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. :-)
It's been a while since I posted an update on the minimal blogging tool.
The last couple of weeks have been really intense. Imagine my software is a movie and after editing the film and watching it a few times all of a sudden I thought of a different, better, plot. When I looked at the movie after figuring it out all I could think about was how much better it would be with the new ending. So I went back to the cutting table and luckily I only needed to re-shoot a few scenes and after much head-scratching and fights with the actors, the movie is back in one piece, and it's feeling like a classic.
Still a little rough in places, but we'll work those out.
It's time to test a new feature. I want Scripting News not only to support long-form blogging, posts like the one you're reading now, but also to display the link-blogging I do. The stuff that normally flows out to Twitter (and still does, of course).
Here's a screen shot illustrating what it looks like on the home page. (I'm leaving the story pages uncluttered for now.)