The Manga Man Premiere – Winksite teams up with Sci-Fi Author Alexander Besher In Meta-Multimedia First

QR Code T-shirt platform to feature physical hyperlink to Besher’s new novel published direct to mobile “Manga Man,” original music soundtrack, book trailer, short film, .mp4 anthology of Japanese avant-garde Butoh dance performances, plus audio book and graphic novel excerpts.

New York, NY, October 18, 2008 — Winksite, a leading mobile content management and social networking software company whose solutions connect publishers to their audiences and audience members to each other, announced plans to team up with novelist Alexander Besher, Philip K. Dick Award nominated author, to launch direct to mobile “The Manga Man,” the San Francisco-based journalist, author, and futurist’s first novel since his celebrated “Rim Trilogy” (“Rim,” “Mir,” and “Chi;” HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster). Debut date is October 31st at

Besher’s tome is a 600-page alternative fantasy noir epic that’s set in the mid-21st century when the speed of media has overtaken the speed of light. The story features a half-digital, half-human “post-Zen” Butoh dancer-assassin whose mission is “to stop the warlords who plan to clone the universe.”

Dave Harper, Founder & CEO of Winksite, says “Working with Besher and his creative team is a natural fit for us. In the past, we’ve collaborated with a wide group of writers and progressive thinkers including Stanford law professor and political activist Lawrence Lessig who inspired us to launch the Creative Commons Library, sci-fi author Cory Doctorow, horror meister David Wellington, and Internet ‘Smart Mobs’ guru Howard Rheingold. Besher’s futuristic vision strikes us as being not only timely but timeless.”

Besher’s multimedia ‘Manga Man’ is the first work of literature in history to appear on a QR/2D-coded T-shirt designed by the prize-winning Italian graphic novel artist Daniele Serra.

For his part, Besher is equally thrilled to be working with Winksite. “I’m convinced that the media platform of the future lies in mobile phone technology. It’s a market that’s growing by leaps and bounds. Just witness the advances represented by Apple’s iPhone and companies like Nokia which is bringing out its multimedia monster, the Nokia 5800 XpressMusic phone. Not to mention the first handheld projectors that are due out this year, and the advent of A4-size screens. I can only say that we’ve truly entered the post-Gutenberg, post-McLuhan age. Our credo is ‘You are the Media.’”

“Dave Harper is that rare breed of visionary and entrepreneur,” Besher declares. “We chose to go with Winksite over other proprietary QR-code gatekeepers and mobile platform sites because Dave is open source and his hands-on passion for pushing the envelope on mobile content knocked me out. He’s been an invaluable partner in helping us bring our vision to life.”

“I also deeply relate to Winksite’s motto: ‘One World. No Borders. 3 Billion Connected People,’” Besher says. “That’s what all my novels have been about—erasing the interface between the human body and the outside world. I hope that everyone will wear my book. We can all meet on the dust jacket on the other side of the Milky Way.”

Advance praise for “The Manga Man”:

“A hidden SF master.”

Rudy Rucker, Philip K. Dick Award winning author of Postsingular, Spaceland, and The Ware Tetralogy (great-grandson of Hegel)

“Pure Superfuture cooked down in sf’s last mad scientist’s lab. Enough ideas for thirty other books blistered down into a sharp little drug that’ll reengineer the front of your head. You want a hit of this. Trust me.”

Warren Ellis, author of the Transmetropolitan and Global Frequency series of graphic novels

“Fascinating! Great!”

China Miéville, author of Iron Council and Perdido Street Station, winner of the Arthur C. Clarke Award and the British Fantasy Award

“This book would make Philip K. Dick delirious with joy. Nobody else in science fiction has ever pushed the envelope this hard—or with better success.”

Spider Robinson, best selling novelist and Robert A. Heinlein Estate-appointed completer of sequels to Heinlein’s novels.


Butoh Without Borders Multimedia party and launch for Alexander Besher’s QR Code sentient T-shirt novel THE MANGA MAN this Halloween. All proceeds to benefit Doctors Without Borders.

