In Drupal 7, I'd like to present the user with a single text box, that when submitted, creates a new node or entity.
I don't want them to have the standard node/add/type link and interface. Rather, I'd prefer a block that has a CKeditor and submit button. Upon submission, the content of this text box will become a new Node (or entity). The title will be auto-generated.
In some way I'm looking to replicate the functionality of Drupal 6's Facebook-style Statuses (Microblog) -- the same patterns now found on larger social sites: G+, Twitter, Facebook. However, instead of saving to a single database table, I'd like to Drupal to create a new node or entity from that content.
From comments below, I've been pointed towards Rules. However, I'm still having issue with how to go from submission of that single rich text area to triggering a Rule. Would the module Rules Forms Support be of help?