[uf-discuss] How to Announce the Availability of New Media Content with uf?

Dr. Ernie Prabhakar drernie at opendarwin.org
Mon Dec 12 07:17:10 PST 2005

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?
> Jeff
> http://jeffharrington.org
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