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Monday, June 02, 2008 by Dave Winer.

My next big project is NewsJunk.comPermalink to this paragraph

The name comes from the people it is designed to serve, news junkies. Permalink to this paragraph

So we've gone beyond mere users, now we're making tools for serious users. ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

This is turning out to be a broad project that will involve lots of people, and I will have much more to write about it over the coming weeks. But the news is happening so fast now, and we're bringing tools on as fast as we can, so I'll have to wait for the philosophy. Permalink to this paragraph

For now there are five main ways to consume the flow: Permalink to this paragraph

1. Refresh the home page periodically. Permalink to this paragraph

2. Subscribe to the RSS feed. Permalink to this paragraph

3. Follow it on Twitter. Permalink to this paragraph

4. Befriend it on FriendFeed. Permalink to this paragraph

5. Watch for developments on the weblog. Permalink to this paragraph

There will be more ways, for sure, soooon! ;-> Permalink to this paragraph

Still diggin! Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Nicco's post on NewsJunk. 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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