk Downtimes Still Don't Have The Impact A Twitter Downtime Does

So many of us who are testing the waters of Plurk were greeted by an interesting Plurk page today featuring our friends from the A-Team. The site was down for over 30 minutes and just recently came back up. Unfortunately Plurk’s blog gives us no insight as to what the downtime was about. Are there new features? Improved features? What did this downtime provide us? Perhaps the most interesting thing was the lack of outcry on Twitter regarding the downtime….

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