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. :-)
In the early days of Saturday Night Live, during the Weekend Update segment, a standard joke that always got a laugh.
Chevy Chase doing the news. A picture of Generalissmo Francisco Franco appears behind him. "Francisco Franco." Pause. "Is still dead."
The house would come down.
And he would go into the next bit.
Today I took a ride up the Hudson.
Looked just about the same as last time I rode there, before Hurricane Irene.
There is a website where you can download the app.
You can type @food or #bart in the address bar of the browser and be transported to Twitter where it shows you the profile for the user "food" or a search for the term "bart."
Love to know: 1. Who did it. 2. How it came about. 3. Where it's going.
This was announced along with their deal with Photobucket. Pretty significant, for both Twitter and Firefox. Imagine if Facebook launched a browser. Same idea.
PS: There's a help page for this product.
PPS: There's a Storify thread from June on this topic.