Gadgets & technology

How much is a tweet worth to me? In 2014, I’ll find out

It’s hard to believe that 2013 has come and gone already. It seems like it was just yesterday I was writing a post like this one for 2013. But alas, another year has come and gone, so it’s time to set my sights on the future and decide on what I should better myself with…. Continue Reading

All my (former) friends live in my Facebook newsfeed

Facebook stalking. Twitter profile skimming. Drive-by blog reading. We all do it for our ex-boyfriends and girlfriends, our ex-wives and husbands. But what about our ex-friends. Or friends we don’t even know are our exes yet? I got to thinking about all of this after reading a piece in New York Magazine about how my… Continue Reading

Is the social media editor dead?

That’s the question that made the rounds last week through the Twittersphere and Blogosphere. On one side, we had Rob Fishman of Buzzfeed who declared the death of the social media editor. He wrote: At many news organizations, “social media” has become something of a catch-all, a not especially descriptive term for highly differentiated functions…. Continue Reading

A tale of two complaints: BMO vs. UPS

Social media has opened up a new way for consumers to complain about products, services and companies like nothing before it. Some may think it’s passive agressive to simply send a tweet complaining about an issue, but I beg to differ. I think social media offers a great way for a customer to interact directly… Continue Reading

QMI covers trial with branded Twitter account

Perhaps taking a page from our neighbours to the south, the London Free Press and QMI Agency have decided to cover the Michael Rafferty trial with a branded Twitter account (@RaffertyLFP) instead of using reporters’ personal Twitter accounts to live tweet the proceedings. Many Florida-area newspapers and TV stations did the same thing when they… Continue Reading