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Speaking at Social Media Week

September 15, 2011

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It’s true, Vancouver hasn’t seen much of me lately, but that’s about to change. This Sunday I’ll be hauling myself out to the airport for 4 FREAKING 30 in the GODDAM MORNING to catch a plane which will, by way of Ye Olde Milke Runne, get me to Vancouver for 8 FREAKING 50 in the […]

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, […]

Google+ for Beginners: tips and tricks

July 11, 2011

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Google+ is a lot of fun, particularly if you’re NOT an MLM marketer, overpriced vitamin salesperson, or similar, all of whom have been banned (I’m sure just temporarily, but how sweet the moment is, however brief). But how do you get the most from this brand new social media platform without wasting hours of your […]

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 […]

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 Drama Lesson #348,948

May 9, 2011

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And this rule is simply this: if you have a business account in which you represent more than just yourself (“JonSmithInc”) Do NOT tweet your personal opinions on Those Topics;¬†you know Those Topics that your family always gets into fights over at big, messy holidays: abortion, politics, gays, whether Hillary Clinton needs her colours done, […]

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, […]

Blogging for Writers Online Workshop starts May 18

April 29, 2011

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Yes, we’re starting a new round of workshops mid-May online via Skype. As long as you’ve got a broadband connection and a headset with a mic, you can sign up for this, my favorite workshop to teach. Blogging and Social Media for Writers is taught on Skype, starting 7pm-8:30pm Wednesday, May 18, lasts ten weeks, […]

Job Posting: Research Assistant in Cambridge

April 21, 2011

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Got this from a listserv and it looks like a very good opportunity for someone of serious academic bent just starting out. You will need to be onsite in Cambridge (the one with Harvard, not the one with, you know, Cambridge). But you get to work with some amazing people including¬†danah boyd, Mike Ananny, and […]