“Innovation has nothing to do with how many R&D dollars you have. When Apple came up with the Mac, IBM was spending at least 100 times more on R&D. It's not about money. It's about the people you have, how you're led, and how much you get it.” - Steve Jobs

Are you Plurky!!!????!!!

Plurk is a micro-blogging application that is very rich, interactive and wonderinfully and thoughtfully designed. It takes the concept of Jaiku and Twitter which are so minimalist in their presentation (Twitter is MySpace-like and Jaiku is Face-book-like) and applies some really interesting RIA design theory around it.

Instead of a “feed” it uses a timeline. Questions about scale have arisen, but so far that part is working for me. Further there is inline threading of comments on your plurks that end up with an inbox-like alerting system.

There are still many bugs, around some email and IM integration points, but the spirit of the app is right on target.

My biggest complaint so far, is that there isn’t a version that works for my iPhone. There doesn’t seem to be any APIs for others to hack out of it that interface or others that people may want or need. The 2nd biggest complaint is that no one is thinking about X-posting to Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Jaiku, etc.

I’m at http://www.plurk.com/user/daveixd … Become my friend and I get good karma!

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