Date: October 31, 2008
Time: 6 – 9pm
Location: UPDATED: Arte Movimiento SUB Mission, 2183 Mission at 18th Street, San Francisco

About Alexander Besher
Born in China, raised and educated in Japan, Alexander Besher is a San Francisco-based author, journalist and novelist. He is the author of “The Pacific Rim Almanac” (HarperCollins, ’91), and the “Rim” trilogy of futuristic thrillers including the Philip K. Dick Award-nominated “Rim” (HarperCollins ’94; HarperPrism, ’95); “Mir,” and “Chi” (Simon & Schuster, ’98 and ’99). He served as editor of the Chicago Review literary quarterly at the University of Chicago , was contributing editor to InfoWorld magazine, and wrote “Pacific Rim” (Chronicle Features), an internationally syndicated weekly column covering business, technological and social trends in the Asia-Pacific region. His forthcoming novel “The Manga Man” is the first title in his new “Dance of Darkness” trilogy of alternative noir fantasy novels. His novels have been translated into over a dozen languages and film-optioned. Recently, he has been writing screenplays and television scripts.

About Winksite
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Mainstream America is Ready for Bar Codes – Converging "Realspace" and "Mobilespace"

One thing that has become obvious as of late is that along with educating people about the mobile Internet, it’s necessary to also offer tools that provide easy access to it. This is especially true when it comes to helping people discover and connect with off-portal mobile content and services. Part of this requires finding solutions that are successful at making connections between the physical world and mobile Internet.

One of the tools which aim to converge “realspace” and “mobilespace” are bar codes (think of them as a form of physical hyperlink.) It works like this. Let’s say you’re walking along a sidewalk and someone hands you a flyer. Glancing down you notice a bar code placed neatly within the design. Immediately you take a photograph of the bar code with your mobile phone. Software on your phone converts the snapshot of the code into a mobile address. You are automatically offered the option to launch this address in the phone browser. Doing so launches your mobile browser and you are taken directly to the linked content — jumping you from printed content to online content.

You might be asking yourself about now, “Gee. I don’t know if people will actually do that?” Well the short answer is – people already do, lots of them in fact. In Japan, for example, QR codes have become part of everyday life, available on everything from business cards, id cards, magazines, newspapers, flyers, posters, stickers, food products,puzzles, web sites, billboards, more billboards, CDs, confectionary delights, calling a cab, vending machines, coffee cups, advertisements, and tickets –- even including the occasional booth-babe (my apologies to Darla Mack). All these little codes eagerly await — ready to link people to content that matters to them — mobile sites, profiles, videos, podcasts, products and other little pieces of content (think ringtones and wallpapers). Individuals also have joined in on the opportunity as publishers themselves — printing codes on stickers, placing them on their web sites or blogs, even walking around with cute little stampers to easily affix codes practically anywhere for any reason. As such, QR Codes have become the door to the mobile Internet for the average mobile user.

Much like other mobile technology, such as SMS, it typically takes a while for the US market to embrace new mobile technology, but once it does we quickly match the usage seen in other parts of the world. I believe that will happen with bar codes as well. Already I see the signs…

For example, brought to you by the brilliant minds of Stan Wiechers and Alexis Rondeau, are connecting the virtual and physical world by bringing the best information from the Internet to the relevant place in physical space. They do this by combining the physical annotation technology of Datamatrix codes (another flavor of bar code) with high quality information from Wikipedia. (see Semapedia explained with pictures)

Others like the creative team of Kevin Slavin and Frank Lantz from area/code turn city streets into huge public game boards using bar codes and cell phones as part of the game play.

Still not convinced people find this useful, fun or both? To highlight potential, I’ve provided results from a survey originally taken by InfoPlaint in Japan that was carried out at the end of August 2005. The respondents selected the survey themselves via a link in the DoCoMo iMode menu system. 7,660 people completed the survey; 5,023 of them were women.

