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The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)
14th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 57

The Main Difference Between Twitter and Plurk (to me)

Over the last week I’ve been experimenting with a social messaging/micro blogging service called Plurk. Over the last week I’ve seen many comparisons between it and Twitter – but wanted to show one of the main differences that I’ve observed: To illustrate let me show you a ‘tweet’ and a ...more
Social Media
Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 21

Top 10 Plurk Users Statistics – What’s the Karma Algorithm

As a quick followup to my last post on my experimentation with Plurk I thought I’d do a quick analysis of the top 10 Plurk Users (as currently rated on the Interesting page). They are rated there on a basis of their ‘Karma’. There’s no explicit definition of the way ...more
Social Media
Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 3

Add a ProBlogger Tab to Your FriendFeed

If you are a FriendFeed user AND you like ProBlogger – you might want to check out a greasemonkey script for Firefox users that Duncan created that puts a ProBlogger tab to the top right hand corner of your FriendFeed page. It means you can view ProBlogger from within FriendFeed ...more
Social Media
Playing with Plurk
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 81

Playing with Plurk

Just a very quick post to let readers know that I’m playing with Plurk (another micro blogging/life streaming tool that is a little like Twitter). At first I only intended to grab my names (problogger and darrenrowse) and use them as placeholders but I’m now starting to find it a ...more
Social Media
Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!
6th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 79

Twitter is a Complete Waste of Time!

Every time I’ve written about Twitter (or FriendFeed or most other social media) I see comments left saying ‘Twitter is a waste of time’. My response is simple – yes it is. Twitter is a waste of time…. unless you use it in a way that isn’t. Twitter can be ...more
Social Media
MU vs NING for Community Building
2nd of June 2008 Darren Rowse 33

MU vs NING for Community Building

This is a guest post by Roni of GreenLiteBites. Roni has developed a successful online community, BlogToLose, to support her weight loss blog WeightWatchen. In 2005, I started a blog to track my weight loss progress after joining Weight Watchers. Initially, the site was a very egocentric attempt to be ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Come Join us in the ProBlogger Room on FriendFeed
24th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 18

Come Join us in the ProBlogger Room on FriendFeed

Most regular readers of ProBlogger will know that I’ve been playing quite heavily with Twitter over the last few months. I’ve found it to be a very fruitful exercise. Over the last month or two FriendFeed has been another tool that many bloggers are also playing with. I’ve dabbled with ...more
Social Media
What Are The Unspoken Rules of Social Networks?
20th of May 2008 Daniel Scocco 35

What Are The Unspoken Rules of Social Networks?

Bruce Simmons asks: Social Network sites like Digg and StumbleUpon and what not seem to have unspoken rules about who can promote a blog. What I mean to say or ask is: OK, with Digg, one cannot submit their own blog. But Twitter, you can chest thump all day long. ...more
Social Media
Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of?
17th of May 2008 Darren Rowse 78

Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of?

Here’s a question that might provoke some interesting discussion over the weekend: Which Social Bookmarking Site Would You Prefer to Hit the Front Page Of? Would you prefer to hit the popular page on Digg, hit StumbleUpon’s buzz page, make it big on Delicious, Mixx or Reddit or is there ...more
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