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The Semiotics of Networked Content

Working on content interop super-ontology in the #mastodon, #micro.blog, #twitter, #feedland, and #wordpress multiverse.

Posts are actual pieces of content. They are mostly made on the platform where you find them.

Timelines are views into (yours and others’) posts. These views are made possible by transmitting information about the post via #RSS (or something else) and aggregating into a timeline. Timelines can include feeds from yours or others’ sources.

What’s interesting is that timelines can also be published and consumed, also via #rss.

This means that, if you consume a feed, you don’t know if the source-content in the feed originates with that feed. Feed elements could “pass through” as signs to their sources. In fact, it doesn’t even matter.

In this sense, we don’t want to replicate content around the networks, we want to replicate signs.

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About Me

Digital transformation, including agile and devops, across many industries, most recently in higher education. Designed and built the Emory faculty information system. Working in continuing education to improve and expand career-focused learning, esp. in workforce development. Expanding the role of innovation and entrepreneurship. Designed, built, and launched the Emory Center for Innovation.

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