Q: Do you know about QR codes (2D barcodes)?

  • I’ve used them 73.3%
  • I know about them, and have a reader feature in my phone, but I haven’t used them 7.6%
  • I know about them, but don’t have a reader feature in my phone, so I haven’t used them 15.6%
    I don’t know about them 3.5%

Looking at the age breakdown, for both males and females almost 90% of the under 20’s use them, but the rate steadily drops down to end up at just about half of all the over 50s.

Q: For those who answered that they used them, in what printed materials have you used QR Codes? (Sample size=5,513)

  • Business card 5.7%
  • Newspaper 31.9%
  • Magazine 84.2%
  • Advertising flyer 51.1%
  • Poster 14.2%
  • Direct mail 25.0%
  • Mail-order catalog 24.8%
  • PC web site 20.7%
  • Other 13.1%

There was no significant differences between the sexes, except for almost two and a half times more women used mail-order catalog QR Codes.

Q: Which of the following QR Code-based services do you want to use? (Sample size=7,660)

  • Easy phone book registration from a business card, etc 36.8%
  • Read a URL and access a site 74.3%
  • Replacement for company identification badge 29.0%
  • Cashless shopping at vending machines, etc 28.3%
  • Buying goods written about in magazines 27.7%
  • Replacement for tickets (concerts, travel passes, etc) 32.5%
  • Others 5.5%
  • Don’t want to use 7.4%

Okay, so I’ve tried to do a bit of convincing but to what end? I see it this way, Winksite is the quickest way to build a mobile audience. Our RSS-driven publishing tools let you simply and easily add your information to the mobile Internet in ways that thrill mobile users. Thousands operate mobile spaces at Winksite with the added benefit of community features such chat, forums, and polls. We also want to help our publishers and their fans promote their space to mobile users. One way we do this is by aggregating our communities into a blog sidebar where mobile and desktop users find each other by interest and location.

Pulling It All Together
Another way is to help people promote their spaces in everyday situations and circumstances. Current camera phones now have good enough optics, resolution and processing power to be able to read these special bar codes on the printed materials we come across each day. As such, Winksite now provides a set of unique bar codes for each of our publishers that link directly to their mobile sites and communities. With the ability to create a universally accessible mobile site that’s connected to physically distributed bar codes, we see our publishers creating a wide range of useful applications.

These applications include:

  • linking print articles to RSS feeds and blogs
  • delivering product or tourist information
  • linking “lost pet” flyers to contact forms
  • dating – use your imagination on that one
  • “find me” maps
  • promoting an event or concert on flyers/postcards
  • connecting geocachers to mobile logbooks
  • creating museum exhibits and street tours
  • building scavenger hunts or “collect-them-all” games
  • downloading ringtones, music, wallpapers or video (think indie artists)
  • ticket sales for clubs
  • directing people to your mobile site and/or storefront
  • enabling mobile sales from catalogs or flyers
  • distributing coupons
  • conference badges connected to profiles
  • business cards connected to company sites
  • signing up to text alert services
  • running competitions
  • connecting mix tapes to podcasts or vidcasts
  • connecting posters to podcasts or vidcasts
  • enabling community interaction at public locations

As the World Wide Web showed, things really take off when users build out their own real estate. The success of the Web was partly a result of the distributed development of local content and economies driven by individual passion. It’s happening all over again on the mobile web. Be a part of it.

Please Note: “Booth-Babe” photo provided by

Top 50 Feeds Read By Winksite Members On Their Mobile Phones

The feeds below are listed alphabetically.

