internet

Social Media – Top 25 (Update)

In August, 2010 I made a list of my 25 favourite social media platforms. It’s amazing to think how much the social media landscape has changed since 2010, and in other respects, how little it’s changed. I figured it was high time to update the list, and see where some of my predictions went, and […]

The Glorious Renaissance of Podcasting

Who the heck STARTS a podcast in 2014? And aren’t these things a relic of the past anyway? Answers: (1) Me. (2) No, not at all. But let me start with the last question first. Podcasting has moved beyond a novel fad into a full-fledged digital medium. It can serve all kinds of content, and […]

Thugs, Cheerleaders or Citizen Journalists?

The wounds are still fresh in the minds, and on the streets, of Vancouver. We are angry, frustrated, and embarrassed about what some people made of the beautiful city of Vancouver on June 15th. As people around the world fight for freedom, and against tyranny, we smash cars and windows, ostensibly, because of a hockey […]

LinkedIn Answers

So at Eat. Drink. Tweet. in Penticton this past weekend, I taught a session on LinkedIn. As mentioned in my previous post, I built a Canadian Wine Group on LinkedIn, and it now has 26 members. (One of the things I’ve been working on–quite passively–for the past few years is a wine site. Our company […]

UVic Libdub II

Remember the UVic Lipdub video that went viral on YouTube last year? Being from Victoria, I was initially impressed that UVic did such a great job … until I realized that this UVic was a place in Spain that was hitherto unknown by somebody from Victoria, Canada, who lives a stones throw from UVic. So, […]

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 […]

Dear Twitter: Please Rob My House

OK, not really. Seriously. Please don’t. But I was delighted to be interviewed for a CHEK News story by Kristen Robinson on this exact topic. Watch the video on their official Facebook page. Here’s a couple tips: Don’t put your vacation plans on Twitter or Facebook. Post those vacation photos and videos when you get back, […]