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Byrne Reese from SixApart is pursuing an idea as he works toward a formal specification for TrackBacks to submit to the standards process: are trackbacks and pings really the same thing? In talking to him a week ago, my reflexive answer was: “Sure, ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 29 Nov 2005 | 0 comments
Dave Winer points to Johannes Ernst’s recent post summarizing all the good things happening around URL-based identity . From talking to Dave, he seems to be leaning the same direction as many other are lately: URLs are the natural building ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 28 Nov 2005 | 0 comments
I just heard from my cable company, who is also my ISP, that they are retiring their Usenet servers this month. AOL dropped support for Usenet nearly a year ago. Microsoft.public.* groups are dwindling. ISPs across the net are dropping Usenet from their ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 28 Nov 2005 | 0 comments
Johannes Ernst has taken another swing at the YADIS ( Y et A nother D ecentralized I dentity Interoperability S ystem) with Brad Fitzpatrick and David Recordon of SixApart. Johannes is the head of Netmesh – the people behind ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 07 Nov 2005 | 0 comments
Can a tag have a ‘spin’? I’ve spent a lot of time tagging lately, and have found that I need a way to reflect positive/negative spin on items I’m tagging. For example, I was looking through my tags (and others) for items that labeled “ajax”, and ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 02 Nov 2005 | 0 comments
Tom Forenski gives voice to a growing sentiment in the blogosphere: search engine crawling for many sites is a net negative. The bandwidth and computing costs of servicing crawlers are often hard to justify in light of the identifiable traffic they ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 27 Oct 2005 | 0 comments
Maybe you noticed, maybe you didn’t, but early this morning, around midnight eastern standard time, the home page of recent pings for Weblogs.com stopped displaying new pings. Inbound pings continued to be accepted and recorded throughout; the problems ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 25 Oct 2005 | 0 comments
Today, VeriSign announced the acquisition of Moreover.com . For almost a year, we’ve been thinking, watching and discussing (internally and externally) what’s been happening in the blogosphere. By early spring, several trends emerged that were ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 17 Oct 2005 | 0 comments
Dave Winer points out that BART now offers an RSS Feed . Here's a screenshot of a recent Yahoo! render: That's progress, I guess. But here's the type of info I wish BART would stream in an RSS feed: BART has a ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 13 Oct 2005 | 0 comments
Qumana has a series of posts that report on the result of a survey they’ve run across their users about advertising on blogs. Two Interesting questions they are asking:   1. Which is more effective: contextual ads or ...
Blog Entry by Tim Callan | 12 Oct 2005 | 0 comments