Microsoft Rips Off Twitter Ripoff

Add one to the growing file of wacky Chinese knockoffs: Microsoft China appears to have totally ripped off Plurk, a Twitter clone that’s apparently popular in Asia. As this screenshot shows, Microsoft’s Plurk clone is very close in design to Plurk. And as Plurk points out in a blog post, the code is suspiciously similar as well.

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