Dave Winer

Here is what’s worth reading this morning

Dave Winer deconstructs Ev Williams’ Medium, Nicholas Carr on head-mounted devices and reality augmentation, China’s new technology boom in the hinterlands, how DuckDuckGo is taking on Google, and why the Narwhal won and Orca failed are some of the stories worth reading this morning.

We could build an open Twitter, but would anyone use it?

As Twitter clamps down on what third-party developers can do with the network, some have proposed creating an open-source alternative — but would enough users switch to a new network? Others who have tried such a move have largely failed to gain much traction.

Is journalism as we know it becoming obsolete?

Dave Winer says journalism as we know it is “obsolete” because everyone can do it. Is he right? Yes and no. One thing is for sure: journalism is being transformed by the web and by real-time publishing. Whether that’s good or bad depends on your viewpoint.

What you should read (& watch) this weekend

There are so many words on the Internet, but very few are worth reading on a Sunday morning, when you could be out for brunch with friends or simply lazing around in bed. However, here are a few pieces I can recommend this weekend.

Sure, RSS Is Dead — Just Like the Web Is Dead

A brush fire has been swirling through the blogosphere of late over whether RSS is dead or possibly dying. But is it actually doomed, or even ailing? Not really. Like plenty of other technologies, it is just becoming part of the plumbing of the real-time web.

No, RSS Is Not Dead, and Neither Are RSS Readers

The shutting down of Bloglines and the decline of traffic to Google Reader has led some to predict (again) that RSS readers are dead, killed in part by the real-time nature of social networks such as Twitter and Facebook. But the truth is somewhat more complicated.

What Would a More Open Twitter Look Like?

As Twitter continues to struggle with repeated system outages and downtime, attention has turned to ways of extending — or even replacing — the social network as a communications platform. But what would such a world look like? It would involve multiple clients and open standards.

New Way To View News

[qi:066] Dave Winer, whom I have dubbed “The Constant Tinkerer,” has come up with yet another way to consume information in a…