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

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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1 VonSkippy December 18, 2008 at 9:56 pm

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

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

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

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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: http://yonkly.com

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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?

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

Install Prologue in wordpress ;)
the easiest way.
http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2009/03/11/p2-the-new-prologue/

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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
http://rcanblog.com/create-twitter-site-wordpress-64/

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