Marketing Strategist & Global Technology Evangelist

ActivityStreams: Open Standard & Specifications For Sharing The Richness Of What We Post On The Web

 

WARNING] This post is on the uber-geeky side.  It relates to open standards for sharing what we do on a Website, such as Twitter, Facebook, Live.com, etc. and feeding that stream of activities into another service (Twitter to Facebook, Live.com to Cliqset, etc).  Although some information can be fed from one service to another via RSS or Atom feeds; RSS and Atom do not include the detail-or richness-of the original activty, as one might post post on FoursquareGowalla, etc.

This standard effort is progressing nicely with the many persons in the ActivityStreams community, including those able to attend the recent StreamCamp in San Francisco, which I attended.

Here are some resources:

ActivityStreams home at http://ActivityStrea.ms

BEST starting point, the ActivityStreams Wkik

 

ActivityStreams Output for JimCaruso in JSON

Here is my recent ActivityStream in JSON, courtesy of the guys at Cliqset and via the JSON Formatter & Validator:

 

 

VALID

Formatted JSON Data:

{
   "title":"Activity Stream of: Jim Caruso",
   "id":"https://api.cliqset.com/as/v1/user/jimcaruso/posts",
   "subject":{
      "id":"jimcaruso",
      "displayName":"Jim Caruso",
      "permaLink":"http://cliqset.com/jimcaruso",
      "objectType":[
         "person"
      ]
   },
   "generator":{
      "permalLink":"http://cliqset.com/",
      "displayName":"Cliqset"
   },
   "entries":[
      {
         "id":"tag:cliqset.com,2010-05-02:/user/jimcaruso/KMVQ0fITTn8FzAee",
         "permaLink":"http://cliqset.com/user/jimcaruso/KMVQ0fITTn8FzAee",
         "postedTime":"2010-05-02T17:03:45.983Z",
         "title":"jimcaruso posted a bookmark on Delicious",
         "verb":"http://activitystrea.ms/schema/1.0/post",
         "actor":{
            "id":"http://cliqset.com/user/jimcaruso",
            "displayName":"Jim Caruso",
            "permaLink":"http://cliqset.com/user/jimcaruso",
            "photo":"http://dynamic.cliqset.com/avatar/jimcaruso?s\u003d80",
            "objectTypes":[
               "person"
            ]
         },
         "object":{
            "title":"i-Meet: the worldwide community for people who plan meetings and events",
            "summary":"In addition to being a vibrant community where one can share, i-Meet is a marketplace where planners can connect, communicate, and receive information that is current, creative and advantageous.",
            "permaLink":"http://i-meet.com/",
            "objectTypes":[
               "bookmark"
            ]
         },
         "replies":{
            "url":"https://api.cliqset.com/as/v1/activity/KMVQ0fITTn8FzAee/comments",
            "count":0

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