Tweetups, Twittersphere, Tweeps, Twitworking, Twestivals & Twitter

These are some notes and homework to serve as a guide for my New Media and Web Development at BCIT – Class 2. Before we embark on this adventure I’d like to warn you about a couple of things. First, the land of Twitter otherwise annoyingly referred to by TwitterHeads as the Twitterverse or Twittersphere… Read More …

Top 20 Vancouver Twitter Peeps Based on Klout Score

Someone turned me onto a new tool called Klout that more or less manages your reach and influence on Twitter. They’ve got a fancy methodology for doing so… it’s very detailed. I only understand the basics and realize that these kinda things can be hard to measure and that a tool that ranked people based Read More …

Social Media Tools & Strategies for Event Planners & Organizers

I’m giving a talk tonight in Calgary to a group of event planners. They want to know how they can use new tools and strategies to plan and manage their events. I’m gonna start with a lil philosophical talk about citizen journalism & media making as well as particpatory group culture and principles and move Read More …

Internet Visibility – Moving From a ‘Web of Pages’ to a ‘Web of Streams’

Last Week The Vancouver Sun and NowPublic posted a list of the ‘Top 20 Web Visible’ people in Vancouver. I was number 4 on the list. Their methodology was questionable, but I’m always stoked and humbled to be included with the likes of the other 19 on the list. Thank you thank you thank you! Read More …

Photography Video from Northern Voice Post Everywhere on the Web

Here’s a video of me talking about photography at Northern Voice earlier this year. It was taken by Robert Scoble of PodTech and has been posted all over the web including over at Digital Photography School where there is an interesting pissing match going on between people who think my video is a good informal Read More …

To All You Wannabe Fashion Photographers

In the past 2 years I’ve getting more and more into fashion photography. I’m involved in a couple photography and fashion online communities and subscribe to a few blogs and am generally trying to familiarize myself with the industry and scene. I go to meetups, look at other photographers work, assist different photographers when I Read More …

The Zen of White Balance

The Zen of White Balance The real purpose of white balance adjustment is to compensate for the color temperature of the prevailing light source so that your image will show accurate color. Whether you do so by making adjustments on your camera before you shoot or on your computer after you shoot, the objective is Read More …

Usable Content Manifesto

Here’s some awesome tips on web writing and site content from DKR. What Usable Content Is * Usable content is clear and easy to understand. * Usable content can bridge gaps—things like language barriers, disability and cultural differences. * Usable content is meaningful. * Usable content makes the reader feel smart. * Usable content is Read More …

How Can I Use RSS to Become Better, Smarter and More Attractive to the Same or Opposite sex?

Haha.. a great new post from Alex Samuel called 10 steps to RSStocracy. If you’re not reading people blogs via RSS you really should read through this aritcle and the one called What is RSS? in my lefthand navbar. Here are the 10 simple, painless steps to becoming an RSS user: 1. Go to Bloglines.com, Read More …