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 few links.
1. This is my Drupal test website.
2. My username is Dave Winer. He mailed me my password.
3. The URL of the MetaWeblog API is here.
I think I have everything I need to test it.
Let's see if, when I do a metaweblog.getpost, I get back the source code.
metaweblog.getpost failed, but this time I got an error response. (Earlier errors were silent.)
The server, yiwen.pair.com, returned error code -32602: Server error. Invalid method parameters.
The only one that seems could be causing the problem is the postid which I sent across as the number 6.
Then I changed it to the string 6 and it worked.
Did it return a value for postSource? It did. Was it what I sent?
Yeah it looks pretty good.