I gotta be honest. For the past couple weeks I’ve been using Plurk a ton. The initial reason was downtime from Twitter but it increasingly became about the much more active community. Then today I read about developers bailing on Twitter because of their unreliable API. That’s a big problem but then again not even Plurk has a functioning API.
The reality is that developing a micro-blogging platform is a lot more difficult then anyone anticipated as far as I can tell.