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 …

ReMixology — Thirst-Quenching Fresh Media Innovation!

We’re starting a monthly series of Fresh Media socials starting August 18th. These events will be an exciting gathering point for Vancouver’s leading media innovators. We’re limiting our first event to 50 people (300+ attended our fall festival). Register here: http://remixology.eventbrite.com Who? Featuring Kris Krug, acclaimed photographer – TEDxOilSpill and National Geographic

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 …

China update: TED x Shanghai

TED is an annual event that pulls together some of the greatest and most innovative thinkers of our time. Defined initially as ‘technology, entertainment and design’, TED encompasses far broader topics than that, from the neuro-sciences, to cyborgs, to carbon footprints. Each event consists of a program of filmed talks that are later shared freely 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 …

What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications

Roland and I will be presenting with Darren Barefoot and Tod Maffin at an upcoming event here in Vancouver called “What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications” put on by the Canadian PR Society. Details are below… please come out and join us if you can. What Citizen Journalism Means to Corporate Communications A joint Read More …

The Future of Publishing Conference

The Future of Publishing Conference Stop advertising, start doing! The move from branding to blogging may be daunting for traditional advertisers, but it creates a myriad of exciting opportunities for forward-thinking business leaders, publishers, and people with a story to tell. For decades, traditional mass media has been the best mechanism for connecting companies with Read More …

Boris Mann Speaks Geek to Michelle Mill of Global TV

Michelle Miller and her crew from Global TV swung by the Bryght office today to talk to Boris Mann about citizen journalism, blogging, podcasting, and web 2.0. He totally nailed it, walking them through the power of distributed hyper-local newsmakers and used the coverage of the London Bombings as an example. He showed them Flickr, Read More …

RSS + BitTorrent + Your TV = Torrentocracy

This looks pretty interesting, going to play with it later today and will let you know how it goes. Thx for the link Alex Torrentocracy (pronounced like the word democracy) is the combination of RSS, bit torrent, your television and your remote control. In effect, it is what gives any properly motivated person or entity Read More …

7 Reasons Why the SciFi Channel’s Present-day “Galactica” Beats the Frak Out of the Original 1979 Series on NBC

From the Chicago Sun Times, comes a great article about the first season of Battlestar Galactica including a cool list of 7 reasons why the new BSG is better than the old one. The critics really seemed to love the first season, and now that production has begun on season 2 (here in Vancouver by Read More …

Use Blog Torrent to Setup Your Own Bit Torrent Tracker and Distribute Your Content

Blog Torrent Blog Torrent is a way to offer large files on your website without using any storage or bandwidth. UPDATED: You really should check this software out. Erik and I both downloaded and installed it and had our own BitTorrent trackers/servers going on our sites within 5 minutes. I’ve uploaded a couple BeerCasts and Read More …