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The Internet: Circa 1880

March 19, 2014

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There are SOME drawbacks to living 90% off the grid. The inability of a digital reporter to earn a living, for instance. I could solve this with a $10 unlimited data phone card from 7-11, a $200 thermal converter and an efficient rocket stove that would take two weeks to make, but in order to […]

The Best Corporate Blog Post You’ll Read This Year (PS: Bitcoin)

March 11, 2014

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It’s not every day the CEO of a publicly-traded currency comes out against Wall Street and the US dollar, but it is today. This is absolutely the best and most interesting corporate blog post you’ll read this year, and that comes from someone who WRITES them. Thanks to Patrick Byrne, CEO of my beloved Overstock.com, […]

Jobs: London Calling!

February 9, 2014

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I’m relatively sure I know which company this is for, but don’t quote me. Got it from Eric Weaver’s FB posting. Gad, why do they always quadruple-space these things? and make them a thousand lines long? Are HR managers and headhunters paid by the word??? JOB OPENING – Content & Community Manager in London, UK […]

Job: Three Jobs at the Electronic Frontier Foundation

October 18, 2013

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All ye digital do-gooders have just found your most exciting blog post of the week, right here, because here are three hands-on jobs for one of the most badass units at the intersection of the internet and personal rights. They’re looking for an international project coordinator, a web developer, and a finance director. None of […]

Calling revolutionaries!

September 18, 2013

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Ca Looking for work but looking to make a difference? Democracy Now is looking for you: Systems Administrator Democracy Now!, a non-profit daily television/radio news hour, is seeking a reliable, innovative and friendly Systems Administrator to run day-to-day IT operations. Democracy Now! is a fast-paced live broadcast work environment driven by a team of committed […]

InterActs DMCA Round Table

March 20, 2013

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For those of you who are not aware, my “day job” is as a freelance reporter, working at a number of places the most regular of which is the Daily Dot. They’re producing a series of round tables on Google Hangouts, and this one might be of interest: InterActing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act […]

Job in Surrey BC: New Media Manager

December 27, 2012

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Got this via a Facebook friend. I’m casual pals with the person who held this job until recently, and I can tell you these are big shoes to fill, but if  you can do it, it’s a great gig. Job Description The New Media Manager is responsible for optimizing the business of the City through […]

Job: Social Media Manager, Blink Media Works, Gastown

October 1, 2012

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This job came via LinkedIn, appropriately enough almost like a flashback. Jeez, remember 2006? Didn’t it seem like actually DOING social media would be the way to that income you turned your back on when you refused to go to law school? It’s been many years since Gastown’s tech scene featured the Friday Night beer […]

Job: Communications Assistant, Vancity Community Foundation

May 11, 2012

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This one is Vangroover based and came to me via a FB link from Irwin Oostindie at W2, but it’s on their website too: We’re looking for a Communications Assistant (deadline May 24) Job Posting: Communications Assistant, Demonstrating Value (Vancity Community Foundation) Position Description The Demonstrating Value program at Vancity Community Foundation seeks a Communications Assistant […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

Social Media Lessons from the Homeless: Ideawave 2011

March 28, 2012

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I love the Ideawave conferences. No matter what the topic, the timeline is ten minutes, so it’s ideal for Short Attention Span Theatre chicks like mineself, whether we’re presenting or just watching. In the last two instances, I have been presenting, so here is me from 2011 presenting on Social Media Lessons from the Homeless. […]