I have been posting to the social website Plurk a lot lately. This site is similar to Twitter, as it is a social micro-blog, but with a twist. It is visually more appealing than the basic Twitter, and as you earn "Karma", more options and control over your account you get. You gain or loose Karma by the amount of posting you do, as well as, who friends or follows you.
The timeline is also unique, as instead of a vertical view, it is horizontal. Although the mobile version of the site is vertical.
I have found that there seems to be more "community" and interaction between users that have no real off line connection. That can happen on Twitter as well, but Plurk seems a whole lot more interactive among it's members. This may also be due to the fact that replys are their own thread under each original plurk.
I am really enjoying Plurk and invite you to join in the fun! Follow me here.
I have to give Kudo's when I run across the rare instance that a company meets or exceeds my expectations.
Quite a while ago, I was having connection issues with my internet provider, Sprint DSL. I contacted them and went through the ringer trying to get them to replace the modem. They would not do it unless every conceivable issue OTHER than the modem was ruled out. Talking about a pain in the A$$. After hours of testing and ruling eveything out, I ended up buying my own modem off the shelf which fixed the issue.
Fast forward about 2 years, and once again I am having connection issues. Sprint has since been purchased by Embarq. I Twitter my Embarq issues and am contacted by an Embarq employee with advice the same day. I also submit a support email and immediately they send me out a new router based solely on the email.
Now I have not gotten the new DSL modem, so I do not know the final results of my issue, but based upon the reaction and response of Embarq, I have to say Thank You!