Boris Mann Speaks Geek to Michelle Mill of Global TV

Michelle Miller and her crew from Global TV swung by the Bryght office today to talk to Boris Mann about citizen journalism, blogging, podcasting, and web 2.0. He totally nailed it, walking them through the power of distributed hyper-local newsmakers and used the coverage of the London Bombings as an example. He showed them Flickr, 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 …

7 Reasons Why the SciFi Channel’s Present-day “Galactica” Beats the Frak Out of the Original 1979 Series on NBC

From the Chicago Sun Times, comes a great article about the first season of Battlestar Galactica including a cool list of 7 reasons why the new BSG is better than the old one. The critics really seemed to love the first season, and now that production has begun on season 2 (here in Vancouver by Read More …

Use Blog Torrent to Setup Your Own Bit Torrent Tracker and Distribute Your Content

Blog Torrent Blog Torrent is a way to offer large files on your website without using any storage or bandwidth. UPDATED: You really should check this software out. Erik and I both downloaded and installed it and had our own BitTorrent trackers/servers going on our sites within 5 minutes. I’ve uploaded a couple BeerCasts and Read More …

Judge Kramer Rules “The California Constitution Says that The State Cannot Discriminate”

Derek wrote a great little post today about how the real story of this gay marriage decision is going to be lost in the media’s desire to create controversy, pitting “gay activists” against “religious fundementalists”. I’m a 31 year-old married guy. I am not, by any measure, a gay activist. And I am thrilled by Read More …

The Firm List Interviews Paul Jarvis of TwoThirty Media

The Firm List interviews designer friend Paul Jarvis and talks about web applications, having your clients do the selling for you, and half-crazed Canadian mounties. “FL: When I crossed over the border from the US, I was hit by signs that said “think metric.” In that same vein, what do you think are the differences Read More …

Social Network Design and Engineering and Event Blogging / Photography Services

Yesterday I posted about how I think there is a niche in the public relations world for a service that blends photography, design, blogging, and information technology specifically packaged for those looking to drive media awareness and attendance at special events like conferences, tours, seminars, and trade shows. I’ve gotten a ton of feedback from Read More …