Canadian New Media Awards Finalist Profiles: Excellence in Social Media Websites

Posted by Rob Lewis

The Canadian New Media Awards take place November 18, 2008, as part of the nextMEDIA conference. In the lead up to this event, we're profiling the categories and finalists. Today's category is Excellence in Social Media Websites.

Taunt Media's Protagonize is a creative writing community dedicated to writing various forms of collaborative, interactive fiction. One author writes a story, and others post branches or chapters to it in different directions. The result is an organic, evolving story where everyone can participate. Taunt Media calls Vancouver home.

Montreal's Homeless Nation is a non-profit endeavor founded by Daniel Cross, a documentary filmmaker whose films deal with social justice and Canada's homeless. In the making of his films The Street and S.P.I.T. - Squeegee Punks In Traffic, hundreds of Montreal's homeless community shared their stories with him.

Pixton is a social media website where you create comics − without having to draw. People of all ages can share, remix, and publish their ideas, opinions, and stories to a worldwide audience. Pixton Comics Inc. is owned and operated by Clive and Daina Goodinson of Vancouver.

Company:
Protagonize
Website:
http://www.protagonize.com
Location:
Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada

Protagonize is a creative writing community dedicated to writing various forms of collaborative, interactive fiction. One author writes a story, and others post branches or chapters to it in different directions. The result is an organic, evolving story where everyone can participate. In June of 2008, Protagonize was selected as a finalist in the 2008 Canadian New Media Awards, for "Excellence in Social Media... more


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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of Techvibes.com.  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more



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