Category: business

Challenge Accepted – A Personal Post [Part 1]

My friend and Social Media Camp co-founder Chris Burdge put out a challenge. I realized there was a lot of stuff I have been up to that I’d love to share with the world, so what the heck – I’d share some of mine. Challenge Accepted. Problem is, I have too much to say. So …

Population of Facebook Now Exceeds Population of G7

Mashable has declared the population of Facebook – measured in users who have logged in at least once in the last 30 days – is now 750 million. Much has been made of looking at Facebook as though it was a country, so you could compare it with others to see which countries have the …

LinkedIn or Bust … uh, literally.

I’m putting the finishing touches on my presentation for Eat. Drink. Tweet. in Penticton, British Columbia. It’s all about LinkedIn. For those of you who follow my blog regularly (thanks, Mom), you’ll remember that I rated LinkedIn #2 overall, and Twitter #1. In the next rendition of my Top Social Media List, I’m certain these …

Social Media Presentation in Vancouver

On October 18th, I was invited by the Cambie Village Business Association to speak about social media for businesspeople in their organization and community. Many in attendance were retailers, but there were several other types of businesses represented too. I often speak about social media, so that’s not the particularly interesting part. What was very …

Top 5 reasons why t.co is a bad move by Twitter

Twitter announced, by e-mail to every user, that they are going to make their URL shortener (“wrapper”) mandatory on Twitter, and this will be applied to every URL posted, effectively eliminating the need (and, presumably, the functionality) of every other URL shortener in existence. Here are 5 reasons why this is a bad policy: It …

Social Media – Top 25

It’s been over 8 months since my last social media top 10 list, so I figured it was time for an update. Last time, my top 10 list was actually a top 18, so I figured I’d just bite the bullet, and make this one a top 25. If you are using social media for …

My Crappy E-Book – DELIVERED!

Want to get 10,000 followers on Twitter!?! No, I’m not going to charge $0.99 (or 2 for $1.97), as promised, and the first 1,000 people to retweet it will not get a free copy. This advice is free – for everybody: The number of followers you have on Twitter means absolutely nothing. Remember the old …

Victoria British Columbia Officially Proclaims “Social Media Day”, June 30th

Victoria, British Columbia, the Capital city – for visitors, there are lots of great things to see and do. But did you also know it’s the capital city for technology and social media? It was big news when the technology industry eclipsed tourism in 2007. But what about social media? Well, the industry here might …