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”]

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. […]

Brown paper packages tied up with string…

If you fol­low my Twit­ter stream you know that I’m help­ing some friends out with a very cool Social Media pro­ject called Empire Aven­ue.  We’ve got­ten a little bit of press about it lately, most not­ably this art­icle on Mash­able. I’ve not talked about Empire Aven­ue a lot on my blog as I wasn’t really […]

Getting a handle on influence and online content creation

As you may be aware, espe­cially if you’ve been blas­ted by my twit­ter stream recently, I’m help­ing some friends out with the Empire Aven­ue beta. I’ve writ­ten before about Social Media and the Power of Influ­ence, but today I’m going to talk about a few things I’ve learned over the last few weeks. A few […]

Where’s Waldo?

This week I star­ted using Gowalla — a check-in application/game for mobile devices sim­il­ar to Foursquare, which means noth­ing if you’ve not used FourSquare either…so let me explain. …more This post is an excerpt from one of my weekly posts on the Future Shop Techb­log. Check out the full post here.

Social media and the power of influence

If you’ve been fol­low­ing me or this blog for a while, you’ll know that I’m a huge social media fan — it just seems like the right medi­um that makes online com­mu­nic­a­tion easi­er. But one subtle aspect of social media is that it’s a very slick con­duit for word of mouth mar­ket­ing, pro­mo­tion, and advert­ising […]