Emotionally gaming your Twitter stream?

I’ve been watch­ing the devel­op­ment of Little­cosm, a new Twit­ter cli­ent with excite­ment as it’s one of a new breed that is apply­ing sen­ti­ment ana­lys­is to derive a res­ult — in this case your dis­pos­i­tion in a game. Emo­tion plays a huge part in Little­cosm.  Little­cosm ana­lyzes your tweets and fig­ures out if you’re in […]

How social media tools can enhance and extend the reach of an event

This past Fri­day I went to a fun­draiser Celebrity Chef event hos­ted by a friend and loc­al Edmon­ton social media per­son­al­ity (and Bacon Guy) Jerry Aulenbach. Held at a loc­al premi­er bur­ger res­taur­ant, the even­ing was one of good food, good con­ver­sa­tion, and a lot of glow­ing screens. The res­taur­ant had set aside a sec­tion […]

On the radio…again!

A couple of weeks ago loc­al realtor and heavy social media maven @ZoomJer and I were inter­viewed by CBC’s Rod Kur­tz about our involve­ment with social media and our upcom­ing ses­sions at Guru Digit­al Arts Col­lege’s Social Media Sat­urday event. Yes, we had fun! Check out our inter­view here… [power­press url=“http://dl.dropbox.com/u/1165339/CBCRadioInterview/2010–09–15-social-media.mp3”]

Spending good money on nothing, it’s not a new concept.

Dis­clos­ure: I’m involved with an organ­iz­a­tion that has vir­tu­al goods and cur­rency  — and yes, you can exchange real money for vir­tu­al goods in it. The vir­tu­al eco­nomy is heat­ing up. GigaOm reports that Face­book Could Make $250M From Vir­tu­al Goods Next Year; make money from stuff that isn’t tan­gible. Stuff you can’t hold in […]

Desktop, mobile or web app?

Twit­ter is in the midst of rolling out it’s new, all-encom­­passing inter­face, and I’ve been able to take a look at it in ‘pre­view’ mode. My ver­dict: quite nice, but it won’t replace desktop twit­ter apps for me, just yet. Tweet­deck and See­smic Desktop both offer great­er func­tion­al­ity than the new Twit­ter inter­face. Though I’ve […]

On the radio…

Earli­er this week I had great fun! CBC Edmon­ton­’s Peter Brown (who reg­u­larly hosts the after­noon drive-time pro­gram Radio Act­ive) inter­viewed me for a series on Edmon­ton blog­gers and pod­casters called E‑Pinion. We chat­ted about this blog, what got me into blog­ging, life­style tech­no­logy etc. And I men­tioned my Mom a couple of times too. […]