February 2021 archive

Minor Administrative Updates to Internet Society Privacy Policy

Today we have made some minor updates to the Privacy Policy for this site and most of our other affiliated websites. The changes from the previous privacy policy were: Clarified in the introduction that this privacy policy applies to sites from both the Internet Society and also the Internet Society Foundation. Previously, it said only […]

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TDYR 406 – My Initial Thoughts on TwitterSpaces

So what’s the deal with TwitterSpaces? How does it work? Will it truly be a competitor to Clubhouse for “social audio”? Today I had a chance to participate in three TwitterSpaces - and in this episode I talk about the experience of joining a TwitterSpace, what you can do inside of it, how you interact with it, my thoughts on how it is different from Clubhouse, and some thoughts on "social audio". Two posts I reference are: - https://stratechery.com/2021/clubhouses-inevitability/ - https://web-strategist.com/blog/2021/01/30/the-future-of-social-audio-startups-roadmap-business-models-and-a-forecast/ I welcome feedback either to @danyork on Twitter or via email to dan@danyork.org

TDYR 405 – A Frustrating Aspect of Wikipedia: “Your” Page Is NOT Yours To Edit – Explaining COI

"Wait? What? If something is wrong on a Wikipedia page about my company, I can't just go in and edit it??? That's crazy!" One of the most challenging and frustrating aspects for newcomers to Wikipedia is the guidelines and policies about "conflict of interest" (COI). What you think of as "your" page is NOT your page to edit. In this episode I talk about what is going on, why this is the way it is... and what you can do within Wikipedia's conventions if you do have COI and would like to suggest changes to an article. Please do let me know your feedback about this episode and whether you would like more episodes about Wikipedia. Some resources: - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Conflict_of_interest - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Plain_and_simple_conflict_of_interest_guide - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Reliable_sources - https://www.disruptiveconversations.com/2021/01/most-nights-you-can-find-me-briefly-streaming-on-twitch-and-editing-wikipedia.html - https://www.twitch.tv/danyork324

TDYR 404 – Wikipedia Celebrates Its 20th Birthday (Jan 15)

Wikipedia is an idea that probably should NOT work... but it does! On January 15, 2021, Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary with over 6 million English articles and having just celebrated its 1 billionth edit (Jan 13). In this 404th episode, I talk about this milestone, and my own involvement in Wikipedia editing - and some of the things I've learned over this year. Some links: - https://wikimediafoundation.org/wikipedia20/ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:20th_anniversary - https://twitter.com/Wikipedia/status/1350125701513572355 - https://www.washingtonpost.com/technology/2021/01/15/wikipedia-20-year-anniversary/ - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Dyork