  • BBC News | News Front Page | World Edition
  • Boing Boing
  • CNET
  • Creative Commons:
  • die puny humans
  • Engadget
  • Eschaton
  • Fark
  • game girl advance
  • Gizmodo
  • InfoWorld: Wireless
  • Joi Ito’s Web
  • Lessig Blog
  • MobileTracker
  • MobileWhack
  • Mobitopia
  • Neil Gaiman’s Journal
  • Plastic: Most Recent
  • Pop Life
  • Reuters: Top News
  • Movie Reviews
  • Music News
  • Russell Beattie Notebook
  • Scripting News
  • Slashdot:
  • Smart Mobs
  • The New York Times > Home Page
  • The Register
  • v-2 Organisation | Adam Greenfield
  • Virgin Radio
  • WIL WHEATON dot NET: Where is my mind?
  • Wired News
  • Wireless Ink Blog
  • Yahoo! News – Business
  • Yahoo! News – Entertainment
  • Yahoo! News – Most Emailed
  • Yahoo! News – Most Viewed
  • Yahoo! News – Oddly Enough
  • Yahoo! News – Op/Ed
  • Yahoo! News – Politics
  • Yahoo! News – Science
  • Yahoo! News – Sports
  • Yahoo! News – Technology
  • Yahoo! News – Top Stories
  • Yahoo! News – World

The Winksite Mobile Feed Directory

In my previous post I briefly mentioned the recently launched Winksite Mobile Feed Directory.

The Feed Directory is available from any mobile phone or PDA at the following address:

The directory contains over a thousand feeds selected by our editor from among the millions of news and blog feeds available worldwide. Unregistered visitors to our Mobile Feed Directory can browse and read the content contained within these feeds. Registered Winksite members who have built a mobile site have the additional ability to personalize the included Mobile Feed Reader (Syndicated Feeds Channel) by subscribing to any of these feeds, organizing them into their own categories and adding favorites of their own.

Feed Directory Category List

Please Note: The Feeds Contained Within These Categories Are Provided for Personal and Non Commercial Use Only.

  • 50 Top Feeds: Listed A-Z (50 feeds)
  • Blogs: A,B,C (13 feeds)
  • Blogs: D,E,F (11 feeds)
  • Blogs: G,H,I (8 feeds)
  • Blogs: J,K,L (17 feeds)
  • Blogs: M,N,O (5 feeds)
  • Blogs: P,Q,R,S (16 feeds)
  • Blogs: T,U,V (8 feeds)
  • Blogs: W,X,Y,Z (2 feeds)
  • Business & Economy (14 feeds)
  • Education (10 feeds)
  • Entertainment (9 feeds)
  • Fun (3 feeds)
  • Games (6 feeds)
  • Health & Fitness (1 feed)
  • Law (23 feeds)
  • Literature (4 feeds)
  • Media: ABC News (23 feeds)
  • Media: BBC: UK Edition (38 feeds)
  • Media: BBC: World Edition (29 feeds)
  • Media: Boston Globe (10 feeds)
  • Media: CBS MarketWatch (14 feeds)
  • Media: Christian Science Monitor (15 feeds)
  • Media: CNET News (7 feeds)
  • Media: Computerworld (6 feeds)
  • Media: Corante (21 feeds)
  • Media: ESPN (8 feeds)
  • Media: GameSpot (13 feeds)
  • Media: General (3 feeds)
  • Media: Infoworld (12 feeds)
  • Media: Japan Today (8 feeds)
  • Media: NPR News (5 feeds)
  • Media: PC Magazine (7 feeds)
  • Media: Reuters (13 feeds)
  • Media: Rolling Stone (6 feeds)
  • Media: The New York Times (11 feeds)
  • Media: The Scotsman (7 feeds)
  • Media: Time Magazine (4 feeds)
  • Media: (19 feeds)
  • Media: Virgin Radio (5 feeds)
  • Media: Wired News (16 feeds)
  • Media: ZD Net (7 feeds)
  • Media: Ziff Davis (11 feeds)
  • Music (18 feeds)
  • Music: iTunes (10 feeds)
  • News: Brazil (2 feeds)
  • News: China (6 feeds)
  • News: Dutch (4 feeds)
  • News: French (8 feeds)
  • News: Germany (33 feeds)
  • News: India (7 feeds)
  • News: Italy (6 feeds)
  • News: Japan (15 feeds)
  • News: Philippine (1 feed)
  • News: Portuguese (10 feeds)
  • News: Singapore (4 feeds)
  • News: UK (2 feeds)
  • News: US (11 feeds)
  • News: US: Regional Business (42 feeds)
  • News: World Press Wire (7 feeds)
  • News: Yahoo! News (26 feeds)
  • Organizations (13 feeds)
  • Politics: US (7 feeds)
  • Politics: US: Election 2004 (5 feeds)
  • Politics: World (1 feed)
  • Reference (7 feeds)
  • Reference: Quotes (8 feeds)
  • Science (26 feeds)
  • Society & Culture (4 feeds)
  • Sports: General (9 feeds)
  • Sports: Yahoo! Sports (15 feeds)
  • Technology: General (15 feeds)
  • Technology: Macromedia (18 feeds)
  • Traffic: US (20 feeds)
  • TV Listings: CST (11 feeds)
  • TV Listings: EST (38 feeds)
  • TV Listings: MST (11 feeds)
  • TV Listings: PST (11 feeds)
  • Unfiled (1 feed)
  • Weather: (17 feeds)

