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Getting kicked out

Tuesday, November 2nd, 2010

I’m spending way too much time today trying to convince my browser that I’m not really supposed to be kicked out of various sites I’m logging (or already logged) into. It happened again and again on various sites today. [Is there a disturbance in the force field, Luke?] Tonight’s clincher: I had carefully planned my […]

Follow up on commenting, and Facebook

Saturday, March 27th, 2010

Proliferating platforms for blog posts allow comments to go all over the map. What do you do when some comments on a public post end up in a walled garden (like Facebook)?

Millennials and public engagement

Friday, March 5th, 2010

Low voter turnout, boredom around local government: officials are scratching their heads, trying to design public engagement strategies that reach the disaffected, including the Millennial generation. My take? “Go where they are, don’t expect to build a site or a ‘strategy’ that makes them come to you”

Thinking out loud on social media platforms

Monday, March 1st, 2010

A month ago I posted an atypically personal story to a discussion group on LinkedIn, a social media platform focused on business and professional connections. If nothing else, it proves how impossible it is to sever the personal and professional.

Another wave …of mirror neurons

Wednesday, February 10th, 2010

Google Wave makes room for Google Buzz, with default settings at “public” (not “private”), a very wrong move by Google. Meanwhile, chatroulette is what the kids are on, and it makes Buzzing look like holding hands in the park. The threat of harm in the promise of contact is part of the package. Fascinating.

Urban density and social media tools

Monday, June 8th, 2009

It won’t come as news to those of us who love and defend cities, but it’s nice to have scientific research backing up what we espouse as urban positives: High population density triggers cultural explosions, according to a new study by scientists at University College London. The study was published in the journal Science; see […]

Too many choices!

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

For some reason, Thursday February 26 offers a plenitude of events to choose from, but no matter which I choose, I’ll be wistfully wondering if I should be elsewhere since I can’t be at all three. First, there’s VIAFest! February 26!, which includes a free museum tour of the Royal BC Museum’s Modern Galleries and […]

DemoCamp Victoria 02 this Thursday

Tuesday, October 28th, 2008

I can’t believe that DemoCampVictoria02 is just two “sleeps” away…! For me, time has been flying at warp speed.  Keeping my attention in tatters are 1. new work projects, 2. a municipal election, 3. community volunteer adjudicating responsibilities, and 4. another article due (which admittedly is nothing, compared to the fact that some people have […]

Northern Voice 2008 — what a blast!

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

This afternoon I returned home from Northern Voice 2008, the 4th annual incarnation of this event. It was the first time I attended, and I had a great time. Learned a lot, met some terrific people, and experienced a really positive geek vibe — if that makes sense. I’ll post more later — probably tomorrow? […]

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