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hmmm...

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I guess I'm supposed to use this link...

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(NT) I'm /robstak

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Needs an API

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Hmmm...

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I'm not sure I really like the UI, it's a bit strange with the whole scrolling thing up the top, and I was finding it hard to follow when what was said or done. Anyone else think this?

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Scrolling takes some getting used to...

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But after a while it's not so bad. Narrowing the timeline based on what you're looking for helps (if you want to only see your posts... versus seeing everything...)

Yeah, Plurk really seems to shine as a quick-bits discussion forum. A bit more relaxed than Twitter. I like em both for completely different reasons.

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I resisted being on Twitter

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And still not there, but kind of liking Plurk, reading responses and jumping into people's plurks. However, this all feels like being in high school again, with the Karma thing (I'm equating Karma with popularity). I just befriended two totally random people who are noobs like me. If I can just get my real friends on board, that would be swell.

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Karma

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It seems like you have to really stay active to keep your karma up. In the Plurk world, I have bad karma.

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Identi.ca is another possibility

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It's all open-source and under Creative Commons. It may be more of a proof-of-concept at the moment, but it seems interesting.

http://identi.ca/

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