Posts Categorized: Canada

Social Tech Brewing Vancouver — Learning in Virtual Worlds!

Posted by & filed under Canada, Catherine, Events, Learning is fun!, Second Life, Social Signal, Web 2.0.

This Wednesday, (March 21st, 2007) I and the rest of the Social Signal team will be at Social Tech Brewing Vancouver, for this month’s topic, “Learning in Virtual Worlds”.* From the Social Signal blog: If you work at the intersection of technology and community-building, we hope you’ll join us for the March gathering of Social… Read more »

Jack Bauer wouldn’t have stood for that!

Posted by & filed under Brands, Canada, Media, News, Politics, Pop Culture, Privacy.

I thought this was kind of interesting: “RCMP Spied on Tommy Douglas”. I don’t just mean the culture of J. Edgar Hoover-esque agency creepiness that would ultimately lead to the downfall of the RCMP Security Service and the subsequent creation of CSIS, Canada’s modern intelligence agency. (For those of you outside Canada, CSIS is known… Read more »

Interactivity != better

Posted by & filed under Canada, Media, News, Usability, Visualization.

This may be the least effective use of an interactive map infographic ever. It attempts to present information on an important subject, but it’s very difficult to take in due to poor UI and ineffective use of the map itself. Why on earth does this tool use the same icon for identifying a target country… Read more »