What will likely become a very critical component of "lifestreaming" that augments Atom/AtomPub (also a fundamental component):
Our developers are at it again, adding support to Jabber XCP for XEP-0163: Personal Eventing via Pubsub, which should be of interest to anyone following the evolution and use of presence technology. XEP-0163 lets users send updates about anything to users on their rosters. Personal eventing lets people easily publish things about themselves - it doesn’t get any more user-centric than this! The updates are sent using the XMPP Publish-Subscribe functionality used in Jabber XCP’s InfoBroker and described in XEP-0060. One way to look at it is that XEP-0163 takes XEP-0060 functionality to a more personal level.
The success of Twitter (which has XMPP in its architecture, BTW) and other similar services proves that personal eventing (in addition to presence, in general) is valued in social network settings. Service providers should be interested in the increased stickiness that personal eventing brings to their communities. Once users get used to seeing their friends’ moods, blog posts, activities, etc. they are more likely to stay in the communities which publish these details. The extension of social network technology to enterprise applications is in full swing, so by adding support for Personal Eventing via Pubsub to Jabber XCP, our extensible and highly scalable real-time presence and messaging platform will take the Power of Presence to a more personal and valuable level. The customers we’ve talked to about PEP have some great use cases and they will use this new functionality in their deployments. How about you?