Gnip is Ping spelled backward

Congratulations to Eric, Jud, and the crew on the launch of their new service, Gnip. MyBlogLog has been using Gnip for a few weeks now and we’re pleased with what we see. Submit and item to Digg and it’ll move your update to the top of our polling queue and you’ll see your updates on MyBlogLog within a minute or so.

Even more exciting is that Gnip solves the infrastructure problem that each member of the social media ecosystem has stuggled to resolve. How to get updates out to their partners and how these partners can read them in effeciently.  With this and other common problems out of the way, we can all focus on high-order benefits. From the Gnip blog:

We’re incredibly excited by the bounty that Web 2.0 has created. We are living with an embarrassment of riches in terms of shared information and experiences. But it’s overwhelming. I personally believe that Web 3.0 will herald a return to the individual — story, picture, friend, experience — because in aggregate, that which has great meaning often becomes meaningless. So it’s up to these awesome new services to take the Web 2.0 bounty and find for each of us those few things that will fundamentally enhance our lives. To give us something meaningful.

2 Replies to “Gnip is Ping spelled backward”

  1. I'm still not sure I see the point of it. As far as I can gather, it simple makes web 2.0 services update to each other quicker.

  2. Makes them faster and also makes it one less thing for service providers and aggregators to worry about. Imagine if twitter no longer had to worry about keeping there service running and could focus on innovation. One more thing a centralized update service does is unify the debate over what to call the updates. The verbs and nouns that you use. Chris Messina and DiSO have kicked off this effort (see <a href="http://diso-project.org/wiki/a.....s-examples), "><a href="http://diso-project.org/wiki/activity-streams-exa…</a>Gnip" target="_blank">http://diso-project.org/wiki/activity-streams-exa…</a>Gnip</a> puts it into practice.

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