See also, Evan explains pump.io on IRC: http://indiewebcamp.com/irc/2013-06-10#t1370892851
Evan also explains pump.io and federated social web on the TINAP podcast.
pump.io uses its own protocol for communicating between servers, based on ActivityStreams. There are no known examples of communication to/from indieweb sites.
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I really want pump.io to become one of those essential pieces of infrastructure for development. We have great, rock-solid servers like memcached or RabbitMQ that implement certain kinds of data routing. I think pump.io can be part of that toolset.