Open Source Video

Posted by on Oct 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Kaltura is a New York-based pioneer in Collaborative Media, allowing groups of users to create rich-media projects together using video, audio, and animation, similarly to what wiki platforms enable with text The Wikimedia foundation have collaborated with Kalutra to enhance the current wikipedia offerings from text and images to video. This project is still in Beta however you can test it out e.g. parenting project. Kalutra has over 60k publishers worldwide. It’s free and organizations can self host or use the SaaS model. They do have...

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LinkedIn for busy professionals is a workshop by Virtual EyeSee

Posted by on Oct 4, 2010 in Training | 0 comments

This session is for people that have never signed up and are very busy to experiment have signed up but don’t see the point of it are looking for a job are looking to connect with hiring managers employers looking for great talent establish themselves as experts in their area looking to connect with a specific person for a business opportunityThis seminar is in 2 parts. The first goes through the basic features and the second goes through how to use this professional social network to hire employees expand a business network, connect...

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Shape the future of the Canadian Government

Posted by on May 20, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

It’s great that the unconference theme is coming to the Govt. of Canada via Govt Camp. This event is for: IT People –Technology is one way that governments are transforming how they deliver services externally and internally. Technology people are needed to explore the art of the possible for these new services. Mash-ups, Open Data, social media are but a few of the possible areas for discussion. Policy People – We need you in the conversation so that you can share your expertise on the realm of the possible from a policy perspective....

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Fair Chance Ottawa and Social Media

Posted by on Mar 26, 2010 in Events, Guest speaking | 0 comments

I am very excited to be part of something new and exciting, Fair Chance Ottawa. The goal of this group is to attractt and encourage high-quality candidates for this fall´s municipal election in Ottawa. Here’s what I am talking about. “who says you need conventional media to get your message out? Look at the Obama campaign. Online and social media and how you can make them work for you” I hope to inspire the future councillors of Ottawa to take advantage of Social Media and the open source tools to communicate effectively and...

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What is #FollowFriday on Twitter?

Posted by on Mar 8, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Twitter has a few memes/games and one of them is the popular #FollowFriday. So on Friday you will see Tweets ending with #FollowFriday. The rules are simple 1. On Friday 2. Suggest interesting Twitter users to follow 3.  @<twitter id> … #FollowFriday It’s that simple. The idea behind this is to promote users that you find interesting. Your followers or anyone checking the Everyone updates will see this Tweet. It all got started with one simple tweet from Micha Baldwin… With a suggestion from Mykl Roventine… And...

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How I participated in a Social Media Scam

Posted by on Feb 16, 2010 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

At 4:30pm this afternoon I started down the path to participate in a social media scam. Here’s how it came about…. I was trolling Facebook looking for the latest example of a corporate Facebook Page that had a contest. No sooner had I started I saw a status update from one of my friends At 4:30pm this afternoon I started down the path to participate in a social media scam. Here’s how it came about…. I was trolling Facebook looking for the latest example of a corporate Facebook Page that had a contest. No sooner had I...

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Re-cap Social Media Week, Toronto

Posted by on Feb 8, 2010 in Events, Guest speaking | 0 comments

Thanks to all the organizers, Social Media Week in Toronto was a huge success. A special thanks goes out to Eli and Jyotika for making all the arrangements. A big thanks to both Michele and Shannon for live blogging via Facebook and CoverIt Live. I had a blast and thanks to all for attending the Navigating User Generated Content presentation. There were well over 130 people signed up therefore I was not able to offer the interactive workshop I had originally planned, instead I went for a discussion and presentation. Navigating User Generated...

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Social Media Week, Toronto, Navigating User Generated Content

Posted by on Feb 3, 2010 in Events, Guest speaking, Training | 0 comments

There is a really awesome event happening globally….Social Media Week. So Toronto, New York, London, Berlin, Sao Paulo, San Franscisco all having amazing events simultaneously at the same time. I’m here in Toronto participating in the fantastic event, at the Rivoli currently listening to Nelson Ko talk about the world ofWikis. I will be on at 3:30pm talking about Navigating User Generated Content. We will be attempting to live blog this event (dependent on the internet connection here). If you can’t make it here but do have...

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Navigating User Generated Content

Posted by on Jan 18, 2010 in Events, Guest speaking, Training | 0 comments

Wednesday Feb. 3rd 2010 3:30pm-6:00pm Social Media Week, Toronto Everyone has an opinion and some like to share this with others online. This sharing of information is referred to as user generated content (UGC) and can be found in places like blogs, social networks, micro blogs, forums, wikis etc. The amount of UGC is increasing rapidly and is now part of the communications/marketing mix. There are many advantages to this kind of content as it creates a knowledge base encourages people to move from being spectators to participants...

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Social Media for Social Change

Posted by on Jan 13, 2010 in Events | 0 comments

Social Media is not just for marketing. In the early days it was used by the big brands for marketing. They typically had large budgets and therefore were always open to experimentation. Now that this technology is part of our daily lives it can be used for all kinds of purposes. One area that it’s being used very successfully is for social change.  Jeremiah Owyang, from Forrester,  used his blog to raise awareness to the after effects of the earthquake in China. Twestival was an event that took place on Feb. 12th 2009 in over 100...

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