Great tips for organizing events

This correlates nicely with my own experience of organizing event in Montreal, wanted to share this with you. In fact it’s so similar it’s almost scary. Noosphere in full effect. For the past five years, I’ve been organizing a regular event here in Boston called the Web Innovators Group (aka “WebInno”). It’s been personally fulfillingContinue reading “Great tips for organizing events”

Like little bubbles through time

This could be applied to so many industries… “I think records were just a little bubble through time and those who made a living from them for a while were lucky. There is no reason why anyone should have made so much money from selling records except that everything was right for this period ofContinue reading “Like little bubbles through time”

Co-working in Ottawa

This is Station C‘s sibling, it’s good to see more co-working spaces pop up, I strongly believe they are part of the DNA needed for startup hubs (read also Fred Wilson and Brad Feld on the same subject) Another community-driven program is TheCodeFactory which was started two years ago by Ian Graham. In a nutshell,Continue reading “Co-working in Ottawa”

Vanilla Forums raises $500K in Series A

It’s interesting to see them as “Montreal-based”, that means my friend John Stokes is doing something right… congrats to the Vanilla crew! Montreal-based open source communtiy forum Vanilla Forums announced today that they have raised a $500K Series A round led by Montreal Startup, with participation by eonBusiness, Norseman Capital and Klein Venture Partners. TheContinue reading “Vanilla Forums raises $500K in Series A”

Was Facebook’s greatest move to skip usernames?

ScepticGeek: Was Facebook’s greatest move to skip usernames? via @Pingdom On most social networks, you have to create a username when you sign up. Not only that, that username has to be unique, no duplicates allowed. Facebook on the other hand just takes your real name, no username, and it doesn’t matter if there’s someoneContinue reading “Was Facebook’s greatest move to skip usernames?”

Data Logger for iPhone

This is a strong new trend – data gathering for personal or social use… Data Logger for iPhone enables you to store and graph any data of your choosing along with a timestamp and geolocation. You might use Data Logger to store electricity meter readings, to create maps of pollution or temperature sensor readings aroundContinue reading “Data Logger for iPhone”

Geopocketing- There is more to geo + social than what you can see right now

This got me thinking: if I could “pocket” my data, restrict certain tweets to certain geographies on the OUTBOUND side of Twitter, then that’d be neat. I mean, most smartphone apps of Twitter have my location. What if they could say to the API, “Only send this to people within 25 miles of this location?”Continue reading “Geopocketing- There is more to geo + social than what you can see right now”