Is plurk a twitter killer? no. do i care? probably not. does it matter? definitely not.
i am not interested in talking about the 'other' team. so far i have politely declined to answer any interview questions regarding twitter not because we hate them. but because it's impolite for us to make assumption about what twitter is doing now or in the future. I really have no clue and frankly i couldn't care less :). And no they have never contacted us and we have never talked to them.
I'm sorry if my pacifism disappoints the media who craves for sensationalism. And there's nothing wrong with sensationalism. People tend to identify new things with something they already know. In which case, I personally believe the web is big enough for both of us to co-exist.
And frankly, right now, we are not even in the same league with them. We still have a lot to do and I'm very excited about that and our future.
Maybe one day, with the help of our fast growing user base, we can make them a little nervous and say something stupid about plurk in public. Then I assure you I will personally buy a case of chilled beers and send it to their office. That's as hostile as I can ever get.
- Alvin Woon
disclaimer: These are my personal thoughts. I don't claim to speak for all plurk team members.