Blogger, Meet Gmail

By Steve Gillmor  |  Posted 2004-05-20 Print this article Print

Youve also been involved somewhat on the Gmail team? Not heavily involved. Weve been working on this release pretty steadily. We have not [done] much more than just brainstorming.
Where do you see the potential linkages between Gmail and Blogger?
Im not sure. Its not something either team has had a lot of time to think about, since weve both been pretty heads-down on these releases. Ive always thought the potential integration between e-mail and blogging was interesting. We have the Post into E-mail feature, and we also have e-mail out from your blog. Publishing content, whether its on a Web page or via e-mail or RSS, is more or less a delivery mechanism, and should be up to the receiver of information. Beyond those kinds of high-level ideas, we havent sat down about how were going to hook Blogger and e-mail together. But if we think theres a really great thing we could do for users, then were going to explore that. Beyond the e-mail-in features, if there was some way of talking to the API at the same time as you were entering content … Yes, thats a good idea. Theres some stuff we could explore there. Youre continuing to support some flavor of RSS in Blogger Pro? Yes, for that subset of users. Nothings changed in this release in terms of feed support. All the users continue to get ATOM feeds by default with full content, and anyone who had RSS before can continue to use RSS 1.0. Next page: RSS meets ATOM?

Steve Gillmor is editor of's Messaging & Collaboration Center. As a principal reviewer at Byte magazine, Gillmor covered areas including Visual Basic, NT open systems, Lotus Notes and other collaborative software systems. After stints as a contributing editor at InformationWeek Labs, editor in chief at Enterprise Development Magazine, editor in chief and editorial director at XML and Java Pro Magazines, he joined InfoWorld as test center director and columnist.

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