WordPress pays homage to Twitter

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A Twitter post (fittingly enough) caught my eye and sent me to a WordPress post in which newly-enriched founder Matt Mullenweg announced a Twitter-style group blog theme for WordPress called Prologue. Although I’m sure some will see this as Automattic going after Twitter, I see it more as a tribute to the power of the viral messaging app. In effect, the theme is an attempt to replicate the kind of group activity stream and messaging function that Twitter does so well in the form of a blog.

I could see this being hugely useful for a group working on a project, as Matt describes in his post, as a way of keeping track of what everyone is doing — complete with tags that users can follow and RSS feeds built in. It doesn’t benefit from the same kind of network effects as Twitter does, of course, because it’s restricted to a group of people who all use the same blog. But what if there was a way to tie those types of posts together with others from other Twitter-style blogs?

As Mark Hopkins notes in a post over at Mashable, this kind of thing is particularly interesting in light of what Dave Winer and some others have been saying about replicating Twitter in a more distributed fashion, to prevent the kind of outage it saw during Macworld. Now that I think about it, maybe Matt is thinking about going after Twitter :-)

Comments (33)

  1. Sach wrote::

    Great potential for this to penetrate the work place..

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    Wednesday, January 30, 2008 at 12:00 am #
  2. NewportSEO wrote::

    Would we soon see Twitter to Prolouge as Myspace to LinkedIn?

    Saturday, June 21, 2008 at 4:47 am #
  3. Zion wrote::

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    Saturday, August 2, 2008 at 6:57 pm #
  4. Carley wrote::

    This Prologue is pretty interesting. I might use it.. :) Have you tried Plurk? It’s cool too! :)

    Tuesday, August 5, 2008 at 2:14 am #
  5. Alley wrote::

    I have always enjoyed twitter.. I will enjoy this Prologue too.. :)

    Wednesday, August 6, 2008 at 2:25 am #
  6. C. Laeuse wrote::

    People will be happy :)

    Saturday, August 9, 2008 at 10:54 pm #
  7. Dueces wrote::

    That theme will be really awesome:P

    Tuesday, August 12, 2008 at 6:33 pm #
  8. Ryan wrote::

    That’s nice to hear that twitter got some good response!

    Sunday, August 17, 2008 at 10:00 am #
  9. Tyrone wrote::

    Very good news for Twitter

    Tuesday, August 19, 2008 at 2:24 am #
  10. Andrew George wrote::

    Wow! Great news!

    Wednesday, August 20, 2008 at 2:48 pm #
  11. Marcus wrote::

    it will be a great wayto do everything as we constantly use twitter.

    Friday, August 22, 2008 at 1:28 pm #
  12. Helen wrote::

    Very interesting post! I will share it to my subscribers at Best Home Based Business Opportunities
    Thanks and more power to you!

    Wednesday, August 27, 2008 at 11:42 am #
  13. Pua wrote::

    Interesting post.I always enjoyed Twitter and I think I might also enjoy this Prologue.Also I think the theme is quite nice.

    Saturday, September 6, 2008 at 11:52 am #
  14. Interesting, is theme already in use?

    Wednesday, September 10, 2008 at 4:29 am #
  15. Voos Low Cost wrote::

    Micro blogging is was born with twitter and it still has a long way to go! It will be much bigger in the future, because people will start doing it more and more on their phones and other mobile devices!

    Wednesday, September 17, 2008 at 8:52 pm #
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    Monday, October 6, 2008 at 5:46 am #
  17. This was a good informative article………………………!

    Saturday, October 18, 2008 at 5:54 am #
  18. Thank you for the information as i am a wordpress user and it helped me a lot.

    Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 11:44 am #
  19. Interesting news. I would wait eagerly to know more about how Prologue shapes up.

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 2:05 am #
  20. NFPV.ORG wrote::

    hmm i just wonder how long twitter would last though

    Thursday, November 6, 2008 at 7:09 am #
  21. My brother could have done with something like this on the project he has just finished working on. The management failed to keep in contact with all of the contractors who were using a repository for their code, and the management tried demo the new app to a client.

    Had the management been using something like this, they may have known not to demo it and save themselves the humiliation.

    Saturday, November 8, 2008 at 9:34 am #
  22. Sun wrote::

    Having more twitternest options would be a great addition to the word press (best blogging software out there).

    Tuesday, December 16, 2008 at 6:26 am #
  23. I Bet Poker wrote::

    Its amazing how fast twitter became mainstream. You now have the name twitter being thrown around in the same croup as myspace and facebook. Are they owned by a public company or did someone create it from scratch like facebook?

    Tuesday, January 20, 2009 at 5:28 am #
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    Tuesday, February 24, 2009 at 12:46 am #
  25. koowii wrote::

    Twitter is one of the most interesting social bookmark on earth!

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 6:34 am #
  26. Cellulite wrote::

    I agree with you on this!

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    Wednesday, April 22, 2009 at 1:28 am #
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    Tuesday, April 28, 2009 at 6:06 am #
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  32. asdasd wrote::

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    Wednesday, December 23, 2009 at 9:43 am #
  33. Termpapers1 wrote::

    As Mark Hopkins notes in a post over at Mashable, this kind of thing is particularly interesting in light of what Dave Winer and some others have been saying about replicating Twitter in a more distributed fashion, to prevent the kind of outage it saw during Macworld.Its interesting news.

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