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William Azaroff ramps up his blogging

Good news for anyone who likes the stuff that Vancity's been up to online: William Azaroff, their in-house visionary, is shifting his blogging into high gear: I have recently been asked why I don't give my opinion about web 2.0, social marketing, banking, etc on my...

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IMPACS declares bankruptcy

I'm stunned: IMPACS, the Institute for Media Policy and Civil Society, announced yesterday that it's declaring bankruptcy. And it's pointing a finger at the Harper government's budget cuts last year. IMPACS is – was – a provider of communications training...

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Don’t worry: that new search box is totally Lijit

Those of you who aren't willing to content yourselves with the feed from this blog, who are willing to brave seeing my mug on top of every page just so you can read these posts in all their original glory... your sacrifices have not been in vain. Over on the...

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You could be The Tyee’s new webmaster

One of the nicest, most talented folks in Vancouver's independent media scene is leaving town. Dawn Buie is off to Toronto... which means there's a dream job opening up at The Tyee: Position title: Webmaster, Full time Salary: Competitive; based on experience...

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Derek Miller shares his cancer treatment

I've never met Derek Miller; I've seen him on a panel, corresponded with him, spoken on the phone once, read his blog countless times and – like much of the podcastiverse – heard and enjoyed his music. Yet I feel like I know the guy well (partly because he's a...

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WordPress 2.1 is out…

...and it's full of little improvements. Probably the biggest one is in the posting interface, which is now tabbed, and lets you switch seamlessly from a WYSIWYG editor (which, mercifully, finally seems to work) to a modified HTML pane. The news is here on the...

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Public speaking and speechwriting: the essential guides

(photo of books with text) Leadership communications: the essential guides

Looking for advice on public speaking, speechwriting and leadership communications? Here are some of my most comprehensive posts, on topics that people ask me about most often.

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