Shut up For 2 Minutes – A Pittance Of Time

I first published this post in November 2013 and I will republish it today because it is still close to me. Remembrance day 2014 will be special for Canadians because the news of Cpl Nathan Cirillo, who was shot while guarding the war memorial in Ottawa, is still fresh. A stark reminder that we can […]

Using Facebook Profiles For Business Means Breaking The Law

Let me make sure we are talking about the correct face of Facebook (many are confused about this): Your Profile is where you connect with your personal friends. To see each other’s updates you have to mutually opt in by accepting a “Friend request”.
This is very different from using a Facebook Page that is openly visible for anybody and we can subscribe to (commercial) updates by “liking” the page. As long as your Facebook Page clearly states the type of commercial updates the subscriber will receive, you are safe.

Margaret Atwood on Twitter

As of yesterday I am a fan of Margaret Atwood @MargaretAtwood! The Canadian national TV station CBC aired an interview with Peter Mansbridge (One on One with Peter Mansbridge). Some Quotes from the Interview: “Twitter will not ruin literature any more than telegrams did” “Go back and read all of your Sherlock Holmes over again: Watson […]

Use a Badge on Your Profile to Support Your Cause!

If you have a cause you want to promote or an opinion you want to express and you want to reach your whole Social Media networks you can dress up your Avatar with a badge. I’ve been using Twibbon.com for years and it’s great for this.

How Mobiflock Can Help Protect Our Children From Cyber Bullying

Mobiflock offers security and parent control systems for mobile devices.
Our “Digital Natives” grow up with mobile devices like smartphones and tablets and that is a good thing when done right! The challenge is to protect our children from predators like in Amanda Todd’s case or from bullies.

Stop (Social Media) Bullying NOW and Don’t Blame The Tools!

On Wednesday Amanda Todd from Coquitlam BC committed suicide after being bullied. (Read more about this story in the Huffington Post)

Amanda posted a video of her plight on Youtube 5 weeks ago – the best way available to her to cry out. Unfortunately help came too late for her.

Because the bullying against Amanda happened on-line, now many are quick to blame to blame the tools.

The Revolution of the Connected Consumer

While I get a lot of satisfaction out of teaching you how to use the tools I hope you understand that we are talking about more than just a new “nice to have” in your marketing toolbox.

The goal of this post is to motivate you to watch this 11minute video of a TEDx Persidio talk by Brian Solis. I know that my saying it is important to watch is not going to be enough, so I’ll transcribe a few key quotes below the video.

Social Media Is The Oxygen Of This Revolution #SyriaKelowna

As a Social Media consultant I often write about the How, What, Why and tips and tricks to make your experience more rewarding. As much as I love doing that Social Media is much more than that – it represents a fundamental shift in our lives – a shift that can be compared to the impact of the printing press or the industrial revolution.

With the help of many friends I co-organized an event yesterday that brought the struggle of the Syrian people into our small city of Kelowna, BC