I started curating “Canada Goes Social” in order to gain a better understanding of Canadian’s perspective on social media. I have been reading that we are more followers than leaders in this forum. So I wanted to gauge who is using it and also to identify who else shared my passion in Canada.
First step- find articles worthy of my Scoop it magazine.
Second step provide commentary on the highlights and what I have learned.
I am at step one! Join me on this journey as I collect these articles and my thoughts for step two!
Canada has launched some very successful social media empowerment platforms such as HootSuite and Igloo Software. Therefore it is not surprising that a Canadian company like BrightSquid would launch a collaborative ...
EcommerceBytes Shop.ca Marketplace Caters to Canadian Shoppers - EcommerceBytes.com EcommerceBytes The marketplace says it appeals to Canadian shoppers with a universal free shipping and returns policy, a social loyalty network, vast selection...
Are you using less business cards these days? Have you replaced it with an app or twitter handle?
This post discusses how we have in fact replaced the business card in favor of a contact managment app and using the social web to keep track and learn more about our new and old contact. It is a good quick read sharing a few popular apps like Bump, Contact Journal and Card Munch that you may want to consider.
Air Canada Adds Social Media Feed to Digital Signage NetworkmediacasterAir Canada's flight crew information network, globe TV, now includes a continuous stream of messages from Yammer, an enterprise social network, displayed on screens in employee...
This is a serious analysis, aimed at serious and focused businessmen and businesswomen. If you have a successful social media strategy in your local markets or across the U.S. — and if you are ready to expand beyond our borders — this analysis will provide you with an educated guess on which markets to prepare for. If you are truly a forward-thinker, this analysis will give you substance to build upon. As the world loses its size and mystery, something even more dramatic is occurring at the same time. New countries are joining the conversation. We must anticipate these changes and adjust our business world accordingly. ...
Jennifer Stoddart told the House of Commons access to information, privacy, and ethics committee that social media companies amass a “staggering” amount of personal information from Canadians, and that while strides have been made to protect those details, she still has significant concerns about how they are handled. “This is the age of big data where personal information is the currency that Canadians and others around the world freely give away,” she said. “I have become very concerned about the apparent disregard that some of these social media companies have shown for Canadian privacy laws,” said Stoddart. ...
I continue to hear stories about employers demanding access to employee Facebook profiles -who then have to “suffer” the consequence. More recently I saw this cartoon and thought I would post it on my Facebook page to see what the general thinking was on the topic
Once considered primarily a female-oriented social network, Pinterest is now attracting men in greater numbers, which is helping to drive a strong growth spurt.
A good chunk of those new “pinners” are from Canada, which is Pinterest’s second largest market behind the U.S.
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s insight:
Pinterest is seeing a lot of growth from the Canadian market. Apparently beer and hockey is driving it! How Canadian is that. Another benefit with this drive is gender- more male end users are now driving activity on the site. Currently the site has been valued at $5Billion US.
Doctors experiment with social media and apps CBC.ca Fellow panellist Michelle Hamilton-Page agreed, saying the biggest challenge in her attempts to use social media at Toronto's Centre for Addiction and Mental Health were systemic, fighting a...
The first social media research lab in Canada opened its doors last month at Dalhousie University. Established in 2010, this new space and high point technology include high-powered computer servers, 96-inch multi-touch video wall and other advanced tools.
A group of judges and other members of the justice system are proposing a set of national guidelines that would throw Canadian courts wide open to the use of social media.
Shirley Williams (appearoo.com/ShirleyWilliams)'s insight:
Intersting article related to social media in the court system.A group of judges are proposing a set of national guidelines for the use of social media.
Apparently, there currently exists pockets of policies among provinces — some have no policy at all.
Finally there is the recognition that there is a growing numbers of people and professions tha tdepend on social media for information.
British Columbia and Saskatchewan both brought in new policies allowing "accredited journalists" and lawyers to use electronic devices in trial courts, with Saskatchewan even specifying that they may tweet from the courtroom. On the other end of the scale many provinces allow anyone to use such devices in appeal courts. However it is also noted that the phrase "accredited" journalist has the potential itself to cause problems. A recent incidence witnessed the application of an independent blogger for accreditation was turned down.
Clearly there needs to be a level of consistency across the country. I am please to know that there is the level of recognition that social media is not a fad and it is here to stay.
According to the poll, seniors are hopeful about these technological advances, with 70 percent saying they think technology will allow them to stay in their own homes longer. As for how they think they would use technology to live independently, 49 percent said it would make their homes more secure and 34 percent felt it would make their homes safer. Almost half of respondents (45%) said they would use it to monitor their healthcare. ...
After the the social media strategy has been debated, discussed and finalized, what’s next? Well, one important tactic or plan is your content. What information will you share with your network? How will this information support your strategy, goals and quite frankly how will it take you to where you want to be?
This episode will touch on the subject of content marketing and curation. We will discuss content marketing concepts; how to share content that will deliver value to your customers and your business. We will discuss how both original content and curated content can lead to business gain.
I am so pleased to have as my guests Marcus Sheridan, The Sales Lion and Karen Dietz, Just Story It, to have this discussion. Both are strong leaders and practitioners in this field.
Karen Dietz has also been featured in the Scoop.it Lord Curation Series. Join us on Thursday June 21st 8pm on my Social Media Pearls iRadio show.
Too old for social media? Don’t let anyone tell you that, because it’s not possible!
Survey after survey reflects that more and more senior Americans, including those in the most elderly groups, are participating in social media — though their numbers still lag behind other age groups. They are jumping on board Facebook, Twitter, You Tube and more (can Google+ be far behind?) as they realize it is fun and provides real benefits.
Social media has taken the whole concept of word of mouth and really put it on steroids. We used to worry about how word of mouth would travel at the speed of a cocktail party, or around the water cooler at the office. Now you are operating in an environment where word of mouth is travelling at the speed of Facebook, Twitter, Foursquare, or your favourite blog.
It has also empowered customers of any company to talk about the brand and the company. Every individual is suddenly in a position to be a publisher, journalist, critic, trip adviser, or blogger.
As part of my niche social network series, today I am going to cast a light on social networks for pets! Yes, that’s right, social media networks for Pets-Lovers, Owners and their pets. With over 170 million dog and cat owners in North America alone, there is clearly a strong social community centered around pets. Pet-owners naturally conjugate- whether it is because of their daily walks, or for pet-shows, or for just comparing notes- this community is very passionate about their pets! So taking these conversations to a social network seems a natural next step.
Here are 18 social networks for all my petloving friends!
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