Please Note: This list is a snapshot of our Mobile Feed Directory as of 09/17/2004 09:42:15 PM. Additional categories and feeds are added on a weekly basis.

Present And Future Uses Of Feeds & Syndication On Mobile Phones

Recently Wireless Ink has been building out various feed services on Winksite. I suppose it’s time to start breaking down what we have now and where we are headed in the future. This is not intended as a complete “everything you need to know” guide to feeds but rather what you need know in order to understand the where and why of feed usage on Winksite. First the basics:

What Are Feeds And What Do They Have To Do With Content Syndication?
“RSS and Atom are two flavours of what is more or less the same thing: a “feed” which is a wrapper for pieces of content.XML is the base technology both are built on.” – from Syndication is the process of using RSS and Atom feeds to share, distribute and access the content contained within them.

By using feeds, Web content providers, services and individuals can easily distribute data that can include, for example, weblog posts, photos, news, headlines, weather, events, custom eBay searches, real estate listings, classifieds, even feeds for tracking your UPS or Fedex package.

Thanks to widespread support of standards, feeds have evolved into a popular means of sharing content between sites (including Google, Yahoo, BBC, Reuters, CNET, Slashdot, ZDNet, and more) and is now going mainstream as more and more people become aware of its benefits.

How Are Feeds Used On The Tethered Internet?
Typical web based applications and services used for creating and consuming feeds include:

  • News Aggregators
    Using programs known as news aggregators (also called news readers or feed readers) to collect, update and display feeds for you. This is useful for collecting news and weblog posts in one place so you can scan headlines and read items without having to visit multiple sites.

Basically it works like this. Say you’re reading a weblog in your browser, and you want to subscribe to its feed. You click on the XML button, or the Syndicate this Site link, or whatever it is. You are then provided with a URL to insert into your news aggregator. Once entered you can then access that site’s content from the reader along with your other feeds.

  • Other Feed Based Services
  • Using feeds to incorporate content into a web site or weblog. Weblogs or “blogs” are web pages usually comprised of short, frequently updated items and web links. Blogging as a publishing tool is used for many purposes: traditional journalism, personal journals, group discussions around a topic, and many combinations in between.
  • Using feeds to share event lists with friends, family and colleagues.
  • Using feed search tools such as Feedster and Technorati that index feed content to discover and follow news as it breaks. For example, once a search has been created you could then add the “search results” feed to a feed reader so you can “check” your search query every day to see if the results have changed.

