‘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
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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.
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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.

NHL vs. IdleNoMore: a comparison of Twitter activity
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NHL vs. IdleNoMore: a comparison of Twitter activity

How does Twitter activity about the NHL compare with that of the IdleNoMore movement?

Posted in: Politics, Rambles
Understand Music
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Understand Music

Sometimes you need a little inspiration. This short video by “finally” overdelivers in that respect.

Posted in: Cool stuff
Conference Saturdays: creativity, risk and smart failure
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Conference Saturdays: creativity, risk and smart failure

There’s little margin for error because conventional thinking still fears risk. It want the benefits, just without the failure.

The most popular posts on my blog in 2012
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The most popular posts on my blog in 2012

A look at the most popular posts on my site during 2012.

Posted in: Rambles
Curate your own museum of institutional knowledge
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Curate your own museum of institutional knowledge

Part archaeologist, part researcher, part librarian, part presenter. Public affairs teams need a curator for institutional knowledge and informed decision making.

Public affairs practitioners need a wide-angle lens
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Public affairs practitioners need a wide-angle lens

Why do so many public affairs departments struggle in the digital age?