On Saturday August 1, 2009 at approximately 6:00pm MST the Big Valley Jamboree, a country music festival in Camrose Alberta, was struck by tragedy when high winds caused the main stage to collapse. One person was killed and up to fifteen were injured. A fierce wind storm passed through Alberta moving from the north-west and […]Read more "#BVJ – using Twitter to watch local news unfold"
Everyday I talk to people who are still using dial-up to access the internet. Not out of choice but because they have no other options. In rural homes, ranches and farms of Central Alberta people want to connect to the web. The last mile, the point from where fibre and copper ends and the point […]Read more "Broadband in rural regions needs attention"
There is a lot of press lately concerning the censorship and limit of access to the web in countries like China and Iran. If you are a corporate or government employee, you too may be subjected to the same censorship and denial of access to the web as the citizens of these repressive political regimes. […]Read more "Web censorship – not just in China or Iran"
Not everyone is connected to the web. According to a poll by Ofcom in the UK, there are people who don’t want to be connected. Of the 30% of the UK population not connected to the internet almost half of them or 42%, said they have no interest or need for the internet. This self-excluded group […]Read more "To web or not to web"
What is your company’s policy on collecting job applicant personal information as part of a background check? If you are an HR professional, how do you make use of the new web to determine the suitability of job candidates? Is the following an invasion of personal privacy or an acceptable component of the recruitment, screening […]Read more "Employer demands you give them your social network info"
If you were finally getting around to setting up a profile on Facebook so you can be part of the latest new web crew, forget it. All the cool kids have moved to Twitter! Of course I’m being a little sarcastic . Facebook and blogs and podcasts are still going strong. It’s just that Twitter is growing in leaps […]Read more "All the twitters go tweet, tweet, tweet!"
Who manages your online presence? Things like your website, blog updates, podcasts, Facebook group, what others say about you out on the web, sends out Tweets on Twitter and the list can go on and on. Do you have someone who has a full-time job doing this or is it a task included in someones job […]Read more "Online community manager – a real job?"