Story Prompts Meet Social Media

I’ve seen plenty of Web sites that offer story prompts. In fact, I keep intending to create a Story Prompts section on A Storied Career.

But Plinky is the first story-prompt site I’ve seen that combines story prompts with social media.

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In fact, Plinky doesn’t frame its prompts as prompts for stories or even writing — but rather for Web content. Plinky’s pitch:

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.

In addition to helping folks create content that they can share on the social Web, Plinky is a social site in itself on which users can follow each other.

I’m not sure how many of Plinky’s prompts really yield something worth sharing on social sites, but the concept is definitely interesting.