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.
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FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
I guess it works so here's the JSONP version of my River of News.
Refer to the writeup for the JSON version for an idea of what this is and what you can do with it.
There have been a bunch of requests that I support JSONP, which I am looking into.
I understand that JSONP is needed so you can access data on domains other than the one from which the page originates. I also understand how it works in a simple case where a small amount of JSON is being returned. But I'm returning 70K of JSON text and it includes tabs, carriage returns and linefeeds.
1. So the first question is -- should I strip out the whitespace characters?
2. Are there any characters that need to be escaped or neutered? In XML you'd be fine if you encoded left-angle-brackets.
I'm sure there are other questions.
Update: There is now a JSONP version of the river.