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 #SocialAudio space - https://soundcloud.com/danyork/tdyr-407-more-social-audio-from-discord-spotify-telegram-and-linkedin
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.
@aaronpk @Gargron Jeremiah Owyang also published a piece looking at the sheer number of companies jumping into this space, and some of the business models he sees: https://web-strategist.com/blog/2021/01/30/the-future-of-social-audio-startups-roadmap-business-models-and-a-forecast/
I think a key is that in our world of lockdowns and the sheer fatigue of the pandemic, many people are looking for ways to have connections. And audio provides a way to have a bit more than text.
My biggest doubt, though, is that these require *live* listening, and that's not always possible.
@aaronpk @Gargron I think Aaron's point is key - it's layering a social network on top of audio, giving a richer experience than just text, but not as heavy an experience as video (in a time when we're all sick of endless zoom calls).
Ben Thompson had an interesting piece on his Stratechery site about the rise of Clubhouse and others in "social audio": https://stratechery.com/2021/clubhouses-inevitability/
His main point being that these tools are making it even easier to discover, listen, and participate.
@dheadshot Well, TwitterSpaces is really nothing like either MySpace or MSNSpaces. It's an *audio-only* group conferencing kind of thing. This article is a good discussion around "social audio" and the rise of Clubhouse, with which TwitterSpaces is now trying to compete: https://stratechery.com/2021/clubhouses-inevitability/
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.
@Wiobyrne @dajbelshaw That's a great challenge! Getting content *out* has been an ongoing challenge for me. I used to write *daily* back in the mid-2000s and early 2010s... but it's been more of a struggle in recent years.
I wrote a bit about my own struggle in the second part ("CONTENT") of this recent post: https://www.danyork.com/2021/01/my-themes-for-2021.html
And... I had a whole daily plan.... which was actually working.. up until all that happened here in the USA on January 6. That derailed me. Hoping to get back!
@randulo In truth... we publish Internet Society content in French and Spanish, in addition to English. Given the amount of French in my current Mastodon timeline, I thought I might share here some of the articles I find more interesting. :-)
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/
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