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. :-)
The place is frigid, so you leave your jacket on. They give you a $1 slice and you go in back and sit down. You can take your gloves off cause the pizza keeps your hands warm. And the pizza is very very very hot. Delicious too, I might add.
After finishing my first slice I got another. Just $1 per. Excellent.
And this is what it produced. Now there's something you don't see every day -- a new way to view RSS.
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However, I then added Flickr to the mix and now my timeline goes all the way back to 1965 (I have a Beatles picture from back then). Nice, but how to scroll to the present day? Not obvious.
But it's nice to see something truly innovative with RSS.
And it's pretty.
PS: I found the global timeline at the bottom of the screen. So I was able to get to the most recent stuff.
PPS: Zach Seward likes it too.