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BadHair at 7PM

Thursday, July 16, 2009 by Dave Winer.

A picture named spector.jpgIt's been an interesting couple of days with TechCrunch first teasing and then releasing internal notes from Twitter Corp meetings.  Permalink to this paragraph

At first the debate was over the propriety of TechCrunch releasing this information. But now that at least some of the information is out there, the discussion is turning to the information and attitudes they reflect. Permalink to this paragraph

Were having a Bad Hair Day podcast at the normal time, 7PM Pacific this evening and we'll be talking about the release. You can catch the show live on BlogTalkRadio or as a podcast shortly after the completion of the show at 7:45PM.  Permalink to this paragraph

Our guest for this evening's podcast is Chris Saad, who we had originally scheduled to talk about commenting and blogging and everything related, which is just about everything in community software. Permalink to this paragraph

There was a fair amount of TechCrunch agenda in there. I didn't get that they're at war with RSS from reading the TwitterCorp notes, just that they don't feel all RSS content should flow through Twitter. I concur. Twitter and RSS are used for different purposes, and there's far too much new stuff in RSS for Twitter's system to handle.  Permalink to this paragraph

After reading the TC piece about Twitter I thought: "How wrong that a company owns this medium." Always felt that, reinforced it. Permalink to this paragraph

Wonder what Doc Searls thinks about this. Seems we're derailed from the Cluetrain. Permalink to this paragraph

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A picture named dave.jpgDave Winer, 54, 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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