Import blog entries from the whole blogsphere into your blog stream with Roundhouse; our social blogging tool.
Roundhouse is a lightweight easy to learn and use blogging tool. You can install it for just yourself or for many people to each have their own blog.
Roundhouse was built as an experiment to see if we can incorporate a blogroll into the main blog feed in a way that you could gather blog entries from friends into your blog to create a combination of your blog entries and your favourite blog entries from your friends to create a social blog.
Roundhouse requires a web server running either Apache 1.3/2.x or IIS5/IIS6 with PHP5.x installed including GD library and Gettext (Curl and BCMath if you want OpenID support).
For multiple instances you will require wildcard sub-domains.
Originally built in the East by the Shakers in the 1800s, round barns typically had a silo in the center and cattle housed on the sides. This arrangement made feeding cattle easier as the hay was only a few feet away. Round barns were advocated by farmers' books and journals as progressive and scientific.