Trent W. Buck <twb(a)cyber.com.au> wrote:
While doubtless useless to you, I feel compelled to
, which translates RSS/Atom's idiotic design into a newsgroup,
so you can read it with a real newsreader (like gnus). gwene groups are
also carried by gmane.org
, which does the same thing for mailing lists,
like this one.
That's a very good idea - let's just convert ATOM/RSS feeds to NNTP.
There is a proliferation of protocols: SMTP, NNTP, RSS/ATOM, XMPP, IRC, etc.,
in addition to Web APIs for various services that all perform similar but
slightly different functions. I sometimes wonder whether we'll see more
consolidation of such protocols in the future. The Wave Federation Protocol
was an innovative attempt which, though unsuccessful as a Google product,
continues to be developed by Apache and others. Another interesting entrant in
this space is pump.io, the API of which is to be based on activity streams
). It encompasses short and long messages, links,
videos etc., as well as the maintenance of a social graph and group formation,
according to my cursory reading of the documentation.