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Beijing Calling: Scales Talks about his Olympic Fervor on the BBC

By uncleweed on August 8, 2008 - 2:07pm

Cross-posted from: BBC Sport | Olympics | Beijing Diaries

Cross-posted at: Raincity Studios

Background: Raincity Studios CEO/Founder Robert Scales and Pres/Ambassador Kris Krug are on the ground in Beijing to document and study the 2008 edition of the Olympic Games. They are publishing dispatches to a variety of news outlets including the venerable BBC. Here's Scales' first installment of his Olympic diary.

ROBERT SCALES, MONTREAL, CANADA

Robert Scales

Robert runs a web development company based in Canada

Green Bloggers Spread Sustainability Message from Vancouver's EPIC Expo

By uncleweed on April 30, 2008 - 10:53pm

Following up on my call for social media makers a few weeks back [Rallying Social Media Makers for EPIC Sustainable Living Expo & Join the Greenest Geek Squad Ever! Social Media frogsquad at EPIC}, I am happy to report that the campaign experienced great success and much fun at Canada Place over the three day event. Additionally, the "Frog Squad" helped many emerging businesses and earnest non-profit groups spread their message using social media techniques. The crew was noticeable in their stylin' new bamboo and organic cotton T's as they roamed the floor looking for interesting characters. Sound interesting and enjoyable? Join happyfrog.ca to rally with the Frog Squad on future missions.

To keep you in the loop, here's the story:

Vancouver's next mayor?
Vancouver Mayoral candidate Gregor Robertson speaks at EPIC

Rallying Social Media Makers for EPIC Sustainable Living Expo

By uncleweed on April 11, 2008 - 6:45pm

{Cross-posted at happyfrog frogblog: Join the Greenest Geek Squad Ever! Social Media frogsquad at EPIC}

For one of my day-job projects, I am rallying together a rag-tag team of social media makers to create a tasty batch of social media at the EPIC Sustainabile Living Expo next weekend. Bloggers, podcasters, photographers, and vid-makers are all invited to participate in making compelling content while hanging out with an eclectic variety of citizen journalists at a really entertaining event at Canada Place.

See below for the relevant details including how to get in touch.

Ruth Ozeki and Sheila Baxter Both at the Library, But I Can't Make Either (And Other Thoughts on Citizen Journalism)

By Richard Eriksson on May 7, 2007 - 1:48pm

Because I had promised to play floorball tonight, I'm missing out on two interesting literary events, both happening at the Vancouver Public Library:

One way I'm hoping to grow and promote Urban Vancouver is to 'assign' readers to go out and cover events that I won't be able to attend. NowPublic (I work in an office shared with them) fulfills some of that promise, but it hasn't been obvious to me how I ask for coverage of events I'm unable to attend. Maybe one day I'll walk ten steps over and ask directly how I do it, but I'd love to know if anybody reading this will be covering either event and would like to document it, with audio, video, photos and notes. If you post to your blog about it, I'd love to hear about it, either as a cross-post or a link in the comments.

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