Category: personal

The Glorious Renaissance of Podcasting

Who the heck STARTS a podcast in 2014? And aren’t these things a relic of the past anyway? Answers: (1) Me. (2) No, not at all. But let me start with the last question first. Podcasting has moved beyond a novel fad into a full-fledged digital medium. It can serve all kinds of content, and …

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 …

Dear Twitter: Please Rob My House

OK, not really. Seriously. Please don’t. But I was delighted to be interviewed for a┬áCHEK 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 …

Twestival Victoria

Don’t miss Twestival Victoria, a fantastic event organized by a great group of Twitter folks in Victoria. To participate, you don’t have to love Twitter (or Facebook, or social media). You need only love being a part of a global movement to help the less fortunate children in our world. I’ll be there, and I …

How My Cellphone Account Got Hacked – And Yours Can Too!

I arrived home after my family vacation to Disneyland in October. I noticed my cellphone bill was quite large, and assumed it was all the awful roaming charges Rogers (and other Canadian cellphone carriers) charge you when you go the U.S. I grumbled (particularly because we tried so hard not to use our phones when …

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 …

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 …