During discussion of the ISMB 2008 room, Thomas asks: “Does FF really provide long-term archival?” Lars points out that it’s as permanent as anything else on the Web, Dorothea points out that FriendFeed offer no guarantees and Deepak discusses the FriendFeed API.
Question: how useful is the FriendFeed API as a tool to, for example, archive a FriendFeed room?
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It’s great to sit back and watch ideas and software unfold.
Just over a year ago, Euan asked whether anyone was employing AJAX in graphical genome browsers. The old-style “reload on refresh” browsers (UCSC, Gbrowse, Ensembl) were starting to look a bit Web 1.0.
And that’s how social networks let you discover stuff. Brilliant.