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SOCIAL MEDIA | May 2, 2009

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How to Use Twitter to Raise your Personal Brand

How to Use Twitter to Raise your Personal Brand

Roberto Rocca wrote for the Gazette that the tech-savvy crowd now exchanges Twitter accounts instead of paper cards. Roberto is wondering if Twitter is becoming the new business card. This was certainly the case at PodCamp Toronto last February when many wrote their Twitter account name with the @ sign on their name tag. I […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | April 22, 2009

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What’s for Dinner Takes a New Meaning on Twitter

What’s for Dinner Takes a New Meaning on Twitter

Foodies are amongst the early adapters in the general public to Twitter. It is a vibrant community. People that do not use Twitter often laugh at the idea that we talk about mundane topics like “What you ate for dinner?”. To these detractors, I respond that Twitter is a fabulous tool to: get informed socialize, […]

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HOW to use, SOCIAL MEDIA | March 20, 2009

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The Ideas Campaign Uses Crowdsourcing the Old Fashioned Way: behind closed doors

The Ideas Campaign Uses Crowdsourcing the Old Fashioned Way: behind closed doors

When I first read about The Ideas Campaign I was excited. An Irish businesswoman launched the campaign two weeks ago. The goal is to ask Irish citizens what can be done to stimulate the economy. My deception comes from the lack of proper social networking skills. As I researched the story, this post transformed into […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | March 16, 2009

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WeFollow is the latest attempt at user powered Twitter directory

WeFollow is the latest attempt at user powered Twitter directory

Following Tweeple with similar interests is my goal. After all this is how you engage in valuable conversations. Kevin Rose, the founder of Digg, officially launched yesterday a service called WeFollow. The idea is that you fill 3, only 3 hash tags to describe your interests. The idea is to find people with similar interests. […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | March 11, 2009

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Twitter vs. Blogging Dilemma: it is not one vs. the other

Many people frequently asked this question. I read several posts on that matter this week; I commented on Problogger and BlogHer. I feel the need to expand my thoughts. If you are a blogger, there is no doubt on my mind: you should be active on Twitter. I mentioned before that Twitter is a powerful […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA, STATISTICS | March 10, 2009

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Watching your influence with Bit.ly

Watching your influence with Bit.ly

A cool functionality of Bit.ly is that you are able to track the numbers of clicks in real-time. The sad thing is that the statistics only work in real-time. It is supposed to show you the cumulative values but I have been waiting for days now. So I assume totals are not functional yet. Still […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | March 1, 2009

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Blogger Guide to Using Facebook as a Promotion Tool

Blogger Guide to Using Facebook as a Promotion Tool

Melanie asked a question is typical of the reality of many bloggers. Until now, Melanie uses Facebook to keep in touch with her actual friends. She runs a blog but the topic of her blog is not something that interests her current friends and family members. So she cannot really rely on them to spread […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | February 23, 2009

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More Twitter 101 tips and meeting Sean Power on the train back from PodCamp Toronto

More Twitter 101 tips and meeting Sean Power on the train back from PodCamp Toronto

I had a wonderful time at PodCamp Toronto. I need a few days to digest all the knowledge and ideas I gathered from this unconference. I will keep you posted on my findings. On my way back to Montreal, we were sitting next to Sean Power, Community manager at Akoha and an O’Reilly author. Sean […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | January 29, 2009

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Twitter 101 | Basic Commands

A friend who just joined Twitter asked me for clarifications on standard Twitter functions. She wishes to grasp the subtleties between the commands. Note that a Twitter user is called a Tweeter or a Twitterer. Tweeple refers to Twitter people, Twitter members or the Twitter users viewed as a group. Reply @ You reply to […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | January 22, 2009

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Mr. Tweet may be useful after all. We will see

Mr. Tweet may be useful after all. We will see

I tried Mr. Tweet twice when they launched. My original feeling was disappointment. Where Mr. Tweet and similar tools felt short is that their suggestions ignore my scope of interests. I am aware this is not an easy thing to do but a girl can dream. Since my goal is follow people who say things […]

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SOCIAL MEDIA | December 24, 2008

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A Quick Look at the Twitter Community And Services

A Quick Look at the Twitter Community And Services

A social media site has made it when lots of people create applications and other mainstream community sites are built around it. This is the case for Twitter. A year ago, Twitter was only used by the in the know social media crowd. Since the middle of 2008, new user groups have emerged. New mothers […]

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