Posts Categorized: Blogosphere

Blogathon 2009: “Legally, we have to refer to you as Catherine December.”

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After hearing Dave Olsen talk a bit about the restrictions being applied — in particular, to the “pedestrian corridors” being established here in Vancouver during the Olympics, I’m concerned about the implications for free speech, as well as the potential for these laws to endure after the Olympics have ended. I’ve been convinced for a long… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Dave Olsen & the True North Media House

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Dave Olsen stopped by Workspace this evening to cheer some of us on and tell us a bit about the social/indie/citizen media project he’s working on for the 2010 Olympics this year, the True North Media House. From the TNMH website: We intend to create a space in downtown Vancouver to serve as a media… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: 3 killed, 14 injured. Also, kitty videos!

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So this has been bugging me for a long time: Digg.com seems to have grown past the point of usefulness lately. Digg is ostensibly a link-sharing site, where the most popular sites people are reading and voting upon are promoted to the front page. The downside to this is that popularity does not equal relevance.… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: Catherine needs panniers!

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So I was working on my next post here at Workspace, when who should arrive but noted fountain pen enthusiast and friend to WordPress themers everywhere, Tris Hussey![1] Which is good, because he very graciously tolerated my inadvertent inviting-myself-along-to-dinner last night, and answered my questions about categories and post visibility and things. And even more… Read more »

Blogathon 2009: In which Catherine supports cancer research

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I’m happy to announce that this Saturday, July 25th, I’ll be participating in Blogathon 2009. My charitable organization of choice? The Canadian Cancer Society. “So wait, what’s Blogathon?” you may ask, your brow wrinkling up in skepticism. Allow me to explain! Starting at 6am, I write 48 blog posts, once every half hour, for 24… Read more »

Suggestion Box: Attribution/ShareAlike/ActuallyTellMeAboutIt

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Creative Commons covers almost all use cases apart from one revealed on Twitter this morning: you’ve granted others the right to use and remix your work, but how do you know if someone’s done it? Sure, it’s certainly courteous to do so, but they’re not necessarily under any obligation to let you know about it. With… Read more »