[uf-discuss] How to Announce the Availability of New Media
Content with uf?
chris.messina at gmail.com
Mon Dec 12 10:55:01 PST 2005
Yeah, but here's what would be better than a ping server... a ping spider....
So here's what I want. I want net radio, in the real sense.
I want to tell my browser "give me 'rock, alt-rock, artist:disturbed,
artist:elliot smith, like:eminem' and add it to a smart collection
which will then go out across the web and anytime it finds a XOXO
playlist matching this criteria adds it to an ad hoc playlist... And
when I choose to "play" this collection, it just streams the files
from the respective servers.
Pipe dream? Nah. We'll get there.
But in terms of discovering new music that matches these smart
collection prefs, microformats + indie publishing + a ping spider that
works p2p betweeen the independet sites is what we need.
Imagine the web is your jukebox. Websites are compilation albums.
Microformats provide the track listing and resource location. MP3/OGG
store the music. Your browser is your audio player. Distributed
broadcasting that can't be shut down. The FCC just shit a brick.
And this works for podcasting/vidcasting too.The web as TV
replacement? Hells yes, on my terms.
On 12/12/05, Jeff Harrington <jeff at parnasse.com> wrote:
> 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?
> > Jeff
> > http://jeffharrington.org
> > 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?
> >>> Jeff
> >>> http://jeffharrington.org
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