Category Archives: socialmedia

Crossing the Social Media Bridge


The following is also published in The Vermilion Standard I have never personally seen Confederation Bridge but I hear it is something to behold. Spanning thirteen-kilometers, the bridge drapes the Abegweit Passage of the Northumberland Strait, connecting Prince Edward Island with the mainland (New Brunswick). It is an amazing feat […]

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Before You Give Up On Social Media…


Social media is often accused of making society more narcissistic and self-centered.   Although there is truth embedded in the diagnosis, I argue against the treatment that is often prescribed.  The disease does exist but the underlying problem is not the technology – it is us. In many ways, social […]

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Five Guidelines for Social Media


The following is also published in the Vermilion Standard. We are spending more and more time online.  Although some of this time is filled with people posting and watching cat videos on YouTube or checking email, most people are spending countless hours on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.), in […]

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The Future of Privacy in a Digital Age


Google recently unveiled Google Glasses for beta testing (see the news story here), bringing up a number of questions regarding the future of privacy. In the pre-digital age (before the Internet, social media and mobiquity (ubiquitous use of mobile technology)), a sign of one’s wealth and power was demonstrated as […]

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Another Facebook Prediction


As Facebook forges ahead into the undiscovered social media landscape, it has and will continue to push boundaries on many levels affecting and shifting culture as a result.  Consider the cultural change to online pictures and privacy in the last couple of years.  It was only a couple of years […]

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