Activity Streams (format)

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Activity Streams
Activity Streams Computer icon.
Filename extension .json
Internet media type application/activity+json
Type of format Web syndication
Extended from JSON

Activity Streams is an open format specification for activity stream protocols, which are used to syndicate activities taken in social web applications and services, similar to those in Facebook[1]'s, Instagram's and Twitter's.

The standard provides a general way to represent activities. For instance "Jack added Hawaii to his list places to visit". Would be represented as actor:jack, verb:add, object:hawaii, target:placestovisit.

Implementors of the activity Activity Streams draft include Gnip, Stream, Stream-Framework and Pump.io.

The largest open source library (based on watchers) is Stream Framework, the authors of Stream-Framework also run getstream.io. In addition there is a trend of SOA (service-oriented architecture) where third parties power this type of functionality.

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  1. ^ http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9132182&intsrc=news_ts_head Facebook opens activity streams; offers API to developers New Facebook app lets users see real-time streams running on desktops or cell phones

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