G’Morning from Hollyhock – Web of Change on Cortes Island

*stretch* Just getting up after a big first night here at Web of Change. We had a great meal together last night and then spent a couple hours getting to know each other. The crowd is amazing… big names that everyone will know are here… like Amnesty International, Greenpeace, and CivicSpace Labs, the Humane Society, Read More …

Cortes Island

I just arrived on Cortes Island for the Web of Change conference. For the record this place is 3 ferries away from the mainland (Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, Campbell River to Quadra Island and then Quadra Island over to Cortes Island). This is definately the most remote spot I’ve been to since living in Yellowstone. Read More …

Web of Change

(cross-posted from my Bryght blog) I’ll be going to Web of Change on Cortes Island here in British Columbia on Wednesday. Web of Change is an annual gathering that connects global leaders in online communications, technology, and activism, who are actively building a better world. "Web of Change is an invitational gathering for networked leaders Read More …

The 11 Layers of Citizen Journalism

Here’s an awesome report from Poynter Online and Steve Outing about the emerging trend of citizen journalism. He provides a great overview and links to almost all the important players in the space. It would have been cool to see Roland, UrbanVancouver, Drupal or Bryght mentioned also… especially since it’s still a small and emerging Read More …

RSS + BitTorrent + Your TV = Torrentocracy

This looks pretty interesting, going to play with it later today and will let you know how it goes. Thx for the link Alex Torrentocracy (pronounced like the word democracy) is the combination of RSS, bit torrent, your television and your remote control. In effect, it is what gives any properly motivated person or entity Read More …

The Home Page is Dead – Every Page is a Hub and Portal to All Others

The Home Page is Dead – Every Page is a Hub and Portal to All Others The home page — where Web designers and editors have for so long poured much of their effort is no longer the be-all, end-all. You to pay serious attention page, course, but equally important these days template used article Read More …

PODCAST: Cory Doctrow on Technology, Activism, CopyLeft, and DRM

PODCAST: Cory Doctrow on Technology, Activism, CopyLeft, and DRM “Cory Doctrow is something of a technology renaissance man. He’s an advocate for the EFF, providing outreach in Europe as well as working on policies aimed at ensuring freedoms in the digital future. He’s a Nebula award nominee for the outstanding science fiction novel, Down and Read More …