Patience

I have had a really tough time writing a couple of posts this week. My schedule is off, I’ve been reorganizing my office and finishing off a couple of other projects. The Christmas party circuit isn’t helping either. Don’t forget you can follow my less verbose thoughts and links to interesting articles on Twitter: @UrbanWorkbench

Gentrified Patriachal Resistance

Twitter is an effective outlet for my stream of conscious, it sits there asking, “what’s new”, some posts get cross posted to Facebook, but almost none of them make it to UrbanWorkbench as a post. In response to Richard Florida’s tweet this morning, “The greatest obstacles to local resilience are the rigid and inflexible policies […]

Richard Florida Tweets About Unemployment

or… “why I love the stripped-down, bite-sized chunks that Twitter can serve up” [easy-retweet] [ad#468] You either love it or you hate it. A series of Tweets like this is why I can learn to love it. These are interesting states that I don’t need to spend 5 minutes reading a newspaper article about. There’s […]

Iran and Twitter

People have suggested that Twitter is a time-waster, and for the majority of us it probably is. But for the people in Iran, this is one of the only means of having their voices heard by the rest of the world as their society crumbles. That is not a waste of time.

The New Revolution

Some days it feels like we should all just give up our cars and start living like we mean it. I know there are a brave few who have done so. You are the pioneers of the new revolution, some of us are on the path to freedom, while most of the western world is […]

Twittering Canada’s Federal Budget

Canada’s Federal Budget is rolling in, and one of the best ways to get a glimpse of the picture is through Twitter. @CBCNews just posted a number of “updates” on their Twitter Feed, which I thought made for a fun image. In TweetDeck you can set up groups of similar feed, in the image, I […]