Zac has a very interesting video on how the real time web is built and works (or does not work). It is somehow technical but I can understand it so probably anybody can. It also started a conversation around it, basically to avoid sending requests all the time to the server to get real time, but receive it in real real time. Zac has more links on his blog post, very interesting video Zac thanks. “Our one and only Seesmic Nathan” gives more details on how we provide the real realtime in Seesmic. Nathan explains how we should move away from a “file protocol”.