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Last week I was joking with a friend about the way I always know that Plinky is still active as a service is that I get multiple emails every week with their new “prompts”. I get the multiple emails because I registered a few usernames when the service launched. For those of you that haven’t used Plinky, here’s their service desciption, “Plinky makes it easy for you to create inspired content. Every day we provide a prompt (i.e. a question or challenge) and you answer. We make it simple to add rich media and share your answers on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.”
Sadly, I just received an email from the Plinky team that they won’t be continuing the live service going forward. The current site will remain live and you can participate in current “prompts” but you won’t be able to add new prompts.
You can read the full announcement on the Plinky blog. Basically the Thing Labs team, parent of Plinky, has decided to focus full time on their Twitter client named Brizzly. From the announcement, “For the last few months, Thing Labs (formerly Plinky, Inc.) has been focused on development of Brizzly, and we couldn’t be happier with how things are going. As such, we’ve been able to spend very little time on our first product, Plinky. We’ve made the difficult decision to stop publishing new prompts altogether.”
I was never able to get into Plinky although a lot of the people I met with over the past year said they used the service a lot to help with topics for writing. From what I can tell, Brizzly is a popular Twitter client and big with the early adopter crowd so the move seems like it makes sense. And my guess is that we might see some of the features or technology from Plinky inside Brizzly.