Bi-directional SSE feeds take notifcation (RSS) to the next level adding annotation & synchronization functionality.
This weeks announcement by Microsoft of an enhanced XML standard improves the functionality and versatility of RSS. I found this to be too technical for easy comprehension, but this web2.0 community blog has a great description and visual aids.
SSE permits users A and B to share data in duplex or bidirectional mode.
SSE allows subscribers access to data based on a date/time stamp.
SSE incorporates the ability to subscribe to feed data items - adds synchronization.
- Receive the feed, modify (annotate, add, rip, mix) and return
- Create document revisions in realtime at the sametime with your collaborators
- Share calendars, notes, playlists and organizers
- Write to subscriptions where RSS is read only
- Allows dispersed devices/systems to use this format not only to syndicate, but to replicate
This is an open standard permitting remix, tweaking, and building upon this specification for commercial reasons - a whole new business?