Directories for Domains: a Community Approach

Jim Groom, bavatuesdays, Nov 28, 2017
Commentary by Stephen Downes

I'm always watching Jim Groom & Co's Domain of One's Own project, and in particular how they approach content aggregation (a long-time interest of my own). Historically they have been using FeedPress (in WordPress) but in this post Groom describes a new approach using the WordPress API. It's still a work in progress and Groom is careful to note that the approach has been built on partnerships and an iterative approach. It differs from my own approach in its dependence on WordPress. But we share, I think, the difficulty in that it is difficult to propagate the model. The world still needs a good stand-alone aggrregator that will feed (in a smart way) into applications like WordPress and others. RSS is becoming depreciated (sadly) and APIs are being used more frequently, making this task all the harder.

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