There will be no Death Star (and other disappointments)
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There will be no Death Star (and other disappointments)

Updates on US Government’s sense of humour and willingness to speak the language of their audiences, Chris Spence’s apology and a correction in my analysis.

Keep your digital ecosystem and all of your content relevant
By January 14, 2013 1 Comments Read More →

Keep your digital ecosystem and all of your content relevant

One theory regarding the rapid expansion of the universe is eventually all galaxies will move further apart from each other and the universe will become cold and dark.

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Tweeting MPs and #IdleNoMore
By January 13, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Tweeting MPs and #IdleNoMore

If Liberal MP Carolyn Bennett were her own political party, she would have led all other parties combined in tweets mentioning Idle No More.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Jan 6-12
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Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Jan 6-12

Traffic is up, criticism is up. Can Idle No More convert people who are uncertain or critical of the movement?

Conference Saturdays: Perhaps the other camp has a point
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Conference Saturdays: Perhaps the other camp has a point

NYU Professor Jonathan Haidt uses asteroids as a metaphor for the west’s collision course with hyper-partisanship.

Communication firestarters
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Communication firestarters

Just watched old home movies from when we were kids. Now I’m going to burn them.

‘I have invited criticism and condemnation': a model apology
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‘I have invited criticism and condemnation': a model apology

Unlike other public figures who have reason to be embarrassed by their actions (or at least humiliated for being caught), Dr. Spence has taken ownership of his mistake.

Can imagination save your life?
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Can imagination save your life?

Jarrett Krosoczka’s talk is loaded with passion and highlights the importance of imagination and creativity in life.

Developing a digital strategy
By January 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Developing a digital strategy

Algonquin College is having me back to teach the Developing a Digital Strategy class in the Social Media Certificate program.

We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility
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We The People: democratic engagement and digital credibility

We The People is about more than just about reducing the friction on democratic participation.

Microsites: Think focused, not small.
By January 7, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

Microsites: Think focused, not small.

Public Affairs and politics suffer from very similar communication challenges. Among them is clarity of message, clarity of audience and clarity of outcome.

Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Dec 30 – Jan 5
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Summary of IdleNoMore traffic for Dec 30 – Jan 5

A few interesting and new things happened between December 30 and January 5 with the online component of the IdleNoMore movement.