[uf-discuss] How to Announce the Availability of New Media Content
jeff at parnasse.com
Mon Dec 12 08:19:58 PST 2005
Duh... like a blog ping server. Right!
Jeff Harrington wrote:
> Could you give me examples of functioning ping servers and the
> community/purposes they serve?
> Dr. Ernie Prabhakar wrote:
>> Hi Jeff,
>> I'm not sure exactly what problem you're trying to solve, but it
>> sounds like what you really want is a "ping server" (or a few) that
>> people can, well, "ping" to announce availability of new content.
>> There's scalability issues, but as far as I can tell that's the only
>> way to generate any sort of meaningful "announce" postings.
>> -- Ernie P.
>> On Dec 12, 2005, at 5:59 AM, Jeff Harrington wrote:
>>> I've been thinking and researching for a solution to a problem
>>> independent artists have on the web. Because of the loss of the
>>> MP3.COM community, and the diaspora of OMD's online musicians have
>>> been dispersed and now find themselve unable to easily 'announce'
>>> their new works to other music creators and consumers.
>>> I've proposed at my blog, htttp://beepsnort.org a use of
>>> del.iciou.us tags to help in this process - (A Proposal for
>>> Announcing New Music Recordings on the Nethttp://beepsnort.org/
>>> archives/000402.html) but now I'm beginning to think that
>>> microformats might be needed in order to additionally create a
>>> discovery phase of this announcement process. Also, my use of the
>>> example, mp3_classical_contemporary tag, would probably eventually
>>> lead to an over-abundance of announcements and pseudo-announcements
>>> as the community began using it. (Admittedly its a hack approach
>>> but does auto-generate podcasts hehe).
>>> Is there an implicit announcement mechanism built in already that
>>> I'm missing? Any research projects about how to 'announce'? I'm
>>> looking for practical solutions for the thousands of online musicians.
>>> I'm thinking at the moment of tying in my del.icio.us tag
>>> announcement with a discovery mechanism through uf's. If I trigger
>>> the discovery by an email list I think only spam will result.
>>> Any ideas or suggestions?
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