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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I've spent the last few days getting my.reallysimple.org ready for external development. Key to that is the JSON API that allows you to create new feeds, add, edit and delete posts, get and set prefs and build feeds.
You should be able to:
2. Create a compatible back-end in PHP or node.js -- for example.
Long-term, I don't want to be in either the UI or back-end business, but I want a thousand choices in each, all able to substitute for each other because they share a common API.
That is the purpose of this API, to help serve as a "coral reef" for the bootstrap. That's why it is so important to have a fully functional server up and running. (Which I do.)
So here are the docs.
The first step is to review them, and think about whether you want to build something around this API.
If you want to, I will soon be ready to give usernames and passwords to a very small number of developers for testing purposes only. (At this time.)