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. :-)
Big wheel keep on turning...
Then I figured out how to have the essays appear on Scripting News along with the links.
I kept getting bug reports from people with feed readers that didn't like my links, so finally I gave up on the linkblog part.
A few weeks after that, Twitter pops up. So I posted all my links on Twitter.
Gradually I built up editorial tools for my linkblogging, casually at first, but lately, very seriously.
This week I brought the linkblogging back to Scripting News, in the right margin. I'm happy with the result. I get to review my recent stories. And people who read this site in the web browser, and there are quite a few of them, are introduced to the links I've been pushing through Twitter. Reminding me that it was probably a mistake to give Twitter all my links, exclusively. Or lazy. Yeah, probably just lazy. But not no mo!
My stats are already showing improved circulation.
Good! There's life after Twitter. Happy.