Introducing "FIR On Technology With Dan York"

The FIR Podcast Network is pleased to announce a new podcast on technology that will begin on December 31, 2013. Presenter Dan York explains…

Future tech

How can communicators best use new tools such as, say, Google+ Hangouts On Air to tell their stories in new ways or to reach new audiences? Are there tips and tricks they should be aware of? What is new in the latest release of WordPress? Why should someone in PR and marketing care about something like IPv6 or HTML5?

I’m Dan York and since 2005 I’ve been providing weekly reports into the For Immediate Release podcast where I’ve looked at questions such as these – what are the changes we are seeing in technology and why should communicators care about these changes.

Now, with the launch of the FIR Podcast Network I’ll be diving into more detail in “FIR On Technology With Dan York”. Rather than just a 5-minute report, these periodic podcasts will take 15, 20, 30, 40 minutes or however long it takes to cover the subject.

Since the mid-1980s I’ve been working with online technologies – always with one foot deep in the technology and one foot deep in explaining the technology and using the technology for PR / marketing of various organizations. Today I work for a global non-profit where my task is to help persuade, inform and educate people about how new technologies can make the Internet work better, faster and be more secure.

In FIR On Technology episodes I’ll be bringing you the benefit of the view into both of those worlds – how the technology works and how you can use it – and I’ll be interviewing people who are leaders in their fields. I have no agenda – I’m just here to educate and to learn along the way and share my experiences.

If you have ideas for topics you’d like to hear me cover, I’d love to hear from you. Either leave a message in the FIR Podcast Community on Google+ or contact me directly at FIR On Technology shows can be found at the main website at

Please join me in exploring where the technology behind communications is going!


Hear Dan introduce “FIR On Technology”:

About Your Host

Dan YorkDan York focuses on explaining the changes going on all around us within communication technology and practices. An author of multiple books on networking, security, IPv6 and Linux, Dan frequently presents at industry conferences and events and has been blogging and writing online for over 12 years.

Today Dan serves the Internet Society as the Senior Content Strategist focused on the Deploy360 Programme, seeking to help service provides, companies and individuals more quickly deploy Internet technologies such as IPv6 and DNSSEC. Separately, Dan is also the Chairman of the global Voice Over IP Security Alliance (VOIPSA).

Previously Dan worked for Voxeo Corporation heading up the company’s communication through both traditional and new/social media. Prior to that, Dan served in the Office of the CTO for both Voxeo and before that Mitel focused on analyzing/evaluating emerging technology, participating in industry standards bodies and addressing VoIP security issues.

Since the mid-1980s Dan has been working with online communication technologies and helping businesses and organizations understand how to use and participate in those new media.

More information about Dan can be found at and

  • Connect with Dan on Twitter: @danyork.

About The FIR Podcast Network

The FIR Podcast Network is a series of business podcasts founded by Neville Hobson and Shel Holtz. The anchor podcast in the network is The Hobson and Holtz Report, a weekly show presented since January 2005.

For information about FIR, to see show notes for the podcasts and to subscribe, visit You can also subscribe via iTunes and other podcast directories.

(Cross-posted from For Immediate Release, Shel’s and my podcast blog.)

Neville Hobson

Social Strategist, Communicator, Writer, and Podcaster with a curiosity for tech and how people use it. Believer in an Internet for everyone. Early adopter (and leaver) and experimenter with social media. Occasional test pilot of shiny new objects. Avid tea drinker.

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