Unifying the Conversations

As updates and content flow in real time around the Web, conversations around the content are becoming increasingly fragmented into individual silos.  Salmon aims to define a standard protocol for comments and annotations to swim upstream to original update sources -- and spawn more commentary in a virtuous cycle.  It's open, decentralized, abuse resistant, and user centric.  (See latest news.)

See Protocol Summary for a high level description, the FAQ for common questions and answers, and the Magic Signatures and Salmon Protocol specifications for full details.  There is a Google Code project for source code and specs, and a mailing list; please join the list if you are interested in participating in defining or implementing the protocol. There is a demo running at the Salmon Playground.  Or, you can enjoy the presentation:

Salmon Real Time Commenting Flow

(Presentation courtesy of Jyri Engestrom.)