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Spoor is a micro-blogging micro-service for personal use. It provides a simple twitter-like post api, and a lightweight web interface, including atom feeds. You'd typically run it on some server you control - no root access is required; all posts go into a sqlite database.

Spoor is intended as a personal micro-blogging hub - you post most/all of your stuff to it, some of which is intended only for particular audiences, and some of which may be private. Spoor then forwards posts out to (multiple) endpoints, depending on how posts are hash-tagged.

For instance, my standard configuration is to forward all my posts to and twitter by default, and to forward urls to my bookmarking services (delicious and pinboard) if I add a #bm hashtag. Posts tagged #pri are private and don't get forwarded anywhere. There are also

i and #t tags if I want to limit a post to or twitter,



Services currently forwarded:

  • twitter
  • delicious
  • pinboard


  • facebook
  • google+ (once they have an api)
  • diaspora?
  • others?


Icons are from the excellent FamFamFam Silk Icons collection: see


Gavin Carr

Copyright 2011 Gavin Carr.


Spoor is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU Affero General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU Affero General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU Affero General Public License along with this program. If not, see