It's Friday, January 29, and the dining room at Nyood is packed. Vegetable antipasto, panko-crusted chicken, and malta braised short ribs are coming out of the kitchen of the restaurant in Toronto, courtesy of head chef and Food Network personality Roger Mooking. The lights are dim and the music is loud. Champagne and wine are flowing. A Tribe Called Quest is pumping from the speakers and diners are getting up to dance.
The front of the restaurant is glowing dimly in the light of a projection floating over the DJ booth on the rough white wall opposite the bar. On screen is the restaurant's twitter feed, which is shifting with updates in real time.
**About the event**:
A panel presentation and public discussion on the impact of social media in spreading Idle No More and in impacting the media discourse around Indigenous issues in Canada. The creative use of social media made it impossible for the mainstream media to ignore #IdleNoMore, and continues to shape how this unprecedented debate is taking place throughout society. Join us for an evening of talking and tweeting about #IdleNoMore.
* Cecilia Point, spokesperson for the Musqueam Nation
The dramatic growth of social media use in Canada on such sites as Facebook has raised novel legal issues for employers and employees. One such issue is whether or not an employee's off-duty conduct online (i.e. posting personal status updates, photos or comments on Facebook at home) can get that employee fired. In short, the answer is yes.
Many Canadians still erroneously believe that what they post on their personal Facebook page is private. They feel little hesitation in coming home after a difficult day at work and griping publicly about their company, boss, co‑workers or quality of work. While it is important to protect freedom of expression and healthy discourse on labour relations issues, posting this type of content online may have serious consequences.
When: Tuesday, December 4, 2012 5PM – 8PM
Where: Centre for Social Innovation, 215 Spadina Avenue, Toronto Cost: $75
Video livestream skills are an essential part of a social media toolkit. Organizations use livestream to stream live events over the Internet, expand community and engage audiences beyond geographic limitations.
rabble.ca, Canada’s most read independent, progressive news website, is seeking to recruit livestream technicians and is offering is rare opportunity to learn livestreaming techniques from experienced online media pros.
Who should come to this workshop?