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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 […]

Orange Day tweetup: squeeze the day!

March 29, 2010

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Got this the long way: Facebook via website and website via Twitter DM: Tweetup at Chill Winston tonight at 6pm to supportĀ  Union Gospel Mission’s Orange Day, April 2nd. On April 2, over 3,000 people in need across Metro Vancouver will enjoy a delicious Easter Dinner at UGM, and every one will receive a fresh […]

Poverty Olympics Torchbearers Wanted

January 31, 2010

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The Poverty Olympics are an annual event in Vancouver that leverages the media and public attention paid to the Olympics to draw attention to the ongoing, systemic problems of the inner city environment of the Downtown Eastside. The picture of Vancouver that outsiders have is often skewed, and the Poverty Olympics organizers seek to generate […]

Hot Meals, Warm Hearts Dinner

January 22, 2010

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From social media mover and shaker Jeremy Lim comes news that this Saturday the St. Vincent de Paul society will be handing out hot dinners and warm clothing to the needy at Davie and Burrard in the West End of Vancouver. If you have spare winter clothing, lightly used or new, that you would like […]

Homelessness is OVER!

November 26, 2009

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Wow, congratulations, Vancouver! This is an amazing accomplishment and Mayor Gregor, City Hall, NGO’s, and government officials should be incredibly proud of themselves. I can’t even imagine how fantastic it must feel to know, unequivocally, that you’ve changed the world for the better, perhaps even saved lives. From the official Homelessness is Over press release, […]