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You only have until June 8 to opt out of Amazon's privacy and security nightmare. Can't say it enough that this will be abused. theregister.com/2021/06/02/ama

Hi... it's been a while! I got a bit distracted by bird-site... and just finding myself with less time for social media in general.

How are you all doing out here in the great decentralized fediverse?

New audio: TDYR 409 - Twitter Spaces now open to most iOS & Android users - I discuss what's new in Spaces, and their whole pipeline of new features coming soon - soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-40

New audio: TDYR 408 - What are "Talk pages"? How do they work? Why do people use them? What do they write there? Why would you ever click on that "Talk" tab in the upper left corner of an article? I talk about all this and more: soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-40

New audio: TDYR 407 - More Social Audio from Discord, Spotify, Telegram, and… LinkedIn? - in this episode I dive into some of the newer entrants into the space - soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-40

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.

If you answered yes, nominate them to the Internet Hall of Fame! Nominations close on April 23! internethalloffame.org/nominat

If you are interested in / connectivity, including satellite systems and submarine cables - and are also a Reddit user - there's a r/InternetAccess subreddit that you are welcome to join (and welcome to post links to): reddit.com/r/InternetAccess/

New audio: What are all about? How do they work? How do they compare to ? 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 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 - soundcloud.app.goo.gl/Mu4EybnP

Noticing that today's date is all 0s, 1s, and 2s, not matter how you write it numerically:

- 2021-02-10
- 10-02-2021
- 02-10-2021

Of course, that is ALSO true of tomorrow (2021-02-11) and Friday (2021-02-12).

New audio: Back on January 15, 2021, 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 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 access through projects such as and more.

More info:

- internetsociety.org/blog/2021/

- internetsociety.org/grants/epi

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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: insights.internetsociety.org/s ).

cause serious harm to Ugandans and the global Internet - internetsociety.org/resources/

We ask the government to !

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: internetsociety.bamboohr.com/j

Open-source developer and manager David Recordon named White House Director of Technology in the upcoming Biden administration -


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