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.
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 magazineâ€™s annual roster of people and ideas behind todayâ€™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?