I’m really bullish on Nova and Sanjay’s new project:
When we first looked at the service ahead of its private beta earlier this year, we described it as “the live web’s first programming guide” and as far as we can see, it is still the only service of its kind.
Why? Because I agree that the Scheduled Web is what makes the Real-Time Web actionable. You can read more about the idea of the Scheduled Web here.
Our obsession with the present is a sign of the times, but it is also a form of collective myopia — the Real-Time Web really doesn’t include the past or the future -– it exists in a kind of perpetual now.
To put the “time” into Real-Time, we need to provide a way to see the past, present and the future Real-Time Web at once.
For example, we need a way to search and browse the past, present, and the future of a stream – what happened, what is happening, and what is scheduled to happen in the future. And this is where what I am calling The Scheduled Web comes in. It’s the next step for the Real-Time Web.
Disclosure: Live Matrix is a client.