Resistance futile to Facebook assimilation

April 24, 2010

Oh my, the kids at Facebook caused a ruckus this week! Depending on your point of view, the stuff they launched offers either blissful interconnectedness or the possibility of web domination. Personally, I think Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his crew are Borg; resisting their friendship is futile. Three announcements at a recent San Francisco […]

Social media good for HR

April 17, 2010

This article is a reprint, originally published in the Human Resources Association of Calgary newsletter. Social media tools good for HR View more documents from Doug Lacombe.

Social media across the enterprise

April 17, 2010

This is a reprint of an article originally published in the Valiant Trust newsletter. Social media across the enterprise View more documents from Doug Lacombe.

The commercialization of social media

April 17, 2010

For once I was right. Yup, I said it — a phrase that rarely leaves my lips and is generally disallowed at home by she who sets the rules. In an earlier column, I predicted Twitter would launch an advertising service and this week it did. Of course, a monkey could have predicted this (and, […]

Countdown to Colossal Calgary

April 11, 2010

This is the investment business event you can’t afford to miss! Colossal Calgary is a once-in-a-lifetime event, a chance to hear the insider’s perspective on the debacle that was Lehman Brothers, the first domino that fell in the tumble leading to the current financial crisis. Lawrence G. McDonald, former vice-president of Distressed Debt and Convertible […]

Social job hunt connects recruiters, seekers

April 10, 2010

It used to be the classifieds and career section were at the core of any job hunt, possibly with support by resume writing and interview services. Then came, and and things started to change. You could job hunt with e-mail alerts and key words. You could put yourself in front of recruiters […]

Democrat concerned Guam may tip

April 3, 2010

Internet videos that gain rapid popularity are said to go viral. According to Wikipedia, such sharing started by e-mail in the mid-’90s: “Viral videos began circulating before the major video sharing sites such as YouTube, FunnyorDie, and CollegeHumor, by e-mail sharing. One of these early videos was ‘Dancing Baby,’ which surfaced in 1996.” I remember […]

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