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Testing External feed items 4 (Real-Time RSS at Work!)

By Adam Curry. Posted Friday, April 27, 2012 at 9:28 AM.

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Wow, I didn't even realize that it was working! I was refreshing my rss feed at http://blog.curry.com/rss.xml and wasn't seeing the items being added.

I then went to see how the items were being added in the scripting news rss feed and didn't see the item linking to the worknote there. Had it been removed? I didn't understand.

Then I saw in my aggregator that the test items from my worknotes were flowing through the rss2blog app to curry.com, meaning that the items were being broadcast through the feed, but not being archived. This must be using the rssCloud! A true broadcast.

Trying to wrap my head around how this works, and I think I understand it.

Here's my final understanding for now:

If an aggregator is subscribed to my scripting2 feed and understands the rssCloud for realtime updates, the item will be collected and displayed.

Feed readers that just suck in a rss file periodically and parse it might not get these broadcasts.

Exciting possibilities for the future and a very nice example of how real-time rss works.

[postscript]

Dave just pointed out to me that the items are added to the feed, but at the end of the file instead of chronologically, where I expected them to be. Double w00t!

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