Archive of posts tagged "social media"

Animal Twitter Parody Accounts in Vancouver

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Twitter is a great source of information but it’s also the home of many quirky and entertaining accounts. You can find out how tough Chuck Norris tweets, engage with Angelina Jolie’s right leg or the Queen of England, and Star Wars fans can see what Lando Calrissian is thinking in 2013. In Vancouver, parody accounts […]

How to Participate in a Twitter Chat or Town Hall

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Twitter chats and town hall meetings are becoming more popular with the inclusion of celebrities and local politicians who open themselves up to answer questions about specific topics online. If you’re a basic Twitter user, you may now know how to participate in these discussions so I thought that I would outline a few key […]

HootSuite is Hiring

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Vancouver’s HootSuite, one the world’s most popular social media dashboards, is hiring sales people, developers, and support specialists and they hope to find them at an open house next week. A shining beacon among our city’s tech and social startup scene, Vancouver’s HootSuite has come a long way over the last 4 years. Growing from […]

2 Days in Seattle

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Over the last few weekends, the Seattle Convention and Visitors Bureau (“Seattle CVB”) has been inviting specific individuals to enjoy their “2 Days in Seattle” campaign. Using Klout, one of many systems that calculates a score for social media users, they sent out invitations throughout major cities in the Pacific Northwest. Klout offers a “Klout […]

HootSuite Acquisition(s)

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There was a HootSuite deal today but it’s not the one you may have heard rumours about. The makers of the web’s most popular communications dashboard acquired another Vancouver-based company called Geotoko that specializes in geo-analytic software. HootSuite is a browser-based Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Ping, WordPress, MySpace, and FourSquare manager with millions of users on […]

Social Media Day 2011

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Social Media Day 2011 takes place June 30th in over 1380 communities around the world. Each of these communities has planned a meetup where people will get together to celebrate social networking, its technology and the connections it has made. Pete Cashmore (@Mashable) & City of Vancouver’s Andrea Reimer with the “Social Media Day in […]