Scripting News: A podcast, a long one

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  1. The future of news, part II | Dave Winer (

    A 14-minute podcast follow-up to the previous podcast on the future of news.


    2000: How to make money on the Internet.

    2009: Natural Born Bloggers.

    We gave everyone a broadcast station and a printing press.

    Not everyone does it.

    Say 1 percent are NBBs.

    They all can do it, but most don’t want to.

    News orgs will be machines for processing huge amounts of news, adding/teaching quality.

    Evan Williams is doing this at Medium.

    But I don’t like that he has a bottleneck, that his publishing system requires that you write and store your writing on his servers.

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  2. Rebooting the News 75

    As Dave said Dec. 3rd, “We’re having a Rebooting The News moment here with WikiLeaks.” Indeed. Now we now how the open Net comes crashing down.

    • First came the denial of service attacks. (Dave: “How do we know that?”)
    • Next, Amazon Web Services kicked Wikileaks off its cloud servers.
    • Then it was, which stopped serving the domain
    • Then Tableau Software removed data visualizations Wikileaks had running there.
    • Then PayPal started choking off the air supply: donations.
    • The U.S. Library of Congress even got into the act, shutting down access to Wikileaks at its terminals.

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  3. Interview with George Lakoff (Scripting News)

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    Dave 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.

    Dave Winer 

    My most recent trivia on Twitter.

    —Huffduffed by grankabeza