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. :-)
In Park City, the only cable news was: 1. CNN Headline News (stories about missing American children). 2. Fox News (a confusing mishmash of news video and narcissistic commentary). Internet access fairly pathetic, so there really was no option for other flows of news.
Now I'm in NYC with FIOS-level Internet, and am finally able to see the images so many others (on Twitter) have been seeing.
Here's something to think about. We heard a lot of people speak of the "historic" shutting-down of the Internet in Egypt, but realize that we're in a permanent news blackout in the US, the supposed "land of the free and home of the brave." We are not brave, we don't trust ourselves with the same news the rest of the world gets, and as long as we're having our flow of news curtailed (by whom?), we sure ain't anything like free.
Meanwhile the personal trashing of Julian Assange in American media continues. It's really embarassing. What is it they are so afraid of?