Feed Feeds: Managing Feeds Using Feeds

Erik Wilde, Igor Pesenson

Erik Wilde, Igor Pesenson, Feed Feeds: Managing Feeds Using Feeds, School of Information, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, California, 2008-025, May 2008.

Feeds have become an important information channel on the Web, but the management of feed metadata so far has received little attention. It is hard for feed publishers to manage and publish their feed information in a unified format, and for feed consumers to manage and use their feed subscription data across various feed readers, and to share it with other users. We present a system for managing feed metadata using feeds, which we call "feed feeds". Because these feeds are Atom feeds, the widely deployed Atom and AtomPub standards can be used to manage feed metadata, making feed management available through an established API.


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