John Gough, IT Manager and blogger for GLOBE-Net, has written a thought-provoking piece on the rising power of social media and its influence on government policy, entitled "Social Media and Climate Change." In it, he asks three sets of questions:
I am deeply inspired having just finished reading "The Google Story" by David A. Vise and Mark Malseed. The Updated Edition done for Google's 10th Birthday. What a force to be reckon with on the digital landscape! And in such a short time. One of the most powerful segments of the book, for me, detailed the spine-tingling moment in 2003 when Bill Gates suddenly realized the extent of the threat that Google posed for Microsoft. Over the next five years, he and Microsoft attempted to sabotage Google several times.
For those of you not in the know, British Columbians go to the polls on May 12th to vote on the next government. As well, they are being offered a one-in-a-lifetime chance to change the way the voting is done. If sufficient numbers of voters cast a "Yes" ballot, BC could move to a single transferable vote system.
Earlier this week, Suncor and Petro-Canada announced plans to merger. This action will create Canada's largest oil company - almost big enough to join the ranks of the four largest independent oil companies consisting of Exxon Mobil, Chevron, Shell and BP. At one time, these four stood with three others and were collectively known as the Seven Sisters. But tough, competitive times have forced mergers and takeovers, reducing their number.
But if you think that the remaining four are the world's heavy-weights when it comes to oil production, guess again.
Last week I traveled up island to gather images for the next video in the BC Parks history series. I spent a morning going through historical photographs pertaining to Strathcona Park. I was especially interested in finding pictures of Buttle Lake prior to the building of the Ladore Dam which resulted in the flooding of Upper Campbell Lake and Buttle Lake.
After selecting some 28 images, I grabbed a quick bite to eat and drove out to the park to photograph some key features mentioned by a few of the people we have interviewed for the video.