Plurker Beta


Yeah yeah… six days late on this. Ouch! Getting ready for a conference in Texas so I’m a bit behind this week.

That’s the bad news, the GOOD news is that Plurker Beta is live and loud!

What does it do?

Plurker aims to bring much more organization to your Plurk timeline by allowing you to create windows that filter plurks using simple e-mail like rules. This combined with many more features makes Plurker stand out above the rest.

If you’re running Windows, you should give Plurker a go. Sign up for a Beta invite here.

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Plurkable Enjoys 10,000 Visits in First Month Online

June StatsIt’s hard to believe that a brand new blog focusing on a relatively new social network could do so well traffic wise in its first month online, but has done just that. Granted, we haven’t seen critical mass type traffic, but again, for a brand new blog 10,000 visits in a 24 days is pretty darn impressive.

While looking through the stats I found a few notable events. I use GetClicky, Google Analytics, and Awstats, so I get a wide range of statistics and data.

The first thing I notice is that traffic from social media does not follow typical weekly trends. By that I mean that while most websites see traffic surges on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, social media traffic is wild and unpredictable. We had Sunday’s that were pretty big, and Wednesdays that were quiet.

Also interesting to note is the fact that a HUGE majority of Plurkable visitors use Firefox for browsing. 68.8% of our visitors viewed via Firefox as opposed to less than 20% using Internet Explorer.

Our RSS feed e-mail subscriber count is at just under 70, which isn’t big by any means, but we’ll take it.

So in essence, I think month one here at can be counted as a big success. 10,000 visits, 70 e-mail subscribers, and plenty of inbound link love… couldn’t be more pleased.

A big thanks is in order to Plurkers and the Plurk community. We couldn’t have grown this fast without you!

-Eric Odom

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Karma or Friends? What Really Matters?

Why are you using Plurk? Are you an angry teenager who wants to show off to his friends with his karma score or are you an internet marketer, engineer, designer, consultant or enthusiast? Are you looking to for another ego stroke that does nothing for you or are you looking to make new connections and create?

Connections are what social media is all about in my mind. Everyone that I know on Plurk now was always online; I just never knew how or where to contact them. Now it’s easy you simply join their conversation and if you feel like it even add them as a friend. That’s how relationships are built; mutual respect.

What kind of stuff can go down through social media? Here’s an example; you run a large resource in a niche and find someone else with a similar one. You talk a bit over social media then go straight to the phone. The result? A new collaboration between two companies that work well together. Another example; meet some people from your niche who are an authority. Just because you aren’t known yet doesn’t make you any less competent. Connect with these people and give them something of value for their site and in return you get added exposure. This is through networking; making friends. Read the rest of this entry…

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Two Great New Tools for Plurkers

Have a blog and a website? Want to share your Plurky stats and information with your readers? If you answered yes… you’re going to LOVE these two tools!

1) Plurkcounter
Plurkcounter creates a widget that shows the number of followers you have on Plurk. The one below is mine, so you can see how easy it is to paste in to your site/blog.

My Plurk Follower Counter

2) Karma Ticker
This tool shows your karma and can be put in a sidebar, in a post, or anywhere else on your site or blog.

My plurk karma

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Using Plurk To Cover Events Live

Live CoverageFirst there was live blogging. Live blogging had a profound effect on the way information was transported, as it allowed the masses access to news and opinion as soon as the person blogging could publish the content. Live blogging helped events gain a much larger audience, as the number of attendees could be virtually doubled or tripled simply because blog readers were now included.

But blogging had its limits. Attendees had to have a laptop, and the had to connected to the internet. Plus, they had to have power supply, which as we all know is not always available at a conference.

Text messaging was not effective for live coverage, because it wouldn’t quickly reach masses. This is where Twitter came in. Twitter combined the idea of text messaging with the concept Read the rest of this entry…

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Polling the Plurk World

This is a guest post by MikeonTV, an Interesting Plurker and self proclaimed Social Media Jedi. Currently MikeonTV is ranked #7 overall Plurkers.

The Plurking fun just keeps on rolling in. Today I launched a new little game. I’m calling it The Great Celebrity Plurk Off! It is essentially a polling system to measure the consensus of the Plurk world. Oh and it’s very simple too!

This week were going to the gauge who the top male actors in Hollywood are. If you head on over to you will see the current status of the polling and from there get in on the fun yourself. This isn’t a clever ploy to increase karma, Read the rest of this entry…

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Upcoming Plurkable Contest Needs Sponsors

PlurkTESTStarting in July, and PlurkCAST will be holding a weekly contest every week for four weeks straight. Participants will be asked to help promote the PlurkCAST via various methods, and will gain more chances to win with each time they help.

The prize winners will be randomly chosen live on the air during the PlurkCAST each week, and prizes will be awarded accordingly.

This is an opportunity for you to get your website, your blog, or your company involved with a HOT social networking podcast show. Our first show (yesterday) had 60 live chatters, a plethora of live callers, and has since seen over 100 downloads of the mp3/podcast file. We expect this to get even bigger over the next few weeks. Read the rest of this entry…

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