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Someone give Om an award

Tuesday, September 08, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I just took a quick look at the RSS feeds of the major tech pundit blogs to see which had <cloud> elements.  Permalink to this paragraph

I found one at Gigaom! Permalink to this paragraph

http://feeds.feedburner.com/ommalik  Permalink to this paragraph

If you View Source you'll see it. Permalink to this paragraph

Something else worth noting, Feedburner preserves the <cloud> element. So two things are working! A picture named sidesmiley.gif Permalink to this paragraph

I subscribed to his feed in River2 and it grokked his realtimeness. Oh life is sweet. Permalink to this paragraph

For techies, you might wonder why we received notification of an update after subscribing. That shows that Om's Wordpress installation is following the Walkthrough. You're supposed to test the notification handler before you register it. If it passes the test go ahead. If it fails, throw it away. This keeps the conversation real. 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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