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. :-)
Listen to the show live, and post a comment here if you want to add a master narrative to the list.
I'm also going to monitor Twitter, so use the tag #RBTN to post something to my attention.
We're already using the rebooted system of news.
Every node in the network is a participant in the system.
The sources go direct.
It's easier to trust "Here's where I'm coming from" than the View From Nowhere.
Efficiency is creativity.
The enemy of progress is complexity.
King Kaufman: "Objectivity and impartiality are journalism's version of 'don't ask, don't tell.'"
If you hear fire trucks in the night, in the morning you should be able to find out where the fire was.
People come back to places that send them away.
Narrate your work.
We make shitty software.
I'm going to Jay Rosen's class this afternoon, after participating in a very interesting discussion last Monday.
He writes:This week, we are broadening the lens to include bloggers, critics and students of the Net discussing [the disruption] of the business model for news, the collapse of the newspaper industry (by far the biggest employer of journalists) and the rise of a new system for producing and delivering news."
1. Jeff Jarvis, The Last Presses, at his blog, Buzzmachine (Dec. 5, 2005).
2. Eric Alterman, Out of Print: The death and life of the American newspaper, article in The New Yorker, (March 31, 2008).
3. Nick Carr, The Great Unbundling: Newspapers & the Net, Britannica Blog (April 7, 2008).
4. Lisa Williams, Journalism will Survive the Death of its Institutions, IdeaLab blog. (April 15, 2008).
5. Clay Shirky, Newspapers and Thinking the Unthinkable, at his blog. (March 13, 2009).
6. Steven Berlin Johnson, Old Growth Media and the Future of News, at his blog. (March 14, 2009).
7. Dan Conover, 2020 vision: What's next for news, at his blog, Xark. (March 20, 2009).
8. Dave Winer, The reboot of journalism, at his blog Scripting News (March 19, 2009).
9. Amanda Michel, Get off the Bus: The future of pro-am journalism. Columbia Journalism Review, (March/ April 2009).
10. Doc Searls, After the Advertising Bubble Bursts, at his blog (March 23, 2009).
11. Susannah Breslin, The numbers on self-publishing long form journalism, at her blog (Oct. 19, 2010).