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. :-)
To map a domain to an S3 bucket:
1. Choose a domain name, and on your registrar's site, make it a CNAME for s3.amazonaws.com. For this example I've chosen static.reallysimple.org.
3. Store stuff in the new bucket. You can use the name defined in step 1 to refer to the contents of the bucket created in step 2. Here's the url of a file in my bucket.
That's all there is to it. It's really simple. Amazon did this in a very straightforward and elegant way.
Why would you want to do this? It's neater, and it gives you flexibility down the road if you want to move the content somewhere other than S3.
I'm famous for my teases. Especially when it comes to things called Radio.
PS: Want to subscribe?
If you could succeed in reviving OPML as the de facto "follow a list" standard, that would indeed be a great step toward bootstrapping a more distributed system of feed reading.
The only thing I'm unclear on is the "dynamic subscriptions." To date, I've not experienced a feed reader that would let me "subscribe" to an OPML source (as much as that makes sense). IIRC, even Google Reader requires one to upload an OPML file, not subscribe to it.
So, I guess the question I have is: Why isn't subscribing to OPML feeds supported in many RSS readers?
I have my own theories about this, but I want to encourage discussion.
I would add this as item #4 in my recent list of requests for Twitter client apps. Might as well let the user subscribe to OPML as well as RSS.