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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 […]

Internet Uncut: Avalon Explains NerdFighting

November 25, 2011

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One thing the internet teaches us all is that no matter how clued in you are, no matter how many times you’ve been Farked, Stumbled, or Plused, there’s always something out there you’ve never heard of that tens or hundreds of thousands of better-informed people have. Nerdfighting is one of those things. A place where […]

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 […]

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 5, 2011 He gave us more than just personal computers. He gave us wings. Apple’s statement: If you […]

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 […]

Social Media Week Vancouver Roundup

September 28, 2011

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It was a sweet assault of culture shock, returning from Yellowknife to Vancouver in the middle of Social Media Week; I wonder if the Arctic explorers of past centuries felt anything similar when they returned to London or Lisbon or Wherever, like moving forward in time five or fifty or five hundred years. And I […]

Job: Lecturer/Researcher in Information Sciences

September 25, 2011

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Got this off a terrific mailing list from the Association of Internet Researchers: (I really hope one of my friends gets this. I need a place to stay in Ireland) Two Open Positions: Lecturer in Information Ref: 004786 Applications are invited for the post of Lecturer (Assistant Professor) in Information, located within the UCD School […]

Social Media Life Lessons: Ghost of a Chance at Authenticity

September 22, 2011

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You know, if you know anything about raincoaster media, that we’re all about the authenticity. In fact, that’s the Royal We I used right there, just for accuracy’s sake. We do social media strategy and social media training, but when it comes to putting out the tweets, making the posts, sharing the thoughts, and dealing […]

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 […]