Archive for the category "internet"

Vancouver Mashable Meetup for Social Media Day

June 30th, 2010 @ 10:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Today is Social Media Day around the world as initiated by the top social media resource (and most influential Twitter account on the planet) Mashable. While Vancouver hasn’t officially declared today “Social Media Day in Vancouver” like they did in Victoria, the social media community is hosting a meetup to get together and celebrate. It’s […]

Quit Facebook Day is May 31

May 14th, 2010 @ 10:51am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Photo by: John Bollwitt To many people, Facebook is the internet. It’s open in a browser throughout the day, it could be their home screen, and on average users are connected to 130 “friends” at a time [Facebook: Stats]. However, even with close to 400 million users (11 million in Canada alone) Facebook isn’t on […]

Twitter Bug Resets Followers

May 10th, 2010 @ 10:19am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Twitter was experiencing the effects of a bug this weekend that exploited the following/follower method (as this post on Mashable explains). This morning, as an after effect of this bug, all users have noticed their following and follower numbers have dropped right down to zero. This means the little corner store down the block has […]

Twitter Hashtags for Vancouver 2010

February 5th, 2010 @ 12:24pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Many people have been wondering what the official Twitter hashtag for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Games will be. To give a bit of background I’ll explain the purpose of a hashtag. Every word on Twitter that is published from a public account is searchable on Twitter (see: or Twitter Search in Plain English). When […]

Disclosure Statements for Bloggers

January 2nd, 2010 @ 1:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Unless properly disclosed, motivation for reviews on blogs has sometimes been a mystery to the unfamiliar reader. Was the author paid? Did they simply feel moved to write based on their enjoyment a restaurant or product? Thanks to the service, bloggers and Tweeters now have an instant and easy-to-share way to add a disclosure […]

Favourite Places on Google Maps: Vancouver Edition

December 10th, 2009 @ 9:18am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Google has just launched their “Favourite Places on Google Maps” for the first time in Canada and they have profiled spots around Vancouver. The favourites are all marked on the maps with little maple leaf pins and have been hand-picked by local experts. View Rebecca Bollwitt’s Favorite Places in a larger map This includes venues […]