Unveiled in 2009, Foursquare quickly became the darling of the SXSW festival, with usership spreading through the ranks of early adopters and social media addicts alike. 8 months ago, Mashable drew parallels between the location-based mobile application and Twitter, which might be seen as its predecessor. Twitter itself was a hit at SXSW 2007, drawing [...]
Today UBC played host to an intriguing day of discussions at EduCamp 2010, a conference on social media in education. A friend of mine, John Horn, a successful blogger and online steward in his own right invited me to attend the morning’s ‘Great Debate’ addressing the resolution that ‘social media tools sustain student involvement in [...]
Social media has opened the floodgates to content production and information distribution; everyone now has a voice. This is the beauty of technology. Nonetheless, while the benefit to individuals and corporations can be limitless, so too can be the risk.
Corporations now have a voice and so do their employees. This poses a critical question: How [...]
Smart is in. Moore was right – technology is getting more powerful at an exponential rate and more user-friendly to boot. 10 years ago, in Japan, I sent my first mobile e-mail from a sushi cafe and I vividly remember the shock and awe that accompanied sending that poorly scribed communiqué. Today we can stream [...]
This morning I was lucky enough to attend the Deloitte TMT Predictions event at the Terminal City Club in Vancouver. The event paid off big, with Duncan Stewart of Deloitte (link) very effectively illustrating the top 10 predictions in media, tech and telecomm for 2010, based on thousands of interviews, surveys [...]
I’m a little late to the iPad opinion party, but while it’s a hot topic, I might as well chime in. The unveiling of the tech has created a create divide within internet users. The prophetic Steve Jobs parted the online masses a click of his remote. Even Mac ‘fanboys’ ultimately [...]
“Because Mass Emails are for Tools,” reads the title of my former travel blog MMCMMA. Though it may be a little in-your-face, the underlying concept still rings true. During a three-month foray into Thai culture and kickboxing, I kepta short blog to keep those at home updated. Gone are the days [...]