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Subscribing to specific channels when following an account

From: ☮ elf Pavlik ☮ <perpetual-tripper@wwelves.org>
Date: Tue, 12 May 2015 09:51:57 +0200
Message-ID: <5551B11D.60302@wwelves.org>
To: Social Web Working Group <public-socialweb@w3.org>
Howdy,

I have impression that we may look differently on Follow vs. Subscribe
as well as not give enough attention to scenarios where single account
publishes multiple channels. I created additional user story to capture it:

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https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/Social_API/More_user_stories#Subscribing_to_specific_channels_when_following_an_account

In current silo based social web, people use twitter, foursquare, vimeo,
flickr, soundcloud, lanyrd etc. and manage different channels this way.
Once we enable option to maintain more unified identities. IMO we can't
leave people with a single 'firehose' channel to follow/unfollow.
Relevant 'prophetic' story

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https://www.w3.org/wiki/Socialwg/Social_API/User_stories#Following_a_person

"Beth posts frequently. Delano is having a hard time reading his inbox
stream because Beth's activities drown out everyone else's. He stops
following Beth."

AFAIK Aaron already faces limitation of having single channel for his
website, which doesn't accommodate very well frequent updates he posts
to http://aaronparecki.com/metrics

Cheers!
Received on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 07:52:04 UTC

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