Social Aggregation of Data

Kevin Krammer krammer at
Sun May 27 12:13:05 BST 2012

Hi Jacky,

On Sunday, 2012-05-27, Jacky Alciné wrote:
> Hello KDE!
> I've been using KDE for quite some time and I personally really, really
> love the environment. Everything's nicely tucked together, especially with
> contact communication and what not. However, I do feel like it's missing
> some elements. For example, when I browse the Web via rekonq, I noticed
> that a menu option to share the currently viewed URL appears. By
> semantics, I figured that it would allow me to pick a service to send this
> URL to and go about my way.
> It opened up a composer for KMail. Now, I wasn't totally upset, I was
> planning on e-mailing the link anyways. But there's links that I'd like to
> just tweet or share on Facebook (or D*). I figured that something like a
> social media module of sorts with plug-ins for different platforms (could
> use KNewStuff to add more services) that could hook into KMainWindow or
> provide a special UI element that, with a specific medium of data, would
> redistribute the content in question. For example, if there's a image on
> my computer that I downloaded from my camera, without having to open
> Gwenview, I could just right-click the image, select "Share...", pick a
> service (given that the image is uploaded as well) and watch the job occur
> in the background.
> I figured it'd be a cool idea; and I'd consider working on a library with a
> sample application to test it out. I'm planning on starting tonight (after
> work) so I could [hopefully, with school] have something before Friday. I
> wanted to get the opinion of KDE users themselves.
> Ideas? Rants? Insults? :D All welcome.

I think the Plasma Active workspace implementation (KDE Plasma workspace for 
tablet devices) has something like that. I think they call it "Share-Like-

Now, assuming that said technology will also work on Plasma Desktop Workspace 
(after all that is using the same core technologies), it could be that this is 
more a matter of  adding support for that to desktop applications.

My suggestion would be to get in contact with the Plasma developers over at 
plasma-devel at to see if the Share-Like-Connect facility can be reused 
or at least used as a starting point.


Kevin Krammer, KDE developer, xdg-utils developer
KDE user support, developer mentoring
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