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Ideas for LJ apps to write Jan. 2nd, 2009 12:29 pm
Would anyone use these if I wrote them?

(ETA Looks like LoudTwitter can be persuaded to post to groups.)

1) Tweet2LJ
This app allows a user to automatically post their tweets to a specified group in their LJ account (LoudTwitter only allows public posting).

It may in future allow users to post two streams; one in "real time", one in "batch mode".

It will need to log into LJ and extract a group list.

It will need to log into LJ to post.

It will need to memorise, or have specified:
The journal name
The journal password
The twitter account

For locked twitter streams, it will also require the twitter password!

It will need to know, or calculate, the "last sent" time for a batch.

2) Crowd Control
A related app is a "group self-organiser".

An LJ user may nominate a group on their journal as self-organising.

Users *on the primary user's friend list* will be able to add or remove themselves from
this group.

They can log into the hosting website by using their LJ username, which will be converted to an OpenID and authenticated against the LJ site. (The friends DO NOT need to supply their passwords to the hosting site).

The hosting site will then modify those groups via the LJ API (http://www.livejournal.com/doc/server/ljp.csp.xml-rpc.editfriends.html).

For each primary user, the system will need to store:
- Username
- journal password
- group(s) to allow self-organisation on

The system MUST NOT allow users/friends to see or deduce their membership of other groups, or the membership lists of the self-organising groups.

Re: I have no twitter so cannot comment on the first app..

From: babysimon
Date: January 2nd, 2009 - 06:34 pm (Link)
Do you maintain filters people can opt into? Wouldn't it be nice if they could do it themselves?

wechsler, I would definitely use app #2.