Cyber Monday Giveaway with Future Shop

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Happy Cyber Monday everyone! We’ve got a Cyber Monday giveaway from our good friends at Future Shop. This contest runs until tomorrow, Tuesday December 2nd. The winner gets a 50 dollar gift card. It is open to our Canadian followers only. Head on over to our Facebook page and like us on Facebook or follow […]

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Top 10 trending hashtags for #Sochi2014 include #WeAreWinter and #GoTeamUSA

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Hashtracking Inc. is pleased to share live data on hundreds of Olympic-related hashtags that the company has been tracking since the start of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi. Several trends have emerged since the start of the Games. These include: Hashtag Hijacking: Hashtracking is following McDonalds hijacked #CheersToSochi Hashtag as well as the […]

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Will the bird take flight? Can the IOC limit Social Media usage at London 2012?

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Prior to the Olympics getting under way last week The Globe and Mail reported some interesting findings on how the International Olympic Committee (IOC) plans to manage athletes use of social media at the games in London this year. Thinking back to Vancouver 2010 I don’t remember the same type of concern by the IOC […]

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TELUS Optik TV poised to gain even more ‘followers’ with Twitter on Optik TV

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TELUS is giving Canadians in British Columbia, Alberta and Eastern Quebec something to “Tweet” about with a free Twitter app on its Optik TV service. The Twitter app is designed to provide Optik TV viewers with convenient access to Twitter features and content without missing a moment of their favourite TV show. This must-have app […]


If Twitter Were Invented In The 80s

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Remember the 90s? Modems, Windows for Workgroups and Netscape Navigator? Well the user “SquirrelMonkeyCom” on YouTube has done a fantastic job of creating a video called “If Facebook were invented in the 90s.” This video is a blast and is a great way to reminisce about the early 90s Internet.   This next one is […]


Leaving Facebook – Leaving Social Media

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Thinking of leaving Facebook? Think you’re ready to take the plunge? Well good luck. I tried today and failed. Maybe you’ve got the guts to cut the cord? I got it worked up in my head that Facebook was just an evil corporation gathering data about me and my friends and that it would someday […]


Social Media is the Top Story of 2011

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One of the biggest stories of 2011 was the use of social media in public displays and gatherings. 2011 was the year of Social Media. Here are some of the ways social media was used this year: – The Arab Spring (uprisings in Egypt, Libya etc) – Shaming rioters (Vancouver Canucks – hockey riot) – […]


Easily Publish Your Own Online

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Publish a paper online? Me? Never! You may be thinking that this would involve too much work and technical acumen to accomplish such a monumental task. But there is a company making waves in the publishing industry by promoting an automated publishing platform that ties into Twitter, Facebook and Google+ called Essentially creates […]

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To Tweet or not to Tweet; That is the Strategic Question

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Today we welcome Della Smith. I met Della at one of her workshops in September where she discussed Twitter and the role it can play in companies and organizations who incorporate it as part of their Communications strategy. Della is someone has worked with organizations in virtually every sector over the past 25 years. Her […]

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What Happened to the iPhone 5?

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What happened to the iPhone 5? This seemed to be the question everyone was asking yesterday as Apple’s new CEO Tim Cook took to the stage to announce the iPhone 4S. Consumers and analysts alike were expecting a new form factor from Apple but what they got was much of the same albeit with greatly […]