[Social] Introduction

Peter Saint-Andre stpeter at stpeter.im
Tue Mar 25 22:46:25 CDT 2008

Matt Biddulph wrote:
> On 25 Mar 2008, at 23:14, Peter Saint-Andre wrote:
>> Andreas Ehn wrote:
>>> [... awesome things ...]
>>> Oh, and what is Dopplr up to with XMPP?
>> Nothing yet as far as I know, but I've heard rumblings that they are
>> interested in perhaps using XMPP to help solve the HTTP polling problem
>> that so many social sites are facing.
> Ideal time for me to introduce myself to the list :)
> Hi, I'm the CTO and lead developer at Dopplr. Peter's right, we're
> really interested in XMPP as a transport for machine-to-machine updates
> without polling. I've been tinkering with a human-facing IM bot
> (example: http://www.flickr.com/photos/mbiddulph/2212054981/ ) while I
> get my head around the bigger issues. I love the fact that Twitter's
> jabber bot embeds both HTML (for people) and Atom <entry />s (for
> robots) in the same message.
> The OAuth use case described by Peter's previous email is exactly the
> kind of thing we need. I had a good chat with Blaine and Rabble at
> Social Graph Foocamp about delegating pubsub access to protected
> resources along those lines.

Great. Let's hammer out the best approach to delegation so we can all
start using it. :)


Peter Saint-Andre

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