Final July PlurkCAST TODAY!!

It’s Wednesday and it’s 1:15 PM Central time… which means that is just hours away from yet another PlurkCAST!

Join PlurkCAST host Eric Odom and KDFrawg as we discuss the month of July in review for the Plurk community, and talk about all the Plurk.

As usual, the show kicks off at 5:00 PM Eastern Time, 4:00 Central. You can join us live here on the official PlurkCAST show page.

Today’s Topics:
-Plurk Mobile Upgrade
-Needy Karma
-7/29 Plinks List

Plus many more topics as well as live calls taken. If you have something you want to talk about on the show, be sure to call in and be ready to come on live.

Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 21651

Or CLICK HERE for the online show site.

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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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Plurk Cake?

Gotta love the creativity of the Plurk community. The latest chunk of creative goodness comes from badseedjen, who decided to bake a Plurk Cake.

Plurk Cake

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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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Use Plurkpix to Host Your Plurk Images

I’m a little late on posting about Plurkpix, but better late than never, right? Actually, I have several other projects running at once so Plurkable has been quiet over the past week. That being said, we’re ready to get caught up and start posting again.

PlurkpixSo let’s kick off the new round of posts for some love for Plurkpix, a new service that allows you to easily and quickly upload images, providing you with a image URL that you can use when plurking.

Now when you need an image in plurk, all you need to do is go to Plurkpix, browse to your image, click the upload button, and copy the URL provided. Pretty sweet!

Also, martinbogo has done a great job of setting the site up, and he has some expenses involved in the hosting of the site. If you have a few extra bucks and like the Plurkpix setup, please consider donating to the site to help pay the hosting bill.

-Eric Odom

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PlurkCAST Episode Three

A week has passed since the last PlurkCAST, meaning it’s time for another show. Today we’ll be touching on a plethora of Plurk related topics, and as always, we’ll be joined by a special guest.

Live Chat Room visit the official TalkSHOE PlurkCAST page
Call In
Phone Number: (724) 444-7444
Call ID: 21651

Eric Odom of and KDFrawg of

Special Guest
Connie Reece from Every Dot Connects

Today’s Topics
-Plurk Blogroll
-WendyKnits Can Haz Nirvana
-Plurk Browse Feature
-Schmoozy Plurkinista/Plurkster & Community Evangelist
-Plurker Project Update
-Plurk Junkies on Ning

We’ll be hitting on other issues as well, but these are the main. And don’t forget the PlurkCAST contest!

Please join us today at 5:00 PM Eastern, 4:00 PM Central for live chat and call ins on the PlurkCAST!

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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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