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Using Wordpress as an OPML Manager Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named fresca.gifPanayotis Vryonis sent an email saying I might be interested in what he's doing. He was right about that!

He's got Wordpress serving OPML to Nokia's podcatcher, apparently it supports dynamic OPML (what we call reading lists), a very powerful and useful feature.

Well, well, well..

Look at how well all these things work together!

Wordpress, Nokia, OPML, podcasting, and a developer out there where ever he is.

We didn't have a big press conference, or leak something to the NY Times or TechCrunch There was no grand announcement of an alliance. We didn't threaten anyone, or undermine anyone, or any of that. We all just said Hey this might be useful why don't you give it a try.

Gotta love it.

PS: We need a logo for loving OPML like the ones we have for RSS. Anyone want to give it a go?

A bit about Open Social Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Standards devised by one tech company whose main purpose is to undermine another tech company, usually don't work.

In this case it's Google trying to undermine Facebook.

And I don't think it's going to work.

What would be exciting and uplifting, a real game-changer -- Internet companies giving users full control of their data.

When Google makes their announcement on Thursday, the question they should be asked by everyone is -- How much of my data are you letting me control today? That's pretty much all that matters to anyone, imho.

1996: "How much happier we would be if instead of crippling each other with fear, we competed to empower each others' creativity."

Think about all the frees and opens and what they reveal Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Okay now we have Open Social to add to a long list of Opens and Frees.

Open Source -- let's see your source code.

Open Doc -- let's get rid of Office.

Open ID -- let's see your users.

Free Beer -- Web 2.0.

Free Software -- no code-level lock-in.

These aren't good or bad, they just serve someone's interest without thinking about the users' interest (at best) or counter to the users' interest (at worst).

Which suggests maybe it's time to get to the point.

Free Users.

Let my people go!


Last update: Wednesday, October 31, 2007 at 11:29 AM Pacific.

Dave Winer, 52, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.

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Things to revisit:

1.Microsoft patent acid test.
2.What is a weblog?
3.Advertising R.I.P.
4.How to embrace & extend.
5.Bubble Burst 2.0.
6.This I Believe.
7.Most RSS readers are wrong.
8.Who is Phil Jones?
9.Send them away.
10.Negotiate with users.
11.Preserving ideas.
12.Empire of the Air.
13.NPR speech.
14.Russo & Hale.
15.Trouble at the Chronicle.
15.RSS 2.0.
16.Checkbox News.
17.Spreadsheet calls over the Internet.
18.Twitter as coral reef.
19.Mobs of the blogosphere.
20.Advice for Campaigns.
21.Social Cameras.
22.The Next Big Thing.
23.It's time to open up networking, again.
24.Am I competing?
25.Time to shake up conferences?
26.Bloggers working with journalists.

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