Push is the new pull. And everyone's doing it. If you're still pulling, it's probably about time you stopped all of that, as Twitter announced on Monday that they are opening up the Site Streams beta. App developers are salivating at the prospect of all those status updates being showered on them from Twitter's engorged hosepipe.
Real-time and the real-time web continue to be a hot topic of conversation but is the term "real-time" getting used correctly? When we talk about real-time technology are we truly describing what the technology is delivering or is it being used and abused as just another marketing buzz word? Can we class any of the current technology solutions as truly real-time and can other solutions be defined in any other way? Is it too late to save "real-time" or will it forever be lost to marketing?