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Happy RSS Awareness Day!!

Thursday, May 01, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Everyone should be aware of RSS today. Permalink to this paragraph

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Tomorrow? It's probably okay not to be aware of RSS tomorrow, but there's no law that says you have to forget. Permalink to this paragraph

But today -- be aware! smile Permalink to this paragraph

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PS: You can vote up RSS Awareness Day on Digg. Help people become more aware of awareness! It's deep. smile Permalink to this paragraph

PPS: Wouldn't it be great if Obama said, in one of his stump speeches today, that it's RSS Awareness Day and I just want y'all to know I'm aware of RSS and you should be too.  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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