Category: social media

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 …

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 …

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 …

Emerging Geo-location Technologies and Social Media

The following is a guest post by James Mowery. Though it may seem that geo-location is the latest technology trend to enter the realm of social media on the Internet, the origins can be traced to the summer of 2006 in Manhattan. Game developer area/code debuted Plundr at the “Come Out and Play” street festival …