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InterActs DMCA Round Table

March 20, 2013

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For those of you who are not aware, my “day job” is as a freelance reporter, working at a number of places the most regular of which is the Daily Dot. They’re producing a series of round tables on Google Hangouts, and this one might be of interest: InterActing with the Digital Millennium Copyright Act […]

Social Flow Workshop coming March 26 to Victoria (UPDATE: postponed)

March 19, 2013

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Yes, they’re back! And more affordable than ever. Canada’s best productivity expert, Mike Vardy, and I are re-launching our Social Flow workshops with this after-work session in Victoria on March 26th. You can register at Eventbrite, and here are all the details: It’s a social media struggle! Wrestling with the idea that you can’t possibly […]

Job in Surrey BC: New Media Manager

December 27, 2012

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Got this via a Facebook friend. I’m casual pals with the person who held this job until recently, and I can tell you these are big shoes to fill, but if  you can do it, it’s a great gig. Job Description The New Media Manager is responsible for optimizing the business of the City through […]

#OpSpamHeadChop 2.0

April 2, 2012

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It seems our enemies the Twitter spammers have (mostly) given up on their old tactics of using an army of spambots to @-direct people to one central account, which then directs people to a website. I guess the first iteration of #OpSpamHeadChop was too effective for their liking, and Twitter is wise to their games. […]

Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity

January 15, 2012

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Social Flow Workshop: How to Win with Social Media Without Losing Productivity UPDATED: sorry, for medical reasons we have to postpone this weekend’s workshop in Vancouver. Don’t worry, we’re still forging ahead with the workshop scheduled for February 21st in Victoria, by which time Mike should be up and running.   Special #wcv12 discount code […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

1984 2.0

April 30, 2011

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Just a little inSecurity reminder. Once upon a time, if Google wanted to know what you were looking at online, it had to coax you to install the Google toolbar. Now they just have to talk you into using Chrome instead of Firefox (which, given the quality of recent Firefox upgrades, isn’t all that much […]