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What do you all use for live blogging?

I've found Live Blogging by Chris Northwood (more than I need) and Twitter LiveBlog by Mashuqur Rahman (I want it to stay within WordPress). Are these really the only two games in town?

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"What do you all use" and similar questions of a community nature should be marked as wikis. You're not looking for a singular "best" answer here ... –  EAMann Sep 13 '10 at 20:09
    
@gabrielk - Can you explain what feature set you'd like to see? Since I don't live blog I really don't know what you might need but I am good at writing plugins... :) –  MikeSchinkel Oct 14 '10 at 11:21
    
@MikeSchinkel - It's really just a question to see what's out there without re-inventing the wheel. Doesn't seem like there's much. –  gabrielk Oct 25 '10 at 19:47
    
Gotcha. –  MikeSchinkel Oct 26 '10 at 2:51

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I wrote my own Liveblogging platform, which turned out to be very simple to do indeed. Sadly, it's not ready for release yet.

In practice, all you need is a page with a form which writes to a database. Now; liveblogs tend to get hammered, so I created a page which used my templates as a flat file (so no database calls).

Whenever I updated the liveblog with another entry, it wrote it to a flat file, and it showed the flat file to the user.

Rather simple, but brutally fast. Stood up to very high traffic on a small tech site you may have heard of.

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Hey, an answer! –  gabrielk Oct 25 '10 at 19:48

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