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Nick Bradbury, in his post Feed My Attention, says he views feeds as an "alert system" and that we should demand more feeds from the services we use. Nick is trying to make the point that feeds are for more than just blog reading, but he fails to make this point fully because he is restricting his ideas to typical feed reading applications like his own FeedDemon. Not only are feeds for more than just blog reading, but they're for more than just the simple "retrieve and display" feed readers of today too.

I agree that feeds can be an alert system. But they can be more than that. Instead I view feeds as APIs. A feed might be an alert api, so to speak, or it might be a synchronization api.

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Posted on Monday, September 25, 2006 9:10 AM Programming , Software | Back to top


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