well not really! I just turned on RSSCloud support on this blog’s feed. RSSCloud allows the feedreader subscribing to you, to setup a callback address, which your blog will call whenever you publish something. If every blog does the same, it could account for several thousand, if not million CPU cycles due to lesser polling. It is the brain-child of Dave Winer, the man who invented RSS, the author of the ever-popular scriptingnews blog. (If you had started blog back in 1994, you could’ve got a domain as kewl as his!)
This blog is neither major (by a long shot) nor complete tech, but it does feel good to be a tiny part of reducing the incessant polling on the web.
If you want to do your part and have a self-hosted wordpress blog, just download the RSSCloud plugin by Joseph Scott (Thank you, my man) and get the engines started.
I discovered today, that twitter+zooomr+a small utility called Cropper, now allows us to put new information about some of the products we use often, out into the blogosphere (I hate that word now), faster than ever before.
Check this image that I posted this image on zooomr on 12th Dec and then twittered it.
I found a blog post, by (I presume) one of the engineer’s who made it happen, on the google’s official blog. Although, I didn’t post the exact feature he was talking about, I noticed the feature too on another search I was doing that day.
Timing is becoming critical these days. Although, I guess more people out there learnt about the feature from his blog entry, it is becoming less relevant from the tech-crowd’s perspective. With guys like Scoble, Mike and Dave Winer, it is quite tough keeping an announcement out of the crowds for long.