Scripting News for 7/13/2006

Michael Calore calls me the blogosphere’s den mother (heh) and says the unconference format is like a Grateful Dead concert. Interesting piece. :-) 

Steve Rubel reports that Wikipedia now supports RSS for article revisions for all its pages. This means you can monitor pages even if you don’t remember to visit them.  

Steve scores another scoop with Earthlink’s new RSS reader. “It shows you only the new articles since your last visit,” he says. 

Kaliya is at Mashup Camp in Santa Clara. 

Since I write about Google from time to time, I have also disclosed that I own a few shares of their stock, purchased at the IPO. I’ve made 4.3 times on the money, which makes it pretty awesome investment for a couple of years. Today I sold all my GOOG stock, so as of today I am not a Google shareholder. 

Rex Hammock on Martha Quinn, an original VJ on MTV. 

Amanda Congdon was on MSNBC last night. 

Business Week interviews Steve Newhouse on Wired Mag’s acquisition of Wired News. “One of the things we haven’t done yet, but we are deep into thinking through, is the combination of giving the audience tools to create content and giving them the ability to network with each other.” We were working on that in 1996, when I wrote for HotWired, and then left to start ths blog.  

My first weblog was part of the 24 Hours site, February 1996. It was originally hosted on hotwired.com. Thanks! 

AOL, which is, in 2006 struggling to become part of the blogging world, was one of the sponsors of the 24 Hours project. Their sponsorship was quite active, they contributed people to help run a couple of the servers. Their contribution to the blogging world goes all the way back to the beginning. 

These “moon mission” projects are cool because they bring creative and idealistic people together. Brent Simmons, who went on to create the NetNewsWire feed reader ran a free essay server for the 24 Hours project. The technology we created on this project would eventually form the foundation for Manila RPC and then the MetaWeblog API.  

3 responses to this post.

  1. Too bad I can’t watch the “Free” Video:

    MSNBC says “To use this product, you need to install free software
    This product requires Microsoft© Internet Explorer 6, Microsoft© Media Player 10, and Macromedia Flash 6. To download these free software applications, click the links below and follow the on-screen instructions.
    Once the installations are complete, reload this page.”

    OK no problem………..

    Reply

  2. Steven,

    Same here. I wonder if someone will put it up on YouTube?

    Reply

  3. yes, please -someone- put it on youtube or rip it in a standard format.

    Frank

    Reply

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