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

Camping…

Social Media Camp is now a done deal. See my wrap-up post here. The short version is that it was fun, and we had lots of great feedback. I can’t wait to do the next one, but want to sleep a little bit first. Just a little though; I don’t slow down much! My next […]

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, […]

Top 5 reasons why t.co is a bad move by Twitter

Twitter announced, by e-mail to every user, that they are going to make their URL shortener (“wrapper”) mandatory on Twitter, and this will be applied to every URL posted, effectively eliminating the need (and, presumably, the functionality) of every other URL shortener in existence. Here are 5 reasons why this is a bad policy: It […]

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 […]

Robots Of The Future!

It was Christmas, 1987. My favourite magazine was Popular Mechanics. I owned an 80286 PC with a 40 MB hard drive, 1 MB of RAM, MS-DOS 4.01, VGA monitor, and a 9600 BPS modem. From this computer, I operated a BBS – for fun. My lovely sister, recognizing my inner geekly beauty, bought me the […]

Book Burning 2.0

The year is 2017. You get on the bus, and people are busily going about their business. A handful are talking on their phones, some holding it to their ears, and others watching their friends on the screen. Some people are reading or listening to music on their phone, and about a third of the […]

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, […]

My Crappy E-Book – DELIVERED!

Want to get 10,000 followers on Twitter!?! No, I’m not going to charge $0.99 (or 2 for $1.97), as promised, and the first 1,000 people to retweet it will not get a free copy. This advice is free – for everybody: The number of followers you have on Twitter means absolutely nothing. Remember the old […]