Category: social media

Social Media Camp 2015

Six years ago I was approached by a casual acquaintance named Chris Burdge, asking if Victoria was ready for a big social media event (something on par with what we had seen for SEO, WordPress and a few other technology-specific conferences up to that point in history). I honestly wasn’t sure, but figured … heck, …

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 …

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 …

A Subjot about Heello … Well, it’s better than TwitPic!

You probably heard the news that on the very same day that Twitter started hosting images directly on Twitter.com, the makers of the popular Twitter picture sharing tool TwitPic also coincidentally launched their new Twitter-like service, called Heello. It had been rumoured for awhile, but we can presume the launch had something to do with …

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 …

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 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 …

Campin’

I wrapped up the one-day WordCamp Victoria 2011 on Saturday, January 22nd. And, without pause, tickets went on sale for Social Media Camp 2011 – with a goal of putting on an absolute top-notch, world-class Social Media event right here in Victoria. If you were at the last Social Media Camp, the next one will …

Learn WordPress, Support A Great Cause

We are launching a new WordPress User Group in Victoria. If you are even half as excited about WordPress as I am, please join! In conjunction with the upcoming WordCamp Victoria on January 22nd, I am presenting an Introduction to WordPress workshop for our inaugural meeting. The meeting fee is $20, to be split with …