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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 blog post that concerns the topic covered by the particular Lazyweb.

    • 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

      -- # 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