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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 […]

A Social Media Success Story. (via Wsmithdesign’s Blog)

October 12, 2010

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Another example of how Social Media is helping the marginalized; in this case, the homeless. [incidentally, this is also a test of WordPress’s Reblog feature] Many view social media as just chat; For some it is. It is also a method to communicate to the right people and let others know about what you provide […]

Meet the Geek this Tuesday

September 18, 2010

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Busy Tuesday night? Oh come on, who are you kidding? IT’S A TUESDAY NIGHT! Well, don’t worry; you won’t be stuck at home watching reruns and feeling like a minor character in a Cathy Comic: we’ve got a fabulous Meet the Geek dinner for you! You’ll help raise money for a worthy cause: With Glowing […]

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 […]

Announcing the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series Lineup for Tonight

February 10, 2010

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Yes, this is cross-posted from the Shebeen Club, but you need to read it both places so my blogs don’t feel all neglected-like. The Shebeen Club is a media sponsor of the Real Vancouver Writers’ Series, so we’re spreading the word as widely as we can. And yes, that’s the Royal We. Tonight W2 comes […]

W2 information night

May 30, 2009

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Interested in W2 and the community? Want to get involved and make a positive and lasting change? Come to the W2 info night, held on Thursday, June 4th at 7PM. This is an free and informal event open to everyone. Food and drinks will be served. Learn about upcoming programming, including the Youth Media Arts […]

Sponsorship for Students of raincoaster media

May 3, 2009

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raincoaster media runs workshops and presents lectures on blogging and social media for social and individual change. After four years of teaching, we are not cheap, but we are good. An example: it’s not uncommon for students of our Blogging for Beginners course to hit the #1 spot on Google within four hours of starting […]