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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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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 yesterday 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 3 days ago 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
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Last Friday's VUC conference call / podcast / hangout provided some interesting updates about the ongoing work at Matrix.org to build services for scalable, distributed and federated collaboration systems as well as some discussion of Wire, the app I've written... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony
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Do you want to turn off / disable the sounds that Facebook just added to the latest version of their iOS app for iPhone and iPad? If you are like me and find these kind of sounds associated with actions... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Anyone having trouble with TweetDeck not showing results for some columns? Today 5 of my 12 columns are failing to load with this error: No recent Tweets. New Tweets will appear here. You can see part of what I'm seeing... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Is it finally time to suck it up and dump Google's Feedburner for RSS feeds? The writing has been on the wall for quite a long time that Google doesn't really care about Feedburner. There haven't been any substantive updates... Continue reading
Posted Feb 12, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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I'm sitting in Newark airport (EWR) right now in the midst of a 5-hour layover waiting for a United flight that will take me to the other side of the world... quite literally! UA 179 flies directly from Newark to Hong Kong... for 16 hours in the air! After that I'll have another 4 hours of travel time from Hong Kong down to Singapore... getting me in there about 1:40am Sunday morning, February 8, 2015. With the funky aspects of timezones, I will be losing "Saturday" almost completely except for the hour or so I will be on the ground... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2015 at Dan York
We don't know how much time we have left in our lives. We don't know when the lives of those around us may end. It could be today. It could be tomorrow. It could be twenty years from now. It could be in some dramatic fashion such as an explosion or an airplane crash. Or it could be in some more mundane way like slipping on ice and hitting one's head... or being in a car accident... or being hit by a car while crossing a street... or just... simply... having... one's... heart... s..t..o..p..... We don't know. We will never... Continue reading
Posted Feb 4, 2015 at Dan York
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What is the Markdown language all about? How is it being used on sites like Ello, Github and in the Jetpack plugin for WordPress? Why should communicators and others involved in PR or marketing careabout Markdown? How can it help... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at Disruptive Conversations
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Congratulations to Alec Saunders on his new role working with Microsoft Ventures in Canada! Alec's been a long-time friend and fellow blogger dating way back to the mid-2000's when he was proposing his "Voice 2.0 Manifesto". When he was leading... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2015 at Disruptive Telephony