How Are Feeds Used To Publish And Access Content On Mobile Devices?
Feed syndication is a powerful way to publish existing web content to a mobile site or distribute news to a community. The following are channels where feeds can be used in various ways to publish and share content on the mobile site you have built at Winksite:

  • The Winksite Feed Directory
    Fire up your phone’s mobile browser and point it to Here you can access the Winksite community anytime, anyplace. You will notice on our mobile portal main menu a link to our “Feed Directory.” Contained within are more than a thousand of the world’s most popular feeds with additional categories being created each week. Within the Feed Directory you may read the individual post and news items, send the items to you or to a friend’s email, or subscribe to a feed you like for access within your own personalized mobile feed reader (You must register with Winksite to take advantage of this free service. More on this below.) Just think how convenient this would be while on your train or bus ride to work or school.
  • Blog Channel
    Activate a mobile blog of your own at Winksite. Each blog includes feeds for syndication (all flavors). You have full control over these feeds and the geo/meta data contained within it.

If you already have a blog with a service such as Radio Userland, Movable Type, Blogger, or Live Journal, you can mobilize your existing feed, instantly creating a mobile edition of your blog.

  • Syndicated Feeds Channel (Mobile Feed Reader)
    We call it the Syndicated Feeds channel. You can call it whatever you wish. Each mobile site you create at Winksite includes a “Syndicated Feeds” channel. Using this channel as a mobile feed reader allows you to connect to your favorite Weblogs and news feeds while on the go.

Now For The Twist. Content + People + Mobile Device = Mobile Community
The “Syndicated Feeds” channel can also be used for publishing feeds to a community. Unlike other mobile feed readers, the feeds you subscribe to at Winksite can be shared with the visitors to your mobile site. This single difference changes the potential of how feed syndication can be utilized in a mobile environment.

Accessing various categories of feeds from your mobile device while “on the go” seem to make so much more sense then from your desktop. For example, combinations of content, weather and event feeds can be combined to support the development of city guides and directories.

Furthermore, you can choose to activate ancillary mobile channels (i.e. mobile chat, forum, community blog and polls) that transforms this mobile content space into a communication, collaboration and coordination space.

Consider using the “Syndicated Feeds” channel to organize and publish the following types of feeds:

  • New Homes – realtors can provide updated feeds of new home listings on the market
  • Job Openings – placement firms and newspapers can provide a classifieds feed of job vacancies
  • Auction Items – auction vendors can provide feeds containing items that have been recently added to eBay or other auction sites
  • Forum Headlines – support forums can provide a listing of new forum threads
  • Product Sales or Specials – one look at Amazon opens the mind to the endless product sale potential using RSS. Currently Amazon delivering a headline-view of the top 10 bestsellers in that category or set of search results
  • Airlines – report flight delays
  • Schools – schools can relay homework assignments and quickly announce school cancellations
  • Entertainment – listings of the latest tv programs or movies at local theatres
  • Press Distribution – feed for press with new releases
  • News & Announcements – headlines, notices and any list of announcements
  • Calendars – listings of past or upcoming events, deadlines or holidays
  • Search results – to let people track changing or new results to their searches

Note: List courtesy of RSS Specifications.

  • Syndicated Events Channel
    Event feeds are now available on various sites such as,, Meet-Up and Tribes. We thought mobilizing event feeds was such a great idea that we now provide a channel exclusively dedicated to your favorite event feeds, providing handy updates to your mobile phone or PDA. Create categories such a concerts, conferences, schedule (i.e. your kids soccer games), there are even feeds available for TV listings. (Yes, for some of us catching new episodes of Farscape on the Sci Fi Channel – It’s back Oct. 17th. – are events worth tracking – anytime,anywhere … but I digress.)
  • Feedster™ Channel
    Feedster is a search engine for weblogs and other Internet information syndicated as RSS or ATOM providing fresh news and opinions. Feedster™ has teamed up with Winksite to provide the mobile community with the same innovative features they experience on their desktop. With Winksite you can mobilize Feedster searches and feed papers.

