RSS, OPML and the XML platform.
Copyright 2003-5 Randy Charles Morin
Randy: Today, I like Technorati a lot better than yesterday. I've been asking for this for years.
Kate Trgovac posts some bullet points from Steve Olechowshi's at Future of Web Apps.
The fact that MyYahoo! consumes over 50% of FeedBurner's traffic is irrelevant. I have a few feeds in MyYahoo!, but I rarely ever actually use MyYahoo!, which I've heard said by many others too. I'd say the same about Firefox live bookmarks.
The first bullet contradicts what many people believe and it is correct. Think about what it means in the full vs. partial feed debate.
PR: PodShow [cut] today announced that the company has raised a second round of venture funding from new and original investors, totaling $15M.
Please post your own reviews or links to them in the comments. Thanks!
Rogers Cadenhead: In recent weeks, Apple Computer has begun to object to some uses of the term "podcast" as possible violations of its iPod trademark. I'd like to propose that the RSS Advisory Board affirm our strong belief that the terms podcast and podcasting refer generically to enclosure-delivered audio and video broadcasts and should not be claimed as exclusive trademarks by any entity.
Rogers Cadenhead: RSS Advisory Board member Greg Smith has a booth at the Podcast and Portable Media Expo Sept. 29-30 where he'll be demonstrating the FeederReader PDA RSS reader and podcasting client.
Scott Nielsen: On Wednesday we quietly refreshed our website and posted Attensa for Outlook 2.0. You can download the new version of Attensa for Outlook here. It's free.
Wired: Apple Computer has slapped Podcast Ready with a "cease and desist" letter, claiming that the terms "Podcast Ready" and "myPodder" infringe Apple's trademarks, and that they cause confusion among consumers.
Randy: Is Apple going after the Podcasting community that was partially responsible for the success of the iPod. I'm for renaming podcasting to MP3casting, audiocasting or similar. Dropping use of the word podcasting will have a negative affect on the sale of iPods, but this must be what Apple wants. Trying to explain the situation, I can only offer that Apple cannot meet the current demand for iPods and wants to reduce demand, so they don't disappoint customers. That's nice of them.
It appears that Michael Arrington has sent his lawyers to crush TechCrush.
Michael Arrington: We put down our pencils here at the Crush-Room for the next days due to possible legal issues.
In Michael's all-too-much-used manner, he's spinning the truth. As Zoli puts it, Mike "TechCrunch" Arrington says it's just a friendly conversation. Sorry Michael, we've already heard you say, My lawyers are pissy about our trademark and want us to send them a letter. As soon as the rumour of Michael's legal challenge hit the blogosphere, TechCrush was back in business. What a buffoon Michael turned out to be.
Read about Marjolein's motivations to carry out this project on her new blog RSS Tool Vendors.
Peter Dawson in reply to Michael: How ironic.. I think the same of you and Nic for that matter of fact !!
Nik Cubrilovic says he knows who Dead 2.0 is and that it's a VP at a prominent company that has raised a lot of money. Another hint: he was at the Techcrunch Party.
Bob Wyman: I stumbled across a fairly striking case of cannibalization... Many may remember that on May 8, 2006 Gabe Rivera's popular Memeorandum site spun out it's technology section as TechMeme. It is well known that Techmeme has been successful in rapidly gaining a very respectable readership. But, what may not be as well known is that much of Techmeme's gain seems to have been at the direct cost of its parent --- Memeorandum.
Randy: Click thru to see Bob's Alexa graph.
Randy: NewsGator continues its push to be the end-all be-all solution for RSS reading. Congrats to Greg and his team!
The OPML Icon Project started by Chris Pirillo now has its own webpage. The icon is licensed as Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.5 License. I really wish we could do this stuff in the public domain and forget the licensing.
Steve Olechowski published a list of the top Game Console user-agents as reported to FeedBurner.
Dave Winer wants feedback on how mobile RSS readers can discover mobile friendly versions of article Web pages.
IMHO, targeting content to a mobile device is a bad idea. I would prefer the RSS publisher publish full content feeds, so that the reader doesn't have to escape the RSS reader to read the entire article. The problem then becomes, how to read comments and post comments to the blog entry. Joe Gregorio solved that problem 4 years ago with CommentAPI.
Publishers won't like this. They will respond, How do we make money? Put ads in your feed.
I've been surfing around Vox today, just to check it out. It looks a lot like Typepad with the social features of LiveJournal and better support for media. Why wouldn't they just roll out these features to Typepad and LiveJournal? Thanks to Darren Barefoot for the invite.
My Vox blog -> http://rvdad.vox.com/
Randy: Unlike most of the other, toilet in the sky, Web 2.0 startups, Shutterfly is actually making money.
PR: Delivering on its commitment to provide developers with open access to its popular services, AOL announced today it is opening its new AIM Phoneline service to developers. [cut] At next week's Fall VON 2006 in Boston, AOL will be showcasing examples using these APIs from [cut]: iotumâ¢, a Voice 2.0 company that will show intelligent handling of incoming calls using their iotum Relevance Engineâ¢.
Shreyas S.: Here are the 25 points of the Perfect Utopian Web-Based RSS Reader which doesnât yet exist.
John Furrier says that Web 2.0 is RSS and RSS is Web 2.0.
Dave is gonna like that. Personally, I think Web 2.0 is an overgrown marketing term that isn't easily defined. Surely it includes AJAX, blogs, Wikis, social networks and much much more, but exactly what, I don't know. I'm more inclined to agree with Mark Evans and TBL.
Personally, it's already jumped the shark, and anyone using Web 2.0 (or 2.0 anything) today doesn't realize it or they're just being funny.