Archive for the category "twitter"

Ugly Sweater Tweetup in Vancouver

December 13th, 2010 @ 3:25pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

It’s time to bust out your knitted reindeer pullover (with sequined Rudolph nose) for the Ugly Sweater Tweetup happening this week. Photo credit: Daniel Slaughter, Kables, ramseymohsen on Flickr The tweetup will take place at the Robson Square Ice Rink (under Robson between Hornby and Howe) on Wednesday, December 15th from 4:30pm until 6:00pm. Be […]

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 […]

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 […]

Success at Twestival Vancouver

March 26th, 2010 @ 12:32pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After packing up the last of the leftover meat & cheese platters I waved to Marc, I drove home from YVRTwestival in the rain. I had just hosted an event for 250 people that raised over $9,000 for Concern Worldwide. My automatic windshield wipers began to sway back and forth as I thought about all […]

Twestival Global Vancouver 2010

March 23rd, 2010 @ 9:35am by Rebecca Bollwitt

This is the third time I have organized Twestival in Vancouver and each experience has been an adventure and a challenge. Since 2007 I have been using my site to raise awareness and funds for causes, from the annual Blogathon or through events I have hosted, to collecting food donations for these causes. Photo credit: […]

FollowFormation For the Olympics

February 26th, 2010 @ 11:33am by Rebecca Bollwitt

With many programs out there to help you sort and filter the abundance of Twitter “noise” out there, the Vancouver service FollowFormation has come up with a solution. Using the concept of Twitter lists, they have a simple user interface that allows you to pick one of their lists, select how many people you’d like […]