Posts Tagged: news

Edmonton Notes for 2/28/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The Edmonton Journal wrote about Twitter today, citing some statistics that I sent over yesterday. I’ll be posting the complete numbers and analysis on Monday at 11 AM. Then tune into CTV News that evening for Carrie Doll’s story on Twitter, featuring @MobileMommy and myself…. Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 2/21/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Councillor Henderson would like to see the street between City Hall and Churchill Square closed to create a year-round, pedestrian-friendly civic centre. I think that’s a great idea. In case you missed it – here’s the SEE Magazine article on Twestival. Homeward Trust has announced… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 2/14/2009

Happy Valentine’s Day! Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The City of Edmonton Youth Council presented a cheque for $110,000 to Boyle Street Community Services. The money will be used to provide transitional housing for homeless people. Mayor Mandel is in China until Wednesday as part of an effort to gain… Reads more »

Talking Tech with Edmonton Transit (ETS)

I was fortunate enough today to chat with Bruce Beecher and Dennis Nowicki from Edmonton Transit (ETS). Bruce is the IT Strategic Advisor for the Transportation department, and Dennis is the Director of Community Relations for ETS. Though we talked about a variety of things, the focus was technology. I think there was some educating… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 2/7/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: ETS made a bit of a splash this week by showcasing the ETS Platinum bus. You can vote here for the three features you most prefer. I chose “Wi-Fi Internet Access”, “Fare Box with Smartcard Technology”, and “Hybrid Technology”. A new report says the city… Reads more »

Twitter and the future of journalism

On Friday, David Schlesinger from Reuters posted an entry to his blog discussing Twitter and the future of journalism. David had been tweeting from the World Economic Forum, and found that his updates beat the Reuters newswire. No big surprise, but it prompted a bunch of questions: Is it journalism? Is it dangerous? Is it… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 1/31/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: Edmonton was named the most sustainable city in Canada in the third-annual ranking published this week. We’re also the first city in the world to implement an ecoMobility project with the Global Alliance for EcoMobility. NAIT hosted a pretty cool event this week featuring Chef… Reads more »

Edmonton Notes for 1/24/2009

Here are some Edmonton-related things I found interesting this week: The City of Edmonton is co-hosting a photography competition called Lights Down Stars Up. They are looking for photographs that “capture the splendour and sensibility of naturally or artificially lit places.” Submissions need to be in no later than April 30th, and the winners will… Reads more »