Do you know of an exceptional individual who has played a role in the conceptualization, building, and development of the Internet globally?
👨🔧👩🔧 Perhaps a pioneer who expanded the Internet.
🌐 A trailblazer who made a major technical innovation to make the Internet faster or better.
🎙️ Or a passionate advocate who made the Internet more inclusive and accessible.
New audio: What are #TwitterSpaces all about? How do they work? How do they compare to #Clubhouse? And what is going on with "social audio"? I dropped into a couple of TwitterSpace today on my iPhone - and recorded an episode with my initial thoughts:
New audio: One of the things I have seen in editing #Wikipedia that frustrates newcomers is “conflict of interest” and the fact that you can’t simply go in and edit a page about your company, organization, or even yourself .. so I recorded an episode about it - TDYR 405 - A Frustrating Aspect of Wikipedia: "Your" Page Is NOT Yours To Edit - Explaining COI - https://soundcloud.app.goo.gl/Mu4EybnPbd2G2Awr6
New audio: Back on January 15, 2021, #Wikipedia celebrated its 20th anniversary and also its 1 billionth edit. In this episode I talk about the amazing Wikipedia community, and some of my own experience in that space -
Huge opportunity for funding #InternetAccess projects in the southeastern USA - if you live in the southeast US, or know people who do, please share this info about a new grant program to help create better #broadband access through projects such as #communitynetworks and more.
La semaine des nouvelles sur Internet : Retour de bâton suite à la décision de WhatsApp de partager les données - https://www.internetsociety.org/fr/blog/2021/01/la-semaine-des-nouvelles-sur-internet-retour-de-baton-suite-a-la-decision-de-whatsapp-de-partager-les-donnees/
Alphabet is shutting down #Loon, its internet balloon company -
You have to be happy that there are still poets around at all. Appears to be an endangered species. I don't remember the last time a poet received public attention here.
From my Internet Society colleagues:
The government of Uganda 🇺🇬has shut down access to the Internet in advance of today's elections (see: https://insights.internetsociety.org/shutdowns/4992 ).
#InternetShutdowns cause serious harm to Ugandans and the global Internet - https://www.internetsociety.org/resources/doc/2019/internet-society-position-on-internet-shutdowns/
We ask the government to #KeepItOn !
We're hiring! Seeking a "Digital Marketing Manager" at the Internet Society to manage and execute marketing campaigns across multiple channels (including social) in support of our vision of an Internet for everyone. Learn more and apply: https://internetsociety.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=137
Open-source developer and manager David Recordon named White House Director of Technology in the upcoming Biden administration -
I continue to be impressed by the growth of #WordPress as an #opensource "publishing layer". It now powers 39.5% of top 10 million websites and, perhaps more interestingly, is now used by more sites than those that do NOT use a content management system (CMS).
I wrote about this status at:
Most Nights You Can Find Me (Briefly) Streaming on Twitch and Editing Wikipedia ... https://www.disruptiveconversations.com/2021/01/most-nights-you-can-find-me-briefly-streaming-on-twitch-and-editing-wikipedia.html
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