Author Archives: Thom Kearney

About Thom Kearney

Change agent, teacher, arts, science, open government, father, mentor, storyteller, husband, dog owner,collaborator, not necessarily in that order.

Finding free and legal images

This post is for marketing communications students and anyone looking to use free and legal images online. With Google’s advanced image search  you can filter by licence to find images tagged as free to share, use and modify. Flickr will … Continue reading

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No one cares about open government

Open government is one of those terms that has different meanings depending upon your perspective.You might feel it is mostly about open data, or making information freely available, or you might think it is about engaging with constituents. In 2014 … Continue reading

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So what’s with the ducks?

  Those of you that have been to my office know that I seem to have an obsession with ducks, particularly the bathtub kind. My collection of rubber, plastic, glass and paper ducks was mostly accumulated a few years ago … Continue reading

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Guest Speakers Wanted 2017

As many of you know, in addition to working in Open Government, I teach a course entitled Professional Practice,which is part of the Advertising and Marketing Communications Management Program at Algonquin College. A program that I graduated from when typewriters were … Continue reading

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Government as a platform eh?

I came across this draft post from when I attended the 2009 Gov2.0 Summit in Washington.  It was just after Obama became President and the excitement in the air was like that in Ottawa recently with our new Prime Minister.  Reading it … Continue reading

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A visit from the open data bunny

In 2014 I had the privilege of traveling across Canada in a jet plane, as well as on the internet, to listen to what some Canadians had to say about Canada’s Action Plan on Open Government. The purpose of this … Continue reading

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March 2016 Update

This is my annual(ish) update where I send you a few words on my recent experience, and then a few more about an event that you might like to attend. As you might know, I have been working in Open … Continue reading

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