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Fighting crime, 140 characters at a time

Fighting crime turned a sharp curve as the Vancouver Police Department posted every call they received on Thursday, in a plan that is meant to promote social networking while increasing crime...

"The Digital Narrative" at Emily Carr explores storytelling in the digital age

The digital medium offers new ways and structures to tell stories. It offers us the ability to re-create our stories in a style where authority does not rest with an expert but is co-generated from...

The Winnebago Man is coming to Vancouver

It was so funny it just had to be scripted, I thought. But it wasn't.

Why we must fight tooth and nail for our right to connect with others

The UAE's coming ban on interacting via Blackberry is a sobering reminder of why we cannot lose sight of the global society that technology has helped us to build.

Cetaceans in captivity: an SFU researcher may have a solution

Virtual belugas like these may one day replace captive belugas at the Vancouver Aquarium, according to an SFU researcher.

Great Google juice tips from Michael Tippett

What's the question people are asking. Know what it is. Then own the answer. This advice comes from Michael Tippett, the man behind one of Vancouver's greatest internet business success stories. At W

How to promote a blog

Here's what we do every day at VO to connect stories and blogs with the specific audiences that care about them. Incidentally, or perhaps not so incidentally, going through these steps keeps our traf

How to make your Tweet go viral

And other thoughts from my writing for the web workshop at Hollyhock...

Taylor Swift has more Twitter followers than New York Times

And more (Facebook) fans than Stephen Harper.

TwitLit, dangerous older women, Pixar comes to town and more...

It's been a curious week in the tech world with Google worried about older women, a Twitter-based book club, Pixar animating Vancouverm free music from a Canadian folk-rock legend and more...