Stephen Clark Got Me Watching the News Again

Stephen Clark Got Me Watching the News Again

In Canada, I watched the news daily. If I wanted to know what was going on in the world, I'd turn on CBC and watch. It never occurred to me that news could be one-sided, or sensationalized, it always seemed to be told from a position of neutrality. I moved to Columbus, Ohio in 1999 and turned on the news to become familiarized with the area. I was surprised; the local news reminded me more of watching soap operas. Announcers kept viewers hanging on as long as possible with breadcrumb Continue reading

My First Video Blog Post!

My First Video Blog Post!

Spurred on by David Burch's 10 Reasons You Should Post Your Video Today while at WordCamp Detroit, I've created my first video blog post. I talk about being thankful (Canadian Thanksgiving), TEDxDetroit, WordCamp Detroit, 140 Character Conference Detroit, and the 10/10/10 campaign to stop child trafficking. David Burch's 10 Reasons You Should Post Your Video Today You obviously have a reason to do video if you bought all that equipment. 80% of success is just showing up. Success Continue reading

Better Than Reality TV: I LOVE These Guys! Chevy SXSW

Better Than Reality TV: I LOVE These Guys! Chevy SXSW

I am so not a reality tv buff, but I think the Chevy Challenge should be a made-for-tv reality show. The concept is brilliant. Yay Chevy! Take four community and social media active people from 9 locations across the USA. Give them a Chevy to drive from their home city to the South by Southwest Conference & Festival. Enroute they are required to complete 50 challenges, with the winner getting an epic Chevy sponsored tweetup in their hometown. (You can suggest a challenge here! I Continue reading

The Social Media “Village Green” is the Place for Local Businesses to Meet

The Social Media “Village Green” is the Place for Local Businesses to Meet

Social media is creating the online villages, towns and cities of the future. Instead of a geographic center of town, each is centered around common interests. Our new virtual realtionships can be broken down into 3 types of communities: Cities hold millions of people, and so do large social media platforms. Belonging to a social network of Mom's is like hanging out in a bustling city center where there's generalized conversation and a wide variety of things to see and do (or click Continue reading