1script - 10:46 pm on Dec 2, 2012 (gmt 0)
Thanks, tedster, I was hoping you'd post an update of that story. I'm sure you cannot offer up much specifics, but considering these are all open hubs, which PuSH hub(s) you are pushing to?
Given that everyone sees the PuSH subscription address and can subscribe, I am still amazed that this works to the original publisher's advantage. You would think that scrapers would not be far behind Google to subscribe to your PuSHes (if anything, I would not be surprised if they would subscribe earlier than Google, which could be never)
This is from the PuSH protocol definitions:
As in almost all pubsub systems, the publisher is unaware of the subscribers, if any.
Unless there is some serious cloaking going on to let ONLY Google access what's been PuSHed, I cannot see any advantage in using the technique, and in fact it looks rather dangerous if you push the location of a full RSS/Atom feed because you don't know who else has subscribed. And how do you know Google has subscribed in the first place?
The entire purpose of PuSH seems to be to help in dissemination of content of RSS feeds, and many people already find it disseminated too much (see Rosalind's post above)
Anyway, I understand that my utter confusion is caused by my missing some important information, so whatever you can divulge, I'll be grateful. Thanks!