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Proof of Concept: Adding Twitter And Friendfeed to Buddypress

  • Avatar of Dimensionmedia
    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    Again, apologizes for not reposting everything here but formatting and screenshots don’t show up here (at least in my attempts).

    I managed to get a proof of concept going for twitter and friendfeed streams for users.

    http://www.davidbisset.com/2008/12/23/buddypress-adding-twitter-and-friendfeed/

    Twitter example is pulling from actual data stored in the “settings” panel, as i was talking about previously today. At this rate, this could easily be a lifestream “drop and it just works” plugin for BuddyPress in a week or so. I’m hoping to release more info and the files themselves. I’m hoping to try to add paging or a few other basic items before releasing it. Still trying to figure out what to do for Flickr.

    Anyways, just wanted to throw hope into the pot.

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  • Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    keep up the work..maybe facebook stream

    Avatar of Dimensionmedia
    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    I know nothing about Facebook’s API or stream. If someone wants to be kind and gather a list of lean/small PHP classes that already grabs the info (I already have Twitter and Friendfeed) that would be great. Especially for Flickr and/or Twitpics.

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    why not adapt wp-lifestream plugin?

    Awesome stuff @dimensionmedia! So looking forward to your releases on this!

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    maybe check out elgg.org for gpl feed plugins to use?

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    dimensionmedia

    This may not be possible, but it might be nice to include users of Identi.ca (and Laconica servers) plus Openmicroblogger.org servers in this stream. Both use the OpenMicroBlogging protocol enabling users to post to Twitter and subscribe to friends on each platform.

    Openmicroblogger.org in particular is heavily tied to WordPress plugins and themes already.

    Cheers

    Avatar of Dimensionmedia
    David Bisset
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    @dimensionmedia

    Scotm, this might be possible. I’ll look into it. I’m more interested in the BuddyPress then “reinventing the wheel” on a lifestream or social plugin. Those have been done, and i’m still looking over the more popular ones to see if we can convert those WordPress plugins into BP. But I’ve got a feeling writing something custom is going to be alot more useful and unlimiting.

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    I don’t want to confuse buddypress with the various microblogging tools (twitter, laconica, etc.) but Openmicroblogger.org has taken the Twitter Tools for WordPress plugin, for example, and made it work with their platform so that you can post to Twitter from within Openmicroblogger (much like how it works wth WordPress).

    More importantly, the OMB platform lets you ‘subscribe’ to your Twitter friends or other users so that their tweets complete with Gravatar can appear in your stream on the OMB network of servers. Having this ability to ‘pull’ your subscribed network of users, over and above a lifestream of your own tweets or whathaveyou, whould make the ‘social’ plugin in Buddypress even more powerful. Hope I explained this in some manner of clarity.

    Cheers

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
    Participant

    @gpo1

    check out twitme 1.7 plugin which integrates twitter fully for bp.

    still work in progress

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    GrizzlyGroundswell
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    @grizzlygroundswell

    This is great stuff! Can’t wait until it is released!

    Chad

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    Has anyone tried TwitterDash plugin seen here: http://wordpress.org/extend/plugins/twitterdash/?

    This successfully places your Twitter timeline on the dashboard in wpmu 2.7/buddypress beta2 and enables you to post updates to Twitter from a post form. Could this not be modified to appear in the users’ Buddypress profile?

    Thx

    Avatar of Gpo1
    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    Why don’t you wait for twitme 1.7 to come out !!!

    http://www.phpvrouwen.nl/

    Avatar of Scotm
    Scotm
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    @scotm

    gpo1

    I’m waiting, just exploring. BTW…the beta version you sent me gave me an error on the site. Is there a newer version? Any idea on timelines? :)

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    Check the site out, update is that its been recoded ground up ! maybe Feb or March.

    Avatar of Nicola Greco
    nicolagreco
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    @nicolagreco

    i started developing it, but i stopped my work because i read that someone was writing it..

    Nicola

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    Arx Poetica
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    @arxpoetica

    Sorry for being a little slow on this topic, but activity streams are hard to wrap my mind around, mostly because I don’t quite get the technology. Does openmicroblogging — is this a viable part of Joseph Smarr’s so-called “social stack”? (I think they’ve moved on to calling it something else now, not “social stack,” but I digress…)

    I’ll be building a version of a micro stream soon enough, or trying to adapt a former one (such as the “wire”?) to suit my own purposes.

    As I understand it, there’s already a bit of a WordPress plugin:

    http://adrianlang.de/mnw/

    Why rebuild the wheel, when it’s built? Perhaps we should borrow/resuse from that plugin

    There’s a bit of development/discussion going on over here for WordPress itself:

    http://groups.google.com/group/diso-project/browse_thread/thread/84481ef2e912a099

    http://groups.google.com/group/diso-project/browse_thread/thread/b9f1b8865d3d8526

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    gpo1
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    @gpo1

    @Arx Poetica, Go for it

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