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Top 5 Tips For New Facebook Pages

1. Make your page title as generic as possible. If you are setting up a page to promote your company brand, this may not be an option. But generic pages are far more likely to gain fans than brand pages. Think about it this way – if you have a website about “Travel to Asia”, […]

Social Media and San Francisco

I started thinking about San Francisco, as I was planning to go to WordCamp San Francisco this year (and I organize WordCamp Victoria). I have also been one of the organizers for Social Media Club Victoria, and SMC has it’s global home in San Francisco. We already know that San Francisco is the center of […]

What is Social Discovery?

What the heck is Social Discovery?  I’ve seen the term thrown around here and there, but only in passing. After a chance meeting with Dan Martell on a rainy afternoon in Las Vegas on January 17th, the light bulb suddenly appeared! I am convinced “Social Discovery” will become an integrated component for every serious marketing […]

Is Google Buzz the Twitter Killer?

Some have compared it to FriendFeed, some have called it Google’s answer to Facebook, and some are just annoyed and can’t wait to turn it off (in GMail, you can scroll to the bottom and click on “turn off buzz”, by the way). Others have predicted Google Buzz will annihilate Twitter! They make a compelling […]

Top 10 Social Media

I have written various articles on social media in the past, and a few people have asked what my favourites are. The following list is not “the best”, nor specifically “the best for application X”, rather my favourites – those I enjoy using or gain specific benefit for using. 10. Ning‘s (like Your Canada) Ning […]

Dammit LinkedIn, I'm a college dropout!

My LinkedIn profile is 85% complete. It has been since I first signed up, and probably will be in 5 years. Why? Because I have not included my education. Here’s my recent correspondence with LinkedIn: I do not wish to include education in my profile. I am a self-employed college dropout, and it is not […]

AURP Conference 2009

I am delighted to be speaking at the AURP Conference in Vancouver tomorrow, on the topic of using Social Media in the promotion of technology parks. I was actually a bit surprised that social media wasn’t being embraced more by technology parks around the world, especially given their propensity for “technology.” More importantly, social media […]

The Prodigy Group

The Prodigy Group is a fantastic group of young entrepreneurs in Victoria, British Columbia with over 200 members. This video is from the last mingle, held on Thursday, August 13, 2009 at the Canoe Brewpub. Become a fan of The Prodigy Group on Facebook. In addition to monthly mingles, the Prodigy Group also has a […]

Social Media Interview with Michael Allison

I had the pleasure of lunch today with my old friend and social media connoisseur, Michael Allison. Michael had the idea of interviewing me for his blog, and I thought that sounded like a great idea, so I interviewed him as well. Mostly for my own practice, but also because Michael has a wealth of […]

WordPress Plugins, Widgets and Must-Dos (Part 2)

Back in April, I wrote an article with the same title. Since then, we have moved along to WordPress 2.8.2. If WordPress was amazing in April, it’s phenomenal in July! You are now able to update WordPress from within WordPress. You now browse, install, update and delete plugins and themes from within WordPress, too. FTP? […]