Dave Winer, 56, is a visiting scholar at NYU's Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute and editor of the Scripting News weblog. He 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 New York City.
"The protoblogger." - NY Times.
"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.
"Dave was in a hurry. He had big ideas." -- Harvard.
"Dave Winer is one of the most important figures in the evolution of online media." -- Nieman Journalism Lab.
10 inventors of Internet technologies you may not have heard of. -- Royal Pingdom.
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.
8/2/11: Who I Am.
My 40 most-recent links, ranked by number of clicks.
FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
A beautiful Saturday afternoon. Warm, in the low 70s. And every sidewalk stroller with a baby carriage was out, walking four-across. Oblivious to the wheeled traffic all around them. Numerous near-hits. Riding on-edge most of the time.
And the body aches. But it works. It was not agony and at times it was very satisfying. To have overcome the calamity and risen back on wheels, ready to climb the next hill!
The map. 4.93 miles in 39 minutes. Like I said, a slowwww ride.
This FeedHose thing is starting to get interesting!
1. There's a new page that shows the 3 most recent items to flow through the hose for the NYT.
2. You can change the number of items if you like. Max is 15.
3. You can get the most recent items in JSON.
4. You can also get the long-poll version in JSON, though it's harder to demo. You should call this from a loop in a script to test, or from a browser-based AJAX app. The call below will timeout after 3 seconds. The default is 180.
5. The seed page is also available in JSON. (I've got a general-purpose JSONizer inside the app.)
6. To celebrate all this neat jsonish hoseyness, I bought a cool domain to tie it all together (haven't started that part yet).
The open web is great, out here in wild.