Posts with keyword: syndication


Rivers, Trends, and Leaderboards

Dave Winer's been experimenting with keywords in his river of news idea. Doc thinks its the future of newspapers. I agree that a river is a better way to get the news than the old news cycle. It's interesting to compare Dave's NY Times keywords with Google trends, the most searched on keywords for the last 24 hours. Almost nothing in common--not that you'd necessarily expect there would be. People looking for the kind of information you get from the Times make up only a small portion of Google users, I'd expect. Dave's keywords are only updated once every
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Syndication Oriented Architectures

Two of the people I respect the most, Jon Udell and Rohit Khare are together in one podcast: Jon's latest from his weekly Interviews With Innovators podcast on IT Conversations. Jon has a short write-up on his blog about the podcast and it's topic: syndication oriented architectures. SynOA was born on the open web and is now creeping into the enterprise. To understand why, just consider Facebook. It is a deeply syndication-oriented application. Although Facebook users never have to think about it in these terms, they are constantly publishing events onto a syndication bus while at the same time
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CS Department RSS

The BYU CS Department has added RSS feeds to it's Web site. Now, if I could convince the CS department to not send them to the faculty mailing list, I'd be set. Otherwise, I just see them in RSS after I've deleted them from my mailbox. A good first step though...
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Speeding Up Tags

A while back, I added a tag cloud to my blog. The idea was to replace categories with tags, a much more flexible system. I bend the Movable Type (MT) keywords and search to my purpose. One thing I did to make that work was modify the search script in MT to search keywords exclusively when it's called with the SearchElement=keywords option. My next task, which I describe here, had three goals: Make something with a prettier URL Add RSS for tags Speed things up The last point was important if I wanted this to work at any kind
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IABC/PRSA Spring Conference

I spoke, along with Bruce Fryer and Charley Foster at the spring conference of the Utah chapters of IABC and PRSA. Most of the audience was either public relations or marketing and communications folks. The subject was blogging. Charley live blogged the talk as we went. I put together a set of del.icio.us bookmarks that record the sites we mentioned. The main message: speak with a human voice and be honest or don't bother. We also went over my notes on how to start a blog and told people to study Scoble's corporate blogger manifesto. This was a lot
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Tim Bray on Atom (ETech 2006)

Tim Bray is speaking on Atom as a case study. RSS is the most successful use of XML in existence. If it's that successful, why replace it? Tim outlines some problems with RSS as specified: The RSS specification says "one only", but many podcasts use multiple enclosures. Clients vary unpredictably in how they support them. There is silent data loss. In a title element doing AT&T or AT&amp;T or fails silently. The only predictable way to do it is AT&amp;amp;T and that just sucks. Links sometimes don't work. In an RSS <description>, putting a link to an image doesn't
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