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Re: Activity Pingback

From: Henry Story <henry.story@bblfish.net>
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2012 22:47:05 +0200
Cc: Sandeep Shetty <sandeep.shetty@gmail.com>, Read-Write-Web <public-rww@w3.org>
Message-Id: <646C9B9E-C7E6-480F-8AA1-D2C468017876@bblfish.net>
To: Carvalho Melvin <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>, Andrei Sambra <andrei@fcns.eu>

On 12 Oct 2012, at 22:20, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:

> 
> 
> On 12 October 2012 21:22, Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> 
> 
> On 11 October 2012 21:16, Sandeep Shetty <sandeep.shetty@gmail.com> wrote:
> > I might be quite interested to try out the "like" use case from any URI to
> > any URI.
> >
> > I know that facebook and google have a like button that is used in many
> > sites, does anyone have a button that we could use to test out the general
> > case?
> 
> I have a working open-source (alpha) implementation of Activity
> Pingback at: http://pingback.converspace.com/
> 
> and I'm currently working on a proof of concept of activityweb.org,
> specifically around "like" and should have something to demo in about
> a weeks time.
> 
> There are some interesting problems with federated likes (or any
> activity for that matter). For example, unlike centralized likes, its
> hard to ensure accuracy of like counts since the activities are taking
> place on different websites and any problems during the activity
> pingback process could mean loss of info.  To mitigate this, an
> activity pingback endpoint will need to implement queuing of
> unsuccessful activity pingbacks and retry with an exponential delay
> (like you typically would do with webhooks). Endpoints could delegate
> this responsibility to open proxies (soon to be implemented at
> pingback.converspace.com) to simply their own implementation (this is
> the equivalent of a hub in PubSubHubbub).
> 
> I would love to get feedback and suggestions from people on this list
> on how this could be improved upon.
> 
> I have managed to find a like button which I've added to the bottom of my homepage
> 
> http://melvincarvalho.com/
> 
> The 'likes' so far (which you can see by clicking on the number "3")
> 
> http://melvincarvalho.com/likes
> 
> To see the data behind it click on ("This page as Linked Data"), I've modelled it as a commerce transaction so that this flow can be extended fully to payments:
> 
> http://graphite.ecs.soton.ac.uk/browser/?uri=http%3A%2F%2Fmelvincarvalho.com%2Flikes
> 
> Last step is pingback ... I was thinking of just doing these one at a time then automating it ...
> 
> OK I've completed the final step by pinging both Kingsley and Henry (by hand)
>  
> Kingsley's pingback endpoint gave an error
> 
> Henrys gave me : Your message has been successfully delivered! 

I did not receive the pingback. Could it be that the pingback endpoint is not 
passing the pings along?

> 
> Really cool that all this could be implemented in under a day!
> 
> 
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> 
> --
> Sandeep Shetty
> 
> 

Social Web Architect
http://bblfish.net/




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