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WordCamp Victoria 2012

I have had the absolute pleasure of hosting WordCamp Victoria for the last 3 years, and we are set to have another one on January 14th, 2012. Unlike the last 2, I am going to speak at this one. My topic is Social Comment Systems: Integration and Comparisons. To make it easier for people to […]

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 […]

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 […]

My Crappy E-Book

I’m approaching 10,000 followers on Twitter (9,546 … oh, I’m so very excited). Naturally I turned to all my loyal subjects, asking what sort of celebration I should partake in when I reach that elusive 5 figures: Should I have a little Twitter party when/if I reach 10,000 followers? Or, maybe I’ll promote some crappy […]

Why Echofon Is The Best Twitter App Ever

As an iPhone enthusiast and social media enthusiast, I’ve downloaded pretty much every social media app known to man. For Twitter, Tweetie 2 was good, TweetDeck was better, and HootSuite was even better than that. But I belatedly discovered Echofon, and I’m in love! Quite simply, it contains every single feature I’ve been looking for […]

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 […]

Top 10 Social Media

I have written various articles on social media in the past, and a few people have asked what my favourites are. The following list is not “the best”, nor specifically “the best for application X”, rather my favourites – those I enjoy using or gain specific benefit for using. 10. Ning‘s (like Your Canada) Ning […]

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 […]