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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 […]

ABSOLUT Vodka Vancouver Bottle

November 10th, 2009 @ 2:58pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This afternoon I was at the official announcement that Vancouver has the first-ever Canadian City-inspired bottle of ABSOLUT vodka. The Vancouver bottle was designed by BC artist Douglas Fraser who currently resides in Victoria. His bottle art features a float plane soaring over the city and ocean as the mountains cast a blue backdrop — […]