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FriendFeed gets rooms, so does Scripting News

Thursday, May 22, 2008 by Dave Winer.

An interesting but mysterious new feature appeared today in FriendFeed, rooms, and of course we have to try it out.  Permalink to this paragraph

I created a room for Scripting News. What shall we use it for? I have no clue. Help me figure it out. Permalink to this paragraph

Something just jumped out at me. Is this the Digg-in-a-Box that I was asking for many months ago?  Permalink to this paragraph

These guys always confuse me, in a fun way. ;-> 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.

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

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