Quit Facebook Day

Cross-posted from Miss604.com To many people, Facebook is the internet. It’s open in a browser throughout the day, it could be their home screen, and on average users are connected to 130 “friends” at a time [Facebook: Stats]. However, even with close to 400 million users (11 million in Canada alone) Facebook isn’t on everyone’s […]

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Mainstream Goes Social for Vancouver 2010

I’ve been interviewed at least a dozen times about how social media people are covering the Olympics in Vancouver. However, I think an equally interesting story is how traditional media outlets are using social media to add to their coverage. CTV Olympics Video The official broadcaster of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games has been posting […]

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Twitter Introduces Lists

What are they? How do you use them? What might they be good for? We created a little screencast to help people get started with one of the newest features recently launched by Twitter.

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State of the Blogosphere 2009

Technorati, the authority on blog listings and ranks, has released their 2009 State of the Blogosphere. This annual report looks at household incomes of bloggers, genders, topics, measures of success and more. Here are a few interesting stats: Who are the Bloggers The “Why” of Blogging The “How” of Blogging Each part of the report […]

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Twitter Trendsmap

To say that Twitter is huge in Vancouver is an understatement. During Vancouver Canucks hockey games the word #Canucks is often within the top ten trending topics on the service which is used by millions worldwide. Combining Vancouver and top trending topics has been a bit impossible, until now. This afternoon Mashable featured Trendsmap, a […]

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SXSWi PanelPicker – Vancouverites to Look For

The South by Southwest festival brings together music, entertainment, film, technology, social media, and a whole lot of BBQ each year down in Austin, Texas. There has always been a strong Canadian contingency, in particular from the Vancouver area. In preparation for next year’s SXSW Interactive, submissions have been collected and the public is being […]

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Using Social Media to Bridge the Public With Local Government and City Services

I heard this story on the radio this morning, and it got me thinking. Why are there not more city services, such as those run by a city hall in any township, using more elements of social media? One local politician wants the Vancouver Park Board to get in on the act. A motion going […]

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Rebecca Bollwitt Named A Top Social Media Influencer in Canada

Over the last few months of 2008 Profectio.com began a campaign to find the most influential individuals in Canada. They had an open nomination process for several weeks, following by weeks of voting. Their final tally was based on various metrics (see below) and sixty4media’s own, Rebecca Bollwitt, was on the list. Nominations for opened […]

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