I am building a site that aggregates updates from social networking and social media sites such as Twitter, Youtube, Facebook, Delicious and other blogs in chronological order.
The site must have the following features:
- New sources must be easy to add
- The site does not only link to the original content source but republish it. If possible the whole content is copied into a new post on the site. Users can comment.
- Sources can be attributed to a specified user on the wordpress site.
I am familiar with RSS feeds and I know that there are several Plugins out there which can fetch feeds and republish the content, such as:
But both have their disadvantages. Lifestream does not create new posts, it merely links to the original source. People cannot comment on the updates. Also, the support forums are not working and the newest sign of life is a tweet from July.
Feedwordpress does create new posts but it lacks the ease of use which lifestream has. Adding a feed takes considerably longer. Services that don't offer a RSS feed (like Twitter) are not supported at all.
My current idea is to take the Lifestream plugin and try to hack it. Unless somebody has a better idea! I'm looking forward to your ideas.