Between Twitter and It’s Alternative

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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

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

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

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Hictu is a service for video microbloggers.

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

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

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

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

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

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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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