Elections Canada Warns of $25,000 fine on Voting Day!

May 1, 2011  |  SM Trends

Addicted to tweeting?  Fond of Facebooking?  Better keep your fingers off your phone and your keyboard tomorrow, folks.  Canadians go to the polls May 2nd in one of the most hotly contested elections in history.  And it turns out you could owe Elections Canada $25,000 if you leak the vote results to your buddies out West before their polls close.  No, really.  Check out the 4-1-1… (More…)

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Insurance on the Social Media Highway

April 25, 2011  |  SM Trends, Social Media for Business

Drive a car?  No question you need insurance, right?  Well, looks like you might need insurance to drive the Social Media highway, too.  Sources say so many people are posting inappropriate comments on Twitter and Facebook these days, a new business has sprung up to protect us all from lawsuits… “Cyber Insurance”.  Right now, U.S. corporations are the major clients.  But individual insurance could be on its way sooner than you think.  Slip into the driver’s seat, and I’ll tell you why.  (More…)

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Social Media & Summer Camp!

July 20, 2010  |  SM Trends

Some great comments flying out there in the blogosphere this month about a hot topic for parents.  Should you send your kids to summer camp with their iPhone or their iPod or their Blackberry in their hip pocket?  No big surprise here…  Lots of strong reaction.  What do YOU think? (More…)

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Six Social Media Sins

July 9, 2010  |  SM Trends

One of the toughest things for Baby Boomers to wrap their heads around when it comes to Social Media is this:  SM is not a one-way street.  It’s not the new media version of a TV commercial.  It isnt’ designed to lob your sales pitch at the masses.  What it IS designed to do is facilitate open and honest dialogue with people.  That’s the word from Bloomberg Businessweek.  The site has come out with its “Six Social Media Sins”.  Think of it as a list of what NOT to do out there in cyberspace.  What tops the list?  Follow me… (More…)

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Top 5 Social Media Trends

July 8, 2010  |  SM Trends

It’s called “Mashable.com”.  Never heard of it?  Consider your eyes opened.  It’s a fabulous website devoted to Social Media – the good and the bad.   You’ll find a great article there this week about the top 5 SM trends.  What does the future hold for all of us?  Fasten your seatbelt, kids, and let’s go for a Social Media spin.

1.  SM will be all about LOCATION.  Using sites like “Foursquare”, people will continue to want to “check in” with their friends and let them know where they are at all times.  This one is hard for Boomers to understand.  Trust me, the young kids these days are all about “checking in”. (More…)

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