trillr1: Build a Twitter-like Microblogging Website

by on December 18, 2008 · 7 comments· LAST UPDATED December 18, 2008

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Twitter is a free social networking and micro-blogging service, that allows its users to send and read other users' updates (also known as tweets). Now, you can build your own Twitter like service using trillr1.


trillr1 Screenshot

From the announcement blog:

Trillr is a Twitter-like microblogging service enhanced with user directory and group discussion features. It was born in November 2007 as a peer group experiment where Jan Brauer, Christian Pesch and I decided to create "something like Twitter" to learn more about the programming language Python and its web framework Django.

Setting up your own system requires some assembly. A README file explains the details. Expect 30 min of work or so. Trillr is a standalone web application usable with modern standard conforming web browsers (and the Internet Explorer). It uses a few bits of JavaScript here and there but should run just fine without it. It is not a product although it runs very stable for nearly a year now and has a great performance for 100+ users even on our tiny virtual Linux server also running the mysql database.

You can download trillr1 source code here.

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{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

1 VonSkippy December 18, 2008 at 9:56 pm

Yeah, because one major time suck and complete waste of bandwidth isn’t enough.


2 Gokdeniz Karadag December 18, 2008 at 10:51 pm

To point out the alternatives. There is, which uses the software (licensed under GNU Affero General Public License)


3 scott December 19, 2008 at 6:16 pm

You may want to check out Yonkly. It’s the first “create your own” microblog to integrate with twitter:


4 David Lemcoe December 26, 2008 at 5:33 pm

I have been looking for something like this to host on my server, and I finally have found it! THANK YOU very much!

@VonSkippy: What do you have against Twitter?


5 Suresh M May 2, 2009 at 6:31 am

Install Prologue in wordpress ;)
the easiest way.


6 Suresh M May 2, 2009 at 7:45 am
7 rcanblog June 22, 2009 at 8:59 am

hey you can use wordpress for twitter feel


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