Monday Evening Link Fest: Geek Edition


Monday, May 5th, 2008 — 10:17pm PST
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Welcome to a special “late” edition of my link fest, brought to you by a smooth glass of VQA following my guest speaking opportunity at SFU.

Thanks to the talented indie media master Lisa Mansfield of The Tyee, I spoke for her students about blogging, corporate communications and new media writing in the business world. I covered why companies should have blogs, the business of blogging, bloggers for hire, how to build an audience etc. I’ve only done a handful of speaker engagements but as I’m pretty confident in my ability to evangelize about blogging I figured I would be okay. Some people might not know my corporate history but I’ve been producing online content in the business world as a career for almost ten years, and corporate blogging is currently one of my number one tasks at my day job. I’m glad I can share my knowledge even though I get incredibly nervous and talk really fast as a result.


Photo credit: Carol Browne on Flickr in the Miss604.com Pool

Now, on to the super geeky link fest:

  • John Biehler highlights some cool new iPhone apps.
  • Scoble gets the scoop about where YouTube will go next, which is apparently into the live streaming market (with their eye on mobile video).
  • The Weblog Tools Collection researches the best and worst times to blog.
  • Drupal Camp Vancouver kicks off this Thursday evening but sorry folks, it’s totally and entirely sold out. Look for coverage around the internets (and around here) on Friday and Saturday.
  • Local design firm smashLab gets included in Time Magazine’s annual Design 100 and was singled out in the magazine’s annual roster of people and ideas behind today’s most influential design. Their DesignCanChange site encouraged over 1,500 designers who pledged to embrace more sustainable professional practices. [smashLab]
  • Vancouver’s Net Tuesday, NetSquared will be taking place tomorrow at Workspace. “Social change makers and web innovators come together at NetTuesdays to mix, swap stories, and collaborate on new ideas.” The theme tomorrow is widgets [Meetup.com]. If you can’t make it, Raul will be taking notes and possibly live blogging over here during the event.
  • Free AT&T wifi for iPhones in the USA? I’ll have to try it out tomorrow as I’ll be heading down to Bellingham after work to take care of some business at Victoria’s Secret. I assure you it’s a lot less exciting than it sounds. I’ll make sure to swing by a Starbucks or Barnes and Noble to see what happens, although being on Rogers, who knows.
  • And for something completely different – have you seen this giant (inflatable) gorilla?

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    4 comments

    1. John says:

      Too late for free wifi unfortunately….and I forgot to try while in Bellingham on Saturday.

      I bet Duane would love it if you picked him up an iTunes card for his AppleTV 😉

    2. bz says:

      I’m “married” to a sommelier, so I’m gonna go wine nerd out here .. VQA is not a wine, it’s a delegation given to wines meeting a certain standard. There are dozens, hundreds of VQA wines in BC. Do tell – which?

      Oh, and get ready for more 604 in the paper, 24hrs wants me to go more local, you’re the uber local star so I’ll be pimping more of your projects and posts.. first one should be in tomorrow’s paper referencing your live blog of WordPressCamp..

    3. Miss604 says:

      Yes, I’m well aware it is simply a standard and that Ontario has their own VQA – Vintners Quality Alliance – but someone once told me it’s far inferior to ours 😉

      I simply couldn’t remember the name, but remembered the mark when popping the cork.

      As for WordCamp cool!– I’ll even request they have it a little later next time so more people can make it.

    4. Raul says:

      I will indeed be live-blogging as my laptop has decided not to die just yet. Now, if it could *please* hang on to dear life until May 16th, I would be *so* happy 🙂

      I’ll be arriving at WorkSpace around 5pm. For these live-blogs, I sure need a Miss604 t-shirt (wink wink nudge nudge)

      😀

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