Our local TV station, CHCA-TV will go off the air on August 31, 2009. They were part of the Canwest Global E! network. Canwest claims they did everything they could to save the five stations across Canada which were targeted. Only three made the cut but ours and CHEK in Victoria, BC didn’t. Whose fault […]Read more "Local TV station fades to black – a victim of our times"
According to a report from Borrel Associates, 20% of the advertising dollars spent on social networks such as Facebook and Myspace, comes from local businesses. Although not a huge number it does say a lot about the reach that these sites can have for a small business with limited ad budgets. We don’t have numbers […]Read more "Local advertising on social networks grows"
Twitter is the new web based messaging service that’s taking the world by storm. What exactly is it, how do you use it and why should you care? Here’s some FGAs (frequently given answers) to some FAQs (frequently asked questions). According to Twitter.com they are “…a service for friends, family, and co–workers to communicate and stay […]Read more "Twitter – what the fuss is all about"
A front page article in the Red Deer Advocate, ‘Teachers Facing Cyber Attacks’ tells how the Red Deer Public School Board blocks myspace, facebook and other social networking sites in an attempt to fight cyber bullying of both students and teachers. According to Ron Eberts, assistant superintendent for information technology services, “The No. 1 reason […]Read more "Local School Board Blocks Social Networking Sites"
In this article from PC-World.ca, Don Tapscott talks about the ‘new’ classroom. Mr. Tapscott is the author of Wikinomics where he describes the changes in business and the workplace as a result of collaboration and sharing of ideas versus top-down, command and control environments which are elements of the traditional workplace. Schools, just like businesses […]Read more "Back to School – Will Your Classroom be Wiki’d?"
The CRTC – Canadian Radio and Television Commision (in their words “The CRTC is an independent agency responsible for regulating Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications systems. We report to Parliament through the Minister of Canadian Heritage.”) released its annual report on Canadian Broadcasting on Tuesday this week. Here’s the news release with some highlights. Here’s the […]Read more "The Latest CRTC Report – Good News For the Web!"
Does your CEO blog? Would they like to? Would the PR department let them? Today on BNN – Business News Network, they talked to Steve Rubel, senior vice president, Edelman PR on the pros and cons of executive and corporate blogging. Good interview! No matter what questions they threw at him, Steve Rubel responded with essentially […]Read more "Does your CEO Blog!"