Joe Wreschnig (piman) wrote in lj_biz,
Joe Wreschnig


Okay, my syndication script has all the bugs out now, I think, so I'm going to let it run for a few hours just to make sure. For those who didn't follow the dev conversation, basically this lets you add news sites to your friends list, and have it updated hourly.

Now, the question becomes what sites do we want to syndicate. My script can easily syndicate another site, given
  1. An RSS (also called RDF) file of the contents of the website
  2. More importantly, a way to compare URLs for the article being syndicated to find out which one is more recent. Freshmeat, for example can't do this. To syndicate any of these sites would effectively require one script per site, which I'm not willing to write now.

Currently the script does Slashdot, Kuro5hin, Advogato, and Gnotices. I know this isn't all the sites it could possibly support. So if you have a site that meets these requirements and you want it syndicated, post here and I'll see what I can do.

Update: All syndicated accounts will be made friends of the syndicated user.

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