Activity Streams (format)

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Activity Streams
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Filename extension
Internet media type
Type of formatWeb syndication
Extended fromJSON
StandardsW3C Activity Streams

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 of 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

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

The concept of Activity Streams is also included in some Enterprise systems, such as Epicor Social Enterprise


  "@context": "",
  "summary": "A note",
  "type": "Note",
  "content": "My dog has fleas."

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  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-04-30. Retrieved 2009-04-28.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link) 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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