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Vancouver Blogger Meetup: Social Media Etiquette Panel

May 28, 2009

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Vancouver’s Blogger’s Meetup this month features a panel containing (as if she can be contained) yours truly, Shane Gibson of ClosingBigger, Raul Pacheco of Hummingbird604, and moderated by social media maven Colleen Coplick of Wantsa. We’ve been talking about doing this panel since Northern Voice put out their call for talks (November? Something like that) […]

Chip’s Not Dead Yet Social Media Training Group

May 8, 2009

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We really need a better name than that, but this is my eighth blog post today, I think, so that is a task for another time (or perhaps the comments section?). It’s like this: you start a job in front of the computer, and the gods of social media say, “Welcome! Get comfortable! Here’s your […]

Social Media Etiquette: a panel discussion May 28

May 7, 2009

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Raul Pacheco, Shane Gibson, and I will be taking part in a panel discussion on social norms in social media platforms on May 28th at the monthly Blogger’s Meetup in Vancouver. The panel will be moderated by Colleen Coplick of Wantsa, and will delve into issues like why are the various behaviour codes different on […]

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 […]

Blogging for Beginners: May 2nd

April 23, 2009

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Blogging for Beginners: Start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a fully-functioning WordPress.com […]

Introduction to Gmail and Google Tools with Raul Pacheco and Lorraine Murphy

April 16, 2009

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This is a four-hour, intensive course in getting the most from Gmail, Gtalk, Google Documents, and related Google tools. You do not need a Gmail account to take this course, although you should think ahead of time about which Gmail username you’d like to practice with. You can register one account to learn with and […]

Blogging Workshop: Pimp My Blog Saturday, April 11th

April 4, 2009

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Pimp My Blog Practical tips and tools for increasing your readership and influence, and applies to any blogging platform. It includes a very basic intro to social media like Facebook, Twitter and Myspace for promotion. We’ll cover which widgets to use on the blog for maximum readership, how to link judiciously for both SEO and […]

Twitter, Explained

April 2, 2009

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Here is a very brief (5 minute) introduction to Twitter which I presented at the January Net Tuesday at Workspace here in Vancouver. In the first video, I give an overview of how Twitter works and what it actually is; in the second, I review how I used Twitter to promote the very successful Fearless […]

Blogging for Beginners April 4

March 30, 2009

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Blogging for Beginners: Start from scratch and learn to post text, video, audio, and images. Basic copyright and blog etiquette, intro to sidebar widgets, categories, custom headers and design, and what on Earth to put IN the blog. Also where to find technical help. By the end of the workshop you’ll have a fully-functioning WordPress.com […]

Twitter Tools cancelled for March 28

March 28, 2009

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Unfortunately, our Twitter Tools course is cancelled for today, as our guest instructor, Raul Pacheco, is not well (right now, it seems everyone has the Flu of Evil Death). The next Twitter Tools course is in four weeks, on April 25th. And starting in May, we’ll be giving classes throughout the week and evenings as […]

Vancouver Digital Week

March 19, 2009

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New Media BC is excited to announce its second annual Vancouver Digital Week will be held May 11-14, 2009 at the brand new Vancouver Exhibition and Convention Centre. Partner events include the Game Developers Conference (GDC) Canada, marking the first time the famed gamers meet up has come to Canada; Cossette West’s Convergence Conference, a […]