HoHoTO in 2 days on Dec 19th!?!? Really? HoHoTO is always one of the best parties in town, and this year will be no exception but it has come on so fast. I guess it’s because because I’m not right in the thick of it. I’ve been pretty quiet about HoHoTO this year, at least quiet compared to years past.
As you may know, the original band of [...]
While our city and it’s mayor are in the midst of a horrendous PR nightmare, there are two bright spots that crossed my desk this week. And they shine just a little brighter given crap that’s being flung around about Toronto.
We Are Toronto
We Are Toronto launched this week, I assume in direct response to the impressions the act [...]
As you may remember from a recent post to this very blog, HoHoTO announced it’s retirement.
Well, what you may not have seen was the flurry of activity that occurred immediately after that post went live. The creation of a #SaveHoHoTO hashtag. The crazy number of private and public messages of distress. And the graceful Thank Yous from Dail [...]
[UPDATE - as of October 09, 2013 a new group of organisers have risen up to #SaveHoHoTO - or as I like to call it HoHoTO: TNG - Dec 19,2013]
5 years ago 13 people connected on twitter and inspired a community to come together in 13 days and raise over $10,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank. We called it HoHoTO and we had a kick-ass party fo [...]
As many of you know, I am one of the founders of HoHoTO – “the party that twitter built”. It wasn’t really built by twitter, but on twitter by a group of people who didn’t really even know each other.
It all started with a little tweet. A little spark of an idea, that one person took, modified and sent out to the ether. Another person [...]
Initiating a new #HoHoTO volunteer with @wellred & @kahoamano
In honour of today’s HoHoTO kick off conference call, I’m pulling this photo out of the archives.
Suit Elf & Naughty Elf — Dec 15th was a wild night at The Mod Club as Toronto’s tech & social media community came together to raise $25,000 for Daily Bread Food Bank.
What an amazing community we are a part of!
While it’s not a typical couple’s portrait, I kind of love this shot of us. Gerry looks handsome, I look a little goofily-in-love and we’re together.
What more could you want?
Thanks to cglynne for taking this at HoHoTO!
So… I’ve had my coffee… (unfortunately not the kick-ass coffee I won in the raffle gift basket from RocketFuelCoffee.com because my grinder is broken…) but I digress.
I’ve had my coffee. My 10am call is actually 10am Vancouver time (yay!) and now I can take a moment or two to SHOW you what HoHoTO was like. Unfortunately not my photos since m [...]
I’m sore, tired, hoarse. My feet ache, my head aches, my back aches, and I’m overflowing with happiness!
Last night, we raised over $48,000 for the Daily Bread Food Bank at HoHoTO!
We raised it with ticket sales and sponsors. We raised it with raffles and photos. We raised it with twitter auctions for tickets th [...]
Wasn’t sure they’d be selling Twitterville at tonight’s Third Tuesday. So I snagged a copy and headed off to hear Shel Israel talking about twitter and his new book, Twitterville.
Shel has given a lot of great folks, and many of my friends, shout outs for their good work.
But I have to say that HoHoTO reference (p.g. 109) c [...]
After #Whuffaoke Monday night celebrating Tara Hunt‘s book The Whuffie Factor with a bar full of fun, savvy and delightful people singing karaoke.
And #hoHOTo Tuesday night raising over $10,500 for Daily Bread food bank with the most amazing organising committee that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. Not to mention doing [...]
In my life I have been involved in some amazing things. I have watched groups come together with a common purpose to create businesses, build homes, and buy islands. I am always blown away by the creative energy, passion and cooperation these groups display in making these things happen.
Over the last 2 weeks, I have been lucky enough to be [...]