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Re: Superfeedr : How to implement PubSubHubbub - http://blog.superfeedr.com/howto-p...
"You are right, we focuses on 0.3 here. The main reason is that this is still the most widely used implementation. AFAIK the Wordpress hub and a few other smaller ones don't support 0.4 yet! Now, I'll make sure we post an update for 0.4 very soon!" - Julien
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Re: Where protocols come from - https://www.usv.com/topic...
"I'm not sure where protocols are, but I want to say that they're not APIs. An API is a "one way" in a sense that it's unilateral: en entity guides ways to interact with it. A protocol, I would assume is more "multilateral": it may be defined by one entity but can apply to very different entities. For example, when HTTP was written by TBL, it was not JUST to interact with *his* server, but to get data from *any* server. That said, it does not mean that APIs can eventually become protocol. For example, IIRC, that *almost* happend with Twitter API when Wordpress implemented it in a way that you could post content to a WP site using the same client used for Twitter." - Julien
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Re: Superfeedr : Debugging Webhooks - http://blog.superfeedr.com/debuggi...
"Wow, pretty good, I did not know about it! Thanks for mentioning it!" - Julien
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Re: The Death of the Login - https://www.usv.com/post...
"Allelujah! Logins are such an anti-pattern. What's their equivalent in real life?" - Julien
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Re: With Decentralization, Where is the Money? - https://www.usv.com/post...
"Hum... It's not harder to monetize. It's harder for a single player to skim most of the revenues/profits. Decentralized environments usually hold more value than centralized ones, but it's distributed among (a lot more) players." - Julien
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Re: From space, to time: http | Union Square Ventures - https://www.usv.com/post...
"Exactly... Metaphors help us build because they let us put words/analogies on new concepts and tools. I remember listening to a facinating Radiolab podcast about "words" which talked about that idea." - Julien
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Re: From space, to time: http | Union Square Ventures - https://www.usv.com/post...
"I wouldn't say that they're are no philosophical discussions. They're just much more atomic and "threads" that one has to follow to apprehend. Basically, with the "real-time" wave of social apps we'e gone as close as possible to "present" and we need to back away to see longer terms patterns and discussions." - Julien
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Re: Meet the tweet-deleters: people who are making their Twitter histories self-destruct - https://www.usv.com/post...
"This is very interesting. What I like is that this persons shows that they value time as a context more than the source (them!)." - Julien
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Re: From space, to time: http | Union Square Ventures - https://www.usv.com/post...
"I gave the talk 3 times at 3 conferences: BlendWebMix (Lyon, in French), CodeBits (Portugal, but in English), and Lille (France, in English!). The post is also a *shorter* version as there are many more aspects on the technical/background site (there will be a follow up on my blog sometime). I like the idea that landgrab was part of the web's early days and that indeed, we're now fighting for time: I'll add that to the list of my items. The one thing I'm trying to see is that I'm trying to wonder what that means for businesses on the web. Of course, the most obvious consequence is that *assets* which are "space" are loosing some of their "importance" vs. cashflows (which are time). This is clearly illustrated by the fact that it's cheaper than ever to start a business and get it to some kind of profitability. But I also thinks this apply to things like licenses (space as they're often priced by seat/installs) vs. Saas (priced by usage)..." - Julien
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Re: DLD 2015: It’s Just the Beginning - http://continuations.com/post...
"Much later than I'd want, but here's a blog post: https://www.ouvre-boite.com/sp... Let me know what you think!" - Julien
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Re: Superfeedr : Node Superfeedr - http://blog.superfeedr.com/node-su...
"David, I'm sorry for the delay (for some reason, I never got a notification after your comment :). You can run multiple client.subscribe of course. However, to avoid rate limits, I would avoid sending more than 5 concurrently. Generally, these calls are supposed to be very fast, so even queuing them should do the trick. When it comes to notifications, the notification object itself includes the feed object with its url :)" - Julien
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Re: Are You Grabbing Traffic From Flipboard? - http://www.webpronews.com/are-you...
"Chris, thanks for mentioning Superfeedr. Using PubSubHubbub is good for Flipboard, but it's also good for SEO and many other things." - Julien
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Re: Walking, talking and ideas for web apps - Tales of a Developer Advocate - http://paul.kinlan.me/walking...
