Technology Veteran, Social Media Nerd, and World Famous Actor and Singer

Twitter Name Change

I was pretty excited to read that you could change your name on Twitter when there are inactive accounts that use your preferred name (I found out from an old friend of mine that actually did it, when she sent me this article). So I wrote a nice friendly notice to Twitter, and this was […]

FaceBook TOS Fiasco!

Does this qualify as the biggest corporate about face in history? Just got this note on FaceBook (emphasis mine): Terms of Use Update A couple of weeks ago, we posted an update to our Terms of Use that we hoped would clarify some parts of it for our users. Over the past couple of days, […]

Social Media for Business – LinkedIn Wins!

It seems some prettier graphics were done recently to graphically show a demographic study on social media from July 29, 2008. While these stats are a little dated, they strongly reinforce what I was saying last week about LinkedIn. Every businessperson should have a LinkedIn account! I dug a little deeper into the numbers, and […]

"The Globe and Mail Test"

In politics I have developed messaging plans, formulated targetted advertising, conducted web campaigns, been responsible for media relations, and managed local campaigns of all kinds.  In my business I consult with companies on their branding and advertising strategies regularly. There is one rule which should be common sense in this day and age.  It states: […]

Social Network Usage Stats

I was “tweeted” a fantastic article about social network stats released by compete.com. There were a few non-surprises in it, however. First thing, FaceBook has now surpassed MySpace in the U.S.  as the number one social network.  This should surprise nobody.  MySpace had such a terrible reputation that most adults avoided it (I know I […]

More Live.com Grief

So I went to delete my old Live.com account.  After struggling to find the option, I finally found it, and closed the account … almost. It came up with an error message reading: One or more paid services or a Microsoft Points account is linked to your account. To close this account, make sure each […]

Live.com / Microsoft Social Networking

We all know that Microsoft wants desperately to get into the game on Social Networking (I suspect that, one day, they will buy FaceBook or LinkedIn – maybe both).  Anyway, they have been doing similar stuff for a long, long time.  I have been using “Messenger” since at least 2000 (“MSN Messenger” came out in […]

Favourite Videos

Here’s a collection of my favourite videos on the web. Twouble with Twitters Fill It To The Rim Design Coding Zombie Kid Likes Turtles The original clip … One of the spoofs … Then, of course, comes the capitalist exploitation, and finally, the investigative journalism. Chocolate Vader Almost anything by Remy. Miss Teen South Carolina […]

Social Networking Primer – Update

I’m meeting later today with an old friend of mine, Catherine Novak, who is a communications expert with a particular interest in Social Networking. Then tomorrow, I am meeting with another old friend, Michael Allison, who is also a communications expert, and has a thing or two to say about social networking. I thought it […]

Social Networking Primer – LinkedIn

I actually joined LinkedIn before FaceBook, in early 2007. I figured as a “professional”, I needed to join the “professional” social network, and leave FaceBook to the teenagers. I am now of the opinion that BOTH can be useful, personally and professionally. My focus this week, however, is LinkedIn. As a long-time lingerer on LinkedIn, […]