"The Representational State Transfer (REST) style is an abstraction of the architectural elements within a distributed hypermedia system. REST ignores the details of component implementation and protocol syntax in order to focus on the roles of components, the constraints upon their interaction with other components, and their interpretation of significant data elements. It encompasses the fundamental constraints upon components, connectors, and data that define the basis of the Web architecture, and thus the essence of its behavior as a network–based application."
(Roy Fielding, 2000)
 Cody Fauser, James MacAulay, Edward Ocampo–Gooding, and John Guenin 'High level overview of a RESTful Rails web service'.
 Fielding, Roy Thomas. Architectural Styles and the Design of Network–based Software Architectures. Doctoral dissertation, University of California, Irvine, 2000.
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Fig.1 Itamar Ferrer
"Another improvement has been rolled out to Spotify recommendations engine Spotibot. The service, which aims to help users find music they like, but just don't know yet, has added Last.fm integration.
What that means is that instead of having to put in a song or band name you like, you can just get recommendations based on your recent listening instead. You just put in your Last.fm account name, or the account of anyone else for that matter, and you can generate a list of 5 to 30 songs that you're going to love. Well, maybe. ...
This is just the 'recommendations' bit of Last.fm at work. It also has 'your library', 'neighborhood' and 'loved tracks' functionality that could easily be added in the same way, so keep your eyes on Spotibot over the next month or so."
"A new iPhone app called Grindr seems to be becoming very popular. It's free, and locates you using the GPS, then shows you the 25 nearest users. You can browse their profiles (pretty basic details, picture and short note), chat to them, send pics and your location (link to iPhone Maps app)"
(zerocrop2000, 03/05/2009 )
"There are some who view any kind of location–based social networking as creepy. But there are others who see it as the key ingredient to move online social networks into the real world. And one type of network in particular could lead the way: Dating sites. At least, that's what Skout is hoping for with its new iPhone application.
Set to be unveiled this week at the iDate conference in Miami, Skout claims to be the first online dating site with a native iPhone app. That's not entirely true – there are others like Dating DNA – but Skout could prove more interesting due to its emphasis on location and compatibility with other mobile devices.
If you've used any other location–based social networking apps on the iPhone like Loopt or Brightkite, Skout is similar, except that its sole emphasis is on helping you find people to date. After loading the app, you can see others around you who are also running it. If you spot someone who you think you might be compatible with, you can click on their picture to find out more about them, see a stream of their recent activity on the site (like the Facebook News Feed or Wall), look at pictures and comment on posted items, and even chat with them."
(MG Siegler, 21 January 2009, VentureBeat)