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By Dave Winer on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at 1:42 PM.

A picture named elves.jpgThe other day I posted an idea for titles of feeds for personal or corporate feeds, wishing that they would say, in the title whose feed it is. It would make for better rivers.  #

Now here's a similar idea for web services that produce RSS feeds (which by the way we are very grateful for).  #

Example: Pinterest feed for Dave Winer #

Now, consider the title of the actual feed. It's just Dave Winer. When an item from that feed shows up in a river there's no easy way to know if it came from Twitter, Tumblr, Foursquare, Posterous, Path, Quora or Pinterest.  #

Much better to spell it out: Dave Winer's Pinterest feed.  #

Finally, I just want to say how happy I was to see that Pinterest is producing a good RSS 2.0 feed for this very fast-growing service. That means we can integrate it into the work that we're doing, and you can integrate it in work that you're doing. It becomes an input device for anything you can dream up. That's the way people should do technology.  #

Thanks!! #

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