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. :-)
When I publish a picture from my iPhone, I:
1. Take the picture (that's the fun part).
2. Click the send icon at the bottom of the picture.
3. Choose Email from the dialog.
4. Type FU to get the first two letters of my flickrupload email address.
5. Wait because the iPhone is ridiculously slow at recognizing this sequence of clicks.
6. Click in the subject area of the envelope.
7. Type the title (a necessary step, no matter what method is used).
8. Click Send.
9. Choose the resolution from the dialog that pops up.
And that's just the beginning of the trip my picture is going to take. Now it has to get from Flickr to Twitter somehow. For that, I usually wait until I can get to a laptop with a net connection.
It'll be interesting to see how this compares to the way pictures are shared from the road in the future. Hopefully most of the steps will be gone.