Spirit of the season alive on social web in 2009

December 26, 2009

Christmas came early for U.S. residents this week, as health-care reform legislation passed a major hurdle in a Christmas Eve Senate vote. Citizen journalism site DigitalJournal.com reported: “Senate Democrats passed a landmark health care bill in a dramatic Christmas Eve vote that could define the legacy of President Barack Obama. The bill will usher in […]

Twitter universe sanguine over “Iranian hack attack”

December 20, 2009

The big news on the social web this week was Twitter getting “hacked” by the “Iranian Cyber Army” Thursday night. As @mashable breathlessly reported: “We’re still in shock over what has just transpired. Twitter was just hacked. A group claiming to be the ‘Iranian Cyber Army’ took over Twitter and stuck its own text, logos […]

All Tiger talk, all the time

December 12, 2009

Infidelity took centre stage on the social web this week, as the Tiger Woods debacle continued to play out. Some, like @thedayhascome, expect this to go on throughout the holidays, even suggesting a new Christmas classic: “I saw mommy kissing Tiger Woods.” Most, though, have wearied of the whole Tiger Woods affair, like @columalmighty: “this […]

Creating buzz on a shoestring budget

December 5, 2009

Witec Alberta invited me to speak at one of their regular networking breakfasts this past week, alongside Lee McArthur, Product Manager at Kryos. Lee briefed the room on BlackBerry application platforms, choices and rollout. One of those choices for rapid application development and deployment is Kryos Velocity. I concentrated my remarks on how resource-starved tech […]

Tiger hits wood and iron

December 5, 2009

Canadians loomed large on the social web this week. For starters, the Vancouver Sun’s @gillianshaw reported that “Canadians are the social networking ninjas of the world” based on findings from a recent Forrester Research survey. Shaw wrote: ” . . . Four out of five online Canadians use social media and almost 57 per cent […]

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