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Isle Photographer Volunteering in Sendai, Japan

April 19th, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Blogs, People, Photography

Cory Lum is one of the most talented photojournalists I know. Now, he is on the ground in Sendai, Japan, volunteering in the wake of the devastating earthquake and tsunami that’s still making world headlines. You can follow his story, and see his spectacular pictures, at Corylum’s Photo Blog. He writes: the air was really […]

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Audi’s Social Media Fail

March 3rd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 21 Comments · Blogs, Social Media, The Web

By most accounts, global carmaker Audi’s high-profile Twitter campaign was a success. Great press, thousands of Twitter mentions, $25,000 going to charity, and glowing quotes to put in a press release. But for some of us, it was a failure. Which is a pity, because it could’ve been something truly innovative and meaningful. Hopefully, it […]

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Journalist Shield Law Extension Advances

February 22nd, 2011 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Government, Media, Politics

The House Judiciary Committee today unanimously voted to advance a bill that would remove the sunset provision in Hawaii’s so-called “Journalist Shield Law,” otherwise known as Act 210 (HB2557) from the 2008 Legislative session. The law gives the press (“journalists and newscasters”) some protections against being forced to reveal sources or unpublished information gathered in […]

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Maui Man Plans Yearlong Shirt Showcase

December 7th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 3 Comments · Blogs, Hawaii

A Maui entrepreneur is rebooting his life with the new year, wearing a different T-shirt every day in 2011 as he embarks on new adventures. After dabbling in designing novelty T-shirts, car wash manager turned consultant Erik Blair is shaking up his wardrobe with The Year of Living Humorously (previously MyShirtForRent.com). Blair says he was inspired in […]

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Local Nerd Nets $10,000 Scholarship

November 5th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 1 Comment · Blogs, Science, The Web

Congratulations to local science blogger Christie Wilcox, author of “Observations of a Nerd,” for winning a $10,000 scholarship from College Scholarships.org. Wilcox is pursuing her PhD in cell and molecular biology at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. The award was announced today, and came after ten days of public voting. Wilcox was the clear […]

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Civil Beat Puts Public Data Behind the Paywall

August 19th, 2010 by Ryan Ozawa · 27 Comments · Blogs, Media, Politics, The Web

The headline proclaims, “Civil Beat Shares Hawaii State Employee Salaries“ — but there’s a catch: you have to pay to get full access to the information. To be sure, there’s a reasonable and deep debate to be had over whether the names and salaries of government employees should be public in the first place.  I was […]

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Carrier Day Diary

June 13th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 6 Comments · Blogs, Events, Hawaii, People

Just over a week ago, I was able to participate in a “distinguished visitor” embark aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. It was an incredible, unforgettable, and overwhelming experience. I hurried to post a video documenting the trip, which weighed in at over 13 minutes, but it still covered only some of the moments that remain […]

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Behind the So Much More Hawaii Blogger Tour

June 2nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 5 Comments · Blogs, Business, Hawaii, People, Social Media, The Web

Tourism in Hawaii, like tourism worldwide, is down. The mainstream media is fading. Meanwhile, social networking and social media are on the rise, and people are looking for fresh voices and hungry for different experiences. As I reported last week, the Hawaii Tourism Authority launched the “So Much More Hawaii” blogger tour, an experiment to […]

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Hawaii Blog on the Amazon Kindle

May 22nd, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · No Comments · Blogs, Gadgets, Hawaii Blog, Technology

If you’re among the lucky geeks to have an Amazon Kindle, you can now subscribe to Hawaii Blog as you would any other electronic periodical. Amazon, using a secret formula that seems to perplex many a blogger, has set the price of a Hawaii Blog subscription to $1.99 a month. Of course, you could always […]

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The Bloggers are Coming

May 20th, 2009 by Ryan Ozawa · 13 Comments · Blogs, Events, Hawaii, People, Social Media, The Web

A group of bloggers and vloggers will be touring Hawaii next week as part of a “social media tour,” as local visitor industry officials reach beyond the mainstream to spread the word about Hawaii travel. It’s been dubbed the “So Much More Hawaii” tour, and it will include visits to Oahu (May 27 & June […]

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