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Jobs: Paid Internship at FreeGeekVancouver!

May 31, 2012

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God knows, I haven’t always gotten along with these guys, but finally after many years of phone/email/in-person tag we got together thanks to the ever-vigilant and helpful Tim Adkins. Their mission is to teach low-income people how to repair computers, and they also sell computers and parts and do repairs for the public. When I […]

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 […]

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. […]

Fight Twitter Spam: Kill the head, the body will fall

March 27, 2012

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This idea came to me, as all good ideas and many bad ones do, from an Anonymous supporter on Twitter, in this case NasdaqEnema. S/he did a blog post in classic Anonspeak, which contains a truly fantastic, elegant idea: How many people turned their anti-spam efforts toward the root? All of the spam accounts mentioned […]

How to tell if you’ve been blocked on Twitter

March 11, 2012

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Ah, Twitter, you’re a tricksy little social media platform. You facilitate drama and then you facilitate misunderstandings around the drama so well you might almost be EZBoard (may it rest in peace). And you are constantly changing the way you work, although even all these months after buying them out you don’t seem in a […]

When you stare into the YouTube…

January 28, 2012

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The YouTube stares also into you. You just lost The Game.

CoverItLive in a WordPress.com Blog

December 23, 2011

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I’m of two minds about CoverItLive: on the one hand, there’s nothing better at pulling in multiple realtime feeds and combining them into actual content and a coherent conversation all at once. It can even pull in emails and display media like videos and photos in the CiL box. Slick! On the other, it’s an […]

Job: Digital Editor at UNICEF

December 3, 2011

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Found this one on Twitter, and I’ve heard from friends that UNICEF is a great place to work. This job is based in London:   Digital Editor £27,110-£31,910  per annum +_a job premium of £1030.00 Based in London, EC1V 0DU Permanent   UNICEF is the leading children’s organisation, reaching children in more than 150 less-developed […]

Internet Uncut: Cameron Bode of Occupy Vancouver

November 25, 2011

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If you had to design an environment that would make livestreaming difficult, would it not feature these traits: impermanent mobile intermittent access to power zero access to ambient wifi random, donated equipment only outdoors in freezing rain during an extreme wind warning in winter Thought so. Welcome to Occupy Vancouver, and the second in our […]

Internet Uncut: Daryl Hatton of Fundrazr

November 23, 2011

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Well, I’m just stone-cold chuffed. This one-shot, uncut video thang is going to be a semi-regular series, and I’m very pleased that we’re kicking this off with a worthy cause: Fundrazr! Fundrazr is a Vancouver startup which allows people to leverage their social networks to raise money for worthy causes. One of the causes they’re […]

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 […]