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personal soa – where you post is irrelevant

service oriented architecture is considered a loose coupling of services that allow for diversified backends to be joined via a web service integration into a unified frontend – this in the past was primarily considered the domain of business practitioners – i am over simplifying it of course so apologies to all my fellow techies out there – with the advent of presence aggregation environments such as friendfeed and swurl, that allow any individual or group to integrate a large number of sites and services into a unifying frontend, the advent of a robust personal soa capability has arrived – yes, this sort of frontend aggregation via rss has been around via rss readers and other sites for awhile (igoogle & my yahoo for example) but the simplicity, mass integration of diverse services and then the additional enhancement of community engagement functionality in the current environments is why i think they are so much more compelling than their predecessors – this is why i’ve started to think of this paradigm shift as a personal soa movement and why i stated in the title that i believe we are (as early adopters) at a point when where we post is irrelevant (i am ignoring those who monitize their blogs since this movement does seem to somewhat fracture their promotional traffic driving efforts – i don’t try to monitize anything i do online) and that we now have the luxury of choosing the best backend service for the task and then having it integrated upstream into our presence aggregation frontend (both for our utilization and for those that wish to subscribe to us once and get everything) – for me i like del.icio.us for bookmarking, flickr for photo sharing, typepad for my tech related blogging and wordpress for my personal blogging, etc… (you can see what services i’ve integrated via my friendfeed profile) – btw, i normally would do a tech focused post like this one on my other blog, but hey – its now irrelevant ;)

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One Comment

  1. You’re right, and I think the fact that where we add content is becoming increasingly irrelevant is important, maybe pivotal, for these reasons: –

    1) Information can reach unexpected destinations
    2) Nobody owns the conversation, so it can’t be ignored or hidden
    3) Everything you say will become public, and can be found in 80 years
    4) The authority or credibility of what you say will need a reference point, or digital identity, in order to ‘establish its credentials’ in old media parlance.
    5) Somebody will work out how to monetize this
    6) Somebody will work out how to disrupt #5
    7) Points 1 to 6 will become irrelevant.

    Regards from Scotland, David

    1. David Petherick on September 22nd, 2008 at 12:06 pm