Posts Tagged ‘ Seattle ’

Seattle Winter vs. Paul – Round 2

Ladys and Gentlemen, meet the opponents!!

One the one side: A fearsome, dark, gray, suicide-provocing mass of clouds in the sky
On the other: A heat-radiating, adventurous, camera-swinging me!

Let the battle begin: Round 2!!

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Internet Giants and Small Geeks – Google Meetup Seattle

Google and the simple geeks - Google Meetup Seattle ©pcbritz

Google and the simple geeks - Google Meetup Seattle ©pcbritz

Google is taking over the world! Next Stop: Fremont

One of the advantages of living in Seattle: Adobe, Amazon, Boing, Expedia, Getty Images, Microsoft, Starbucks are… literally… just around the corner! That means, when they have something new going on, you’re the first guinea pig to try it out.

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Some Local (Seattle) Journos on Twitter

In the past week, I came across a number of journalists on Twitter who are located in Seattle or nearby:

@TheNewsChick Seattle freelance Linda Thomas
@_chuck_talyor_ Post-PI Seattle Journo
@JJtweetsYoung Seattle freelance and bike enthusiast
@atPunliCola Local Seattle News
@gonzogrrlpolitical Journo, Renton

Seattle Blogs on Twitter

The hyperlocal bloggers in Seattle send out their micro-messages via Twitter. Well, most of them do. And the others are will become wonderful follows in the future, I’m sure. Of course I’m totally unbiased on that 😉

@westseattleblog (very active)

@Bigblog (pretty active)

@beaconhillblog (sort of in the game)

@Myballard (could do a little more)

@Fremontuniverse (Fremont is the center of the universe! That means they probably have too much going on to tweet it… right?)

Red Square – A Place of Borders and Transitions

Borders are not fixed - they move around ©pc britz

Borders are not fixed - they move around ©pc britz

Red Square is a central space on the campus of the University of Washington. For some it is a pass-through on their way to their destination, for others it is a place to rest (see a live image of Red Square)
Here is my view on Red Square:
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Cutting Through Seattle’s Summer

Editing Internship and the summer in Seattle?!

After a long application process, last Thursday finally brought a turn in my quest for an internship this summer.

Filmateria Studios had invited me for a second interview on Wednesday and it went really well. They liked my technical skills, my international profile and my knowledge of social networking sites.

Yaayy! Joy and happiness! And back to work: there's lots to do now!

Yaayy! Joy and happiness! And back to work: there's lots to do now!

Hermina gave me the honor of capturing the moment when I got the Email offering me an intern position. We were working in the law library of UW.

The next step will be the application for a visa extension. If the extension is approved, I will stay in Seattle until October as an editing intern on a project called Team Marco Polo – a travel show for kids! Cross your fingers for my summer in Seattle!!

Small and Cozy Beats Commercialized

Seattle’s Coffee Culture Examined

Coffee makes Seattle go - but Seattlelitles like it cozy. ©pc britz

Coffee makes Seattle go - but Seattlelitles like it cozy. ©pc britz

For my latest audio story, I have explored Seattle’s coffee culture.
My goal was initially to tell the story of struggling coffee shops in the economic situation. While I worked on the story the focus shifted. I found it more interesting to focus on the the different kinds of coffee culture (global-commercial v. local-communal) and to show why people prefer “The Local” over Starbucks.

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