Podcast: OPML meets Attention.
Next Flickr photo set --> Randy Green's car.
Niall Kennedy: "I created a Simple Sharing Extensions exporter for NetNewsWire followed links as a proof of concept."
Dmitri Glazkov thought this picture of Al Franken at last year's DNC was "classic."
Ponzi reports on her vacation with Chris in Maui. Perhaps I'm enjoying their vacation more than they are.
I'm heading to NYC for Thanksgiving; to prepare I'm listening to WNYC on the Internet, and getting the east coast's weather reports. It's quite a shift in perspective, being here in Berkeley where it's still t-shirt weather. The flowers are in bloom, everything smells so beautiful. They're getting ready for snow back east! Better dress warm.
Scott Rosenberg: "Right now, I am uncomfortable with what Google Base seems to be all about -- piling tons of information into containers owned and operated by a company that is less than fully transparent."
Yesterday, I said I'd say what's next here today. A bunch of things, the world outline, a.k.a the Googlish way to do directories. Also, an open architecture search engine, so special-purpose search tools have a way of getting to market without being bought by Google. These things would open up the flood gates for creativity and new Internet applications and knowledge-sharing. Also, to get there, we'll need a lightweight identity system that interoperates cross-vendor.
Last year on this day: How to extend RSS 2.0.
Does Wordpress.com support the Metaweblog API?
I don't see eye-to-eye with this analysis of the growth of RSS. Costolo says that in October 2003, RSS was synonymous with blogs, for many. Hard to argue with that, because I don't know what "many" means to him, but I can't imagine anyone thinking they are synonymous (maybe he could have found a better word). I feel that RSS was always a meeting place between publishing and blogging, a place where both exist and compete on a roughly level playing field. In 1999 when my.netscape and my.userland came online, I'd say published media was way ahead of the blogging world, then we caught up, but they kept pace. I think the big turning point for RSS came on March 20, 2002, when the NY Times was published in RSS. But the tech industry generally ignores its users, in this case the publishing industry, and that turned out to be a big mistake. The techies thought 2003 was Year Zero (as Costolo says), but at that time the publishing industry was busily following the Times, deploying RSS 2.0. In any case he's surely right that podcasting is much bigger in 2005 than it was in 2003.
Scoble explains Doug Engelbart's purple numbers. In the comments, Jeroen Sangers says no CMS generates them, but that's not true, the tool I use for Scripting News does. My method works better than Engelbart's, I can insert a new paragraph in the middle, and even move them around without breaking external links.
Mike Arrington: Companies I'd like to Profile (but don't exist).
Scott Rosenberg: "[Murtha] has sources and connections in the Pentagon, and when he talks about how urgently we need a new plan, you can bet that this is what he is hearing from inside the armed forces."
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