April 25, 1974 |
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|Occupation||Writer, marketing executive and website creator|
Darren Barefoot is a writer and marketing executive based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. He is a founding partner at Capulet Communications, a public relations firm specializing in work with high technology companies and environmental organizations. He currently resides in Vancouver.
Barefoot wrote a monthly column for the Yaletown View, whose parent company publishes magazines in British Columbia and California. Barefoot has also written for the Vancouver Sun and Victoria News newspapers, as well as marketing and technology trade journals. He is also a blogger who writes on a variety of topics.
In 2003, Barefoot was instrumental in "Flowers for Al and Don," which purchased flowers for gay couples that participated in domestic partnership ceremonies in San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon.
In 2007, Barefoot created Get a First Life, a satirical website that parodied the popular virtual world Second Life. In July, 2007, Barefoot created another satirical website, iPhatigue, that parodies the Apple website.
In 2011, Barefoot pledged to purchase products only made and sourced in Canada.
Barefoot is an author of two books:
- ""Environmentalist turns to online campaign to protect B.C. forest", CBC News, November 28, 2008)". November 28, 2008.
- ""A time for change", Positive News, September 8, 2009)".
- ""Gay Support Blooms at City Hall", Wired Magazine, (2004)". February 23, 2004.
- ""A First Peek at Fringe Plays", Georgia Straight, (2006)".
- ""Get a First Life' website lampoons virtual Second Life", Associated Press, (2007)".
- Shore, Randy (7 March 2011). "One year, one Canadian, one daunting task". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 9 March 2011.
- Banjo, Shelly (March 17, 2008). ""Attention, Bloggers", Wall Street Journal, (2008)". The Wall Street Journal.
- ""Friends with Benefits", Amazon.com, (2009)".