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A superfast RSS subscribe

Monday, November 09, 2009 by Dave Winer.

I wanted an easier way to subscribe to feeds.. Permalink to this paragraph

So I wrote down the way way I wanted it to work and this is what I came up with. Permalink to this paragraph

I'm on a site and think "Gee I'd like to subscribe to this." I see it's got an XML icon in the address bar.  Permalink to this paragraph

I click on a Bookmarklet and after a few seconds, am transported to the Feeds page in River2. To subscribe, I just click the Submit button. Permalink to this paragraph

So that's how I made it work! :-) Permalink to this paragraph

http://newsriver.org/bookmarklet.html Permalink to this paragraph

Boom! A picture named sidesmiley.gif 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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