What is it ? Real-time web protocol PubSubHubbub's co-creator Brett Slatkin, an engineer at Google, gave a talk at Facebook headquarters today about how the new information delivery system works and how Facebook can support it. He's published his deck on his blog and we've embedded it below as our Real-Time Web Article of the Day. If you're interested in making your content available in real time or more efficiently using real-time content syndicated from elsewhere, this presentation is a must-see. Each day leading up to the ReadWrite Real-Time Web Summit on October 15th we're highlighting one important article written by someone from outside our staff on the topic of the real-time web. Slatkin's 61-slide deck makes a great introduction to both the technical and strategic aspects of the PubSubHubbub protocol. Slatkin starts out by explaining the value propositions of real-time data delivery, with an emphasis on social networking because he's speaking at Facebook.
RSSTop55 The RSSTop55 is my personal selection of the best blog and RSS directories and search engines that you can find on the web. Over the years, I have spent so much time in updating and refining it that the original list has grown to feature almost 400 directories and search engines, which make up for a truly unique collection of venues that you can use to promote your website. Photo credit: juliengron
RSS Submit In last four years RSS has become the major way to notify readers about recent updates. It has almost replaced traditional e-mail newsletters and other subscription-based methods due to its effectiveness and ease to use. RSS feeds, however, still need subscribers, so submitting an RSS feed to various RSS directories and search engines should be the vital part of any promotion campaign. Automatic RSS Submitter
LeWeb: Kukunu wants to be your travel agent online [UK] Kukunu is a London based start up that aims to replace traditional travel agents. The founders Gerald Goldstein and Itamar Lesuisse wants to help people build their holidays online, with the tag-line ”travel is better when you plan it yourself”. Most reasonably tech-savvy people already know this and can find their way around all those price comparison and hotel review sites out there. However Kukunu wants to offer a broader service than their competitors and guess their way to all your travel needs. Watch Kukunu’s pitch at 00:04:36 vs RSSCloud Editor’s note: With all of the debate lately between RSSCloud versus PubSubHubbub, we wanted to hear from a developer who could actually tell us which one might be better and why. The following guest post is written by Josh Fraser, the co-founder of EventVue, who is an active contributor to PubSubHubbub in his free time. He has contributed several client libraries for PubSubHubbub including a WordPress plugin.
Delicious - How to Get RSS Feeds The new delicious is finally up. Not all that much different but I am excited because I use it every day. One of the features I use every day is the RSS. When I heard delicious had enabled RSS feeds today, I went to the site right-away to set them up. The Future Enterprise collaboration company Jive Software posted today about a theory it's advancing on the rise of XMPP (called Jabber in IM) for powering communication services hosted in the cloud. The company also announced that it will include what it says will be the first XMPP-powered document sharing and collaboration tool in the forthcoming 2.0 release of its product Clearspace. If you think AJAX changed the web experience, imagine a web with decentralized, open standards-based IM at its center. That's an exciting thought.
Fivefilters - Full-Text RSS Feeds Documentation and support Our help site covers most of what you'll need to know to get Full-Text RSS up and running and customised to work the way you want. Our public forum is the place to ask questions and browse previous answers. Hosted or self-hosted? We want our users to be free to examine and run the code behind FiveFilters.org however they like. So rather than simply invite you to sign up for our premium hosted plan, we've gone to great effort to make the software easy to use and install on your own hosting account. & Semantic Web While the MD5 hack that puts e-commerce sites at risk by faking security certificates received most of the attention at the 25C3 conference in Berlin today, another interesting talk about using XMPP to ensure privacy and security on social networks by Jan Torben Heuer caught our eyes as well. Heuer demoed a social bookmarking service named Diki, which implements some of his ideas, though in the long run, the developers are planning to take this prototype and develop a full-blown social network with a focus on privacy and encryption around this. Heuer argues that ensuring privacy on social networks is almost impossible, due to the centralized architecture of these networks, where all your information is controlled by one corporate entity, and where the user has to simply trust the service provider without having any control over what this provider does with the information. Diki
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in Typepad Typepad, the SixApart-owned paid blogging service believed to be larger than any other online, announced this morning that every one of its blogs will now make updates available in real time. The service has implemented the Google-backed real-time protocol Pubsubhubbub, an Atom-centric alternative to the real-time protocol RSSCloud, which competitor WordPress turned on for millions of bloggers last week. A fast-growing number of sites around the web are now flying the real-time banner, no longer requiring that news reading software poll them for updates several times an hour. With two of the largest blogging software providers now real-time, blogging could steal a little thunder back from immediacy-rich social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
General Knowledge Archives Weird Stuff 10 Dragons From British Folklore Crime in Google Reader Google Reader is about to get much faster for developers. You'll be pleased to note that Reader has just adopted the PubSubHubbub protocol for shared items. This means that instead of repeatedly requesting that Reader's shared items reload from the server, the feed automatically updates via a distributed hub model. Rather than waiting on the back and forth pings of update notifications and polled Atom URLs, feed subscribers can receive both the notification and the message from a hub.
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