Northern Voice + Moose Camp

The site for Northern Voice 2006 website has just been launched. Northern Voice is a grassroots personal publishing and blogging conference held here in Vancouver, British Columbia. Last year it was awesome and many people who atteneded said it was the best conference they went to all year (and I hang with people who go Read More …

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 …

Douglas Rushkoff Interview – “Get Back in the Box”

Douglas Rushkoff has been a longtime hero and inspiration to me. He is a writer, professor, and ‘ultra-hip‘ cultural quasi-sage who I first read in college and have known online for 7 or 8 years now since the *spark-online days. Here’s his fancy bio from his site. “His ten best-selling books on new media and 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 …

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 …

7 Rules for Highly Effective PR Blogs

Nick Wreden offers seven common sense tips for those who seek to communicate a brand story through blogs, 1. Never pitch, personalize: A long-standing tenet of effective PR has been to read the publication and, ideally, the reporter’s work. That has been like preaching abstinence to teens: great in theory, but not very applicable to Read More …