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Comcast shuts down Winer

Thanks to the recent BitTorrent debacle, Comcast has been far from Comcastic for many of its customers. Throttling customers for using technologies they deem too data intensive is pretty nasty, and the company has had to acquiesce and change its practices, but what happens when they disconnect your service (and threaten to keep you shut-down for 12-months) for "excessive usage" -- yet refuse to...

TwitterGram - speak your mind on Twitter

If you like to Twitter, now you can speak your mind - so to speak. Twitter gets even better with an amazing new innovation - sound. Thanks to uber tech Dave Winer, now you can send an mp3 file through your phone or computer as a TwitterGram, and your friends and the general public can click on the TinyURL and hear it. Sending your brief recorded thoughts on your mobile (kind of a micro podcast)...

NYT announces coming of Web 3.0, everyone groans

Yesterday's New York Times included an, um, interesting article by John Markoff about the next generation of the web. He says that computer scientists and start-ups want to "add a layer of meaning on top of the existing Web that would make it less of a catalog and more of a guide--and even provide the foundation for systems that can reason in a human fashion." He says their effort is "referred to...

Dave Winer announces OPML 2.0 draft spec

RSS bigwig Dave Winer has released a draft specification for OPLM 2.0, the second major milestone for the XML outline format. You can read the draft at OPML.org, and in his blog Winer has a podcast explaining "why the improvements in OPML 2.0 will help users." If you're into OPML, you can read the spec and then post your feedback at the OPML group on Yahoo!...