Archive for the category "internet"

Blogathon Vancouver 2010, Save the Date

Comments 4 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Blogathon is returning to Vancouver this year as I will once again be hosting an on-location event August 21st. Kristi Ferguson from Fraser Valley Pulse will be heading up Blogathon Fraser Valley on the same day with another on-location event so we’ll have the region well-covered. Raul will also be helping me with the Vancouver […]

Vancouver Mashable Meetup for Social Media Day

Comments 1 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is Social Media Day around the world as initiated by the top social media resource (and most influential Twitter account on the planet) Mashable. While Vancouver hasn’t officially declared today “Social Media Day in Vancouver” like they did in Victoria, the social media community is hosting a meetup to get together and celebrate. It’s […]

Quit Facebook Day is May 31

Comments 14 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo by: John Bollwitt To many people, Facebook is the internet. It’s open in a browser throughout the day, it could be their home screen, and on average users are connected to 130 “friends” at a time [Facebook: Stats]. However, even with close to 400 million users (11 million in Canada alone) Facebook isn’t on […]

Twitter Bug Resets Followers

Comments 2 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Twitter was experiencing the effects of a bug this weekend that exploited the following/follower method (as this post on Mashable explains). This morning, as an after effect of this bug, all users have noticed their following and follower numbers have dropped right down to zero. This means the little corner store down the block has […]

Twitter Hashtags for Vancouver 2010

Comments 16 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many people have been wondering what the official Twitter hashtag for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games will be. To give a bit of background I’ll explain the purpose of a hashtag. Every word on Twitter that is published from a public account is searchable on Twitter (see: search.twitter.com or Twitter Search in Plain English). When […]