Social Media

What is Pinterest?

Today I attended Podcamp Toronto and it was all a buzz about What is Pinterest? Pinterest is a visual bookmarking tool where you can discover, organize and share things you love. It is an image-sharing and social bookmarking service rolled into one. Pinterest is a fun and easy way to capture your favourite images without having to bookmark each… Read more What is Pinterest?

Google+ and Social Media Fatigue

Social Media Fatigue I appreciate this cartoon. I for one, am suffering a bit from social media fatigue. I’m usually an early adopter but I’ve barely looked at Google+. I don’t really want one more social media platform! Few of us can really engage on multiple platforms and maintain quality conversations. Is the answer to… Read more Google+ and Social Media Fatigue

10 Reasons you can’t ignore Social Media

Many brands and businesses, both big and small, are recognizing the increasing need to create a social media presence to compete in today’s market. Businesses see the social media icons on their competitors’ websites and feel the pressure to jump on board too. Some start with great enthusiasm but with unrealistic expectations of overnight results.… Read more 10 Reasons you can’t ignore Social Media

Online Reputation Management – Your Personal Brand

Personal Branding is all about self-packaging or self-promotion. In the online context, it is about generating a distinguished Web presence of a person on the Internet. If you’re reading this post you’ve probably done a vanity search, “Googled” your name to see what’s out there. If not go ahead now… I’ll wait.  You may just… Read more Online Reputation Management – Your Personal Brand

Personal Privacy and the Social Web

All of us, regardless of age need to ask ourselves questions around personal privacy and the social web.

Brad Buset presented a session at Podcamp Toronto 2010 entitled “Defaulting Privacy: Personal information and the social web”. Brad’s presentation about digital privacy helped shed some light on shifting privacy norms and all those little choices online citizens make every day. The creators of Please Rob Me want to raise awareness of the privacy issues surrounding location based services.

What will happen to my websites when I die?

I was pleased that this important topic was addressed at Podcamp Toronto 2010 by Adele Mcalear in a session called “Death and Digital Legacy in Social Media”. This thought-provoking session was the high point of Podcamp for me. Adele’s presentation was very professional and she covered a lot of ground in the short time allocated. Adele addressed questions such as What happens to your digital life when you pass away? What are the important things you should be thinking about while you are still here? How do families deal with a digital legacy?