How Are Feeds Going To Be Used Within Winksite Mobile Channels In The Future?
Tapping into the metadata capabilities of feeds, Winksite is able to go beyond the limits of basic content publishing to deliver a more relevant, more precise means of information distribution and device independent delivery. We are now working on integrating various types of feeds in useful ways. The following are snap shots from our development roadmap:

  • Generate feeds for all channels of a mobile site including events, forum, etc.
  • Provide feeds for business cards so contact info can be centrally updated and distributed.
  • Provide wizards to import custom XML feeds (and spreadsheets) into your mobile site so that content published in other content management applications can “feed” everything from your events calendar, to a restaurant directory or retail locator. Then, based on zip code automatically link in relevant direction and weather feeds.
  • OPML support for the importing and exporting of feed lists.
  • Provide alerts when feeds change, contain new content, or a specific keyword occurs within it. Say you are traveling out of state to attend an event, you just might want to be alerted when a weather feed for that area contains the words “flooding” or “hurricane.”
  • Feed splicing – Services like Feedburner are doing some cool things like working with Flickr to splice together photo and blog feeds. Well, we think there is a great future in that type of thing. Have a large audience? Perhaps, you will want to splice an advertisement feed into your blog feed and try developing a revenue stream from sponsors. More on the uses of combining feeds in a future post.
  • Enable access to XML webservices for directions, maps and stock quotes.
  • And generally, provide tools to more easily discover and generate feeds of interest or usefulness to those who enjoy a mobile lifestyle.

We’ve spent close to three years developing our platform that lets individuals publish, share, broadcast and interact with mobile content in ways not previously available. We made Winksite so simple that if you know how to make a phone call or use voice mail you will understand how to use it after a single glance. Now that the core Winksite platform is complete and a significant amount of data usage is streaming through the system, Winksite is growing to include Photoblogging, Downloads, Group Messaging & Coordination, Location-Based Services, Microcontent Payment Systems, Personalized Content Feeds, SMS/MMS Feed Notification Services, Personalized Interfaces/Skins, Automated Enterprise Content Syndication, Form Builders, Rich Media Delivery, Social Network Mapping (FOAF), Paid Search & Content Listings, XHTML, BREW and Flash Lite UI, Direct Integration with Weblogs and other valuable features.

As an intrinsically XML-based system, Winksite will grow into the role of a clearinghouse mobilizing content both local and global in nature, becoming embedded into other companies’ web sites in ways not possible for other content publishing or blogging systems. The features that we add to the system will have APIs accessible that third parties can use to tap into our services at the data level, creating innovative services enabled by the WINKsite platform.

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Warren Ellis Goes Mobile

This just in from Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing – “New mobile short stories for your WAP — Warren Ellis Portable — phone.

“Warren Ellis Portable” — Thirteen ultrashort stories in permanent installation, from author/blogger/geek-mentor Warren Ellis, “For those long train/bus trips, extended visits to the toilet, whatever.”

Warren Ellis writes, “I've set up two new sites for WAP-enabled mobile phones or wireless-enabled PDAs.”

Warren Ellis Portable” : I've loaded it up with thirteen short stories from here and elsewhere.

“Phone Puny Humans: The Winksite system — about which more another time — hooks into the RSS feed from a blog and turns it into a WAP site, doing all the work for me. All you do is copy the URL your RSS feed is on, and paste it into the related box on your Winksite control panel. So there it is — in mobile phone flavour.”

About Warren Ellis
Since 1990 Warren Ellis has written some thirty graphic novels, including the award-winning sf work TRANSMETROPOLITAN, the best selling DV8 and WOLVERINE: NOT DEAD YET, the influential THE AUTHORITY and STORMWATCH, and the optioned-for-television PLANETARY. He has also written the PC game HOSTILE WATERS, has had short fiction published by NATURE and White Wolf, adapted the sf novel MINDBRIDGE for an animated feature film currently in pre-production, and created a book of short prose and photography, AVAILABLE LIGHT. He is currently under exclusive contract to DC Comics for graphic novel and serial comics work.

He was featured in Entertainment Weekly's 100 Most Creative People In Entertainment, and in Rolling Stone's Hot Issue list of creatives. He has the International Horror Guild award for graphic narrative.