Plurk – Addictive Menace or Tedious Chore?

by Alphaville Herald on 03/03/09 at 7:13 am

Tenshi is: trying to avoid the great Plurk web2.0 MMORPG

by Tenshi Vielle

Have you tried Plurk? Don't. All the cool kids are on it,and consequently, all the cool kids have forgotten any other lifethey may have had before Plurk's conception. Dishes? They can wait,someone just said they can't get into SL. I must react! Laundry?Pfft. Someone just plurked a Youtube video. HA HA HA “I'm theJuggernaut, Bitch!”

Don't get me wrong — I love Plurk –but it's eating my life, RL and SL. I don't do much else. In adigital world where logging in is becoming a chore, and I have RLmemories to avoid (hello abandonment, goodbye trust) Plurk is theperfect solution. It's also made me some new friends – and showed methat some of the old friends I had aren't so hot after all.

Plurkreveals a side of people you may otherwise not know, and it's waybetter than Twitter because once you Plurk a comment, a drop downmenu appears where you can view replies to your comment and commentonce again in response.

It's obsessive, but at least the Plurkdevelopers know how to fix the program's issues. I'll just leave THATcomment open-ended and allow you all to fill in the blanks.


Plurk up your life in an endless quest for online Karma

20 Responses to “Plurk – Addictive Menace or Tedious Chore?”

  1. lol

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    ITT Tenshi thinks she’s one of the cool kids.

    Also, forgetting to do dishes because of this type of faggotry makes you e-pathetic.

    “What’s this crusty shit on my plate mommy?”
    “Why do my underpants still smell like my ass, mommy?”
    “Cuz I’m too busy playing “Plurk” and being all e-popular, hanging around on the internets with other pathetic people without lives. LULZ. HAHA I just said a 4chan meme! What a proud day! Almost like when I was first potty-trained!”

    Amazing! I can’t believe that you publicly admit shit like this but then you act like you think you’re all e-cool. Everybody knows that if you had any kind of social life whatsoever you’d be spending far less time on the internets, much less blogging about fucking fake clothes and plurk.

    Man, am I glad I’m not you. Being e-cool in your world is like being king of the retards in mine. The other retards might respect you for it, but everyone else has to look away in order to avoid being embarrassed for you. It’s like watching a 40 year old fat guy freak out and start crying in front of 300 people because someone hid his candy bars or something. Not cool. Not cool at all.

  2. Some Guy

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    “MMORPG” erm… Plurk is a social networking website, not a Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Game. I don’t see a thousand furries all running around on plurk. At least not yet.

    Also, if your not stupid enough to follow 10,000 people, Plurk is enjoyable and manageable. I probably spend 10-30 minutes a day there and still feel caught up.

  3. plurkmaniac

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    Plurk is an addiction, plurk is evil. hold on, new plurks to check out….

  4. longcat

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    wow that looks kinda sad. you should try a place called you would love it. tell them all your emo troubles over there, they like to help people like you. yes they will help you a lot. check it out. rawr. narf narf.

  5. Gutterpup, former CEO

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    Go read Forster’s “The Machine Stops” sometime:

    It’s also a free audiobook so you can Plurk while you learn about dependency.

    I’ve too little time plotting world-conquest for social networking on top of SL…and I don’t get this phenomenon…”Oh, I wiped my butt. Nice new brand of paper in the office restroom. Best tweet about it.”

    “Oh, little Debbie just plurked about her brand. Best reply.”

    Say…new social-networking tool for snark commentators! TOOT. Steal my idea and I’ll eat your brain.

    Waiter! Strong drink! NOW!

  6. Corona Anatine

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    interesting how ‘lol’
    automatically assumes that
    female over 18= mother with children

  7. Darien Caldwell

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    I guess I’m kickin’ it old skool with my Second Life. Don’t need to plurkin’ or tweetin’ ’round heyah! Holla back! LOL :P

  8. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    Myspace is for fags.
    Facebook is for fags.
    Twitter is for fags.

    All social networking sites are for fags. They are an absolute cancer to the internet and humanity as a whole, conning idiots into thinking there are people who actually fucking care what colour their shit was that morning.


  9. childless by choice

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    I’d never have kids, because they’d be mouthy little bastards like lol.

    And I’d be forced to kill them.

  10. Blue

    Mar 3rd, 2009

    lol’s just an angry kid cos he has a small penis.

    It happens.

  11. Nidol Slazar

    Mar 4th, 2009

    nah that can’t be it, my penis is small too

  12. lol

    Mar 4th, 2009

    @Corona Anatine

    Maybe because it’s not an assumption and I know for a fact that this particular person has a kid. Don’t take my word for it though, ask her. Fair enough?


    You get marks for originality. Not. Am I supposed to be offended because someone over the internet said I have a small penis? I’m absolutely enraged. I’m like so enraged that I might just go tell someone on the internets that they have a small penis, you know, because that’s what enraged people apparently do on the internet or something.

  13. lol

    Mar 4th, 2009

    @childless by choice

    I believe what you meant to say, is that you’d never have kids because you’re too busy playing with Second Life and Plurk all day and thus, are unable to get laid. Sounds like Blue and you may have something in common there. You should try and hook up. Might hit it off.

  14. Witness X

    Mar 4th, 2009

    Alyx, it’s obvious that you posted that because ..

    .. you know, I was going to post some sort of snappy comeback, and I can think of so many.

    But I’ll think I’ll let you go on this one. You’ve done yourself so much damage already, it would be like pouring mud over mud.

  15. Ava Cartier

    Mar 4th, 2009


    Don’t you mean “engorged” instead of “engraged”? LOL

  16. Ava Cartier

    Mar 4th, 2009

    Er…make that “enraged”. Got a little excited by my funny, there…

  17. lol

    Mar 4th, 2009

    “Got a little excited by my funny, there…”

    If you can call it that. Enter the pathetic category with your friends.

  18. Alyx Stoklitsky

    Mar 5th, 2009

    ‘it would be like pouring mud over mud.’

    Doesn’t that process eventually result in some of the most valuable chemical and mineral substances on the planet?

  19. Archie Lukas

    Mar 15th, 2009


    Its just bloody annoying.


  20. Gabriel Weinberg

    Mar 17th, 2009

    Hey, given the nature of your post, I thought you might be interested in our widget that lets you display your plurk karma on your blog:

    Gabriel Weinberg
    Founder & CEO, Duck Duck Go

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