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 and

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

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