Activity Streams on the Web

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My presentation at Athens Mediacamp 2010 about Mobility and Personal Activity Streams

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Activity Streams on the Web

  1. 1. mobility & activity streams nick drandakis nylon.gr drandakis drandakis drandakis
  2. 2. Social Object
  3. 3. People don’t just connect to each other. They connect through a shared object. Jyri Engestrom
  4. 4. From content production, to personal activities
  5. 5. microcontent goodness tweets, checkins, status updates, likes.... But goes further than that:
  6. 6. LBS* *Location Based Services
  7. 7. Fight Club Augmented Reality
  8. 8. The Feltron Reports www.feltron.com
  9. 9. “ I can see a world where eventually my children will look back at my Foursquare data and say: ‘This is Kevin’s history - this is where he was on his birthday 10 years ago, and this was his favourite place to eat’. Building that profile throughout your ” life and saving those locations - I think that’s huge. Kevin Rose - Digg March 11, 2010
  10. 10. my blog my activities place
  11. 11. “ The solution to data overload is more metadata ” Chris Messina Google Inc.
  12. 12. RSS
  13. 13. RSS is made for documents, not activities
  14. 14. 1999
  15. 15. title + link + description
  16. 16. 2005
  17. 17. title + link + summary + author + id + updated
  18. 18. the friendfeed problem
  19. 19. the challenge • Develop a format for expressing activities • Compelling experiences from activity feeds
  20. 20. the solution? a universal format activitystrea.ms
  21. 21. Actor verb object {context}
  22. 22. Nick tweeted Good morning! {via Tweetdeck}
  23. 23. Actor verb object [indirect object]{context}
  24. 24. Nick bought Outliers [for Hector]{at Amazon}
  25. 25. ATOM+ACTIVITY STREAMS title + link + summary + author + id + updated + verb + object-type + target
  26. 26. ATOM+ACTIVITY STREAMS
  27. 27. verbs & objects • Article • Add Friend • Audio • Favorite • Bookmark • Comment • Follow • File • Like • Folder • Group • Join • List • Play • Note • Post • Person • Photo • Save • Photo Album • Share • Place • Playlist • Tag • Product • Update • Review • Service
  28. 28. please... don’t think websites, think data.
  29. 29. the FC, MRD rule FC = Free Content MRD = “Machine Readable Data”, babe...
  30. 30. we need more developers
  31. 31. thanks nylon.gr www.gapingvoid.com drandakis www.flickr.com/photos/turtlemom_nancy/ Credits: drandakis www.neologies.net/2007/03/html-tatoo.html drandakis www.flickr.com/photos/ieatstars

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