February 09, 2006

Listings from the edge

This article by Rob Hof about Edgeio is interesting - the vision of decentralized listings is a strong one, and very exciting.

Although Teare's demo was on blogs, that doesn't appear to be the only target. He says this will work for single items on blogs all the way to millions of items from Web stores like Amazon. He contends that RSS feeds reduce the usefulness of centralized repositories of information--most big Web sites today, in other words. "EBays and Craigslists become unnecessary and the tolls they charge become unreasonable," he says.

Well, it looks like Edgeio is a centralized system, but built from de-centralized data that is also directly available. Sort of like syndicated listings.

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