Sweetcron – Noise Pollution? Host your own FriendFeed!

I’ve been following Yongfook since I wrote about 8apps on Setting Contexts. Unfortunately, 8apps is gone (would be GREAT to see someone buy that and run with it…) and Yongfook has moved on – he’s the guy behind Sweetcron, a self-hosted Lifestreaming solution.

Sweetcron is a simple (10 minutes install) solution with an already active community – it’s Google Group is very active, with members helping each other and discussions about developing themes, plug-ins and more.

I initially had an issue installing on one of my other hosts (it seems that a database prefix was the issue) and my subsequent install on a new DreamHost account went smoothly. It really did take only a couple of minutes to do and I like the results (www.nycjane.com).

Self-hosted Lifestreaming solution

Self-hosted Lifestreaming solution

There have been a few issues with feeds (Brightkite) and someone else’s avatar is showing on my Twitter feed – but I’m confident that’s just tweaking. I also installed Disqus for comments and a WuFoo contact form (as recommended). Both of these last 2 additions were made easy by searching through the Sweetcron Google Group. They had really specific instructions – and all seem really helpful!

Sweetcron (along with some new Open Source microblog platforms) is something to keep an eye on – especially as we inch one step closer to Enterprise adoption of these conversational marketing tools.

Other examples of Sweetcron installations:
* Yongfook
* Sean Percival’s Hurricane Gustav Aggregator
* Mine
* Sean Percival’s TechCrunch50 Aggregator
* Roycifer.com

Please add others in the comments!

Comments

15 Comments so far. Comments are closed.
  1. yongfook, not youngfook!

  2. yongfook, not youngfook!

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  5. Primo Fiorentini,

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  6. Patric,

    At first I was kind of interested in the article, I read it from top to bottom quite intently, even checked out the resources you linked to a bit, but then I got way down here to the comment section.

    Here is my problem. You wrote a wonderful article, made it a point to highlight some of the work(with links) for this “yongfook” character and all he does is drop a snappy looking little comment with his name correction and an exclamation point!

    Not only does it make him look like the smelly end of an elephant, I would have dropped every link or mention of his projects quicker than he could say youngfook! This is the problem with some of these designers, they think that they are so much better than they actually are and what's worse is that they try to prove it, I wish they would get a life.

    Anyways, this is just my vent for the day, youngfook makes me a little sick to my stomach!

    Patric H.
    Real Estate License Direct

  7. Patric,

    At first I was kind of interested in the article, I read it from top to bottom quite intently, even checked out the resources you linked to a bit, but then I got way down here to the comment section.

    Here is my problem. You wrote a wonderful article, made it a point to highlight some of the work(with links) for this “yongfook” character and all he does is drop a snappy looking little comment with his name correction and an exclamation point!

    Not only does it make him look like the smelly end of an elephant, I would have dropped every link or mention of his projects quicker than he could say youngfook! This is the problem with some of these designers, they think that they are so much better than they actually are and what’s worse is that they try to prove it, I wish they would get a life.

    Anyways, this is just my vent for the day, youngfook makes me a little sick to my stomach!

    Patric H.
    Real Estate License Direct

  8. Patric,

    At first I was kind of interested in the article, I read it from top to bottom quite intently, even checked out the resources you linked to a bit, but then I got way down here to the comment section.

    Here is my problem. You wrote a wonderful article, made it a point to highlight some of the work(with links) for this “yongfook” character and all he does is drop a snappy looking little comment with his name correction and an exclamation point!

    Not only does it make him look like the smelly end of an elephant, I would have dropped every link or mention of his projects quicker than he could say youngfook! This is the problem with some of these designers, they think that they are so much better than they actually are and what’s worse is that they try to prove it, I wish they would get a life.

    Anyways, this is just my vent for the day, youngfook makes me a little sick to my stomach!

    Patric H.
    Real Estate License Direct

  9. SEO,

    Plugins are used to improve how Sweetcron imports data from different websites. Sweetcron’s theme API has basically three functions for getting this media:
    1- get_image()
    2- get_video()
    3- get_audio()

  10. SEO,

    Plugins are used to improve how Sweetcron imports data from different websites. Sweetcron's theme API has basically three functions for getting this media:
    1- get_image()
    2- get_video()
    3- get_audio()

  11. SEO,

    Plugins are used to improve how Sweetcron imports data from different websites. Sweetcron's theme API has basically three functions for getting this media:
    1- get_image()
    2- get_video()
    3- get_audio()

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  13. Yeah I agree I like FriendFeed.

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