Insight use cases for status and microblogging

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These are use cases for status and microblogging services that we might want to provide through Insight.

I'm interested in @Fedora status messages.

RIGHT NOW
I don't know where Fedora's Identi.ca feed is. But if I take a wild guess and use http://identi.ca/fedora fortunately that's the right one.[1]
SHINY FUTURE
On the Insight page there's an easy to see block that says Fedora Speaks! with easy links to the Identi.ca and Twitter feeds. The Twitter feed is de-emphasized a bit, which encourages me to look at Identi.ca if I don't know what it is. But fortunately Fedora respects the fact that I'm already on Twitter so I can easily follow them, whichever I decide to use.
WIN
Tiny/medium
EFFORT
Small, just an RSS feed and a bit of appropriate graphics and hyperlinks in a block.

I work on Fedora social networking, and I want to send out a message.

RIGHT NOW
I share the account password with lots of people. (That works OK, but it worries me that someone might get access to my data.) I visit our identi.ca page, log in, and set a status. The status automatically echoes to Twitter too.
SHINY FUTURE
I login to Insight, and there's a menu choice for "Set Identi.ca/Twitter status". When I select it, I'm prompted for a 140-character maximum message. When I select Forward, the system asks me to confirm the content. Once I select Confirm, the status is posted to Identi.ca and then echoes automatically to Twitter via Identi.ca's built-in functionality.
WIN
Medium/huge
EFFORT
May be small, since the 100% all-FOSS brdcst.it service can take an RSS feed of status from anywhere and post it out to other services such as Identi.ca.

I work on Fedora social networking, and I want to reply to a user.

RIGHT NOW
(see shared password above, then...) I visit either Identi.ca or Twitter and click a link to find out if @fedora has been mentioned. Then I reply in the WebUI to reply to the message.
SHINY FUTURE
I login to Insight, and there's a menu choice to see mentions of @fedora on Identi.ca/Twitter. When I select one, I have the option to reply to the message using the appropriate service, as above.
WIN
Medium
EFFORT
Probably substantial. Although there are easy ways to broadcast out and recapture feeds, it's getting harder to pull in site-specific stuff like mentions. (No incentive to provide this in the case of Twitter, where this is part of the value of the service.)


  1. Leaving aside the question of whether our feeds should show up on the fp.o home page.