Phillip Smith

Matt Thompson on Montreal and Saving the Internet

Web of Change alumnus and friend to all freedom fighters -- Matt Thompson -- was nominated for a Webby award yesterday for his fantastic work on the viral video (The Webby awards are like the Oscars of the Internet). He's a super-deserving and hardworking producer and you should really consider taking 10 minutes right now to support him: go register and then go vote here and here.

Matt says "We never would have been nominated if it weren't for the efforts of Internet activists, bloggers, videomakers and citizens across the country. Winning a Webby would be a great recognition for those efforts – and help drive new traffic and media attention to our campaign. So please cast your vote – and ask friends to vote as well!"

Matt's also trying to lure Melanie and I up to Montreal for some birding this spring, and no one can wax poetic about Montreal like Matt can:

The weather is FINALLY getting nice. Soon the streets will be alive with sexy French girls and boys, drinking frivolously on patios scented with the air of maple-dripped swallows and hummingbirds! And the rare triple-toed horndecker is native to Parc Lafontaine, near our apartment! You guys will have to come and bring your binoculars! We'll pack a picnic full of figs and Cheval Blanc with lemon! What say ye?

Don't you just want to power up the eco-car and head right on up there?

I sure do!


Hi, I'm Phillip Smith, a veteran digital publishing consultant, online advocacy specialist, and strategic convener. If you enjoyed reading this, find me on Twitter and I'll keep you updated.


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