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TechCrunch is cloud-enabled!

Saturday, September 26, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named peace.jpgIt's a cause for celebration every time a feed is cloud-enabled, but it's a special victory when a large tech news site takes the leap. The first to do so was GigaOm, which became a source of realtime updates on the same day that WordPress got the feature. Now the second big brick falls into place -- TechCrunch. Permalink to this paragraph

I've been emailing with their new CTO Nik Cubrilovic, for the last month. This morning I got an email from him saying their service was up.  Permalink to this paragraph

I added the TechCrunch feed to my River2 aggregator, and it worked exactly as it should! A picture named sidesmiley.gif Permalink to this paragraph

Here's a screen capture of the Log page from River2Permalink to this paragraph

1. I subscribe to the feed. Permalink to this paragraph

2. River2 requests notification from TechCrunch. Permalink to this paragraph

3. They check out its notification handler, and apparently like what they see. Permalink to this paragraph

4. They accept my request.  Permalink to this paragraph

5. My River2 logs the registration. Permalink to this paragraph

Now when TechCrunch posts a new article my aggregator will be directly notified, will read the feed, and will immediately post the new item to my home page. All this should happen, if everything is working, in a few seconds. Permalink to this paragraph

Thanks TechCrunch for supporting rssCloud! Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Last night I posted an rssCloud status report. Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, 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.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.


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