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Dan York
I've been blogging since May 2000 on a variety of blogs. Check out my most recent blogs in the links below or at http://danyork.com/
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As I checked my AppStore updates on my iPhone this week I was surprised but pleased to see that WhatsApp now includes "WhatsApp Calling". As it says: "Call your friends and family using WhatsApp for free, even if they're in... Continue reading
Posted 4 days ago at Disruptive Telephony
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Congratulations to Emil Ivov and the whole team behind Jitsi for their acquisition by Atlassian! As they say on the Jitsi news page: The Jitsi Community just got a lot stronger! BlueJimp, founder of Jitsi, is now part of Atlasssian!... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Disruptive Telephony
How do you make your website “mobile-friendly”? Given Google’s impending April 21, 2015, deadline to start using mobile-friendliness as a ranking factor for mobile search results, what can you do both in the short-term and in the longer-term to both... Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at Disruptive Conversations
Jay, The UCF team is no longer maintaining the "Theme Updater" plugin I referenced in this article. I would instead switch to using Andy Fragen's "GitHub Updater" plugin: https://github.com/afragen/github-updater It uses the same syntax as the UCF plugin so there is nothing you need to change in your theme. The GitHub Updater plugin is also under active development and frequently receives updates and changes. Hope that helps, Dan
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There went another hour! I wanted to do some writing tonight but first I sat down and said "I'll just take a quick look at Facebook"... and there I was... an hour later... having learned all about the lives of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 5, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Never. Give. Up. I was vividly reminded of that lesson last night in the championship game of the Men's Curling League at the Petersham Curling Club where I play. Our team, which had played extremely well together all year, had made it through the playoffs to be in the final championship game against another excellent team. This was it. The end of the long curling season and a chance to have our names inscribed on the league trophy at the club. After 5 of the 8 ends (think "innings" in baseball or "periods" in hockey), both teams were tied. Then... Continue reading
Posted Mar 31, 2015 at Dan York
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Unless you've been offline or ignoring social media for the past couple of weeks you've no doubt seen the dueling "livestreaming wars" between the iOS applications Meerkat and Periscope. Perhaps you've viewed some of the streams... or broadcast some yourself.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Dave Winer is at it again. The creator of some of the original blogging software back in the early 2000s and one of the creators of RSS released last week his "radically silo-free" blogging editor MyWord Editor (MWE) with this... Continue reading
Posted Mar 30, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Want to learn more about what's up with Skype right now? Tomorrow, March 27, 2015, at 12 noon US Eastern, my friend Jim Courtney is going to be discussing the new second edition of his "Experience Skype to the Max"... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Can we create a royalty-free (RF) video codec that can be deployed ubiquitously and become the new open standard for video communication across the Internet? THAT is the fundamental question of the Internet Video Codec (NETVC) Birds-of-a-Feather (BoF) happening at... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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This one hurts. There have been many failures in the tech media industry, but the death of Gigaom is one that hurts. The word started filtering out early last week from people such as Mathew Ingram: This hurts more than... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Farewell, FriendFeed! Goodbye! Ever since Facebook acquired Friendfeed back in 2009 we wondered what its fate would be... now we know. This past Monday, March 9. 2015, the FriendFeed team posted a simple note that said in part: We wanted... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Is your website "mobile-friendly"? Does it display nicely on a mobile device such as an iPhone, iPad, Android or other smart phone? If not, you have until April 21 to make it mobile-friendly... or you will suffer a drop in... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Thanks for the suggestions. I was aware of DivvyHQ but not of Marketing.Ai. Many thanks!
Dean, Thanks for the suggestion. I had looked at CoSchedule before, but it seems to be similar to EditFlow in that it is focused on a single site and also tied to WordPress. The big thing I need is the ability to track planned content across many different sites - possibly as many as 8 or 10. Thanks, Dan
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What kind of tools or services have you found most useful for maintaining an "editorial calendar" for the content creation your organization does? What have you found helps you best plan out your content strategy? For the last 3.5 years... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Philipp, Many thanks for pointing out that XSF post. I've now updated the article to have a link. While I agree that it may not be the end of "XMPP for Google Talk", it seems to me that we're getting closer to the end for "Google Talk", i.e. the product Google has focused on for the future is Hangouts. Anyway, thanks for pointing out the post. Dan
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Monday will represent a big change for me at the Internet Society. Effective on that day I will be moving out of the Technology area into the Communications team with a broader charter to help in the creation of content... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Friends don't understand why I'm not jumping for joy after the FCC's "Network Neutrality" decision yesterday. After all, they've been hearing me passionately argue for years about how we need to wake up and pay attention to the choices we... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Writing blog posts for a WordPress site on an iPad or iPhone just got a whole lot easier! Or... at least, a whole lot prettier! With the new version 4.8 out this week, Automattic included a new visual editor that... Continue reading
Posted Feb 27, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
Philipp - Ah, that makes sense. Yes, Jabber.org added that requirement as part of the Ubiquitous Encryption Manifesto within the XMPP community last year and so as of May 2014 the connection with Google would have dropped. Thanks for adding that point. Dan
Andrew, Sadly, no ... we are collectively continuing our descent into closed, proprietary walled gardens of messaging. The GoogleTalk XMPP API was officially killed off just one day (Feb 23) before you wrote this comment. Read more here: http://www.disruptivetelephony.com/2015/02/google-finally-kills-off-googletalk-and-xmpp-jabber-integration.html Dan
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GoogleTalk is dead, Jim! By way of a comment to a post I wrote back in May 2013 about Google seeming to kill off XMPP/Jabber support in Google+ Hangouts (spoiler: They did!), I learned from a friend that the GoogleTalk... Continue reading
Posted Feb 25, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Today the team at Wire rolled out a new version 1.4 of their iOS app. As they say in the release notes visible in the AppStore, the changes are: Added avatars and blurred background in conversations for improved readability. Added... Continue reading
Posted Feb 19, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony