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PHP 5 Social Networking by Michael Peacock

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Chapter 6. Status Stream

With users on Dino Space able to create profiles and post their statuses, we need to provide a way for users to see the statuses of their contacts at a glance.

In this chapter, you will learn:

  • How to create a stream of status updates for users to see what their personal network is up to at any given time. The system will need to be extendable to allow users to see a stream of other content as we extend the site.
  • How to make the times these statuses were posted more relevant to the user.

With more of an idea of the functionality we are going to create in this chapter, let's get started.

What is a status stream?

Most social networks provide functionality for their users to see the buzz of activity which is happening within the ...

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