Saturday March 10, 2007 04:34
Me2day and Playtalk, Social Microblogging
In Korean bloggosphere, two similar sites become popular at the same time. They are Me2day.net and Playtalk.net that represent the social micro-blogging such as Jaiku.com and Twitter.com. It’s very simple whereas most of blogging tools have somehow complex.
After registration through Open ID or email address, you can start microblogging with one or two sentence. It doesn’t permit photos, quotation and long text except link and comments. One can use this as like a tool for time-based diary.
Also, it offers social networking to add friends and comment with one sentence too. So many users can give a comment to new user who found in lounge section. If someone says that his brother is very sick, many users give comments that worry about him and encourage them. It seems that many users feel like enjoying crowd communications. It has strongly poisonous for first users.
Me2day.net has a motto “Blogs for Busy Bloggers” spreaded by famous bloggers with invitation. It was made by Ruby on Rails and gives simple design with CSS layout that can change layout. It involved a strong social network from micro-blogging among power bloggers in Me2day.net.
Playtalk offers beta services for all users, but the pattern of users is similar with Me2day.net. It might be that many of users would like to use Me2day.net, but there had no chance to do that. Playtalk gives a chance to them.