loudspeaker - 5:37 pm on Feb 26, 2010 (gmt 0)
I think the whole system needs to be reformed. This means well-capitalized companies can afford to patent every common-sense feature any programmer can come up with.
There's absolutely NOTHING original here. Feed? Done before. Shown only to the "right" people? Duh, of course you're going to show the update only to the person who might be interested. Yes, that will involve running a simple algorithm - like, checking if these people are friends. This is all trivial and simple common sense.
This is absurd and needs to be stopped if the Internet is to evolve.