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SOCIAL MEDIA | February 26, 2010

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Recap of my Niche Community Building Session | PodCamp Toronto 2010

Recap of my Niche Community Building Session | PodCamp Toronto 2010

I thought about writing a recap of my session but after reading the coverage on the blog of NVI, I will simply invite you to go read theirs. Thanks Wes Walls, you captured the main message and highlighted the key points I made during my presentation. I worked hard over the last months at exploring […]

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APPLICATIONS, TECHNOLOGY | February 25, 2010

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Balsamiq Mockups Feels Like Hand Drawing your Interface

Balsamiq Mockups Feels Like Hand Drawing your Interface

Balsamiq Mockups is one  tool I use to build my upcoming community site. Following a tweet I made last week, I saw that many of you were curious to know what I was thinking of Balsamiq Mockups. So, here we are. Before you build any software, Web site or even a blog, you need is […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | February 5, 2010

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Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

Catch The Business of Online Communities for Women at podcamp Toronto

I hope you plan to come to PodCamp Toronto 2010. I already told you about my individual session. To pursuit further the discussion on niche communities, I will sit on a panel with the popular Erica Ehm of Yummy Mummy Club.  We will exchange on the business of online communities for women. A savvy girl […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA | January 29, 2010

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My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

My Next Speech at PodCamp Toronto 2010

A quick note to tell you that I will be giving a session at the next PodCamp Toronto that will happen on the weekend of February 20 and 21st, 2010. I started working on adding a community site to the KimVallee.com brand. I analyzed many angles to make sure I get the right ingredients. My […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA | January 9, 2010

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Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Design Blogs Influence Elle Decor

Bloggers continue to grow their influence. More and more traditional print media recognized how the blogosphere and social media forced them to evolve. As an avid magazine lover, I am happy that they embrace the Web. We can co-exist and support each others. Margaret Russell pointed out in her January/February 2010 Editor’s page the contributions […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA | December 19, 2009

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Turning a Hobby into a Business on Etsy

Turning a Hobby into a Business on Etsy

It is no secret to everyone who knows me a little that I love Etsy. I bought items on Etsy. I feature my favorite Etsy sellers on my main blog, At Home with Kim Vallee. When I talk about the business opportunity of the Web, Etsy always comes to my mind. Etsy opened the doors […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS | October 3, 2009

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US Women Are More Present in Social Networking Sites

US Women Are More Present in Social Networking Sites

It is not really a surprising news if you ask me. First of all, I told you about the female Internet in autumn 2008. At the time, I reported that Women’s community was the most visited and fastest growing Internet category, tied with politics according to ComScore Media Metrix’s year-end report. I attributed these statistics to […]

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Blog DESIGN, BLOGGING | August 17, 2009

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Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

Adding BackType Connect to Your WordPress Blogs

We installed BackType Connect to integrate related Twitter conversations into the post comments. It is not hard to do by yourself. Adding a plugin in WordPress usually works like a charm. Since we are perfectionists, I asked my tech guy to fine-tune a few things that required his programming skills. One thing, Jerome did what […]

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BLOGGING, Blogging TIPS | July 6, 2009

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Quick Tips to Find Story Ideas for Your Blog

Quick Tips to Find Story Ideas for Your Blog

I put that story on hold after the long weekend. Plus, the summer vacations are at our door. I am writing this now because it is always after a vacation or a break that it is the hardest to get back to our blogging schedule. People often ask me if I get the writer’s block. […]

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IDEO’s Innovative Ideas on the Future of Journalism

IDEO’s Innovative Ideas on the Future of Journalism

Newspapers are endangered species. Like many industries, it must adapt to its time. Although it is easier to read a print media, the hyperlinks, the velocity of the news and the multimedia power of the Internet clearly highlighted the weakness of the print media. Look at how this article I read on the San Francisco […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, TOOLS | June 2, 2009

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The City of San Francisco fully Embraces Social Media with Twitter

The City of San Francisco fully Embraces Social Media with Twitter

San Francisco is known as a city with a diverse pool of Web 2.0 professionals. So maybe it is not surprising that the City of San Francisco launched a Twitter application where anyone can send direct messages (DM) to report a problem or send a request to the city’s customer service hotline. Twitter became one […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | March 16, 2009

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Cute as Hell: the latest Pet Community

Cute as Hell: the latest Pet Community

If you are a pet owner or an animal lover, you will want to check this new community. Mashable described Cute as Hell as a mix between Cute Overload and MySpace for pets. Each pet has its profile page. It starts with community members assigning a cuteness level to pets in Cute as Hell. If […]

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