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The Internet Society's Dan York reports on new technologies and other technology-related developments that communicators will have to deal with, and the actions communicators should take now to be prepared.

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The Internet Society's Dan York reports on new technologies and other technology-related developments that communicators will have to deal with, and the actions communicators should take now to be prepared.

    FIR On Technology 006 – Understanding Core Web Vitals, a new Google search ranking factor in May 2021

    FIR On Technology 006 – Understanding Core Web Vitals, a new Google search ranking factor in May 2021

    In May 2021, Google search rankings will start to include more user experience ranking factors – are your websites ready?  Using a set of metrics called ‘Core Web Vitals’, your web pages will now be ranked based on how fast they load, how quickly a user can start interacting with a page, and how stable... Continue Reading →

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    • 32 min
    FIR-on-Technology #005 – Understanding WordPress 5.5

    FIR-on-Technology #005 – Understanding WordPress 5.5

    Did you know WordPress 5.5 can speed up your site? And that you can now edit images directly in a post or page? And that you may be able to get rid of multiple plugins? Whether you have installed WordPress 5.5 already, or have been holding off, if you are part of the 38% of the Web that uses WordPress, this episode is to help you as communicators know how to get the most out of this excellent new release.
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    • 19 min
    FIR On Technology #4 - How To Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly

    FIR On Technology #4 - How To Make Your Website Mobile-Friendly

    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 provide the best experience for mobile users - and also retain your Google search result ranking?

    In this fourth episode of "FIR On Technology" Dan York explains what you need to be thinking about with regard to "responsive design" of your website, outlines some of the resources Google offers to help, and explains several of the options you have to make your site mobile-friendly.
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    • 19 min
    FIR On Technology @#3: Understanding Markdown

    FIR On Technology @#3: Understanding Markdown

    What is the Markdown language all about? How can it help communicators more rapidly create content for the Web and other formats? In this third episode of "FIR On Technology" Dan York explains the Markdown language and how it can be used to rapidly create richly formatted text in places such as WordPress via the Jetpack plugin, Github, Ello and more. The goal is to help you as a communicator understand the basics of what Markdown is about and where to learn more.
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    • 17 min
    FIR On Technology #2 - Known And The IndieWeb

    FIR On Technology #2 - Known And The IndieWeb

    What is “Known” and how does it relate to the IndieWeb? What is the difference between the Known software and the Withknown hosted platform? How do these compare to the new Ello social network? And what value are any of these to communicators?
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    • 45 min
    FIR On Technology #1 - Exploring Google+ Hangouts On Air

    FIR On Technology #1 - Exploring Google+ Hangouts On Air

    What are Google+ “Hangouts On Air” (HOA) all about and how can communicators best use them? How does a “Hangout On Air” differ from a “Hangout”? What kind of technology do you need to know to use them?
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    • 35 min

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