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“Na na na na, na na na na, hey hey goodbye” Says WordPress To Twitter
Alright so maybe Matt Mullenweg isn’t saying it yet, but you can feel it. A new, distributed Twitter for internal groups has arrived and it’s called Prologue. Here’s the net idea: if you have multiple bloggers on your WordPress blog, you can now use Twitter-like short messages to chat internally. Is it a Twitter-killer? No, not currently anyway, as most Twitterdiction folks are using it for shouting to the public vs. internal messaging.
With WordPress the dominant player in blogging, this could be a game changer. What makes it interesting? Check out the final comment by Matt in the announcement, "Some folks have suggested that using WordPress, Prologue, and RSS you could create a pretty effective distributed version of Twitter. This isn’t something we’re personally interested in, but we’ve made the theme available as open source under the GPL so if you want to hack around it yourself you’re welcome to. For WordPress.com users the theme is available in your “Presentation” section."
Mark from Mashable has a good review and Mathew Ingram looks at what a distributed version of Prologue might look like. I could also see a system like this working very well for corporate IT support teams. Lastly, check out our audio interview from late 2006 with Matt Mullenweg.
Here’s a sample of what Prologue looks like: