The idea was to make a website similar to gtalk for github users. A user logs with this github account. We get his following list and add them as friends he wants to talk to. If the user is online, we show as available for chat, else we send an email with his text.
Of course, this was the grandiose plan. Being solo meant I couldn't complete many of these. In particular, sending message doesn't work. Yes, this renders the project a bit pointless, in spite of my efforts :(
$ npm install $ node server.js
Express, jade, passport, nano, couchdb, async, request