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. :-)
Ever-faster times. Not that I'm trying for speed, I'm not.
New shoes might have made the diff. Nice and stiff. But hard to get in and out of the straps. Probably need to get new pedals too.
Temperature in low 70s. Practically chillllly. Lots of Sunday riders out.
Peeve: Park police keep riders off their bikes in pedestrian areas, but do nothing to keep pedestrians out of bike space.
I want a camera on my helmet that I can take pics with by wiggling my ears. I'll point it at all the pedestrians who make riding dangerous for all of us.
Map: 10.92 miles, 59.5 minutes.
I want to edit my public face in a single document.
No more hunting the file system for the right file to edit.
No more hunting the web for the right page to click Edit This Page on.
I want it all there in one file, an outline of course.
Pretty close to having this working.
Remember the Lazy Web? It's the web where you have an idea for a tool you'd love to use, but don't have the time to make it yourself. (At least that's my version of the idea.) So here's my latest request.
I'm reading an article, or trying to -- but the colors are all wrong, it's white on black, and the text is tiny and it starts vibrating going in and out of focus. My vision isn't so hot to begin with, and various combinations make it go haywire.
That's what Readability is for. I click it, and continue reading, happily.
Now, the article is so good, the point it makes is so important, that I want to push it to the people who follow my linkblog. I'm looking at the page in Readability. I hit my bookmarklet, but it pushes the non-readable version. That's not fair to the people who follow. I want to push the readable version.
So what I need is this -- a URL-shortener that links to readable text, that can be programmed through a simple API. I know Readability has a URL-shortener, and I asked them for an API, but I'm still waiting.
Thanks in advance!
PS: Here's an example of the kind of link I'd like to move around the net.