14 December 2004

Event-driven: From whose pespective, the supplier or the reader?

My view of "feed management" is that the consumer can look at their own milestones, and then have the aggregator pull feeds in a manner that puts greater priority to those that are most related to the highest objectives [whatever those are].

However, it looks as though the concept of "event-driven" feed is quite different. This focuses [appears to] on the supplier pushing data in feeds to the consumer.

So, it looks as though we're using the same terms to describe different functions at different ends of the pipeline.

Event-drive feeds are supply-driven, while feed management [from the consumer's perspective] is one that prioritizes feeds based on end-user priorities.

Corporate suppliers of information vs private consumers using feeds to get things done.

One looks at feeds as the product, the other, in search of filtering, looks at feeds as the tool to their objectives.
My view of "feed management" is that the consumer can look at their own milestones, and then have the aggregator pull feeds in a manner that puts greater priority to those that are most related to the highest objectives [whatever those are].

However, it looks as though the concept of "event-driven" feed is quite different. This focuses [appears to] on the supplier pushing data in feeds to the consumer.

So, it looks as though we're using the same terms to describe different functions at different ends of the pipeline.

Event-drive feeds are supply-driven, while feed management [from the consumer's perspective] is one that prioritizes feeds based on end-user priorities.

Corporate suppliers of information vs private consumers using feeds to get things done.

One looks at feeds as the product, the other, in search of filtering, looks at feeds as the tool to their objectives.
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