Archive for the category "internet"

HistoryPin: Places Then and Now

November 15th, 2011 @ 1:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

HistoryPin has been developed by We Are What We Do (a non-profit company) and Google to mashup maps with historic photos from communities around the world. The map works by adding user-contributed photos to Google Maps and Street Views. You can zoom into communities and pin points for a true “the and now” view of […]

Invite the World to Vancouver & Chocolate Giveaway

October 27th, 2011 @ 11:39am by Rebecca Bollwitt

You can now Invite the World to Vancouver through a new digital postcard platform. Simply visit the site, select a series of photos or upload your own, and they’ll send a real post card to the recipient. They’ll cover the postage, print the card, and have it delivered. I for one, love receiving actual tangible […]

Canada Day at Canada Place: Social Media Hub

July 1st, 2011 @ 4:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Social Media Hub at Canada Place’s Canada Day celebration was sponsored by Vancouver is Awesome and myself. Throughout the day, bloggers stopped by for some WiFi connectivity and caffeine compliments of Salt Spring Coffee. Photo credit: Rick Chung on Flickr John Biehler and Duane Storey were out taking photos and video for Miss604.com and […]

Social Media Day 2011

June 29th, 2011 @ 9:52am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Social Media Day 2011 takes place June 30th in over 1380 communities around the world. Each of these communities has planned a meetup where people will get together to celebrate social networking, its technology and the connections it has made. Pete Cashmore (@Mashable) & City of Vancouver’s Andrea Reimer with the “Social Media Day in […]

Putting Sechelt on Google Maps

May 12th, 2011 @ 1:31pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

As of January 2009 Mapquest was still ahead of Google Maps in the online map department however I have a feeling that Google has taken the top rank in recent years. We turn to it for streetviews, directions, information about local businesses or for trip planning. But what happens when the place you’re looking for […]

Campus Lip Dub Videos

April 25th, 2011 @ 11:53am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Lip dubs and flash mobs are all the rage these days, taking hours to organize and choreograph often hundreds of participants for that shot at internet stardom (while having a ton of fun in the process). Lip dubs are described as “a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to make a […]

Group Buying Sites, GoodNews, and $1 Gelato

September 22nd, 2010 @ 9:11am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Group buying is the hottest trend in spending, changing the way you buy while promoting your purchases to friends. These subscription-based services allow you to get fantastic deals on anything from manicures to meals. More and more businesses in Vancouver are signing onto these services which can either be a hit, or a real miss. […]

Foursquare Deals in Vancouver

August 16th, 2010 @ 9:57am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Last September,