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Advice for #OccupyVancouver

November 1, 2011

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I’m not sure what you did on Halloween, but I celebrated by handing out a bunch of apples to some strangely enthusiastic children (what is WRONG with kids today?You’re supposed to throw the apples at the house!) and getting into a Twitter fight with Occupy Vancouver. At least they were smart enough not to engage […]

Goodbye, Steve Jobs

October 5, 2011

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Goodbye, Steve Jobs. Say hello to George Harrison for me. The collective outpouring of grief about Steve Jobs says it all: a man who found the link between our tech and our hearts.— AlexandraSamuel.com (@awsamuel) October 05, 2011 He gave us more than just personal computers. He gave us wings. Apple’s statement: If you would […]

Panel: Social Media for Government’s Social Media Enthusiast Panel Session: Practical Advice On Hot Topics, Trends And Best Practices

September 16, 2011

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Yes, more blatherage from yours truly on the hot topic of social media and government. On Wednesday, September 28th, I’ll be winging my way to one of my favorite places, Victoria, BC and panelizing with my friends and fellow social media addicts: You have questions? We have answers. Interact and discuss solutions to your social […]

Social Media Workshops in Yellowknife September 14-15

September 9, 2011

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Hello, Yellowknife! Finally, after far too long being distracted by shiny objects, I’ve settled down and organized a couple of half-day workshops. Both workshops will be presented at the Aurora Conference Centre, 4909 51st Avenue in Yellowknife. The first of them is Social Media for Campaigns, which really should have been done two weeks ago, […]

Canadian Digital Revolution in the Twenty-First Century

February 11, 2011

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Word, dat. Are we tired of this discussion yet? If so, why do we still have to discuss it: the role of social media in anti-governmental revolutions, big and small? And we do. Boy howdy, do we ever. Does anyone remember The Digital Revolution? First we were all “Social Media causes revolutions.” And then we […]

With Glowing Hearts: the doc, the demo, the digerati!

August 31, 2010

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Can Twitter change the world? Can YouTube save a soul? Is there, ultimately, any real point to what we do online, or is it just (as the critics claim) a safe little sandbox where we play at building castles that are stomped flat and then forgotten? A new Canadian documentary aims to answer that question […]

Poverty Olympics Torchbearers Wanted

January 31, 2010

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The Poverty Olympics are an annual event in Vancouver that leverages the media and public attention paid to the Olympics to draw attention to the ongoing, systemic problems of the inner city environment of the Downtown Eastside. The picture of Vancouver that outsiders have is often skewed, and the Poverty Olympics organizers seek to generate […]

Revitalizing a Media Reform Movement in Canada by OpenMedia

January 26, 2010

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OpenMedia, a cross between an activist group, a think tank, and a startup, have released the results of their study of the potential for a broad-based media revolution in Canada. It’s available as a PDF download or a Scribd document (also below) and they have a related online survey that you can fill out to […]

Homelessness is OVER!

November 26, 2009

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Wow, congratulations, Vancouver! This is an amazing accomplishment and Mayor Gregor, City Hall, NGO’s, and government officials should be incredibly proud of themselves. I can’t even imagine how fantastic it must feel to know, unequivocally, that you’ve changed the world for the better, perhaps even saved lives. From the official Homelessness is Over press release, […]

Vancouver Changecamp June 20

June 2, 2009

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I initially volunteered to help with Changecamp, but warned them at the beginning I wouldn’t be able to help pull it off in May, and the way May turned out I had no chance to help out when they switched it to June, either. So the least I can do is post this, eh? VanChangeCamp […]

Etiquette and Social Media panel at the Blogger’s Meetup

June 1, 2009

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Here’s my little monologue from last week’s Blogger Meetup at the St Regis downtown. You can read my post on the announcement for background, and you can see videos of the whole presentation on AHAMedia’s page at YouTube. Thanks again to Raul Pacheco for putting the event together, Colleen Coplick for moderating, Shane Gibson for […]