Rules for Twitter followers.

First if you don’t like any of this there’s a simple solution — unsubscribe. And don’t slam the door on your way out.

When I point to something that doesn’t mean I agree with it. It also does not mean I’ve read it. I use my linkblog as a way to remember to read something, the way people used del.icio.us.

People have a need to vent. Fine. But do it to the world, not to any one person in particular.

  • Imagine walking down the street and grabbing a stranger by the lapel and saying “I’ve had it with liberals! They stink! They’re ruining everything!” Well for all you know that person agrees with you. Or maybe they’re a liberal and find you offensive. If you have to embarrass yourself do it for everyone. No speechifying in personal comments. Thank you.

I don’t care if what I said is the same thing you think someone I despise said. Even a broken clock is right twice a day.

Don’t say I’m lame without saying what you think, so we can judge how lame you are.

I voted for Obama and gave him money and yes I think he’s a failure as President.

But then I think we’re all failures as American citizens. So I don’t just blame Obama.

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About Dave Winer

Dave Winer, 54, pioneered the development of weblogs, syndication (RSS), podcasting, outlining, and web content management software; former contributing editor at Wired Magazine, research fellow at Harvard Law School, entrepreneur, and investor in web media companies. A native New Yorker, he received a Master's in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin, a Bachelor's in Mathematics from Tulane University and currently lives in Berkeley, California.
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