Thursday, April 20

An interview with Dave Winer

Sweet, I'm re-vlogging rocketboom. And why the hell not, even though they have a zillion times the traffic as me, there's still value in saying, heh, this is great, I dig this. So here's an interview of Dave Winer, the much loved and often arguable, father of RSS 2.0 w/enclosures and therefore podcasting. I listen to him all the time on podcasts, but rarely do I get to see him on film, so this was a real treat.

Most important quote: "Myspace is training wheels"

I never quite could put my finger on it, but Dave nails it. This to me is what services like Youtube, livejournal and Myspace represent... they're easy little walled garden communities that act as an entry point for many young people and people who are new to the blogosphere. Eventually though most of them will hopefully move onto participating in a larger, more interoperable community, a global community, the world wide blogosphere. (global village anyone?) And there are many facets of the blosphere, in fact it's sliceable in an endless variety of ways, most obviously language, and media type (audio, photo, video) right now. But gradually I hope these soft boundries will continue to mix in a healthy manner, into an endless mix of communities with soft boundries, not hard inoperable boundries like Youtube. So, Enjoy the interview. Thanks Amanda. Oh, and if you follow the link to the original post there's even more interview segments. Be sure to leave some comments on rocketboom. Vloggers love comments! :)

"Thu, 20 Apr 2006 07:35:10 -0600"

Watch movie (Quicktime, 5 min, 26.7 MB)

Original post, from Rocketboom:

story links: interview with dave winer extended interview: on the future of advertising (mov|wmv), on the history of the personal computer (mov|wmv), on the holiday season (mov|wmv), on habits online (mov|wmv), on the ownership of rss (mov|wmv), on writing style (mov|wmv)

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