Last night I probably did the most Twittering I’ve done in a few months while watching and tracking election coverage. The dust has settled this morning (well for some, since our voter turnout was a record low) and while we all try to adjust to our
I have my weekly radio guest spot this afternoon somewhere between 2:45pm and 3:15pm on Talk1410am. Every Wednesday I talk about what’s going on in the Vancouver blogosphere, promo events, then share three entertaining, funny, or useful websites. If you have any suggestions for my weekly top 3 (themed lists are always fun) just drop me a line.
The Globe and Mail discovers what liveblogging is and decides that it, “panders to the desire to have instant feedback from the crowd before making up your own mind. It caters to the pleasant feeling of having events prechewed for you.” The author also uses the word “knob-twiddlers” twice.
How to get your social media strategies to play nice with mainstream media.
Vancouver has approved a ban on plastic grocery bags. I just really hope that starch-based bags appear more frequently in stores. We’re pretty much inundated with cloth bags of all kinds, however I know our property manager can be rather fickle; I’m not sure about the rules surrounding the emptying of loose waste into the dumpsters. It also continues to amaze and impress me that EnviroWoman has been managing to live Plastic Free for years (and that’s plastics of any and all kinds). On that note, I would also suggest everyone see the film, Addicted to Plastic that I caught the premiere of at the VIFF.
The Vancouver Whitecaps are the USL First Division champions.
Carl Bessai took home another top award at the VIFF last Friday.
Reminder: October 21st is Third Tuesday at Republic on Granville with guest speaker Mhari Petrovic. I will be collecting food donations for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank and all those who bring an item (or 50) will be entered to win a gift pack including Stella McCartney CARE products and tickets that are good for ANY regular season Vancouver Giants game this year.
Thanks to a Twitter from Gus, I found out today is “Be Common Day” in support of Creative Commons licensing (like what I have here on my site).
new same minority government, here’s a tasty link fest to enjoy.
As mentioned last week, today is Blog Action Day.
Here are 30 Simple Ways to Battle Poverty with Technology, although it should read social media, there are still some great tips.
You can learn more about local initiatives on the Homelessness Action Week website or around the blogosphere this morning, to find out how you can help.