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This page is a historical perspective of the activity streams specification

"Building on the work of others is the only way to make substantial progress in any field. The programmer working this way becomes a tool builder, and his impact extends far beyond the task he may originally have set out to solve."

P.J. Plauger's proposal (c. 1975) that software tools need to be designed in a standard way so that they can interface with and be combined in a useful way with other tools for a variety of different purposes.

 

Ideasion

The activity streams standardized method of representing human activity within an online status update was originally formulated by Chris Messina

Where we’re going with Activity Streams

http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2008/12/20/where-were-going-with-activity-streams/

Adding richness to activity streams

http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2008/06/11/adding-richness-to-activity-streams/

The Existential DiSo Interview

http://factoryjoe.com/blog/2008/01/23/the-existential-diso-interview/

 

Persuasive precedent

Activity streams has its roots in established work

Jyri Engeström

Social Objects (c. 2005)

http://www.zengestrom.com/blog/2005/04/why-some-social-network-services-work-and-others-dont-or-the-case-for-object-centered-sociality.html

Prof. David Gelernter

The Yale Lifestreams Project Page (est. 1996)

http://cs-www.cs.yale.edu/homes/freeman/lifestreams.html

Mirror Worlds: or the Day Software Puts the Universe in a Shoebox...How It Will Happen and What It Will Mean (1992)

http://books.google.com/books?id=jh2U379fq18C

Prof. Yrjö Engeström

Center for Activity Theory and Developmental Work Research (est. 1994)

http://www.helsinki.fi/cradle/activitysystem.htm

Perspectives on activity theory (1999)

http://books.google.com/books?id=GCVCZy2xHD4C

Learning by expanding: an activity-theoretical approach to developmental research (1987)

http://lchc.ucsd.edu/MCA/Paper/Engestrom/expanding/toc.htm

 

Implementation

Milestones of the activity streams specification

Cliqset

2009-09-30

http://blog.cliqset.com/2009/09/30/it’s-here-cliqset’s-real-time-community-–-join-us-for-a-sneak-peak/

Windows Live

2009-09-14

http://windowslivewire.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2F7EB29B42641D59!41443.entry

Myspace

2009-03-14

http://developer.myspace.com/Community/blogs/devteam/archive/2009/03/19/New-Features-for-MySpaceID-Live.aspx

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