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Website of the Day: Plurk

No, Plurking is nothing like Twerking. Plurk is like the less popular, slightly reserved cousin of Twitter. The creators claim they have "taken the time, the complexity, and the deep introspection required out of blogging," which translates into a platform designed for one liners and random updates.

A plurk is a small message or link (it has to be less than 140 characters) that you can broadcast to your friends or the whole world (a la Twitter). You update your Plurk on the site, through instant messaging or by text messaging. Images, Youtube videos, and other media are shared through links and tiny thumbnails instead of in their full form and your plurks are displayed on a cool timeline. I like the site because of its simplicity and it has an indie, not-everyone-knows-about-it vibe, but it's still functional. Who knows — maybe we'll all be plurking in a year!

To learn how to post your favorite websites to our Website of the Day group,

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I know that this long list looks scary, but trust me, once you get the hang of it, it'll be a snap the second time around.

  1. First of all, join the Website of the Day group.
  2. Click the pink "Share" menu on the top left side of the page.
  3. Choose "Blog" and “Regular Post.”
  4. Give your story a “Title.”
  5. Fill in the “Body” with a link to your favorite website and the reasons why you love it.
  6. Click “Next."
  7. Choose the audience for your story to “Website of the Day” in the drop-down menu
  8. Add keyword(s) (for example mine for this photo was "Website of the Day").
  9. Change channel to “Technology and Gadgets.”
  10. Fill in tag field with relevant tags.
  11. Click “I’m done” to submit content.

So join the Website of the Day group and share information about all your favorite sites! Yours just might end up on the geeksugar homepage!

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hubchicElle hubchicElle 7 years
But what is your Plurk username? I need to find friends. ;-)
passionparties passionparties 7 years
plurk rocks. http://www.plurk.com/user/passionparties
sexykenai sexykenai 7 years
I joined twitter just to check what's the buzz about (people getting out of jail thru twitter...) but never enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed Plurking! It's really addicting, well at least for me! For fun, http://www.plurk.com/user/kenna
sexykenai sexykenai 7 years
I joined twitter just to check what's the buzz about (people getting out of jail thru twitter...) but never enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed Plurking! It's really addicting, well at least for me!For fun, http://www.plurk.com/user/kenna
saira-xo saira-xo 8 years
i just got a plurk today actually! sairaxo if anyones interested
witchbaby witchbaby 8 years
I plurk and tweet!
lorus1 lorus1 8 years
CrazySexyCool, try http://www.swurl.com
CrazySexyCool CrazySexyCool 8 years
You know what would be cool? A program to sync all my online profiles.... MySpace, Facebook, TeamSugar, Yahoo Personals and 360, Classmates, etc. That way I don't have to go around and update all my different profiles. It would be nice to just update one and then sync all the rest.
Baby-Girl Baby-Girl 8 years
I'm using twitter now and find it very addictive.
lorus1 lorus1 8 years
I love plurk! Drop by and say hello: drb74
berrymix berrymix 8 years
I love Plurk! I'm addicted to it. hahaha
kcwebgirl kcwebgirl 8 years
cyber stalking is getting out of control!
calamari calamari 8 years
I use services like Blip, Twiddict, and now BrightKite, so I prefer Twitter because I can push my posts from these services into Twitter. So Twitter works better for me. If you want an alternative to Twitter, another option you might try is Pownce.
neko neko 8 years
I wouldn't say Plurk is more reserved than Twitter. It's flashier, ajaxy and tries to set its own niche within microblogging. It's also strangely controlling with its karma system affecting page design, etc. I still prefer twitter, and sometimes friendfeed.
hkdkat hkdkat 8 years
I'm on plurk, friendfeed, twitter and facebook. I'm a junkie! LOL
amycullen2 amycullen2 8 years
Plurk is cool, but I think I'm hooked on FriendFeed now. They do twitter and plurk type stuff, but you can also pull in other accounts you have like facebook, amazon.com wishlists, goodreads, and a ton of other sites and they offer rooms where you can discuss themed things.
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