Wed Feb 27, 2008
I’m glad I was able to attend Northern Voice this year - it was informative and inspiring for the most part. All the clicking laptops around me were a bit daunting, but gave me something to aspire to.
I then listened to a talk by the CEO of Broadband Mechanics, Marc Canter on bringing social to software. Next was an inspirational diatribe on the state of our stats-obsessed blogging world by Dave Olson.
In the afternoon, Alan Levine gave us 50 web 2.0 ways to tell a story (his was a tearjerker about a dog). Vancouver photographer Kris Krug then faced off against his mentor Alex Waterhouse-Hayward on the best medium for photography - hard copy or digital?
Finally, Rob Cottingham gave a talk called Blogger 911, about using blogs for crisis communications, something we’re doing a lot of in PR class. He also draws some great cartoons about social media - check them out on his page.
Overall it was worth going and I’ll be going next year - hopefully with a laptop this time!