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One has to wonder whether Simmons is just trying to revive the old RSS ecosystem. "What do developers like these days, JSON? Let's do RSS in JSON!" ... This does not help.

The real challenge these days is to replicate the solutions Facebook and Twitter brought to feeds (bidirectionality and data-retention in particular) in a decentralised manner that could actually become popular. Simply replicating RSS in the data-format du jour is not going to achieve that.

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