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February 2006 - Posts

Reading Lists and OPML Podcast

Last year Dave Winer started to push the idea of Reading Lists for RSS. More recently, the idea of Dynamic Reading Lists and Feed Grazing (or Grazing Lists / Glists) has been kicking around.

Its likely that Reading Lists support will become a common feature of Feed Readers / Aggregators.

I think this space is getting interesting, so does Joshua Porter. So we thought we'd invite two people who've been giving plenty of thought to this area, Danny Ayers (I can spell his surname correctly these days) and Adam Green to join us for a podcast on the topic (.mp3 43 mins, 11mb) .  We also  invite James Corbett, who's been doing a great deal with Readings Lists and Feed Grazing,  but unfortunately could not join us.

I've been following Danny Ayers' blog (Raw) for some time. Danny is a Semantic Web developer and technical author and co-author of Beginning RSS and ATOM Programming (which you'll find at practically every bookstore that has a Computers / Software section). We touched on the Semantic Web in the podcast.

Adam Green started programming in 1980, is co-founder and CTO at Andover.Net (later acquired by VA Linux in 2000 - hey Adam, buy me a beer...;-) and now a full time technical blogger at Darwinian Web. Thanks to Danny and Adam for their time today.

As usual, notes and links to related stuff below. Enjoy.

Reading Lists (OPML) podcast : Danny Ayers and Adam Green with Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett


(I didn't cut the bit at the end of the session as I got a chance to ask Danny about Italy and Derbyshire - these two places rarely mentioned in the same sentence so I thought I'd keep for posterity ;-)


Update: Joshua has blogged it.


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Attention Podcast with Steve Gillmor
When Joshua Porter and I started our non-formal podcasting efforts a while ago, we made list of the people we'd want to have on our 'show' and talk to.

High on both our lists was Steve Gillmor. So we were thrilled when he accepted our invitation to join us for this podcast (mp3. 58 minutes, 14mb) and discuss his Attention ideas with us.

Steve has been leading Attention conversation for some time now. In 2003 he, along with David Sifry (CEO of Technorati), initiated the attention.xml efforts and has since taken on the role as president of the non-profit Attention Trust.

He is also a contributing editor of ZDNet and host of the podcast series The Gillmor Gang

I remember when I first came across his Gillmor Gang show while it was originally hosted at IT Conversations.  I was in heaven - people talking about technology stuff I was really interested in...I've been hooked ever since. So it was little weird doing the show tonight - it felt like I was listening in on one of his shows and had to remind myself that I had to talk too ;-)

Anyway, the podcast we recorded tonight was a cracker. Steve's level of thinking on Attention topic is deep and knowledgeable - it was fun trying to keeping up with him.  Thanks to Steve for his time.

Attention podcast : Attention with Steve Gillmor, Joshua Porter and Alex Barnett



Update: Joshua has posted his thoughts on our time with Steve.

Related: My Attention writings

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