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XMPP as the basis for interop in TwitterLand?

Monday, January 21, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Matt Terenzio: "Why we wouldn't use XMPP as the basis for a decentralized microblogging platform?" Permalink to this paragraph

Good question. I'd like to play with some simple systems on XMPP. I tried to get started with some scripts connecting to Google's Jabber server over the weekend but wasn't able to get a conversation going. I'll try again soon. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Joe Beda from Google on GTalk & Twitter interop. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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