Posts tagged ‘Olympics’

My Most Retweeted Tweet in a While

Here’s what I tweeted during the opening ceremonies tonight: To get this joke, you need to be familiar with this oft-cited Gretzky quote, which you hear…

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The Internet as Nostalgia Machine

One of the undervalued aspects of the Internet is its endless capacity to enable nostalgia. Whether you had a childhood love of My Little Pony, Dungeons…

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News From Friends

In the past few days, I’ve gotten news from sundry friends and longtime readers about projects, causes and sundry stuff they’re working on. I thought I’d…

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Thinking About Social Media and the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver

There’s been plenty of talk lately about how social media creators will fit in with the 2010 Olympics. Dave Olson wrote an open letter to VANOC…

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BarCampy Goodness This Weekend

This weekend is the third annual version of the now legendary Vancouver BarCamp. There will be over 300 people this time around, and we’re taking over…

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Thinking About Canada’s Performance in Beijing

We don’t have a TV, so I’ve hardly watched any Olympics. I’m surprised to say that I missed watching them a little. I’ve caught the highlights…

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Celebrating After Every Point

I was watching some Olympics coverage yesterday, and started thinking about rituals of celebration: In indoor volleyball, the team converges after every successful point. There’s a…

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Can SEO Get Julie to the Olympics?

A couple of years ago my wife Julie started a figure skating blog. She’s got a particular purpose in mind for this project: she wants to…

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