Talking about URL shortening and the making of a new blogging ecosystem.
Justin Hall of links.net asked me to do an audio recording about blogging. I answered some of his questions, but as usual, talked mostly about what I wanted to. Which is a big part of the blogging story imho. Here’s the audio, 24 minutes, hope you enjoy. PS: This also to adds to the thread started by Walter Isaacson about the origins of the Internet.
I did a five-minute podcast with a revised idea of what the Internet is in light of what we’ve learned in the last week. It’s not anything like what we imagined it was.
What to do? See the title of this post for a suggestion.
Om Malik is, of course, a legend. One of the first journalists on the “tech beat” in the 1990s, one of the first bloggers to “turn pro,” one of the driving forces behind the Web 2.0 time period, and one of the most trusted analysts of the technology industry in general, today he is a venture capitalist at True Ventures.
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.
My most recent trivia on Twitter.
Years ago I did my own called Morning Coffee Notes.
Today, I did a 1/2 hour podcast in the coffeenotes thread.
It’s about WikiLeaks, Wired, Salon and the freedom of the Internet.
New actors, same story!
It’s only interesting if you want to create new media types.
NYU Journalism Professor Jay Rosen and Dave Winer discuss the rebooted system of reporting and extending the reach of reported news on the ground from Iran.
The Culture Gabfest, "Puny Ingratiation" Edition Listen to Slate’s show about the week in culture. By Stephen Metcalf, Dana Stevens, and June Thomas Updated Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2009, at 11:57 AM ET
Note: "Slate’s culture podcast chose three people as Person of the Decade and they were: George W. Bush, Paris Hilton and Dave Winer" —Dave Winer http://www.scripting.com/stories/2009/12/30/personOfTheDecade.html
Then I talked for about 20 minutes re what motivates me.