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. :-)
If so, I'd love to see some of them and see what it would take to hook their output into our input.
And btw, here are my main feeds:
1. My blog.
2. My linkblog.
It would be interesting to see if there's a way to hook those into Google-Plus.
I don't think people appreciate how much our way of life is subsidized by the fact that the dollar is the reserve currency. Once that's gone, and a default will kill that for good, we're hosed.
As is the rest of the world. People are so hungry for a safe place to park their money they're willing to loan it to the United States for virtually no interest.
Once that option is gone, where will they go for safety? There really is no other place to go.
The President and the Republicans keep likening our economy to a family. Tightening your belts in hard times, and all.
Well, if you like that analogy, it's as if our family is in the bagel business, and we don't even know it. And we're about to store a bunch of used Porta-Pottty's in the same place we make the bagels. What do you think that'll do for the family business??