Posts by natasha

Barcamp Ottawa Government

Posted by on Aug 28, 2008 in Events

It looks like this will be the very first BarCamp for Government here in Ottawa. It’s open to Government of Canada Employees and long term contractors who effectively work as part of a Gofc team. This is an amazing chance for Gofc employees to get together and talk about what they are doing with social media and new technologies. A great networking opportunity for others in communications, marketing, web development, design etc.. to find some inspiration, motivation to help build a community. This event will be capped at 50 people, so hurry and sign up. It’s on Friday September...

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RSS Readers

Posted by on Jul 28, 2008 in Uncategorized

Now that you know what RSS is all about, here’s a little information on RSS readers/aggregators. RSS readers are very similar to email clients. They are free so if you don’t like the functionality of one you can quickly and easily move to another. Some?of the RSS readers are? google reader bloglines newsgator my yahoo feedburner They all work on the basic principle of creating an account logging in adding the URL of the site you want to follow The alternate way to follow a site is to look for one of the icons above, this will automatically open the reader of your choice. So try...

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What is RSS?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2008 in Uncategorized

Have you bookmarked your favourite websites and check them on a regular basis? If you find this rather time consuming and frustrating when the website you look at has the same information from a couple of months ago then?RSS is for you. ? RSS aka Rich Site Summary or Really Simple Syndication?is a format for delivering regularly changing web content like headlines, update notices, blogs, wikis etc…?directly to you.?It saves you time and helps you to get the information you want quiclky, after it was published. Another analogy is a magazine subscription, only in this case it’s...

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Social Media tools are like tools in a hardware store

Posted by on Jul 16, 2008 in Uncategorized

I am very excited about the Social Media Presentation that I will be giving tomorrow. It’s been a challenge to narrow down what I would like to talk about as I could talk about this all day long. I only have an hour and a half. I have been thinking of some analogies that I could use and the easiest one is that Social Media tools are like tools in a hardware store. If you go in and ask for tools they will first ask you what is it you want to do? You will have to know if you want to do the basement, put a pool outside etc…. This will then determine the subset of tools that you...

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Social Media Breakfast

Posted by on Jul 14, 2008 in Uncategorized

The second Social Media Breakfast is on tomorrow When: Tuesday, July 15th from 7:30 – 9:00am Where: Overlay TV’s office, 401-80 Aberdeen St, This time it’s Rob Lane, CEO & Co founcer of Overlay TV. He will talk about video as a social utility? and how Overlay is using Social Media to build it’s community and buisness. The goal of the Social Media Breakfast is to not only talk about Social Media but to feature engaging speakers. So I am sure this will not disappoint, just like the past speaker, DNA11. Hope you signed...

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