Curated by: Luigi Canali De Rossi

Wednesday, August 25, 2004

The Web As A Distributed New Media Factory

Jason Kottke has a valuable view on Web services and the Web as a distributed platform to assemble, splice and publish aggregated content components from multiple re-sources.

"...we need tools that create feeds and then let us combine them into web pages."

He correctly points to the multiple distributed services many of you are already using to store boomarks, favourite posts, images, files and to the growing ability to pull and combine such content together in multiple ways and across several output channels.

"a distributed data storage system would take the place of a local storage system. And not just data storage, but data processing/filtering/formatting."

He couldn't be more correct.

" let Feedburner "listen" for new content from all those sources, transform/aggregate/filter it all, and publish it to your Web space; and you manage all this on the Web at each individual Web site..."

Interestingly enough, Marc Canter provides good counterpoints to Mr Kottke statements and concludes:
"Have you heard of SXIP - yet?

The pieces of the puzzle are coming together - right in front of your eyes!"

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posted by Robin Good on Wednesday, August 25 2004, updated on Tuesday, May 5 2015

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