Plinky MVPs

We were surprised to hear early reviewers of Plinky describe it as a “micro-blogging” service. As we like to say, it’s only microblogging if you don’t write much.

Sure, you can be as brief as you’d like. Sometimes you might not have more than a couple of words to say about the prompt at hand. But usually, simply telling your friends that you like to eat crayons when you’re stressed isn’t as interesting as explaining the whole story of HOW you developed that particular waxy craving. Here are some answers by folks who have taken a little time to craft some really interesting and unique answers:

The response to our Bear vs. Shark question was fabulous. So far, more than 500 people have weighed in on this great Darwinian debate. None, however, were as detailed, thorough, and thoroughly LOL-inspiring as JoelHowe‘s description of three intense rounds of interspecies throwdown.

The day we discovered Skorp‘s answers, the office was full of uncontrollable giggling (to be fair, we also had a pillow fight that day). Here, he explains why keeping both hard drugs and an autographed picture of Prince can keep you, surprisingly, out of trouble.

We expected “grown-up” books in response to our question about books that changed your mind or opened your eyes, but vaguelyartistic weighed in with a beautiful account of one of my favorite children’s books, “Harold and the Purple Crayon.”

Lots of people bared their souls and shared embarrassing memories, and our good friend joshacagan was no exception. His tales of theater school humiliation brought both kinds of tears to my eyes: laughter and pity.

One of the most faithful Plinky users is jess, who writes interesting, insightful and funny answers to almost every prompt. One day, she stunned a lot of her followers by revealing that she was diagnosed with cancer about a year and a half ago, and developed a disdain for the sunny message of Lance Armstrong and his yellow “Live Strong” bracelets. Read and be inspired.

Finally, there are times when a simple, succinct answer is all that’s required, as Shaon showed us with this answer about what this country really needs. Hear hear.

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