Parliament’s problems are not with technology
By March 6, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Parliament’s problems are not with technology

Parliament is in a period of intense discovery right now. Recent events including the VikiLeaks and TellVicEverything campaigns, the threatening videos by hacker group Anonymous and the RoboCall scandal showcase how MPs and the institution of Parliament are not keeping up with the times. However, it’s important to understand this is a political behaviour problem, not […]

The digital economy: tools and culture
By April 10, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

The digital economy: tools and culture

Social media are multi-dimensional. They’re really not as simple as a channels over which anyone can pump content; though, they are often used that way. I often talk about two major considerations which must be closely tied to goals (e.g. donations, feedback, sales, votes or voter turnout, etc…) THE CHANNEL/TOOL Think of this in terms […]

When you’re holding a hammer…
By December 14, 2010 1 Comments Read More →

When you’re holding a hammer…

Digital culture is a strange animal for some organizations. In fact, it seems the organizations that struggle most with social networking are hamstrung by digital engagement and relationship building. They fail to realize social etiquette hasn’t changed, just the places where its practiced. That’s why it’s particularly surprising an organization which claims to understand digital […]

A standing ovation for RiP: A remix manifesto
By March 28, 2009 7 Comments Read More →

A standing ovation for RiP: A remix manifesto

It wasn’t until the end credits finished rolling at the Ottawa premiere of RiP: A remix manifesto that the audience at the Mayfair Theatre gave the film a roaring round of applause that grew… and grew… and eventually became a standing ovation.  The audience wasn’t just being polite, the end credits were packed with attribution […]

A great discussion on social media culture and privacy
By March 14, 2008 1 Comments Read More →

A great discussion on social media culture and privacy

I attended the Facing up to Facebook session at the University of Ottawa, yesterday. It was a panel discussion with Law and Technology Faculty Professors Jeremy de Beer, Ian Kerr, Jane Bailey, Val Steeves and Michael Geist and it was moderated by Andy Kaplan-Myrth. The discussion was lively and informative and had a unique mix […]

culture.ca launches new podcast directory
By November 24, 2007 1 Comments Read More →

culture.ca launches new podcast directory

The Canadian Government in partnership with the National Arts Centre, and the help of Collectik, launched a new directory of Canadian podcasts earlier this week on their culture.ca website. The directory is available in English and French versions and focuses on podcasts that have a Canadian cultural slant. The definition of culture seems to include […]

Businesses need a Web 2.0 charm school
By October 18, 2007 0 Comments Read More →

Businesses need a Web 2.0 charm school

In its heyday in the 1960′s, NASA invested in two key areas of the space program: the technology and the people. The premise of this spending decision was that NASA couldn’t get to the moon without the tools to get there (and of course, the people who knew how to use those tools) and the […]