The Broken Spoke Bus for the Texas Top Hands Western Swing Band shared CC ( BY NC SD ) by Stuck in Customs
I’ve been whining for years about the frustrations inherent in trying to pull together the revolutionary promise of the syndication bus. So I was perversely heartened to read this (in my RSS reader, take that Scoble):
My feeds situation is a mess. I have this feed, and one for my worknotes, and one for my linkblog, and one for the podcast I do with Adam, and over time I’m sure there will be others.
If the godfather of RSS is struggling with aggregation, maybe I shouldn’t beat up on myself.
Then again, maybe that means Scoble is right. Maybe I should ditch this old school flava, and just get all my information from Twitter, accept the death of the open web, do all my publishing on Facebook, Google+, or whatever spying-for-free corporate platform that TechCrunch is
investing in hyping today. I’m thinking of moving all my stuff to Pinterest. Chase the buzz!
Of course, if Scoble is not wrong, I don’t wanna be right. And I wonder… has Dave Winer seen the distributed dynamic wonder that is the ds106 Syndication Bus? Or Martha Burtis hopping up distributed comment aggregation? (And who knows, maybe some of that wicked Kickstarter scratch will find its way to FeedWordPress.) Or, for that matter, does Winer follow another RSS godfather, Stephen Downes, powering the Change11 MOOC with his homegrown (alright with me) engine gRSShopper?