Recently I presented a brand new presentation titled Please Feed the Unicorns at the @apimeetup held at the @Apigee office. The goal being to bring attention to various methods of building a better developer community around your API platform by empowering, incentivizing, and recognizing the community Unicorns.
With the whole cloud taking off and more and more services switching to a push it into the cloud, leave it there until you need it, and pull it out model. I can only imagine what will be switching to this model soon. Oh wait. I can imagine.
Reading an article about how Avril Lavigne is supposed to have a $2 million check "appear" in her mailbox because of the absurd number of streams her videos get from YouTube got me thinking about creator compensation. The problem Avril is having is, a) Google wants to keep the money, and b) Google is having trouble figuring out how to monetize video streams. But on a grander scale it is whoever puts the ads on the page that gets the money not the content creator.
* In the web interface new mentions are only replies if they start with @screen_name. By pushing @screen_name further along in the string your followers who do not follow @screen_name will still see the status.
"Storytlr is an open source lifestreaming and micro blogging platform. You can use it for a single user or it can act as a host for many people all from the same installation."
I've been looking for something like Storytlr for a few months now or at least trying to do it with Drupal. While I love Drupal and FeedAPI I did not want to spend all that time building a lifestream website. So I've been playing around with Storytlr instead and found it very easy. Here is how I got it up and running on a Ubuntu EC2 server. You can also check out the official Storytlr install instructions.
Assumptions: LAMP stack installed and running.Domain setup for a directory.MySQL database and user ready to go.Lets get started! Get the code: wget http://storytlr.googlecode.com/files/storytlr-0.9.2.tgz
tar -xvzf storytlr-0.9.2.tgzYou can find out the latest stable release on Storytlr's downloads page.
Import the database:
Within protected/install is database.sql. Import this into your empt…