Posts from the ‘Social Media’ category

Four Infographics

To me, it feels like 2009 was a banner year for infographics. Those sometimes-beautiful, always-intricate images that help us understand big or complex topics used to…

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Citizen Journalism: Covering and Uncovering the News

“Media is a word that has come to mean bad journalism.” –Graham Greene This weekend I received an email from a local arts organization that began:…

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Sharing My Location With Strangers is a Bridge Too Far

A couple of months back, I wrote about Foursquare. It is, as far as I can tell, the location-based social network with the most legs. It…

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Thinking About Sponsored Tweets

Over on our book blog, I wrote a longish post about the hot social media topic du jour: sponsored tweets in your Twitter stream. Here’s an…

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The Book, It Has Arrived

Can I get an amen? That’s good news. I wasn’t looking forward to selling little USB drives at our book launch if the actual books got…

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Five Collaboratively-Created Soup Recipes

In our UBC course last Monday, we wanted to teach the students a lesson about real-time collaboration. We divided them into groups of four and assigned…

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Foursquare Comes to Vancouver

We’ve been doing a lot of speaking and workshops lately. At these events, people inevitably ask us “what’s the Next Big Thing?” I’m incredibly poor at…

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Update on Twitter CTR Rates

Last month, I wrote about what sort of clickthrough rate you could expect from links shared on Twitter. I rewrote and expanded that post over on…

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