Notes from Gnomedex: Tomorrow’s Syndication
Notes from Steve Gillmor, Dave Sifry and Scott Gatz panel on ‘Tomorrow’s Syndication’ at Gnomedex (tag: Gnomedex):
- Consumers are using RSS and don’t even know it.
- Consumers want content off their PC how and when they want it–on their mobile phone, TV, etc. For example, receiving an SMS message the moment an earthquake occurs.
- We’re moving into a decade of user-generated content–it’s easy for people to write blogs and create podcasts.
- Think of the Web as a huge river or event stream.
- The Web should be as real-time as IM.
- Sifry recommends microformats.org–how do we handle semi-structured data constructs?
- Two RSS problems – synchronization between multiple computers and tracking your own RSS usage.
- Debate ensues about proprietary standards.
- Dave Sifry is a real mass-consumer advocate.
- We’re all going to climb together or fall separately on RSS metadata.