Real Time Activity Feed Needed Now, Not BP 1.4
I know this has been posted several times, discussed, and usually pushed off to BP 1.4 development or a plugin. However, this is such an important topic. This is the difference between the activity stream being simply “nice” and being “powerful” …
Consider friendfeed.com’s implementation of an activity feed. There is obvious movement within the community. Compare this to twitter, that simply notifies you that there is an update. The twitter implementation is horrible and a reason I stay away from the service. Facebook’s wall is also a massive failure. The BP stream has such potential!
Yes. I’m biased. FriendFeed cannot be matched by any other service when it comes to their stream. Even Facebook, who purchased FriendFeed, remains crappy with their “wall.”
Won’t any developer PLEASE take this on NOW. Why wait for your competition to figure out that this is a feature that changes a “nice” product to a GREAT product?
Come on – this is needed. Take a look at the two plugins. One plugin gives a notice of updates and the other adds a stream that breaks up conversations until there is a refresh (threaded doesn’t work). Both devs have stopped and are planning to wait for BP 1.4 (which means over a year from now). Surely a core developer can look at these two plugins and find a way to get a smooth real time activity stream. Even the P2 Theme has smooth updating (to a point).
Come on – I don’t want to have to refresh the page to see that there has been activity. Let me “easily interact” with my community.
Make it a priority. Get it done now. I don’t want to wait another year or two for BP 1.4
PS. No disrespect is meant here. I love BP. It’s good but can become great with a compelling stream. But making me wait another year? Boooooo.
PSS. I’m an impatient little bugger (just like my students, heeeheee).
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