Towards the future of the real-time Web: Netvibes Instant Update architecture
- July 13th 2009 at 08:35 PM
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Last week at the Techcrunch Real Time Stream CrunchUp we presented an promising new real-time feed architecture we’ve been working on. It’s fascinating how rapidly the world is embracing Twitter feeds and other real-time syndication technologies. However, traditional media content—in particular blog posts, news sites and RSS feeds—are lagging far behind. Literally.
Our engineers have been busy building an exciting new technology that will provide near real-time updates for feeds and media content. In your everyday use of Netvibes, it means that you will get newly published articles the moment they are published—no waiting and no refreshing. We think that this responsiveness can make a big difference in the way we experience the Web, pushing live events and news to us the instant they occur.
The challenge, however, is managing this constant stream of information. Just as important as making content real-time is making that content manageable. That’s why we’re also creating a completely new real-time feed reader that completely rethinks what a feed reader should be.
In the coming weeks and months, Netvibes will introduce these and many other new tools for the real-time Web, as we transition from the first era of personalized startpages towards an exciting new future: real-time, personalized dashboards.
To see how our new Instant Update architecture will work, here are the interactive slides we presented last week:
This is just a tiny glimpse of the future. The entire team is still working hard day and night to make this future a reality as soon as possible.
The future of real-time is promising for all of us as Web citizens and we excited to see what this future will bring.