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What Does It Mean For Me – The Enhanced Podcast

Here it is, the What Does It Mean For Me podcast!

In this podcast we’ll look back at the 2010 fall semester and what exactly the UVSS was up to.

DISCLAIMER: This is meant to be subversive, tongue in cheek, and in no way sexist, racist or homophobic. If you believe it is any of these things, you have missed the point. Don’t take it seriously, because I didn’t. If you are easily offended or have an issue with free speech (and I’m addressing half of the board when I say that) then don’t listen.

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Podcasts: Radio When YOU Want It

This is more of a heads-up post. What Does It Mean For Me is currently working on it’s first podcast. The topic is the current state of the UVSS’s involvement with the CFS. The Podcast will feature special guests, a brief history of the UVSS’s involvement with the CFS and a frank discussion of the lawsuit the two parties are currently embroiled in with one another. Let’s look at some of the UVSS podcasts… Continue reading

I Read It On Reddit: Social Bookmarking and Staying Up To Date

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Your Friendly Internet Reddit Guy

The internet is a big, scary place. Not unlike the world, it’s impossible to see everything so having a guide you can trust is important. In real life you’d choose a local or tour group to show you the best parts of a certain area, so why not do the same on the internet? Enter Social Bookmarking.

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A REFERENDUM IS UPON US!

Next week from Wednesday until Friday polling stations will be set up around campus as the UVSS holds a referendum. Campaigning for the referendum began on Monday morning, although only ‘yes’ sides have been represented. This is one of the largest referendums in UVic history with 5 questions on the ballot, all asking but one asking for a fee increase, the one exception asking for a re-allocation of existing fees. If you’re informed on the questions, you can check here for polling station locations. If not, I’ll address the questions below the jump here. Continue reading

Are you a twerp? Twittering and the UVSS

With every smart phone purchased, microblogging becomes more relevant. When Twitter launched on July 15th, 2006, it was intended to be cell phone based, using SMS messages to keep in touch with relatively small groups of people. It gained notoriety at the 2007 SXSW festival in 2007 when Twitter placed several TV screens around the conference exclusively streaming tweets. While most of what is on Twitter is pointless babble, some of it is downright hilarious, and if it’s neither of those, it is pertinent informaiton. The UVSS Twitters, what are they telling you? Continue reading

Blogs of the UVSS

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A relatively small part of the UVic student population actively follows the UVSS. Even fewer take part in the electoral process (board members were thrilled by a 20% voter turnout). However, a small but dedicated group of bloggers are online, keeping whoever is listening up to speed on the UVSS’s business. Some are former board members, some are presently board members, some have never been on the board and some report for the Martlet. All are better informed than me, have far more in depth articles on the UVSS and most have better hygine habits. To help you, dear reader, I present an annotated guide to the Blogs of the UVSS.

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Social Networking: How the UVSS keeps up with you

Social Netoworking is all around us. Brands have facebook pages, companies have twitter feeds, your mother is on MySpace (you should really tell her to get with the times) – there’s no escaping the grasp of the internet and ways to be reached by marketers. Naturally the UVSS is in on the charade and has accounts on a few of the most popular social networking websites.

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