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Social Media Drama Lesson #348,948

May 9, 2011

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And this rule is simply this: if you have a business account in which you represent more than just yourself (“JonSmithInc”) Do NOT tweet your personal opinions on Those Topics;¬†you know Those Topics that your family always gets into fights over at big, messy holidays: abortion, politics, gays, whether Hillary Clinton needs her colours done, […]

1984 2.0

April 30, 2011

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Just a little inSecurity reminder. Once upon a time, if Google wanted to know what you were looking at online, it had to coax you to install the Google toolbar. Now they just have to talk you into using Chrome instead of Firefox (which, given the quality of recent Firefox upgrades, isn’t all that much […]

Happy April Fool’s Day from YouTube

April 1, 2011

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Apparently Gawker’s trying to drum up some synthetic outrage over YouTube’s decision to add the “1911-ify” function to videos today, but with so much real cause for outrage around, the rest of the world’s not buying it (thank GOD for a sense of perspective, eh?). The feature (available for Yankistan only, alas) turns whatever you’re […]

Not much to Gawk at

March 21, 2011

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So, how’s that redesign coming, Denton? Between the rotating WHITE SCREEN OF DEATH and “Post Save Failed” it’s no wonder I’ve taken my commenting juice elsewhere and the stats look like this: Denton claims that Sitemeter isn’t accurate: all I can say is that I’ve used them continuously for five years and that my own […]

Writing INeffective Spam

March 1, 2011

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Ah, how perfect that this comes to me now, almost immediately after the previous spam which I called out as super-effective and, in fact, delightful. As they say in undergraduate humanities examinations, Compare and Contrast. First, the background: several years ago I was working as a marketing assistant to someone who did a lot of […]

Canadian Digital Revolution in the Twenty-First Century

February 11, 2011

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Word, dat. Are we tired of this discussion yet? If so, why do we still have to discuss it: the role of social media in anti-governmental revolutions, big and small? And we do. Boy howdy, do we ever. Does anyone remember The Digital Revolution? First we were all “Social Media causes revolutions.” And then we […]

Reblogging: WordPress.com versus Tumblr

November 11, 2010

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Many and varied are the praises of WordPress.com, and which I have sung many times. And few and spare are the praises of Tumblr, which can be chanted here: it’s a very useful scrapbooking service, as I’ve pointed out before. it’s easy to use. In fact, if I were to teach blogging to someone who […]

Quiet Riot!

November 1, 2010

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You stay classy, San Francisco!

PicApp picks a fight with the wrong blogger

November 1, 2010

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I’ve used Picapp. I’ve loved Picapp. I’ve certainly thought, in my innocence, that Picapp was too good to be true and that someday there’d be a price to pay. And I just found out what it is. A dealbreaker, that’s what it is. Backing up a little: Picapp is a service which gets very fresh, […]

Facebook Clarification

October 19, 2010

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FACEBOOK WANTS TO MAKE TWO THINGS CLEAR: 1. WE'RE COMMITTED TO PROTECTING YOUR PRIVACY. 2. YOU'RE ADORABLE WHEN YOU SLEEP. — Promoted Tweet (@PROMO_TWEET) October 18, 2010 Thanks for this, Zuckerberg.

Social Media 101 at Social Media Camp Victoria

October 17, 2010

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This is video of my talk on Social Media 101 at, yes, Social Media Camp Victoria, which was brilliantly organized by ideazone and BWestInteractive and I’m not just saying that because they were smart enough to invite me! Although it counts, right? So here is the video, taken by BChannelNews, and constitutes, as well as […]