The challenge we face

I know, I know. I spent far too much time and energy on it, to no avail. What can you do? But reaching people like that is what we have to do, and it doesn’t do any good to just write them off as zombies or shallow dullards incapable of critical thought. They’re not all ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 27, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: PayPal sues Google over trade secrets – http://goo.gl/dN4xr Prisoners would be forced to work under Ontario Conservative leader’s proposal – CTV.ca – http://goo.gl/1ZUrv Hudak proposes modern-day chain gangs – http://goo.gl/oP84M In Commencement Speech, Law Prof Tells Grads Coveting Big-Money Jobs to ‘Get over It’ ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 26, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Canada drops 240 ‘smart’ bombs on Libya, won’t reveal cost of mission – http://goo.gl/WcwWR Lawyer with $160K in School Debt Develops Student-Loan Practice Niche – http://goo.gl/f8zsN Report: Key Serb war criminal may be in custody –http://goo.gl/DTBrD Don’t force Supreme Court judges to be bilingual ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 25, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: UN opens probe into Japan’s crippled nuke plant –http://goo.gl/kXK6X Rob Ford hopes to scrap plastic bag fee this year –http://goo.gl/8dLLE Canada ranks high on ‘better life index’ – http://goo.gl/xauKh Court Orders New Jersey to Increase Aid to Schools –http://goo.gl/dKQyp Federal Suit Claims LSAT Discriminatory ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 24, 2011

We hope that all of our readers had a lovely long weekend! Now, for your leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter!: Bob Dylan turns 70: ‘I’m younger than that now’ | Los Angeles Times – http://goo.gl/5Ms4D Everyone Should Hire ‘Social Media Experts’ – http://goo.gl/4DSId What fiscal emergency? – http://bit.ly/jlR2ba At Well-Paying Law Firms, ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 20, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: Fighting Cancer and a Custody Battle – http://goo.gl/Bfkq2 Attorney sues many legal bloggers, ABA, Washington Post… –http://goo.gl/VNwzY New Texas law requires pre-abortion sonogram – http://goo.gl/rWKrx Alta. man accused of $450M internet fraud – http://goo.gl/X1q78 DiManno: End-of-life decision rests with family, not doctors – Toronto ...

Wise Law Blog: 140 Law – Legal Headlines for May 19, 2011

Here are today’s leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: French fury at US: Showing a suspect in handcuffs is illegal in France under laws to preserve presumption of innocencehttp://goo.gl/G64sO A woman who claimed she was groped by Donald Duck at Epcot theme park has settled her federal lawsuit against Disney.http://goo.gl/k6mfT Professor sues Ryerson ...

djkelly.ca: CBC Radio column: A stolen laptop and the future of criminal justice

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about the future of crime fighting. Specifically we discuss the saga of Sean Power and his stolen laptop. He had free tracking software that he used to see what the thief was doing and live-tweeted the entire event. His followers, friends ...

Politics, Re-Spun: How I Expect Journalists to Behave During #Elxn41

The short answer is: just as they are. I think they’re doing a great job, especially with the kind of contempt Harper has shown them for years. By the way, #Elxn41 is the Twitter hashtag for Canada’s 41st general election. It is an exciting time as Twitter is redefining the relationships between estates. Candidates, citizens ...

Rob Maguire: From strangers to neighbours on Twitter

Last week I was fortunate enough to hear a talk by CBC president Hubert Lacroix on the future of the public broadcaster. Unsurprisingly, much of the discussion was focused on digital platforms and social media, and how this has changed how we interact with each other. To crudely paraphrase Mr. Lacroix, if you sat down ...

Chris Tindal: 10 reasons political candidates shouldn’t use Twitter #elxn41 #CDNpoli #etc

I was reluctant to join Twitter at first, but now I really love it. It turns out that the reasons people think they’re going to hate Twitter don’t reflect the real experience of actual users. That being said, with #elxn41 (that’s Twitter-speak for “this specific federal election we happen to suddenly find ourselves in”) underway, ...

The Liberal Scarf: Riding hashtags – now with edits!

So I made up hashtags for every riding. With Twitter being abuzz, I think this it would be good to get some standardization when talking about individual ridings. Here’s my effort:NewfoundlandAvalon – #ava Bonavista—Gander—Grand Falls—Windsor – #bonggfwHumber—St. Barbe—Baie Verte – #humstbbvLabrador – #labRandom—Burin—St. George’s #ranburstg St. John’s East #stjeSt. John’s South—Mount Pearl #stjsmpNova ScotiaCape Breton—Canso ...

PoliTeching: Twitter Ordered to Give Up User’s Info for Wikileaks Probe

A judge have ruled that Twitter must give up some of their user’s information to the U.S. government as part of their Wikileaks probe. This pertains to the secret court order mentioned in my previous blog – Patriot Act Being Used to Crackdown on Wikileak’s Supporters. The lawyers of some of these users are vowing ...

djkelly.ca: CBC Radio column: Newspapers and magazines and mastering the Internet

In this alberta@noon column on CBC Radio One with host Donna McElligott I talk about how reports of the internet fueled death of newspapers and magazines are greatly exaggerated. I talk about Avenue Magazine and their editorial panel, the Calgary Herald and Edmonton Journal’s use of online chats, journalists joining Twitter to create one on one ...

Pop The Stack: The First Annual Holiday FFriend Shout Out

Image via CrunchBase Cross-posted to Computationally Thinking This is the time of year  when we all make a little effort to send a gift to our family and close friends.  Other friends get maybe card and no gift and that’s fine too, we aren’t all made of money and getting  good gift for people we ...

Pop The Stack: You Can Tweet Us on Twitter, Where the Heck Else Could I Tweet You?

I’ve got a nagging pet peeve about how the media are explaining all the  new ways of communicating with them. I’ve heard CBC and CTV doing this but I’m sure everyone does.  Maybe this happens with all new forms of communication but its time to recognize the pattern and learn from it. It is completely redundant ...

JimBobby Sez: The Problem With Taxpayer Funded Social Media

Whooee! Well, friends an’ foes, the twitterverse and blogdom is finally sittin’ up and takin’ notice that our gummint is paying for favourable postings in various social media. There was a story on it over the weekend: Harper government monitoring online chats about politics. As Stageleft points out, the headline is somewhat misleading. The government ...

Pop The Stack: Canada 2.0 – The Satirical Masses

Custom user images often show up when an internet protest picks up steam. Think "I'm with Coco.". You gotta love Canada.  We are a humble people but we are also a deeply funny and self-effacing people. The latest political trend involves a deep fried ring of onion, a Prime Minister and the spicy dipping sauce ...

Pop The Stack: Canada 2.0 – Way to go Canada!

Update on my recent interest in seeing Twitter go Canuck. Good going Canada! It looks like more people are setting their locations because I’ve been seeing more and more Cancon in the Trending list on Twitter. Last night 4 of the top five words were the names of hockey players as Canadians chimed in on ...

Pop The Stack: Democracy in Canada 2.0 – Twitter

I my first article in my series Canada 2.0 I introduced the idea that social media technologies, Internet 2.0 or social media, are beginning to reach a critical mass in Canada that can enable a transformation of our democracy and society as a whole. Those who want to take part and shape this future need ...