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Why I Love Social Media: Translating the printemps érable.

May 28, 2012


I will admit it. The Quebec student protests never really resonated with me. Despite my liberal democratic ideals, despite my support for a fully accessible public education system, and despite my conviction that public protest is an essential component of a healthy democracy, I didn’t instinctively find any common cause or sense of purpose with […]

How To Outflank Facebook, Google, and Twitter: Run A Global Popularity Contest.

April 30, 2012


If I had two million dollars to invest in an idea, this is the idea I would invest in. The Idea A sales and marketing platform with the appeal of American Idol and the scale of social media. It will leverage existing and future social media, incorporate game elements, and fully integrate into people’s offline […]

Social Media 201: Will You Be Ready For The Changes We Can’t Yet Conceive?

April 23, 2012


The Big Picture When thinking about social media tools strategically, whether for yourself or for your organization, it’s important not to get too bogged down in the details of a specific tool. Instead, you must first understand what these tools, on the whole, uniquely allow you or your organization to do, why they are important, […]

Taking Stock of Social Media 2009 – 2012: Social Media Is Dead, Long Live Social Media.

April 16, 2012


Recently, a friend wrote to ask me how I was feeling about social media these days. As it happens, I’ve been thinking about social media a lot recently, in part, because we are, I think, at a bit of a crossroads. My friend’s question presented the perfect opportunity to articulate my thoughts. Here’s a revised […]

I Like My Media Like I Like My Chaps: Social!

April 12, 2012


When I first got onboard social media in a serious way, back in November of 2008, I thought the expression “social media” was stupid. Media, in this sense of the word, are always, by definition, social, if by “social” you mean something like “involving more than one person.” To transmit information, at least two people need […]

Belated Good News! Now Working With The Federation of Canadian Municipalities On #CutMyCommute

April 26, 2011


Some of you know; some of you have guessed; and some of you will now discover: I have a job! I am the social media officer for the Federation of Canadian Municipalities. FCM is a non-partisan organization that lobbies the federal government on behalf of over 2000 municipalities. I’ve been brought in to help with […]

An Essential Rule To Blog (And Live) By: Don’t Do As I Do!

April 28, 2010


One of the aspects I enjoy most about this blog is that the very same people who comment on a poem, a play, or a song often comment on one of my social and political posts or on a theatre review or on a post analyzing social media. My mind wanders and, thankfully, there are […]