Dave Winer, 56, is a software developer 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 and NYU, 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.
scriptingnews2mail at gmail dot com.
My 40 most-recent links, ranked by number of clicks.
FYI: You're soaking in it. :-)
Lots of new posts over on the threads site.
9/29/12: Twitter is a tragic tale
9/28/12: Developing in 2012
9/28/12: This is another test
9/28/12: Romney as human being
9/28/12: Twitter may need a Plan B
9/27/12: Romney's 47 percent
9/27/12: The Angry Birds platform?
9/26/12: I want a Galaxy S3 but..
9/26/12: I thought "stench" was real
9/26/12: 47% was not a gaffe
9/26/12: Why Obama didn't meet at UN
9/25/12: Problem posting to Twitter
9/24/12: Today's podcast
9/24/12: Open fields for discourse
9/23/12: Why didn't Apple ease into maps?
9/23/12: As a renewed Knicks fan
9/23/12: Humanity doesn't scale
9/22/12: Favorite movie reviews feeds?
9/22/12: Comments on Costolo talk
9/21/12: A comment *and* a blog post
9/21/12: An open note to Doc
9/20/12: A new feature sneak
9/20/12: Maps, Tweetie and dBASE
9/20/12: A day of construction
9/19/12: Un-Web 2.0
9/19/12: MP3 of Romney's fund-raiser
9/18/12: Question about SoundCloud
9/18/12: Dear Green Button People
9/18/12: Jury duty, voting and Romney
9/17/12: I feel a little like a kid
9/17/12: River with JSON-encoded OPML
9/17/12: OWS on its anniversary
9/17/12: Tech discussion of comments feed
9/16/12: Newspapers and blogging
9/15/12: To OWS -- please use the web
9/15/12: Why Google is OK
9/15/12: Whole post to Scripting feed
9/15/12: Dear @diveintomark
9/14/12: I don't think this is Kansas
9/14/12: A question about class warfare
9/14/12: YouTube in the developing world
9/13/12: Blogging in transition
9/12/12: A message to Republicans: Enough
9/11/12: Witting with Greenwald
9/10/12: Dead people on voting rolls
9/10/12: A test of outline comments
9/8/12: To TechCrunch hackathoners
9/7/12: app.net's impressive start
9/6/12: Breakdown of feed formats
9/6/12: Life outside Twitter
9/5/12: About Twitter's changes
9/5/12: scripting.com in transition
9/5/12: Why a second term for Obama?
9/3/12: The real liars are the press
9/3/12: Embedded registration form
9/2/12: Odd pic of two Presidents
9/1/12: Obama gets 1/2 of it