Creating a Billboard


#1

I would like my site to be a simple billboard where people sign in via social media accounts and comment on the website’s single topic.

And I would like the site to pick up and display mentions of the topic as in hashtags.

The layout is simple, just a scroll of whatever is posted with no editing, however if it is possible to create an automated keyword and date based archive that would be a bonus.

I have the domain, a twitter account with the domain, and a domain@gmail account. I did not create a Facebook page. However, I would like all social media to be represented as a way to sign in via computer or mobile and post. No character limit unless you are using twitter.

I looked at phpBB, but I do not want to create a discussion forum. The concept is more like a vertical news crawl that displays comments directly sent via social media from mobiles or desktops.

Can someone please point me in a DIY direction if it can be done with a string of plugins or something, or direct me to the kind of person I need to find to do it?

Thank you.


#2

ScribbleLive is the closest commercial product I can find, but quite expensive.


#3

Have you looked at StatusNet? It is sort of an open-source twitter-clone that you could base your site on.

Software main page: http://status.net/

In action: http://forum.status.net/


#4

will do, thank you


#5

artgeek, the site you linked to (forum.status.net) is not running status.net! It’s running Vanilla Forum, which is just a piece of forum software, similar to phpBB.

An actual install of status.net looks like this: http://www.petstatus.net/

It’s basically a private Twitter clone. Which is interesting, for sure, but probably not what mfbull is looking for, since it would require users to sign up specifically for that site.


#6

Perhaps you can try Disqus, I have added this on my site.


#7

I was just in the panel and it had a teaser to look for a StatusNet One-Click install, with a reference to that petstatus site.

StatusNet is not available for One-Click here, which is probably just as well because while it sounds like a great app it’s really half-baked FOSS, and at this point it’s fairly dead. RIP StatusNet, ya coulda been a contendah…