We all know about that one micro-blogging site that starts with a T but what about the other micro-blogging sites such as plurk, rejaw, jaiku, Yammer and present.ly. Did you you know each service has an iPhone app too? Are you using one the micro-blogging iPhone apps below?
I don’t know if you can see my picture below but take a real close look. Do you know what those windows are for? Well it’s twhirl for 13 different Twitter accounts but only 4 open, it’s plurkAir, it’s Rejaw, it’s a pownce air app, and a friendfeed air app. All micro-blogging or conversation bases desktop apps.
Most of these app have no business model except pownce bit rejaw looks like it was bootstrapped, not sure but will find out. That brings me to this thought, how long will the sites be around and are these micro-blogging sites hurting triditional blogging?
At first thought I’m saying yes that it will hurt triditional blogging because I’m struggling to write a long blog post now on social media but I can whip out about 100 short Tweets or Plurks with ease. Rejaw a new site on the seen allows you to post up to 1000 letters but I think my mind is stuck on 140.
What have I done? I came home a few evenings ago and my wife @LaToymsutton on Twitter, didn’t come and greet me. I went into our home office room and what do I see? Her with both laptops up, one on Twitter and the other on Plurk. I was like wow, is this what I look like?
Needless to say I was glad to she that she was twittering because she has fell in love with Plurk (there is nothing wrong with that though). But she quickly informed me that she was only twittering to let her followers know that they can find her on Plurk as @latoyasutton . Umm ok.
Either way my wife, sister (@janetsutton) and mother (gwensutton) are in Plurk too. My mom and pops are ok Twitter as well as (@gwensutton & @williesutton). They both follow me and now have a better understanding of why and what I’m doing with my career.
If you get a chance read Mashable’s (http://mashable.com) post today about getting your mom on Twitter.
If this iPhone had copy & paste I would paste the URL.
So my mom had to drop off a package for me today in Raleigh. She stays an 1:30 from me in Wallace, NC, but while dropping of the package she pulled out her new flip camera. Those flip cameras are nice & it’s great to see my mom play with gadgets and technology.
So she pulls out the camera but then she starts doing an informal interview about the Plurk blog post on Mashable. This story won’t die! I’ll get the file from her soon & post online.
See my tech mom below.