Enclosures, Links and mobile clubbing

people dancing in a club

Paul sent this around the office today. Its a link for the London pillow fight club, a take on fight club I'm assuming. But what I found more interesting was the mobile clubbing site. Bit like the ARGs, I've always heard about mobile clubbing but never really looked into it with any depth. Might have to give it a go one day soon.

In blojsom theres 4 types of content syndication available to you, RSS 0.91, RDF 1.0, RSS 2.0 and ATOM 0.3. Well I've got rid of the RSS 0.91 icons and prefer people grab the others. But realisticly its all the same content at the moment. However I'm going to start experiementing with Enclosures in the RSS 2.0 feed. It relates back to some thinking earlier. At the same time I'm thinking of trying out Greg G's idea of using the Link element in ATOM to do the same. The first piece of content I'm considering adding is related pictures based on not the title but metadata which I'm going to add to every blog entry in the near future. So if theres metadata and the flavor is RSS 2.0 or ATOM it will add an enclosure to pull in a picture from Flickr. For example on this post I've added metadata dance (meta-keyword=dance). Which when searched in flickr will generate this page. So I will grab a random one and attach it as a image file. What would be better is if I could filter by cc only licenced photos. Shame Open photo doesnt have a better system behind it. I'm also considering putting cocoon somewhere in the middle of the process so I can use xsl to transform content rather than using vm templates. One of the things which has made me think about this area more is this posted by doc searls.

By the way this would be the search string which would be generated – http://www.flickr.com/creativecommons/by-nc-sa-2.0/tags/dance and I would take a random photo in this example. And the end result photo would be this sweet photo. Now I just need to work out how to do this using the webservice API's and without transforming html pages.


At Ponana in Edinburgh, playing with the strobe light

Been explorering RSS 1.0 (RDF) spec for the ability to add extra content. Looks like it can be done easily.

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Author: Ianforrester

Senior firestarter at BBC R&D, emergent technology expert and serial social geek event organiser.