FIR On Technology

How can communicators best use new tools such as, say, Google+ Hangouts On Air to tell their stories in new ways or to reach new audiences? Are there tips and tricks they should be aware of? What is new in the latest release of WordPress? Why should someone in PR and marketing care about something like IPv6 or HTML5? Join Dan York to get insight and answers on the key tech topics for communicators today.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

FIR On Technology with Dan York, Episode 2 - Known And The IndieWeb

FIR On Technology logoWhat is “Known” and how does it relate to the IndieWeb?  What is the difference between the Known software and the Withknown hosted platform?  How do these compare to the new Ello social network?  And what value are any of these to communicators?

In this second episode of “FIR On Technology”, recorded on October 1, 2014, Dan York and Shel Holtz discuss all these questions, plus the value of owning your own content, the meaning of “POSSE” and perspectives on the various tools being discussed.


UPDATE: In the show, I mentioned that the self-hosted version of Known did NOT come with social media integration.  This turns out to NOT be true.  Ben Werdmuller from Known clarified that my experience had to do with the fact that I had installed Known directly from the Github repository.  If I had used the “Download Known” button on the Known Developers page, I would have downloaded a complete version, including social media integration tools.  With using the bare bones version directly from the Github repository, I still could have installed the social media integration tools, but I just needed to download and install them as separate plugins.  I appreciate Ben’s reply and clarification. —Dan


Along the way, Dan and Shel discussed a wide range of links, including news stories and articles about the IndieWeb:

More details about the IndieWeb:

Discussion about “Known” as an instance of the “IndieWeb”:

Examples of hosted Known sites:

About Your Host

Dan YorkDan York focuses on explaining the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan frequently presents at industry conferences and events, has been blogging and writing online since 2000 and has been podcasting since 2005.

Since the mid-1980s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. Today Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist focused on the Deploy360 Programme, seeking to help service providers, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC.

Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.

More information about Dan can be found at danyork.com and danyork.me

Connect with Dan on:

  • Twitter: @danyork
  • Google+: +DanYork
  • Ello: danyork
  • SoundCloud: danyork
  • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

The music for the intro and outro is “Early Warning” from Mark Knox and is used with his permission.

Sharing Your Comments

FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype:fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

“FIR On Technology with Dan York” is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

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Tuesday, December 31, 2013

FIR On Technology with Dan York, Episode 1 - Exploring Google+ Hangouts On Air

FIR On Technology logoWhat are Google+ “Hangouts On Air” (HOA) all about and how can communicators best use them?  How does a “Hangout On Air” differ from a “Hangout”?  What kind of technology do you need to know to use them?  What are some tips and tricks for working most effectively with a Google+ HOA?  What is the linkage to YouTube? How do you get started?

In this first episode of “FIR On Technology”, Dan York interviews Randy Resnick who has been involved in over 200 Google+ Hangouts and HOAs and uses them as part of his regular daily work.  They talk about all of these questions as well as some of the latest add-ons that work with Google+ HOAs and some of the latest changes that provide even more capabilities.  Along the way Randy provides some insight into what he has found works best when working with Google+ Hangouts On Air.  Some resources discussed in the episode include:

 

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    Randy ResnickRandy Resnick, born in Minneapolis, Minnesota in 1947, became interested in technology at a young age, building electronic kits and projects through high school. He became a professional musician and moved to Los Angeles in his 20’s, playing blues in clubs with artists like John Lee Hooker, toured Europe and Asia and recorded with John Mayall. He moved to France to go back to his love of technology, where he worked for a company as a programmer while learning minicomputers. He eventually started his own consulting business with his wife. He also got involved with voice-over-IP (VoIP) as a hobby. In the early days of the web, they worked for prestigious Bordeaux wine producers, helping them get on the Internet and later, social media. Since the advent of affordable video, he has been producing Google Hangouts and Youtube Live Events, including the weekly VoIP Users Conference.
     

