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Hitchhiker's Guide to Twitter

Sunday, January 27, 2008 by Dave Winer.

If there were such a book, it would say, instead of Don't PanicPermalink to this paragraph

No need for anyone to suffer. Permalink to this paragraph

Twitter is not a mail list or a chat room. No one has an investment in anyone else's manners. If what someone says causes you too much angst, just unfollow. It's a single click.  Permalink to this paragraph

More advice for Twitter newbies? Please post a comment. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Update: A pretty long list from The Last Podcast blog. Permalink to this paragraph


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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 53, 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 Berkeley, California.

"The protoblogger." - NY Times.

"The father of modern-day content distribution." - PC World.

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.

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My most recent trivia on Twitter.

I'm a California voter for Obama.

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