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Category : Work Life

Scotland – Day 2

Today we were able to get in contact with Bill Dow. Bill is the father of one of our neighbours and I knew he was coming to Glasgow to see the pipe band competition. So after having breakfast off we went. Have I said that I will NEVER travel somewhere again without my portable GPS. It has made getting around painless. We were able to sit down with Bill and have get a good interview with him, and with a […]

Scotland – Day 1

Cathy and I started out for the airport about 8:15 AM and drove out to pick up Marianne at her place. It was great that Cathy could take the time off and deliver us to the airport! Once we had everyone on board, we headed for the airport, I misjudged the time as we were there about 9:45, our flight does not leave until 1:15, so I figured if we were there by 10:15, 3 hour early it would be […]

Death of Advertising?

Chris Heuer, talking about death of advertising at the Northern Voice 09 conference. TiVo killed advertising, well it was the start, choice is what killed it. The ability to skip by commercials and watch what we want to watch. More choices more opportunity to interact. (Facebook, Twitter etc) “The ability to share the ability to improve on.” Chris say. We are tired of being advertised to, search (google) gave us choice to be able to search for what we want, […]

Northen Voice

Getting ready for two days of learning at a Northern Voice. We are at the UBC Forestry Sciences Centre, which is beautiful building. Lots of wood everywhere. Just waiting for the introductions by Lauren Wood, James Sherrett. More to come.

Social Media Monitoring tools

Just sat through a webinar on social media monitoring put on by Cison. It is pretty interesting the system they have to monitor social media. (pretty much everything except Facebook, which apparently does not allow monitoring of there site by outside firms) There system offers Monitor all forms of social media including blogs, top video and image sharing sites, forums, opinion sites, and Twitter with the ability to filter by country and media type Track the viral nature of each […]