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The beginnings of community

Friday, August 15, 2008 by Dave Winer.

Yesterday an update of FlickrFan shipped for the Summer of OPML project, and as we hoped, new users popped up and all of a sudden it's a teeny little bit like a community!  Permalink to this paragraph

So, of course it's time to put it in perspective, with a howto explaining how to report problems and ask for help.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://editor.opml.org/community.html  Permalink to this paragraph

Hope you enjoy, and you're free to repurpose it for other projects, but attribution is requested. 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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