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Archive for the category "geeky"

Nambu Twitter Manager

April 8th, 2009 @ 1:54pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

With practical, helpful and innovative applications such as TweetDeck revamping their memory-guzzling ways the race to provide the best Twitter manager is still going strong. This past week we saw the launch of Seesmic Desktop, a TweetDeck-like app from the creators of Twhirl, as well as Nambu for Mac users. I’ve been using Nambu all […]

Twitter Quick Tip: Backgrounds Part Two

April 2nd, 2009 @ 9:37am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I was reading Is Twitter the New MySpace over on TechCrunch and was inspired to do the second part of my Twitter Quick Tip demo series (basic/beginner). Note: I only suggest using another’s background as a template so that you can get your placement and sizes right – I do not recommend using […]

PopVox Award Nominations Are Now Open

March 31st, 2009 @ 7:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The 2009 PopVox Awards are upon us and the people’s choice nominations are now open. If you have created a project, submit a video by April 30th, 2009 for consideration and the winners of the following categories will be based on popular vote: Best Student Project Best Start Up Best Do-Gooder (Social Change Initiative) Best […]

Twitter Quick Tip: Backgrounds Part One

March 30th, 2009 @ 6:49pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

People often list their reasons for not following someone back on Twitter and on each list, something about the aesthetic of a user’s profile page is always included. I’ve decided to do a multi-part series of quick tips on how to make your Twitter profile shine. The first video (below) is about how to match […]

The New iPod Shuffle Minimalism at a Whole New Level

March 11th, 2009 @ 12:30pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Scanning through Twitter this morning I noticed a trending topic was “New iPod Shuffle” and having given my mother a shuffle last Christmas (and after receiving one as a conference swag item last year at Convergence) I was curious to see the updates to the device. It’s the smallest iPod ever and is about the […]

Jon Stewart Talks About Twitter

March 3rd, 2009 @ 7:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

I saw a link to this pop through on Twitter this morning so I thought it was worth its own post. I’m asked on a daily basis about Twitter and its benefits and some people pretty much have the same comments as Jon Stewart here in this clip where he talks about Twitter with Samantha […]

Launch Party Vancouver 6: Rilli and MobifyMe

March 2nd, 2009 @ 9:57am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last week the Vancouver startup and tech scene met for the 6th Launch Party over at the Uber Lounge at The Landing and Steamworks. Kudos to the organizers for using this great space, there was room to move, check out the demos, grab tasty canapes as they passed by, and chat with many interesting attendees. […]

RiP: A Remix Manifesto

February 18th, 2009 @ 12:14pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

I had the chance to catch a screening of RiP: A Remix Manifesto this morning and will have a full review posted prior to its March 20th theatrical release date. For now, visit the website, read the blog, add them on Twitter and preview this trailer, featuring Lawrence Lessig (founder of Creative Commons), Cory Doctorow, […]