August 6, 2008
michaelkpate - Plurk

A few weeks ago, Plurk was really hot for an entire weekend when twitter was struggling to stay up.

Unfortunately, and I think Plurk is pretty cool, I really haven’t spent much time going back. Hopefully, Plurk will find a way to make itself more relevant.

August 6, 2008
michaelkpate - sets itself apart from the all the other microblogs by being totally open source in all things in that it is actually powered by Laconica.

I am not sure if this one will compete with the others in the long run, but I think that is okay. I think we may all benefit from having this around in the long run.


August 6, 2008
Rejaw: Michael K Pate

Everyone should sign up for a Rejaw account, just because it is so darn easy as you can see by reading An OpenID-powered registration system I actually like…. That part is awesome.

What isn’t that cool to me is the lack of any sort of web feed. I always like to send my be able to move my posts to a microblog out to the various lifestreaming services. Not being able to do that is not going to make me want to use the site more.


August 6, 2008
michaelkpate's kwips page

I got an invitation to try out a new microblogging site this morning. I actually wasn’t sure quite how the site worked until after I completed the signup process.

I think it has something going for it among big gchat and yahoo! chat users… but I am not either. The ability to pull in friends from twitter was a nice feature, though; that instantly gave me some to work with.


July 1, 2007
Pownce : michaelkpate

I decided earlier that I was going to do my best to get a pownce invite today. Fortunately, it turned out not to be that difficult.

Now I just have to figure out what to do with it. Eric Rice has some ideas, fortunately.


April 7, 2007
Jaiku | Michael Pate

Leo Laporte has decided that Jaiku has everything Twitter has and more. And that along with a certain branding issue has caused him to make the switch.

I am not sure yet. But since I redirected my Tumblr feed over there, everything I post will get picked up there anyway for now.


March 30, 2007
Twitter / michaelkpate

Twitter is a very interesting phenomenon. Is it instant messaging or a blog or a combination of the two or something completely different? Only time will tell.

It certainly is popular right now, though. Whether it will stand the test of time will remain to be scene.

About Me

Michael K Pate
Avon Park, Florida USA

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. More ...