Category Archives: RSS/Atom

RSS, Atom and Web syndication formats.

Linked TV (part 1): Why APIs and identifiers matter

In the NoTube project, we are exploring the use of Semantic Web technology in Television and Web-TV scenarios. By making use of richer and linked descriptions of content and users, we hope to help users better find (and annotate, tag, cross-link etc.) content that is interesting to them. The growing amount of linked RDF data [...]

Embedding queries in RDF – FOAF Group example

Is this crazy or useful? Am not sure yet. This example uses FOAF vocabulary for groups and openid. So the basic structure here is that Agents (including persons) can have an :openid and can be a :member of a :Group. From an openid-augmented WordPress, we get a list of all the openids my blog knows [...]

planetplanet foafrolls

The PlanetPlanet feed reader (and the Venus variant) exposes its blogroll via RDF/FOAF, typically at “/foafroll.xml” URIs. I ran through the list of Planet installations from the main site, and found the following, which might be interesting for experimentation, crawling, whitelist work etc. Or you could just make a giant feedlist and install Venus yourself, [...]

Flickr’d

Just renewed my Flickr-Pro account for 2 years, ensuring an irregular supply of pigeon, fish and other misc depictions. I wasn’t 100% happy with the wording of their terms though. To participate in Flickr pro, you must have a valid Yahoo! ID and, solely if you have not received a free offer or gift for [...]

Open Source Flash Development and WorldKit

Handy article, “Towards Open Source Flash Development” by Carlos Rovira. Background to looking at this is some great news: Mikel Maron is open-sourcing the WorldKit system, a lightweight Flash/SWF-based Web mapping application. So I’m interested to find some open source tools that would allow me to rebuild it from source. I also wonder whether SVG [...]

Flickr’d photos via Yahoo! Maps (geo-extended RSS 2.0)

As a contrast to the GML/KML and Google-related posts, here is an annotated Yahoo! map, derrived from geo-extended RSS 2.0 markup. I tried feeding the service a variant of RSS 1.0 last week (albeit with the Yahoo! extensions implicitly in the RSS namespace) and it seemed to work. They don’t yet have worldwide coverage, unfortunately. [...]