    About Your Host

    Dan YorkDan York focuses on explaining the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan frequently presents at industry conferences and events, has been blogging and writing online since 2000 and has been podcasting since 2005.

    Since the mid-1980s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media. Today Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist focused on the Deploy360 Programme, seeking to help service provides, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA).

    Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.

    More information about Dan can be found at danyork.com and danyork.me

    Connect with Dan on

    • Twitter: @danyork
    • Google+: +DanYork
    • Email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)

    The music for the intro and outro is “Early Warning” from Mark Knox and is used with his permission.

    Sharing Your Comments

    FIR Community on Google+Share your comments or questions about this podcast, or suggestions for future podcasts, in the online FIR Podcast Community on Google+.

    You can also send us instant voicemail via SpeakPipe, right from the FIR website. Or, call the Comment Line at +1 415 895 2971 (North America), +44 20 3239 9082 (Europe), or Skype:fircomments. You can tweet us: @FIRpodcast. And you can email us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). If you wish, you can email your comments, questions and suggestions as MP3 file attachments (max. 3 minutes / 5Mb attachment, please!). We’ll be happy to see how we can include your audio contribution in a show.

    To receive all podcasts in the FIR Podcast Network, subscribe to the “everything” RSS feed. To stay informed about occasional FIR events (eg, FIR Live), sign up for FIR Update email news.

    “FIR On Technology with Dan York” is brought to you with Lawrence Ragan Communications, serving communicators worldwide for 35 years. Information: www.ragan.com.

    Posted by Dan York on 12/31 at 09:46 AM
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    Monday, December 30, 2013

    Introducing “FIR On Technology With Dan York”

    The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on technology that will begin on December 31, 2013. Presenter Dan York explains…

    Future tech

    How can communicators best use new tools such as, say, Google+ Hangouts On Air to tell their stories in new ways or to reach new audiences? Are there tips and tricks they should be aware of? What is new in the latest release of WordPress? Why should someone in PR and marketing care about something like IPv6 or HTML5?

    I’m Dan York and since 2005 I’ve been providing weekly reports into the For Immediate Release podcast where I’ve looked at questions such as these - what are the changes we are seeing in technology and why should communicators care about these changes.

    Now, with the launch of the FIR Podcast Network I’ll be diving into more detail in "FIR On Technology With Dan York". Rather than just a 5-minute report, these periodic podcasts will take 15, 20, 30, 40 minutes or however long it takes to cover the subject.

    Since the mid-1980s I’ve been working with online technologies - always with one foot deep in the technology and one foot deep in explaining the technology and using the technology for PR / marketing of various organizations. Today I work for a global non-profit where my task is to help persuade, inform and educate people about how new technologies can make the Internet work better, faster and be more secure.

    In FIR On Technology episodes I’ll be bringing you the benefit of the view into both of those worlds - how the technology works and how you can use it - and I’ll be interviewing people who are leaders in their fields. I have no agenda - I’m just here to educate and to learn along the way and share my experiences.

    If you have ideas for topics you’d like to hear me cover, I’d love to hear from you. Either leave a message in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+ or contact me directly at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). FIR On Technology shows can be found at the main website at www.forimmediaterelease.biz.

    Please join me in exploring where the technology behind communications is going!

    Dan.

    Hear Dan introduce "FIR On Technology":

    About Your Host

    Dan YorkDan York focuses on explaining the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has been blogging and writing online for over 12 years.

    Today Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist focused on the Deploy360 Programme, seeking to help service provides, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA).

    Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.

    Since the mid-1980s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media.

    More information about Dan can be found at danyork.com and danyork.me

       
    • Connect with Dan on Twitter: @danyork.

    About The FIR Podcast Network

    The FIR Podcast Network is a series of business podcasts founded by Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz. The anchor podcast in the network is The Hobson and Holtz Report, a weekly show presented since January 2005.

    For information about FIR, to see show notes for the podcasts and to subscribe, visit www.forimmediaterelease.biz. You can also subscribe via iTunes and other podcast directories.

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