Between Twitter and It’s Alternative


I now need Twitter more than Twitter needs me. –TC.

When I re-themed NH, I needed a micro-blogging tool. I wanted to fill the small gaps between our virtual world. Much to my despair, Twitter is failing me a few times already. (You can follow me on Twitter!)

What can I do with Twitter? Read here. You’ll need it more than you need Facebook or MySpace!

Other alternatives you can play with

Emotionr is a way to gauge your happiness on a scale of 1-10 (decimals included).

Frazr is also very similar to Twitter. Frazr is focused on the French and German.

Hictu is a service for video microbloggers.

IRateMyDay allows you the ability to (yes, you guessed it) rate your day on a scale of ‘Worst’ to ‘Great’.

Jaiku is considered by many to be Twitter’s closest competitor.

Moodmill is a way to express your mood or current state of being.

MySay is what it says. Instead of text updates, users call MySay and say how they are doing today

Pownce recently launched a micro-blogging platform with added functionality.

Tumblr is a very clean, slick micro-blogging platform. Its focus is on simplicity and elegance.

ps: Twitter’s service is flickering. Sometimes its up, the next minute down. Should I consider moving? 😯

Twitter Friends: MK, Bongkersz, Melbie, Aisyah, Helmie, Syuxx, Camus, Teddy, the rest, diam2 je.


There are 8 Comments for “Between Twitter and It’s Alternative”

there’re way too much hype about twitter in the tech community, that’s why i gave it a try. it’s certainly more than just a way of saying “i have roti canai for breakfast!”, which i’d like to see more of.

btw, 3 out 9 services ended up with the letter r. oh the web 2.0r…. T_T

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NoktahHitam replied #1

sembangkomputeR – ends with R too.

NoktahHitamR? – the darker black dot?

microblogging is more than that. Im waiting for Jaiku. It looks awesome!

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MK wrote on May 20, 2008 #1

hehe. takpa. website tu down sekejap too be much more better for a long period. hehe 😐

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syuxx wrote on May 20, 2008 #2

i found a new one, twixtr, can upload photo from mobile, the rest more or less same with twitter. any idea which micro-blogging service was the pioneer? i tried tumblr before, then in Malaysia we have this Pacme, currently for maxis/hotlink users only.

micro-blogging is addictive!!!! :up:

ps: i just stick to those which most of my friends are using hehe….

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bongkersz wrote on May 20, 2008 #3

😯 Thats really a lot~ Nvermind.. I will stick with Twitter, I’m too lazy to play around.. Haha.. :roll:

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saffa wrote on May 21, 2008 #4

diam² je? Well a few others have spoken, so I want to leave my mark too LOL

I read about Jaiku somewhere sometime ago… didn’t know about the rest though … I might give them a try, but like bongkersz said .. I’ll use those that I can communicate with my friends with 😛

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melbie wrote on May 21, 2008 #5

Woah I feel so outdated! Out of the so many competing services you’ve listed, I’ve only heard of tumblr :roll: emotionr sounds very cute because they actually allow you to have decimals in your mood rating – now that’s really something :)

I heard that Twitter was down yesterday afternoon for 2 hours for servicing. I guess when a Web2.0 service gets too huge, the maintenance time and frequency increases. Ah, the power of crowds. Anyway Twitter limits the frequency of tweets when there’s a major event – I’ve heard of this somewhere – to reduce burden on their servers.

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teddY wrote on May 21, 2008 #6

Whoa. I never knew there are alternatives for twitter. I’ve only heard twitter before and none of the above. For the time being, I think I shall stick to twitter. ❓

But one thing I hate about twitter is I couldn’t activate my mobile phone. Could it be because I’m using an Indonesian phone number? WTH. I feel discriminated. 😥

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Mira wrote on May 22, 2008 #7

Leave a comment, I won't bite ;)

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