DaveNet: Mossberg on 'Smart Tags'.
Scoble: "Our conference team is very concerned that when visitors come to our conference sites that the words 'developer conference' will take you to Microsoft's conferences, rather than ours."
Screen shot of Smart Tags, from Scoble.
John Robb: Personal Broadcast Networks. "This is a concept I introduced back in 1996 while I was the Senior Internet analyst at Forrester."
Today we released as open source a useful Mac OS X mini-app that calls Frontier from the command line.
If you've been missing DangerousMeta, check this out.
What is this. I have to admit programs with such graphic iconery really catch my eye.
Bill Seitz can see his house from the Empire State Building webcam, which must get the award for best webcam.
RSS innovations, discovered
Now that Frontier 7 is shipping, I'm starting to swing back to Radio, getting ready to do some heavy lifting this summer. I wanted to see what the community has been doing while our attention has been focused on Manila and centralized stuff, so I wrote a script that tracks updates to RSS channels maintained by Radio users.
New readout: Most recent RSS changes.
Highlights. Mark Paschal has been kicking butt with the Stapler tool. I esp like his Metafilter channel. I'm subscribed.
Want an example of RSS used for media distribution? Check out Adam Curry's Movie Trailers Video channel.
And here's a cool channel for RSS news (by yours truly).
BTW, all these channels have <cloud> elements and support the SOAP-meets-RSS spec, published earlier this year.
We're discussing this new stuff on the Syndication list this morning.
The RSS loop
On this day last year I said: "RSS 0.91 was a major traffic accident that turned out pretty well."
My mind works in a funny way. I remember the bad stuff and forget the good stuff. Let's not miss that there has been a lot of progress in RSS in the last year. It's just that we haven't gotten much credit for it, and the market, along with the rest of the dotcom world, is stagnating, so much so that we've invented new terms like decentralization, P2P, The Two-Way-Web, Internet 3.0, in a struggle to explain that what we do is still relevant even though there isn't a quick buck to be made. (What else is new?)
As always, thanks for listening.
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