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Re: Understanding Activity Dialog

From: Sandeep Shetty <sandeep.shetty@gmail.com>
Date: Sun, 14 Oct 2012 11:46:40 +0530
Message-ID: <CACO=zvq2oy+JcH=3i4u6a1z0u1FGR8WZvWD8F74kTZ=94EbCkQ@mail.gmail.com>
To: Melvin Carvalho <melvincarvalho@gmail.com>
Cc: public-rww <public-rww@w3.org>
Hey Melvin,

This is the least documented of the lot. I'm hoping to fix it while
working on the proof of concept I mentioned earlier.

So the first iteration of Activity Dialog is a quick hack and here is
how it might work (say for example the "like" verb):
* The webapp you use to publish/consume content (Activity Web
implementation) will give you a bookmarklet that you can add to your
bookmarks bar.
* When you visit a resource (profile page, blog post, image, video,
etc.) you want to like, you click on the bookmarklet which opens up a
popup window loading the Activity Dialog on your webapp which is just
a form that lets you capture an activity. The Activity Dialog
pre-fills the current URL as the Object URL for the activity and the
title (if present) as the displayName. It uses your profile page (on
the webapp) as the Actor URL and (for now) selects the verb "like".
(The next version could have a drop-down for the verb and present
other verbs, for example, allowing comments.)
* Publishing this activity happens on your webapp and it sends an
Activity Pingback to the resource that was the object of the activity.

Sandeep Shetty

On Sat, Oct 13, 2012 at 4:38 PM, Melvin Carvalho
<melvincarvalho@gmail.com> wrote:
> HI Sandeep
> Thanks for providing some very well presented documentation.  I've been
> looking at activity dialog.
> http://activitydialog.org/
> [[
> A method to open an Activity Dialog, a resource that the user controls, that
> allows them to create an activity stream entry on their website, the object
> of which can be any URI addressable resource. This could be implemented as a
> simple bookmarklet that prefills the object of the activity with the current
> URL and/or the selected text as content.
> The activity stream entry should trigger an Activity Pingback to the object
> and a PubSubHubbub push for followers.
> ]]
> I'm not 100% sure I've grasped the whole concept.  Would it be possible to
> give an example or describe the user experience in a little more detail?
Received on Sunday, 14 October 2012 06:17:29 UTC

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