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Archive for the category "internet"

Google Street View Vancouver

October 7th, 2009 @ 1:20pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

Google Map’s Street View service has officially launched in Canada and includes sidewalk-level images of Vancouver, Squamish, Whistler, Banff, Calgary, Kitchener/Waterloo, Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec. Vancouver’s coverage also includes Richmond, New Westminster, Surrey, and all Metro Vancouver cities as far East as Chilliwack. This morning at the launch we got the full rundown of […]

Canadian New Media Awards 2009

September 10th, 2009 @ 8:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Canadian New Media Awards (CNMAs) are happening December 1st in Toronto and they have just opened up the nomination platform. Categories for nominations include: Best Cross-Platform Project Best Online Video Portal Best Kids Interactive Best In Canadian Culture, Interactive Best In Mobile Marketing Best Mobile Application Best Location Based Service Most Innovative Online Game […]

Foursquare Comes to Vancouver

September 9th, 2009 @ 4:29pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

In just a few minutes I’ll be heading over to V in Yaletown (at Earls) for the launch of Foursquare in Vancouver. I’ll be liveblogging from 5:00pm until 8:00pm so you’ll be sure to get the entire scoop about this latest craze. For an overview of Foursquare, check them out here. Update: To use Foursquare […]

BC Healthy Living Alliance Health Hunt

August 14th, 2009 @ 9:06am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This month the BC Healthy Living Alliance is hosting an online scavenger hunt to promote healthy living. On August 24th at 9:00am sharp, you will be able to download a Play Pack from the BCHLA website. It will contain contest rules along with a list of missions to be completed for a multimedia scavenger hunt. […]

Contest Management from Strutta

August 11th, 2009 @ 11:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

Online contests are a great way to boost community engagement on your website, blog, or general online presence. I’m noticing photo and video contests are on the rise lately however they’re pretty much all over the place. The current options are email a photo (but what about file size limit), or submit a Facebook photo […]

eight years of the busblog

August 11th, 2009 @ 10:06am by Rebecca Bollwitt

When people ask me how I started blogging, I first mention my lifelong obsession with technology, and then I list my influences. At the top of the list is Tony Pierce who is currently celebrating the eight anniversary of his busblog. Tony shares on his blog, he gives advice, talks about the Cubs, literally wrote […]

Wineries on Twitter

August 7th, 2009 @ 9:00am by Rebecca Bollwitt

With VinoCamp CheeseCamp happening tomorrow, I’m in a wine kind of mood. This morning I went searching for a list of wineries on Twitter and I found the motherload here. Despite the list being very long, a few local wineries were not represented so since the site is a wiki, I was able to log […]

Twitter is Down, What to do?

August 6th, 2009 @ 8:02am by Rebecca Bollwitt

What does the population do when Twitter goes down? I’m not sure but hopefully they turn to blogs. This morning the microblogging service used by millions across the globe went down, and I’m not taking “Fail Whale” down. Fail Whale Fan Club & What is Fail Whale The entire site is unavailable (as well as […]