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Internet Uncut: Bug Girl on Entomology and Social Media

December 3, 2011

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Bug Girl is an old friend of the raincoaster empire, and we’re very happy to have found this video interview of her by Laura Burns. Done at Entomology 2011 conference. And here’s the transcript of Bug Girl’s presentation at the conference: The Adventures of Bug Girl OR: Everything you wanted to know about entomological social […]

Beer ‘n Blogs October 21

September 30, 2011

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Yep, that’s all she wrote, “she” being Allison Markin, digital doyenne of the Okanagan. And what am I writing, besides this blog post? I’m writing my notes for the two workshops I’ll be leading: Internet Drama for Fun and Profit and the less amusing but also far less likely to end in a plaintive midnight […]

Be My Guest (blogger): a study in success

September 29, 2011

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Nancy Zimmerman vs Goldman Sachs Not ALL internet drama is bad, people. Not so bad, eh? It would be a lot better if we could have gotten the blog inside the actual money-generating website, or had maintained uptime all during the readership onslaught, but that part was sadly out of my hands and I was […]

Keywording. Like a Boss.

June 8, 2011

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Here is yet another question from the WordPress.com technical forums. Occasionally the internet will dig out somebody’s three year old post on using Keywords, and BAM! we get a million questions on it. This is only my second-fave question, after meta tags, of which we will speak some other time. Anyhoodle, here are my tips […]

New Social Media Workshops: Blogging for Beginners, Twitter 101 and Twitter 202

June 4, 2011

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Here are the newest social media workshops from raincoaster media. All of these workshops are taught online via Skype, so all you need is your own computer, a stable internet connection, a headset with a mic, and a Skype account. This will be the last round of workshops before I toss the laptop into a […]

Social Media Success Story: From the Streets to the Stacks

May 28, 2011

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It may have escaped your notice, but probably not (especially if you’re in the field of social media, yourself) that the field of social media services has an oversupply of snake oil marketers and plain old incompetents, as well as just a plain old oversupply. In Vancouver over the past nine years I’ve been teaching […]

Post-Pipping for Pros!

May 19, 2011

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Many and varied are the questions in the WordPress.com technical support forums. I lie. Basically, all the questions come down to: Why can’t I find my blog in Google? (answered) OMG HOWCUM I CAN FIND MY BLOG IN GOOGLE???/?? I AM SUING YOU JUST AS SOON AS THIRD PERIOD IS OVER How do I get […]

Courting Controversy in comic form!

May 14, 2011

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Noise to Signal Cartoon Intrepid social media cartooniste extraordinaire Rob Cottingham (seriously, that toothpaste guy isn’t in it) attended the Courting Controversy: Dancing with the Devil panel at the Northern Voice blogging conference, and what you see above is the result. Pretty spiffy note-taking if you axe me. The panel was moderated by Rebecca Coleman […]

Google Calendars: Now with more WordPress.com embeddability goodness!

May 11, 2011

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This should save me a helluva lotta time. WordPress.com has now made it easy to embed a Google Calendar right in your blog: the iframe code that Google gives you automatically converts to a shortcode, thusly: Now, let’s see how that works. IF that works. For lo, the Happiness Engineers have promised me that it […]

Social Media Workshop Schedule for May-June

May 5, 2011

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We’ve got a slate of workshops set up starting mid-May: Blogging and Social Media for Writers (this is my favorite one to teach), Blogging for Beginners (the best starting point), Pimp My Blog (which is for people who already have a blog and now want to take it to the next level), Twitter in 120 […]

Victoria Blogger Expo coming up!

May 5, 2011

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You’d think, since Vancouver is so much bigger than Victoria, that its digital infrastructure and culture would be much more advanced, more strongly networked, more robust, and more supportive. You’d be wrong. What happens in Vancouver digital culture is the same thing that happens in Vancouver non-digital culture: groups split up and form into silos, […]