Walter Schwabe from “fusedlogic” recently asked via Twitter ‘if a candidate’s use of social media would affect your support for them?’. We don’t have access to the answers that Walter received from the Twitter community but we will offer our own here. There is a lot more to a candidates platform than whether or not […]Read more "Political candidates and social media: don’t miss out on spreading your message"
Years ago when we purchased our first video tape deck (BTW it was a Beta) trips to the video store became a weekly routine. I remember spending an hour and sometimes longer browsing through the titles on the shelves looking at blockbusters and the odd and unusual. Then we switched to satellite and pay-for-view movies […]Read more "Movies from the web – no more trips to the video store"
A small business owner mentioned to me that they didn’t think their target market were big on using the web for shopping or research into products or services. They felt that the older demographic that they market to didn’t use the web that much. The “older” group they referred to were the boomers aged 45 […]Read more "You might not use the web but they do – know your market"
This article on the demise of a university campus broadcast radio station in Waterloo, Ontario got me thinking about the state of campus radio in general and in Alberta in particular. University or college stations have a certain freedom that commercial radio stations don’ t have and may never have. The station mentioned in the […]Read more "Campus radio"
We are following the CRTC hearings via Twitter, online news, CPAC video (when it works) and even caught a few mainstream media segments regarding the big battle between broadcast networks and the distribution channels of cable and satellite. Here are some of our thoughts on the situation . . . The distributors of content are […]Read more "Thoughts on CRTC hearings on Fee For Carriage"
On Friday night a Tweet came in with a mention of Red Deer TV in connection to a Globe and Mail story. Thanks to Greg O’Brien, editor and publisher of CARTT.ca for the original link. After reading the story I re-tweeted the link and then posted a second Tweet with a comment. There is a […]Read more "Globe and Mail: two local TV stations – one lives and one dies"
Job numbers are still weak but for those employers who are looking for staff, social media, social networking and tools like Twitter are providing alternatives to traditional job boards, newspaper ads and headhunters. This article from the Globe and Mail talks about this new trend – Employers sidestep recruiters to tap social media. Why? This […]Read more "Employee recruitment and social media"