Engineering Serendipity interview w/ Chris Coldewey

To say that a few things have fallen through the cracks around here over the years is a bit of an understatement. With the explosion of options for social networking, posting things online and keeping in touch w/ people there’s been many posts that I’d ‘meant to’ write that never saw the light of day. Well, Read More …

What we leave behind is our digital footprint…

Our future is being documented by us in our present. Each and everyone of us who has a digital camera, a cellphone, a computer or even a camera phone has the task of creating our living digital history in real time. Our digital landscape has changed drastically from the meaningless dribble that once was in Read More …

Social Media Documentarian

In my ongoing struggle define what it is I do in a neat little package I’ve increasingly found myself using the words ‘Social Media Documentarian‘. Based on the spirit of the idea that ‘if you don’t stick it on the internet it didn’t really happen’, essentially this made-up term refers to the fact that there Read More …

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 …

‘Vancouver’s Got A Posse’ at South By Soutwest Interactive 2011

Once again that time of year has sprung upon us. If you haven’t noticed a strange influx of SXSW chatter on the internet, then you are one of the lucky ones. Geeks all around the world clamored for three strenuous weeks to pull together amazing and awe-inspiring proposals for potential panels during the 2011 SXSW 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 …

What do you do when someone lets you evaluate a product, & wants you to write about, & the product sucks, & the person is your friend?

Having a blast here at SXSW with the awesome kids from Social Media Club. We’re staying at a palatial mansion on Lake Austin lovingly known as the Social Media Clubhouse. Lots of friends have been by and we’ve been having a blast both layin low out here by the lake and takin the Social Media 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 …

FIELD GUIDE: SXSW Interactive 2010 Panel Picker

Mid-august can be exciting for a few things: summer vacation, hot weather, long days. For the geeks of the digital community, this is always a very exciting time of year. It is this time of year that the panel picker is released for panels submitted to the SXSW festival. This year over 2200 panels have Read More …

Digital Footprint: From a web of pages to a web of streams

Our digital world is changing as rapidly as it is expanding. When the internet was first introduced to our world, the main concern was understanding websites and their proficiency in this new landscape of media. This was the first time ever that we had an online format to say anything and we were just figuring Read More …

‘From a Web of Pages to a Web of Streams’ Presentation for SXSW 2010

UPDATED: The Panel Picker for the SXSW festival has been released! You can vote for this panel here! Voting ends September 4th. I often talk about the internet theory that the web is being moving from a web of pages to a web of streams. We are all familiar with the traditional method of internet Read More …