Monday Morning Link Fest: Blog Empire Edition

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

– I’m having a contest!

TransitCamp is getting some nice press [Vancouver Courrier]

– Our favourite word from last year, “turbidity”, is making a reappearance [News1130]

– It’s finally here, “Blogs in Plain English“.

– There will be a tree lighting ceremony in front of the Art Gallery tonight. This is in case you missed the lighting of St. Paul’s and the lighting of the tree in English Bay.

– School closures on this rainy post-snowy Monday morning [CKNW]

– RIP Urban Peasant [News1130]

– One question that I was asked when I was a guest lecturer for Michelle’s journalism course at SFU was about blogging vs/with/and mainstream media:

“do you know anyone whose made the jump from blogging into mainstream media?”

I was pretty stumped since usually it goes the other way around or the two work in unison. That was until the blogfather, Mr. Tony Pierce announced that he’ll now be overseeing the LA Times blogs. This… is pretty freakin huge news. Congrats man! I can’t think of anyone more deserving of such a great leap. You are now my “prime example” of bloggers busting into msm. It is possible.

– Finally, Twitter is mentioned in CSI and I get giddy for some reason.

I hope everyone gets to work safely today, and if you can’t… just stay home and be on flood-alert. I’ll be breaking out a kayak to head to work.

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  1. fotoeinsMonday, December 3rd, 2007 — 9:57am PST

    Many hours on the tele, learning recipes from the Urban Peasant …

    http://www.cbc.ca/arts/tv/story/2007/12/02/barber-tvchef-obit.html

  2. AnnMonday, December 3rd, 2007 — 10:48pm PST

    Last week there was one lecture assigned to the topic “Women in the 20th Century.” This had been rubbing me since the beginning of the semester when I first got the syllabus. I had heard of the “add women & stir” approach to women’s history but had never seen it so boldly in action. This week the students read the first readings for the course written by women.

  3. Chris MagnussonTuesday, December 4th, 2007 — 8:49pm PST

    Speaking of Blogs in Plain English, the Common Craft people also did Vancouver’s I-Move in a Minute.

    http://www.commoncraft.com/imove

  4. Gavin HeatonWednesday, December 5th, 2007 — 1:31pm PST

    Thanks for pointint out blogs in plain english!

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