Jet Lag's Technology Presentation on Plurk

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Jet Lag's Technology Presentation on Plurk

  1. 1. Technology Presentationon Plurk<br />Done by Jet Lag:<br />Koh Ming Tiong Jaden U097902X<br />MikkSoone A0079427<br />Ng Shi Jie U097071<br />Soh Pei Peng U087100R<br />YauChing Lee U087051L<br />Zhang Han Michael U096836N<br />
  2. 2. Contents Covered<br />Objectives / Purposes of Tool<br />Key Functions / Features<br />Strengths / Weaknesses<br />Demo / Screenshot<br />
  3. 3. What is Plurk?<br />A free social networking and micro-blogging service<br />Allows user to send updates via short messages or links<br />
  4. 4. How did Plurk come about?<br />Envisioned as a communication medium to form a balance between blogs and social networks, and between email messaging and instant messaging.<br />Launched on May 2008<br />
  5. 5. Objectives / Purposes of Tool<br />Key Functions / Features<br />Strengths / Weaknesses<br />Demo / Screenshot<br />
  6. 6. Timeline<br />Scrollable timeline which is written in JavaScript and updated via AJAX<br />
  7. 7. Karma<br />Point system for users<br />Karma value reflects user’s status<br />High karma value provides exclusive emoticons <br />
  8. 8. Karma Trend<br />Indicate level of activeness on Plurk based on Karma value<br />
  9. 9. What can be done?<br />
  10. 10. Objectives / Purposes of Tool<br />Key Functions / Features<br />Strengths / Weaknesses<br />Demo / Screenshot<br />
  11. 11. Strengths (1) – Simple User Interface<br />Quick summarization of user’s / friends’ plurks in a timeline view<br />
  12. 12. Strengths (1) – Simple User Interface<br />One line message layout displays the qualifier used, content of the plurk and the number of responses<br />
  13. 13. Strengths (1) – Simple User Interface<br />With a click on the plurk, user can read all replies like a threaded conversation<br />Time and date <br />displayed<br />
  14. 14. Strengths (2) – Engage Users<br />Spurs users to be more active in plurking via the Karma point system<br />Rewards users with emoticons and badges<br />
  15. 15. Strengths (3)<br />Real time update<br />
  16. 16. Weaknesses<br />Not as popularly used as compared to Twitter<br />Lack of integration with other social networking sites<br />Stability and uptime<br />
  17. 17. Objectives / Purposes of Tool<br />Key Functions / Features<br />Strengths / Weakness<br />Demo / Screenshot<br />
  18. 18. Demos<br />http://www.plurk.com/Users/showLogin?login_return_url=/<br />
  19. 19. Posting a Plurk<br />1) Post a plurk<br />2) View updates on timeline<br />
  20. 20. Responding to a Plurk<br />1) Click on the post to expand the conversation<br />2) Key in your response and press ‘Enter’<br />
  21. 21. View Responses from Friends<br />1) Click on the post to expand the conversation<br />2) View the response by friend<br />
  22. 22. The End<br />

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