• The Best of 2015: A Round Up of Social Media Resources

    With the holidays just around the corner it’s time to contemplate some downtime to dream up the upcoming year and reflect on the year that is drawing to a close. I don’t know about you, but I love to snuggle down this time of year in my flannel pajamas with a mug of something hot and delicious and surf the web, read, and catch up on new ideas. To get you started, this month’s column [...]

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    Top 10 Social Media Predictions for 2016

    What's hot and what's not in 2016? I asked some of my favourite leading social media and digital marketing specialists to weigh in with their predictions. Sean Smith, That Social Media Guy: “Video, Video, Video. 2015 saw the arrival of platforms like Periscope, Facebook Live and Blab, but I think it is only the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to personal or mobile video broadcasting. [...]

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    Blab is Social Media's Newest Platform: Is it Right For Your Business?

    Imagine Twitter, Google Hangouts, YouTube, webinars, and reality talk television all rolled into one and you have a notion of social media’s newest platform, Blab. Blab launched in beta about three months ago and already geeks, nerds, social media specialists and technophiles have flocked to Blab and are blabbing about –well, everything. Blab is a live streaming video platform that allows [...]

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    9 Signs That You Are Addicted to Your Smartphone & What to Do About It

    I left my house this morning to drop the kids off at school with my three essentials - my phone, my keys, and my coffee.  My purse takes second place to my phone.  If I get really desperate and run out of coffee, there's an app for that.  We're in the digital age and I'm riding the wave just like anyone else.  With three children that I do not want hooked on devices, it's important for me [...]

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    5 Tips for Mindfully Going Back to School

    As the light shifts across my kitchen table and our 1970’s summer comes to an end, I hold myself with certain sadness, mindfully aware of the changing seasons and routine.  It has been a summer of wins for our family.  We successfully pulled off a family digital detox with a flashback in time to the 1970’s when kids could just be kids and free play all day long.  Tuesday is back to [...]

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    Blab.im - A Simple How-to Guide by Vicki Chick

    Blabbing About Blab Here’s the simple skinny: All you need is a Twitter account. If you don’t have one, create one. It’s very simple. Click here for instructions. Then: Go to Blab.im where you can follow me and you will get the directions to sign up for the platform. Click SUBSCRIBE to join scheduled Blabs. You can join any Blab this way. At showtime, [...]

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    Mike Vardy - The Productivityist Weekly

    The Productivityist Weekly is a weekly newsletter featuring exclusive content on productivity and workflow, written by Mike Vardy of Productivityist.  We  are subscribers because it's filled with wicked cool stuff like this post below.  You can subscribe here - just scroll to the bottom of the subscribe link and sign-up. Here's Mike's latest awesome post: How To Tackle Your To Do List [...]

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    Up, Periscope: A Review of the New Live Video Streaming Platform

    Periscope is a free live video streaming app, like an Instagram of live streaming, offering users the real time opportunity to see the world through the eyes of someone else.  To be honest, I haven't yet jumped onto the Periscope bandwagon.  I’m doing what is generally referred to as ‘lurking’ by signing into the app and watching livecasts (or “scopes” as they’re called) from around [...]

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    How To Orchestrate a Family Digital Detox

    How does a tech-savvy, social media marketer, suburban mom of three kids happen upon a technology-free 1970’s summer in the middle of the twenty-first century? That’s a question Social Chick, Karina Cebuliak asked herself and the result goes a little something like this: “In the Spring I attended a digital detox retreat called the Joy of Missing Out.  It was inspired by the book [...]

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    Unmasking the ‘dark social’

    Are you familiar with the term dark social? While you might think it refers to the shadowy side of social media and Internet use, it is actually a term coined in 2012 by Alexis C. Madrigal, a senior editor at The Atlantic, to refer to the sharing of content that occurs outside of what is measured by web analytics programs. Examples of dark social include links copied and pasted into emails, [...]

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