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Wednesday, March 11, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named united.gifA new URL shortener.  Permalink to this paragraph

http://tinyarro.ws/  Permalink to this paragraph

Ho hum. Permalink to this paragraph

No -- it's interesting -- seriously. Permalink to this paragraph

The URLs are weird. Are they shorter? Not sure. Permalink to this paragraph

The web used to be full of weird ideas that stretched your mind. Permalink to this paragraph

Not so much these days. Permalink to this paragraph

This is one of them. Permalink to this paragraph

Let me know what you think!! Permalink to this paragraph

PS: Wish I had thought of it. ;-> 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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