Facebook adopts years-old technology: woot?

Dave Winer gushes about Facebook adding a handful of RSS feeds. I’m less enthralled, which is underlined by some of the quotes from commenters he points out:

Jeff Sandquist says, “I suspect this will allow me to send my Facebook status updates to Twitter.”

Seriously, I think I just threw up a bit in my mouth. Surely there are more interesting applications we can find for web application interoperability than Facebook to Twitter? We have the potential to build a far-reaching, global, open platform that is available to anyone with a connected device. People are building networks and clouds and new devices we won’t have even thought of yet; RSS on Facebook seems like just a bit of an anachronism.






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