Tuesday, June 5, 2007

Fun With RSS

Seems Google has finally jumped on the MediaRSS bandwagon. For some time now, I have been producing MediaRSS as well as simple GeoRSS feeds from The Nearctic Spider Database and Spider WebWatch. Of note, you can paste a GeoRSS feed URL into Google Maps to get an instant mash-up. Since Google just released an AJAX Feed API, I thought I'd give it a shot in this blog. Here's a feed from the 10 most recent Spider WebWatch posts where contributors uploaded images with their observations:

What I'd really like to see now is for OpenSearch to adopt these extensions such that 3rd party, client-run search engines like ZoomSearch start incorporating this stuff.

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