"I like this approach very much but I also believe this can only apply to internet giants like Google who can afford this kind of "R&D" team." - Julien
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Re: Competition VS Expansion - The Gong Show - http://thegongshow.tumblr.com/post...
"This reminds me of Tim O'Reilly's big motto: "create more value than you capture"... I believe that if you're able to do that, then, you're expanding the market. If you're not, you're just competing." - Julien
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"Happy belated birthday!" - Julien
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Re: Superfeedr : Who fetches our blog feed - http://blog.superfeedr.com/wh-fetc...
"Thanks. That's interesting... it's a bit sad that some publishers will serve content based on the length if the UA string though :/" - Julien
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Re: Secrets: Do We Really Need Them? - http://continuations.com/post...
"Secrecy removes biases. As @kidmercury says, it's pretty clear with voting. But generally, look at Facebook like's. Since they're so public, it's now pretty clear that they say more about the person liking (and its relationship with the poster) than about the content itself. So we have conflicting signals here. A like incompases 2 things : - the fact that the content is interesting to me - the fact that I want to be known that I liked a post. It's not always easy to asses the proprotion of these 2 signals. Secrecy is a way to remove the 2nd one. It's also one of the rationales behind 'anonymous resumes' or 'blind tests' in the food industry." - Julien
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Re: The Old Reader: behind the scenes - Secure browsing by default - http://blog.theoldreader.com/post...
"Good move!" - Julien
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Re: The Shareholder Trap - http://bryce.vc/post...
"Exactly! I believe this is the exact same force that pushes all software to eventually become open source (and free to run). Eventually, all private/closed software gets rewritten by open source devs and their quality tend to converge." - Julien
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Re: DLD 2015: It’s Just the Beginning - http://continuations.com/post...
"It's a talk I've given at a few conferences :) If you have time in the morning today (or early PM), I can deliver it in person. If not, I'll have to write a blog post!" - Julien
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Re: DLD 2015: It’s Just the Beginning - http://continuations.com/post...
"There are a lot of great ideas in this. One of my "pet peeves" is that we're going from a world organized around space (which is scarce!) to a world around time (unlimited as far as we know)." - Julien
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Re: An idea about texting - https://www.usv.com/post...
"Exactly!" - Julien
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Re: An idea about texting - https://www.usv.com/post...
"ha! :D https://www.ouvre-boite.com/me... I think it goes beyond "bots" though, which is why I talk about the new "browsers"." - Julien
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Re: An idea about texting - https://www.usv.com/post...
"I wrote this a couple weeks ago : https://www.ouvre-boite.com/me... So I'm excited to see that more people have simila ideas :)" - Julien
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Re: A new coat of paint | Union Square Ventures - https://www.usv.com/post...
"This is indeed getting better! I really love Jared's definitions. Maybe it would be worth putting the "starers" up in the white box too?" - Julien
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Re: If RSS is dead, why are podcasts so popular? - https://www.usv.com/post...
"Social as replaced RSS *readers* :)" - Julien
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Re: If RSS is dead, why are podcasts so popular? - https://www.usv.com/post...
"It does make a lot of sense indeed and the place of RSS *is* behind the scene. I heard that Facebook may be working on RSS-related product and I'm surprised Twitter still isn't doing anything on this front. More than social tools, I believe Facebook and Twitter are "consuming" platforms: they want their "timelines" to be your homepage. Implementing RSS (the right way!) would of course enable that." - Julien
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Re: If RSS is dead, why are podcasts so popular? - https://www.usv.com/post...
"That's also one of my fears... but I have to to say that, the "elephant in the room" iTunes has been less detrimental to the ecosystem than Google Reader/Feedburner have been for text-based RSS." - Julien
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Re: - Thisisgoingtobebig.com - Turns at Albuquerque: How I Measure My Career - http://www.thisisgoingtobebig.com/blog...
"Great post! I'm all for measuring, but use a consistent "ruler" :) Too often, we use different criteria before and after we do changes. Sometimes, people view income as a proof of success when their goal was to get an influential role... and other times we tend to dismiss actual success on a scale because we value something else more with time." - Julien
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Re: How important is the homescreen? - http://bijansabet.com/post...
"Talking about the homescreen, have you seen this post? Yes, the homescreen is incredibly important these days... in the same way that that the "portails" are/were very important in the early 00'.... but these days, timelines (Twitter's, Tumblr's, Facebook's...) are probably more popular when it comes to attention." - Julien
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