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 you're photographing OWS events, please use a photo service that supports RSS with tagging. This means we can build new apps off their flow. Your photos have a life outside of Flickr.
As far as I know, Flickr has the most complete API of any of the free photo hosting services. (And I know Flickr isn't free above a certain level of use.)
For example, we can tap into their flow of occupyboston photos through this feed.
If you know of another photo-sharing service that has that feature, let me know and I will recommend its use as well and will hook it into the occupyweb.org photo flow. To qualify it must have a URL like the one above, and not require an API key, or any programming beyond accessing an RSS feed.
Note that we are creating an archive of these photos, so there is an incentive to a service to support this. Their photos cannot be part of the archive until they do.
That should make us nervous. Let me explain.
1. Most of the coordination of the occupy movement is happening on Facebook.
2. Facebook desperately wants to get into China.
So behind the scenes, imagine the phone calls from China to Facebook headquarters in Silicon Valley.
Operator: Hello this is Facebook.
Caller: Chinese Politburo calling for Mark Zuckerberg.
Zuck picks up right away!
Zuck: Hey guys! Are we still on for the meetup in Hong Kong next week! I ordered a keg for us.
Politburo: Well, we wanted to talk to you about that.
Zuck: Oh come on, let's get Facebook China going. You'll see -- it'll be fun!!
Politburo: Didn't we tell you we won't let you install a tool for revolution in China.
Zuck: I told you I'd take care of it.
Politburo: Then take care of it.
Later on that day he gets a similar call from David Plouffe at the White House about their plans to run their re-election campaign on Facebook.
All of a sudden Zuck is a lonely boy wonder.
Thinking about how he can get the revolution off his servers.