Mobilizing the river of news

Mobilizing the river of news

Summary: Dave Winer is working his magic again. The father of blogging, RSS, OPML, and XML-RPC was growing frustrated trying to get readable news feeds on a mobile device (Blackberry, Treo, Q, etc.

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wineraug05.jpgDave Winer is working his magic again. The father of blogging, RSS, OPML, and XML-RPC was growing frustrated trying to get readable news feeds on a mobile device (Blackberry, Treo, Q, etc.), and whipped together a script for delivering clean, text (no graphics) feeds that update every 10 minutes. Check out the New York Times and CNET News.com rivers. Dave thinks he is on to something big: "I've not been so excited or so sure about a new direction for mobile technology since podcasting in June 2004. I'm sure we'll look back on this as a turning point for mobile news." Dave, who brought outlining to the Mac and PC more than 20 years ago, continues his outlining quest, simplifying the structure, delivery and presentation of content.

Topic: Mobility

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  • River of News

    The Attensa for Outlook 1.5 beta contains a very easy-to-read river of news feature. You can download a free beta for 60 days at www.attensa.com!
    mbookspan
  • Been There, Done That

    There are plenty of news readers available that target mobile devices which are much more usable than what Dave has slapped together. It looks more like Dave is calling on all his buddies to promote him as the father of something that had already been invented elsewhere years ago. Where's Nick Carr when we need him?

    BTW, the CNetRiver does include a graphic element.
    fricker
  • Why not use mobile.news.com ?

    Dave, I understand the need for a river sometimes, but many sites
    (CNET News.com included) have very usable mobile-friendly
    versions of their sites... try http://mobile.news.com/ for example.
    Pencoyd