Barcamp Ottawa Government

Posted by on Aug 28, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

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...

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RSS Readers

Posted by on Jul 28, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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What is RSS?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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Social Media tools are like tools in a hardware store

Posted by on Jul 16, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

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...

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Social Media Breakfast

Posted by on Jul 14, 2008 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

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...

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Posted by on Jul 10, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments is a relatively new service and the best way to describe it is that it’s an open source Twitter. The actual open source project is called which has been created by Evan Prodromou in Montreal, it supports an OpenMicroBloggin protocol. This is yet another spin off on Twitter however given that it’s open source it makes for a lot of customization and improvements. Here are some video commentaries Social Media Killer This is the first project to use the OpenMicroBlogging...

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Freshbooks in Ottawa

Posted by on Jun 27, 2008 in Events | 1 comment

The last event of the season by Third Tuesday certainly did not disappoint. Saul Cole and Michael Mc?Derment talked about their success with Freshbooks? which is a software as a service company that provides online invoicing and time tracking. They shared some of their successes in using social media to not just communicate with their customers but to pay attention to them. Saul gave his views on “Karma Marketing“. Part of new hire training at Freshbooks, is to answer the customer calls, an excellent way to hear what the real life...

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PAB 08 – a great success

Posted by on Jun 23, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

PAB 08 was a success and unfortunately I could not attend so have to troll the Blogsphere for updates. ? ? Mark Blevis has promised to have some more updates?later this?week. PAB-errific? The Best 10 Minutes you will invest today Take Aways Rocking in Limestone city Review Photos by David...

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PAB 2008

Posted by on Jun 19, 2008 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Back by popular demand, Podcasters Across Borders PAB 2008 will be in Kingston this coming weekend. Mark Blevis does a great job of telling the difference between all the podcasting...

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Freshbooks’ Michael McDerment and Saul Colt in Ottawa

Posted by on Jun 15, 2008 in Events | 0 comments

Third Tuesday always has very interesting presenters however the season finale proves to be the best. Michael McDerment and Saul Colt from Freshbooks will be in Ottawa to talk about how they used social media to build a sense of community with their customers. They had presented at Third Tuesday earlier in Toronto and that was one of the best rated sessions. So come on out to hear their story. When: Monday June 16th Time: 6pm Where: Clock Tower Brew Pub, 575 Bank St., downstairs Check out their SAS product, an on line time tracking and...

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