Dave Winer – man with a mission?

Dave Winer wants to get a life. He ‘says‘ in his river that he will stop blogging by end of 2006! ZDnet Blogs reports this saying ‘Blogosphere founder quits blogging‘. Man look at the hype these reporters give … here Dave is saying he will wean off from bloggin and they say he has quit!

Dave’s post is very clear. He says to have accomplished what he was set to do. I am not convinced he has these in mind when he started. But definitely I agree (I have google a lot on him over the last 6 months btw), he was a leader in doing them and things have reached a tipping point that people will be carry on with the momentum.

I first saw his interview on Nerd TV show #6transcript and flash video here. Met him and had a small chat at Tagcamp (he is never going to remember it! ha ha). The things, he says in the post, he had when started in 1994 were:

  • The goal was also to create tools that would make it easy for everyone to have a site, and then more specifically a chronological one. {blogging}
  • I wanted programming to turn upside down, to have the Internet be the platform instead of Microsoft and Apple.{web 2.0}
  • I wanted decentralized news.We can do for ourselves what the pros haven’t been doing.{social and citizen media}

He wraps up saying:

Blogging not only takes a lot of time (which I don’t begrudge it, I love writing) but it also limits what I can do, because it’s made me a public figure. I want some privacy, I want to matter less, so I can retool, and matter more, in different ways.

This brings back to a very recent post of mine “blogs-waste of time?”

A Forrester Research Analyst’s thoughts on this! (ZDnet blog post) {ps:who believes in these research reports btw …} 😉

Charlene Li, lead Internet analyst at Forrester Research, said, “The silver lining in all of this is that companies will be much more productive. We calculated that a single Dave Winer post can be referenced by tens of thousands of bloggers, and each of those bloggers has one thousand to several thousand daily readers, some who also are bloggers. Eliminating all Winer posts could add as much as 1/2 percent to national GDP–we could rebuild New Orleans seven-times over.”

I will follow up this week on why we blog – I might first start out with why I blog!


Published by: vinu

My life - BREESY! :-) :D Beautiful Random Enjoyable Eventful Simple Yellow Places I have lived (chronological): (country) (- state) (-- city) India - (Orissa) -- Cuttack (2yrs) -- Bhubaneshwar (3yrs) - (Maharastra) -- Bombay/Mumbai (8 + 1 yrs) - (TamilNadu) -- Madras/Chennai (6 yrs) - (Pondicherry) (1 yr) United States - (California) -- Berkeley (3 yrs) Education : IIT Madras 02, UC Berkeley 05 Work Experience: Mechanical Engineer at FORD Motor Company, India; Management Trainee at Datamatics Technologies Ltd.; Wireless Programmer at TeleCommunication Systems Inc. Passions (currently as of Dec 2005): Family, Media (visual / audio), Mobile Systems, Internet, Design Interests: Music, Movies, Photography, Enjoying nature, Playing Violin, Graphics, Business / Entrepreneurship / Managments, Spirituality, Design, Technology, Mobile / Wireless

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