Tag Archive | "social networking"

Tips for going digital free on tonight’s Valentine’s Day dinner date

February 14, 2013

Love it or hate it, there’s no avoiding the fact that today is Valentine’s Day. In honour of the day, (and with digital addicts like me in mind) I found a fantastic – and funny – guide to keeping the digital out of your Valentine’s Day dinner date. If you’re like me and Valentine’s Day […]

The day my iPhone died

February 7, 2013

A few weeks ago, I wrote a post detailing my life as a member of the tech-addicted Gen Y. I can’t deny that I am overly reliant on my smartphone. And I’ll admit to feeling panicked if it’s out of my sight for longer than it takes to go to the bathroom. That’s right, I […]

Will you take control of your “digital afterlife”?

January 31, 2013

The content you post online could live forever. But you definitely won’t. So what happens to your Twitter and Facebook pages after you die? This is an interesting topic and it’s got lawmakers in the U.S. working on relevant legislation. This week, for the second time, a senator in Nebraska introduced a bill that would […]

When a tweet isn’t the truth

January 17, 2013

A couple weeks ago I wrote a post for this digital literacy series about the smartphone addicted Gen Y. For the purpose of today’s post, here are some of the most interesting tidbits from that post: Four out of five respondents (81%) believe people have different online and offline identities. Less than 50% said their […]

I just can’t stop checking my smartphone and other Gen Y adventures in technology

January 3, 2013

I’m a member of Gen Y. I work in digital media, I post regular updates on Twitter and most importantly, I carry around my iPhone as if I need it to stay alive. An alert sounds on that thing and I leap up from the couch, cross the room in a single bound and check my […]

Holiday shopping: social media style

December 27, 2012

Santa’s come and gone. You’ve unwrapped your presents and you non-vegetarian types have gone into your seven-day turkey leftovers coma. Even with all the shopping you did before Christmas, you may just find yourself giving in to the temptation of a Boxing Week sale. And you’ll not only indulge in your shopping habit, you’ll tell […]

How social media is unexpectedly impacting our world

November 29, 2012

Social media is everywhere and many of us are on one social network or another pretty much all the time. Our inability to disconnect, and even our often-annoying compulsion to over share, is impacting our world in unexpected ways. Your Facebook and Twitter updates, even the mundane ones, are providing the basis for groundbreaking research, […]

Don’t let your company get caught in a twitstorm

November 1, 2012

Today’s companies can’t afford to ignore digital media. No matter what industry you’re in, your customers, stakeholders and competitors are online. They’re having conversations about you and your industry, so you’d better be paying attention and taking the lead on what’s being said. Nowhere is this more critical than with reputation and crisis management. Things […]

Top ten social media annoyances

October 29, 2012

Social media is fun and useful, but it’s not perfect by any stretch. As a digital marketer it’s my job to see social media for what it is, warts and all. Occasionally those warts get under my skin. Here are ten of my social media pet peeves. Peeve numero uno – hyperbole. Everything seems to […]

I’ll take a side of social media with my dinner, please

October 25, 2012

I’ve made no secret of the fact that I like to take and share pictures of my food. As a vegetarian and clean eater, I cook on a regular basis and like to experiment with recipes that I get from a number of sources, including the Web, regular cookbooks and food apps. Last night after […]


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