Google Data APIs

I wish I understood the point of this Google Data APIs.

The Google data APIs (“GData” for short) provide a simple standard protocol for reading and writing data on the web. GData combines common XML-based syndication formats (Atom and RSS) with a feed-publishing system based on the Atom publishing protocol, plus some extensions for handling queries.

I’m not stupid, I can see how it would be cool to query databases all over the web almost automagically. I can see value in that it would be standardized.

But my little brain has trouble seeing the implications…

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