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A memeplant that worked

Wednesday, August 13, 2008 by Dave Winer.

A picture named peter.gifYesterday I pointed to a howto by Jay Ridgeway that showed how to connect two laconi.ca communities together. Today I'm going to try it myself. Permalink to this paragraph

I followed the instructions, and it worked. I have a new account on Jay's laconi.ca installation, and I subscribed it to Ars Technica on Evan's installation.  Permalink to this paragraph

Obviously this is just a first hack at the problem -- there needs to be authorization on the other side, otherwise anyone could subscribe me to their feed and well, that's a pretty powerful tool for spammers. But we're off to a good start!!  Permalink to this paragraph

Update: There's a piece on Louis Gray's blog that explains why this idea is so powerful. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: There's something about the word memeplant that I really like, but I can't put my finger on it. Permalink to this paragraph

Update: Phil Windley got the seed. ;-> 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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