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Real Time Headline View

Joyce Park and Mike Dierken of the mod-pubsub gang have taken the headline feed that I described yesterday and created a browser-based scrolling view at

If your blogging tool pings Syndic8 or Ping-O-Matic, your posts will should show up on this page within seconds of posting.

Now, imagine if every aggregator in the world was equipped to listen to this channel (I am assured that it is possible to scale to this level), every reader would know about new events within a very small number of seconds. When I have some time I will draw and post a very complete diagram of the action and event flow that would transpire in such a system.