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AP mess, day 3 Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named monkey3.gifI spoke with Jim Kennedy at AP this afternoon and talked about the controversy over how bloggers should link to and use information published by the AP. I asked him to look at one of my sites to tell me if it was infringing, and he said it was not, which should put to rest some of the concerns that bloggers have expressed. Please listen to this podcast to get an idea of what happened, and where I think we should go from here.

NewsJunk on Facebook! Permanent link to this item in the archive.

Facebook is the 8th way to follow NewsJunk.

Reddit goes open source Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named redditdude.gifA very welcome development, as I've written here earlier, I am interested in one-off special micro-community news voting systems.

I wonder how easy it is to install your own Reddit? Any user experiences would be welcome.

$99 for 500GB at Amazon Permanent link to this item in the archive.

A picture named seagate.jpgI subscribe to a feed of top electronic products at Amazon. In my River of News aggregagtor, I see a few products showing up every day, most are repeats and I have most of them, or competitive products, or have no interest in some (not many, I love electronic toys).

Today a very interesting product came along, not because of its features, rather because of its price. $99 for a Seagate 500GB external. That's a very nice price, it seems to me, so I twitted it, and found out that you can get competitive drives even cheaper elsewhere.

It must be a closeout, who would buy a 500GB drive when you could get a 1TB drive? No matter, it's a milestone. I still remember paying $10K for a 10MB Corvus drive for my Apple II in 1979. ;->

PS: I figured out why they called it Amazon. Because wasn't available?


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, 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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"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

One of BusinessWeek's 25 Most Influential People on the Web.

"Helped popularize blogging, podcasting and RSS." - Time.

"The father of blogging and RSS." - BBC.

"RSS was born in 1997 out of the confluence of Dave Winer's 'Really Simple Syndication' technology, used to push out blog updates, and Netscape's 'Rich Site Summary', which allowed users to create custom Netscape home pages with regularly updated data flows." - Tim O'Reilly.

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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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