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. :-)
I want to do a river for #occupywallst news.
Not just what's happening in NY, but all over the country. If corporate media isn't going to be there, and why should they, we can do a better job of news-distributing ourselves.
I already have a couple of feeds. Looking for more.
I strongly believe we have to build networks that are not on the corporate blogging silos. Quite an irony, and something that probably isn't a good idea long-term, even medium-term.
I will host the river myself, but the data will be open, as will the feed list.
Okay folks I know it looks crummy, but it's a start.
I just smooshed together Scripting2, the software I use to edit this site, with the Bootstrap toolkit. So now, all the tricks I can do in the World Outline also work here. So for example, I can give you the lyrics of a song, when I'm talking about it.
Or if I want to give extra emphasis to a motto, I can do that too.
Or add a semi-sarcastic comment to something here. Self-deprecating, of course.
All this with all the usual wit, mirth and irascibility Scripting News is famous for!
PS: I promise to use these sparingly.
The World Outline is an outline that's displayed in a web browser.
The user gets to edit the template for their outline, giving full control over the look of the site. I want to embrace designers in the community.
I've been using Bootstrap for my user interface work. So it made sense to connect the outline templates with Bootstrap. Giving you an easy relatively user-oriented environment for doing stuff that Bootstrap can do. Fun!
Hope you like!