Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Plurk: Another way to journal your life time to time

Just recently I was trying to look for a site that is quite the same as twitter. With the time to time journal of events in your life. The principle of twitter is actually to broadcast your current situation or current stature of what's happening on that given moment. Well, with plurk that principle also applies. You can broadcast or update your friend with what's going on with your time, tell your friend of how are you doing, the things that you do at that moment, and so forth. One thing that it differs from twitter is that with plurk you need to earn karma which is a point you earn every time you update your profile, quality plurking each day and the responses from other plurkers will gain you karma.The benefits of getting more karma is having the option to use emoticons *bye**hug* *kiss* *lol* *bye*each time you plurk (twit, post) your messages. The funny about this is that you are been evaluated with the way you use the plurk. The frequent you plurk the higher you get points or karma. Here's how you plurk.

Every plurker has his/her own karma value. It is recalculated every day and can be within these intervals:

  • 0.00 to 21.00: You are in the state of creation
  • 21.00 to 41.00: You are in the state of maintenance
  • 41.00 to 61.00: You are enlightened
  • 61.00 to 81.00: You are so close to Plurk Nirvana
  • 81.00 to 100.00: You have reached Plurk Nirvana
Tips to boost your karma is invite your real friends. But there are also some ways to lower it.

What will lower your karma:

  • Karma will be lowered if you request friendship and get rejected
  • Getting unfollowed by friends will lower your karma
  • Spamming other users will lower your karma
  • Inactivity for a long period will decrease your karma

A good rule of thumb is to plurk like you have something to say/share. Plurk spamming will only force your friends to unfollow you and trigger the negative karma effect.

Here's the website preview:

The link for plurk is here: Plurk

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