2012/Web Actions: A New Building Block for the Web
A web action is the user experience, code, and service for taking a specific discrete action, across the web, from one site to another site or application. You’ve all seen the buttons: Share, Read later, Follow, Like, Favorite, etc.
More than any one social site or service, web actions are the emergence of a whole new hypermedia building block.
This talk will give an overview of the anatomy of a web action, discuss web action user flow, and highlight best practices for both publishers and service providers.
Speaker: Tantek Çelik
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This session will include a short presentation and then discussion led by Tantek Çelik.
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2012-06-28 16:45-17:30 Room B302/303, Eliot Center, Portland, OR
faddah here. some questions, playing devils advocate to your presentation yesterday? —
i agree with you that it is abhorrent to deal with facebook/google (and others) monetization of us for marketing and demographic purposes, but unfortunately, that is just the nature of the beast. we get to use those services for free, or free in the sense that we willingly give over our private browsing habits being exposed for monetization business purposes. we can choose not to use them, but the pull from friends and family using these services due to both their relative ease of use and popularity is too strong — we may not like them or like using them, but it's what we have to get updates and content from those we care about. even if things like your proposed “<action...>” tag are implemented, or everyone now uses personal web blog sites as log-in id through the “rel=me” tag and one of these relevant services, there will always be large corporations lobbying browser manufacturers and the w3c to add more scripting elements to allow for the tracking they want even through those very tags. it's just how they roll, and you can try to create new code around them, but eventually they get savvy, co-opt that code or lobby for scripting additions that will let them accomplish what they want, disgusting to us though it may be. so how can there be changes in this beyond escalating code tag additions??
and again, i ask, is there any other purpose to these proposed changes and tags you and indieweb want other than the nascar/chiclet share buttons and their accompanied marketing resources bloat?