Getting to Know Plurk

Plurk is a micro blogging site were in you could share your thoughts and latest discoveries with your friends and to the world through short messages or links, which can be up to 140 text characters in length. Its a unique journal where your friends and followers could share their reactions and ideas on the updates you post (otherwise known as plurks).
This is not just a plain social networking and micro-blogging, it has features that will keep members from signing in everyday and plurk everything. This is what you called Karma points. This can be done by updating your profile (picture, location, birth day etc.), quality plurking each day, responses from other plurkers will gain you also karma and more fans. When karma is high enough, you will be able to get a grip of those great exclusive emoticons while zero karma points and stats will have common emoticons and less features available, can’t use the WHOLESOME emoticons. Karma values are recalculated every day and can be within this intervals:

00 .00 to 21.00: You are in the state of creation
21.00 to 41.00: You are in the state of maintenance
41.00 to 61.00: You are enlightened
61.00 to 81.00: You are so close to Plurk Nirvana
81.00 to 100.00: You have reached Plurk Nirvana!

It’s not that difficult actually to increase your karma to “Nirvana” (81.00 to 100.00) . If you just keep on posting, plurking, and having fun before every karma update, your points will continue to increase. And I believe two of these karma updates lie around 4 to 5 in the afternoon and 11 to 12 midnight, Philippine time. Karma will be lowered if you request friendship and get rejected, getting unfollowed by friends will lower your karma and spamming other users will lower your karma too. Inactivity for a long period will decrease your karma also however you can now freeze your karma if you plan to be away for a long time so that your karma will no longer decrease every update. Freezing karma is found at the 'My Account' setting, you will lose only 1 karma in activating this. There are also badges which pop up on your dashboard. These badges are plurks way of giving back to those users that have played a special role in helping to improve there community. Whether it be through friend referrals, or through helping to translate Plurk into other languages or from starting any one of the great fan blogs about Plurk, they just wanted to say thanks for members continued support in helping make Plurk better for everyone, new and old.
The following are the mostly seen Plurk badges.

Invitation Award

Plurk Community Site Owner Award
Translator Award
Plurk Nirvana Award

50 Fans Award
These are also some of the Plurk badges, but I’ve never seen anyone having them thus I have no idea what they’re for.
Add me on plurk. Happy plurking to you all!

3 Responses to “Getting to Know Plurk”
  1. MaeMae says:

    HI! when can i get a plurk community award?

  2. Zychr says:

    Isn't Plurk Karma a little bit "senseless"?

  3. @Maemae: If you got great influence to community and invited mmany user to sign up to plurk you will get your plurk community award.

    @Zychr: Yeah it is senseless but its a great motivation for plurkers to come back the next hour or day to plurk. Sometimes the ego of having higher karma is what they look into.