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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 […]

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 […]

Happy 5th Birthday Firefox!

The Mozilla Firefox browser is 5 years old! Now that Internet Explorer isn’t nearly as awful as it once was, and Google Chrome has started to raise some eyebrows, we often forget the effect Firefox had on the world. They made a cool site, and a cool video. And, of course, they published it on […]

WordCamp Victoria 2009

After attending WordCamp in Surrey recently, I decided it was time to organize one in Victoria. And what a HUGE response there has been! We already have over 60 people signed up, have 7 sponsors, and 98 followers on Twitter at @yyjWordCamp. All this in a couple weeks … If you use WordPress, or want […]

Share on Tumblr

I’ve been playing with Tumblr for awhile.  It’s really cool, and the interface is amazingly simple, but I could never quite figure out exactly what to do with it. Then I went to WordCamp in Surrey and listend to Lorraine Murphy from Raincoaster, and she described it as a “terrible blogging tool”, but a “great […]