January 31, 2007

Fotolog overtaking Flickr? Comments Off

Quick! Which photo sharing site community thingie is more popular: Fotolog or Flickr? You might be surprised at the answer…but first some history.

January 30, 2007

Minimal Lime MySpace DIV Overlay Comments Off

With over 22,000+ downloads to date, the Dark Minimal MySpace DIV Overlay has received a great amount of success aiding MySpace users in covering the default eyesore. After coming to the realization that the overlay was due for a fresh revision, I decided

when the postman looks twice – or why photo theft can be a bad idea nowadays Comments Off

The story I heard of yesterday (my friend Schoki told me about) is an other example for working communites and that stealing intellectual property can backfire badly.

January 26, 2007

Former Olympian hops the Cluetrain, riding the rails. Comments Off

My good bud, former Olympian, and fellow renaissance-man/entrepreneur and marketer extraordinaire Dave Olson gets the business press of the week, by feeding coal into the engine of the Cluetrain with an article in PR Web on his Practical Advice for Market

January 25, 2007

The Canadian behind Hip-Hop 2.0 Comments Off

McLean — or MMG, as some people call him — was once referred to in the Village Voice as a “black Web hero” and “media mogul,” in part for his work doing Web development in New York with clients like Sean “P. Diddy” Coombs and Spike Lee. He and his com

RapSpace.tv Online HipHop Community Comments Off

How a Canadian is leading the way with the most popular rap studio online.

January 24, 2007

Why Do You Blog? Comments Off

Why do you blog? Why do I blog? Why does anybody? As the medium enters its pubescence, it’s a question that I wonder about all the time. I’ve talked about it with a lot of different bloggers, and everyone offers a different reason.

Longboard Hockey in Vancouer Comments Off

Out n’ about on assignment for a forthcoming Heads article, I witnessed a sport hitherto unknown to me which combined many activities I enjoy into one sublime recreational pursuit: full contact hockey, tasty weed, chillaxin’ and longboarding

Blogging for Retailers White Paper Provides Practical Advice for Online Merchants Comments Off

A new white paper explores the benefits of blogging as an online retailer including how-to’s and tips to improve customer communication, increase search engine exposure, and ultimately sell more stuff.

January 20, 2007

Hillary Clinton using Drupal Comments Off

Democratic Senator Hillary Clinton announced today that she’ll embark on a campaign to become the first female president of the United States. And do you know what? She’s using Drupal for her official campaign website. Yay!

January 19, 2007

Basco5 Makes a Northern Voice Mascot Comments Off

This year we decided to go back to Basco to get some new artwork done for some stickers we’ll be given out. He created Monte, the little dude you see at left. I’ve created some little web badges and banners featuring Monte, should you want to show him off

January 18, 2007

Make Money By Giving Away Your Photos Comments Off

One of Larry Lessig’s favorite Creative Commons articles, is from Mark Glaser in Media Shift. Here Glaser quotes Kris Krug, president of the online community management company Bryght

January 16, 2007

One-click Drupal 5 Hosting – Preview Release Comments Off

Bryght has been busy too! In addition to contributing to the Drupal 5 release, we have upgraded our own service so now anyone can create their own Drupal 5 site, with the push of a button. But that’s not all! We’re also cutting our prices in half, from $4

one year anniversary approaching for discollection Comments Off

Over the next little while I will be sharing with all of you what I have learned, what opportunities discollection has provided me, people that I have met becoming a part of a gastown community, and how this store has entirely changed my life. I expect it

Happy sixth birthday Drupal Comments Off

Today, six years ago, Drupal 1.0.0 was released! The following snippet is taken directly from the original announcement: Today, drop.org announces the release of drupal 1.00 after an extensive period of testing. Drupal is a full-featured content managemen

January 12, 2007

Get a Travel Bursary for Northern Voice Comments Off

This year Northern Voice is offering six travel bursaries of CAN $500 each. To apply, write a blog post, or record a podcast or video blog post describing why you want to come to Northern Voice.

January 11, 2007

Krug’s Law of Social Media Comments Off

manufactured-securityI’ve noticed an interesting trend in online communities and social software. It seems that quality of design and usability of a site is inversly proportional to the number of people who use it.

That is, in a situation where more than one tool/site exists to serve a similar market… the ugliest, most unusable one will ultimately attract the more users than the aesthically beautiful, super intuituve ones. Think MySpace versus Facebook. Delicious versus Magnolia. ModelMayhem versus ModelLaunch. Flickr versus Photobucket/TextAmerica are the only notable exceptions. Whaddya think?

January 9, 2007

Personal Challenges on 43Things Comments Off

We’re always looking for ways to better engage the software in your head that actually changes behavior rather than just gives you a new tool or feature. The influences of peer pressure, reputation, and other social contracts are a lot more powerful as

Change Everything starts with small steps close to home Comments Off

Congratulations to Kate and the team at Change Everything for the fine mention of their efforts to help the homeless with toques and warm clothes in the Globe and Mail.

trendwatching.com’s TOP 5 CONSUMER TRENDS FOR 2007 Comments Off

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