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[26 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Podcamp Toronto 2011 – Saturday afternoon #pcto2011

By Roberto Baca, RobertoBaca.net
The second part of the day began with a very interesting talk by Brian on the psychology of websites and how our inner mechanisms can be used to build trust and get people to like us, read more of our content, or buy from us. It was a basic talk that didn’t try to delve too deep on the subject, an impossible task since he only had 45 minutes and he also had to keep it accessible to everyone.

I was then off …

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[24 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
2011 Toronto budget roundup and reaction

By Derek Flack, blogTO
Shortly after Toronto City Council passed the 2011 budget by a vote of 31-14, Rob Ford proclaimed that it was a “great day for Toronto residents.” Although major questions loom on account of the $774-million hole facing the City in 2012 — a subject bizarrely decried off-limits by Speaker Frances Nunziata — as promised, there will be no property tax increase this year. And while Ford and his supporters claim that there were no major service cuts associated with the …

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[19 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
China Quashes Calls for a ‘Jasmine Revolution’ on Sunday

By Kristina Chew | Care2 Causes

China has cracked down on activists calling for demonstrations in 12 cities on Sunday for a ‘Jasmine Revolution’ inspired by the protests throughout the Middle East and North Africa. The source of the call for these rallies was unknown and some have speculated that it might be ‘”performance art” instead of a serious move in the footsteps” of uprisings in Egypt, Bahrain, and elsewhere.  At least one Chinese activist points out that the Chinese government’s crackdown shows the …

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[12 Feb 2011 | Comments Off | ]
Social media: Cleaning up in Egypt

Thousands of people remained in Cairo’s Tahrir Square on Saturday morning after ousted president Hosni Mubarak announced his resignation the previous evening. Many anti-government protesters have begun to clean up after weeks of demonstrations.

Meanwhile, people in cities across Canada gathered to hold celebratory rallies on Saturday afternoon.

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