Dan York

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Deadline of July 2 to Nominate People for Jonathan B. Postel Service Award (Featured Blog)

Do you know of someone who has made the Internet better in some way who deserves more recognition? Maybe someone who has helped extend Internet access to a large region? Or wrote widely-used programs that make the Internet more secure? Or served in some capacity behind the scenes in Internet services? Or maybe someone who has been actively working for open standards and open processes for the Internet? More...

TDYR 409 – Twitter Spaces now open to most users on IOS/Android – and a pipeline of new features

Twitter Spaces is now available to everyone on iOS and Android with more than 600 followers. In this episode, I talk about all the changes Twitter has made to Spaces since episode 406 back in February, and all the features they have said are coming soon. And I ask the question - after the pandemic, will people still listen?

TDYR 408 – What are Wikipedia Talk pages? How do they work?

If you go to the top of a Wikipedia article, there is a "Talk" tab in the upper left that brings you to the "Talk page" for an article. What is this Talk page for? How is it used? What happens on that page? In this episode, I talk about the role of Talk pages in enabling collaboration between editors to improve articles. I explain the various use cases and WHY you might want to look at Talk pages to understand more. I also discuss user talk pages and sending messages to other editors. More info at: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Talk_page_guidelines See also episode 405 - https://soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-405-a-frustrating-aspect-of-wikipedia-your-page-is-not-yours-to-edit-explaining-coi

TDYR 407 – More Social Audio from Discord, Spotify, Telegram, and… LinkedIn?

As Clubhouse turns 1, every other service seems to want to have their own rival version. On the last show 406 I talked about Twitter Spaces, which has continued to evolve and improve. Facebook has indicated they are building their own… and in this episode I talk about new entrants from Discord and LinkedIn… and Spotify’s entrance into the game, as well as Telegram adding voice chats to their messaging app. More in these links: - https://blog.discord.com/captivate-your-community-with-stage-channels-46bbb756e89b -https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/31/discord-stage-channels-voice-events/ - https://techcrunch.com/2021/03/30/linkedin-confirms-its-working-on-a-clubhouse-rival-too/ - https://newsroom.spotify.com/2021-03-30/spotify-acquires-locker-room-and-announces-plans-for-a-new-live-audio-experience/ - https://www.axios.com/spotify-betty-labs-locker-room-52550d15-3c05-48ed-b924-a9404c31901b.html - https://telegram.org/blog/voice-chats-on-steroids - https://www.makeuseof.com/telegram-is-launching-an-unlimited-upgrade-to-voice-chats/ Plus the cautionary tale about who audio channels may be excluding: - https://slate.com/technology/2021/03/clubhouse-voice-social-media-people-who-stutter.html

Developing the Next Generation of Internet Champions – Internet Society’s Early Career Fellowship (Featured Blog)

How do we help develop the next generation of champions for an open Internet? As many of us who were involved in the early years of the Internet are getting older, how do we help inspire a new wave of advocates for an open Internet available to everyone? As we face so many threats to "the Internet way" from many different forces - governments, corporations, criminals, and other organizations - how do we help build the corp of people who understand Internet technology and policy issues and can help shape the future of this Internet we have all come to rely on? More...

Help Recognize Internet Pioneers and Heroes – Nominations Open for 2021 Internet Hall of Fame (Featured Blog)

Do you know someone who deserves recognition for launching the Internet in their region or country? Or someone who made some major technical innovation that made the Internet faster or better? Or someone who is a passionate advocate who influenced other people to make the Internet better? Can you think of someone who helped the Internet reach new people? For example, in a new region or language? Do you know someone who made the Internet more inclusive and accessible to more people? More...

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 “Internet Society”.
  • References to “Chief Administrative Officer” were changed to “Legal Department”.
  • The contact email address was changed from “privacy@isoc.org” to “legal@isoc.org”.
  • Under “Can I Choose not to Receive Commercial Email Communications?”, the mention of “the OTA member preference center” was removed as that functionality was merged into the Internet Society membership portal.

The previous policy from April 2018 is available for review. We are publishing this notice as part of our commitment to transparency around any updates to our privacy policy. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact legal@isoc.org.

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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