The NewsCloud Facebook application allows Facebook members to read top stories and breaking news and share them with their friends from within Facebook. The NewsCloud Facebook application also allows you to watch Daily Show and Colbert Report clips inside Facebook and share them with other Facebook members. Facebook is a social network with a new API for applications. NewsCloud is an open source collaborative social news network. As the documentation to Facebook's API is still incomplete, the source code to the NewsCloud Facebook application may be instructive to other Facebook developers.
The Facebook Newsroom CMS framework is a generic Facebook application which can be quickly and easily installed, configured, and customized for any small organization wanting to establish a sophisticated Web presence within the Facebook community. The application includes community and news functionality. This framework is meant to drastically reduce the barrier to entry for organizations wishing to use Facebook.
The Social Media Toolkit (SMT) is a platform designed to help organizations run community-driven, topic-based, and geo-centric news Web sites, similar to NewsCloud.com, as Facebook applications. Essentially, you can quickly set up and publish one or more topic-specific news sites with great social media features such as registration, voting, comments, newswires, posting, and resource links.
NewsCloud is software you can use to power engaging social media communities. It provides a suite of Facebook-connected interactive features that can help you host a vibrant online community for your neighborhood, topic, community group, nonprofit, membership association, or city. While most content management systems are optimized around publishing, NewsCloud's features offer ways for your audience to participate and lead the site with user generated content. As activity increases, you can integrate advertising and paid content referral systems to capture new revenue streams. NewsCloud is designed to help you move beyond the limitations of Facebook pages.
Re: No working install or documentation
Rama, sorry you had difficulties. Check out the Wiki at http://wiki.newscloud.com - there is a Debian recipe with two designated hosts at which this has been tested to work properly. There is also a Mac OS X setup instruction script.
We're working on a package installer for July 2007.