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The Eternal Now

September 16, 2013

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Forget the Eternal September; thanks to Twitter, the modern news cycle is on the Eternal Now, and here is the most intelligent thing I’ve read about that. From the comments section on Gawker. Of all places. doxasticTom Scocca 10 Here’s the more sobering possibility—this is basically what NOW, as a shared now experienced by a […]

Job: Strategic Account Manager at HootSuite

August 30, 2013

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Whatever that is. Got this job from a Facebook post from the highly informed Wayne Shaddow. Not a tech position; sales and account management. HootSuite is a terrific company with great people, many of whom are personal friends of mine, and I hear that it’s a – yes – hoot to work there. Although you […]

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. […]

Fight Twitter Spam: Kill the head, the body will fall

March 27, 2012

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This idea came to me, as all good ideas and many bad ones do, from an Anonymous supporter on Twitter, in this case NasdaqEnema. S/he did a blog post in classic Anonspeak, which contains a truly fantastic, elegant idea: How many people turned their anti-spam efforts toward the root? All of the spam accounts mentioned […]

How to tell if you’ve been blocked on Twitter

March 11, 2012

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Ah, Twitter, you’re a tricksy little social media platform. You facilitate drama and then you facilitate misunderstandings around the drama so well you might almost be EZBoard (may it rest in peace). And you are constantly changing the way you work, although even all these months after buying them out you don’t seem in a […]