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  • An article on [] (O'Reilly) discusses the Lazyweb concept as applied to feature requests for a software project.

    By converting the Lazyweb home page to an RSS feed, Lazyweb creates a poor man's Bloglines... people who are interested in the topic covered by a particular Lazyweb can subscribe to the feed and monitor questions (or feature requests or whatever) posted there. So I guess one would ask blog authors to cooperate in providing content to the aggregate feed by linking to the Lazyweb in any bl

    • Thank you for the link. As explained in the reply to your other post, I'm far from being an expert myself. (About anything, BTW!) So I'm reading it. I think that the keyphrases are:

      More people can describe features than write software, just as more people can characterize bugs than fix them. Unlike debugging, however, a LazyWeb description does not necessarily have a target application or a target group of developers.

      But when we read the following...

      Will it work? Who knows. Like any experiment, it could die from inactivity. It could also be swamped by a flood of low-quality submissions.

      ...we now know that it didn't work. However the matter is: will this be the last word?

      -- # This prints: Just another Perl hacker, seek DATA,15,0 and print q... ; __END__
      • Heck, maybe it's basically a precursor to Technorati ... where, I think, it's possible to see all recent entries for blogs that use a particular tag and that use software that has pinged Technorati.

        The way the Lazyweb author describes it, a blog author manually includes a simple hypertext link to the Lazyweb site in order for the new item to be aggregated to the Lazyweb. I wonder if it would be possible to rewrite the Lazyweb software to generate "new Lazywebs" automatically for each incoming link that in