I have looked at boonex dolphin as a tool to build a nice community type site, but after reading so many negative reviews and comments about it - I'm not going that route. I enjoy WP much more (since I've been using it for years).
Aspects of Dolphin I do like are video chat from within the site, Facebook integration pulling in a FB page and allowing people to comment/reply (instead of pushing the user out to the actual FB page), twitter feeds and images and allowing people to re-tweet, forums for community discussions, and embeeding content from other sites into your site (similar how the Associated Press does it - whereas they might pull in content from other news agencies and embed it into their website).
I've been looking at Embedly plugin for WP, BuddyPress, and various RSS Feed plugins. Can't really decide on a single plugin (and I'm sure there is no one plugin that will compare to Dolphin) - but anyone have any suggestions? My main thing now is pulling in content from other sites to display on my site - RSS type, but the look and feel is more content type whereas the reader can stay on my site and read the entire article. What do you think?
Thanks in advance for your reply....