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Colin McKay is everywhere!

  • Nov 19, 2007 · 6:00 PM
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Colin McKay has been one of Canada's blogging pioneers since he started posting to
Canuckflack in 2003. Since then, he has built a loyal following of readers who count on Colin's eclectic interests to take them on a voyage of discovery through the profound, the whimsical and the offbeat. His inventive posts have driven Canuckflack to #65 on the
AdAge Power 150 - the highest rated Canadian blog authored by a single person. Earlier this year, Colin set up a new blog,
SoSaidTheOrganization, to provide him with a space where he could post primarily about "how government organizations communicate and integrate social media." With all this experience, it's not surprising that Colin is the moving force behind what is currently the state of the art Canadian government blog for the
Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada. Colin has demonstrated that a government blog can deal with issues of real consequence and stimulate broader debate in
mainstream media as well as the
blogosphere in a way that enhances trust in the blogging government institution. If this isn't enough to make this event a must-attend for you, I'll give the final word about Colin to Colin himself. The
About section of Canuckflack leads off with the following: "Supremely disappointed that he was neither raised by beavers nor moose, Colin McKay never heard his name being called during the closing ?mirror? segment of Romper Room. An owner of Generation ?X? in first run hardcover, he feels uncomfortable saying things like ?for shizzle? and ?peeps.? He?s old enough to remember when advertisers only wanted your cold hard cash, and had no aspirations to move in, become friends with your cat and get invited to Thanksgiving dinner." How can you resist spending an evening with the author of that passage?

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Colin, you are a great public speaker, thank you.

    November 20, 2007

  • Joseph T.

    Colin McKay is clearly THE leader in exploring how social media can help government connect with citizens about issues that concern them. His presentation about what he has done to launch the Privacy Commissioner's blog was engaging, funny and informative.

    November 20, 2007

  • Danielle D.

    Insightful and informative - another great Third Tuesday event.

    November 20, 2007

  • Laura N.

    Great topic! Great questions! Great venue!

    November 19, 2007

  • Bob L.

    Great speaker -- like the moderated format (altho you should have a second mic or a lavalier mic

    November 19, 2007

  • Bob P.

    Finest kind, as Hawkeye would have said -- knowledgeable, articulate, quick footed -- just what these things need.

    November 19, 2007

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