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James Walker

James Walker pimped out with his Drupal schwag. Why? Because <a href="http://buytaert.net/twitter-drupal-and-jabber#comments">he doesn't always get the love</a> that he deserves ...

Yahoo! schwag

Schwag

Some of the schwag we got at Yahoo! here in Sunnyvale, San Francisco. Of course, we got t-shirts too!

Twitter, Drupal and Jabber

It would be great if Drupal could interface with Twitter. Twitter supports several methods of delivering messages; using instant messaging, using RSS, using SMS to your mobile phone, and more. For small sites like mine, it would be great to get notified about new comments through MSN or Jabber. Drupal event notifications to the desktop!

Who says I want to track my friends? I want to track my websites. ;-)

It's pretty obvious that Twitter-like services with less focus on social networking will arrive soon. It fits the line of existing web services rather well, and enables these services to better talk to the user.

The question is; who is going to offer this service so we don't have to abuse Twitter? And when it gets built, let's hope it will be based on Jabber, so it is truly open, standard, decentralized, secure and extensible.

(Actually, I know some people who have built exactly that, but I don't know whether they are going to open it up, or make it available as a service.)

If anything, this begs for Drupal's logging functionality to be refactored so messages can selectively be delivered to multiple registered output channels, be it database logging, Twitter, Jabber, MSN, e-mail or syslog.

The Drupal song

Jeff Robbins, co-founder of Lullabot and former lead singer of Orbit wrote us Drupal song (mirror)! Drupal, Drupal, Drupal, Drupal, Dru-pal!

Now, let's record a video this week at Yahoo! and upload it to Sony's Musicbox. ;-)

Die Welt using Drupal

Die Welt (The World), a big German newspaper published by Axel Springer recently started using Drupal at Welt Debatte.

Talking about Bill Gates, their second blog post coincidentally talks about Bill Gates and Drupal -- but in an informative way. They seem proud to be using Drupal.

Die welt

De Morgen interview

On March 15, Flemish newspaper De Morgen published an article about the fact that Drupal is being used by various candidates in the 2008 race for the US presidency.

While that is great information to share, the article is overly sensational, focuses too much on me rather than on the Drupal community, and comes with the seemingly obligatory Bill Gates reference. Sigh!

Credit should be given where credit is due: Drupal's successes should be attributed to the Drupal community, of which I am just one part.

De morgen
De morgen

Datanews interview

Olivier Fabes interviewed me about Drupal for Datanews, a Belgian IT magazine. You can find the article in the January 26 issue. I think the interview came out well.
Datanews
Datanews
Datanews

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