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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 […]

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 […]

Vancouver 2010 Short Track Speedskating Ticket Giveaway

February 12th, 2010 @ 4:00pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

After the success of my first two contests (one which is still ongoing) BC Hydro has asked me to make another contest announcement this afternoon. They have two tickets for the Women’s 500m qualifier short track speed skating happening tomorrow that they want to give away over Twitter. Contest: For this one BC Hydro Power […]

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: search.twitter.com or Twitter Search in Plain English). When […]

Social Media Directory for Ski Season

October 29th, 2009 @ 3:47pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

This morning I woke up to see a new Twitter update from @MtSeymourRoad: Ski and snowboard season is just around the corner and as Metro Vancouver prepares for another blustery winter, the local hills are getting ready to welcome the Olympic-sized crowds that will be flocking to the hills. Here’s how many of them are […]

First Official Canucks Tweetup of 2009-2010 Season

September 15th, 2009 @ 12:55pm by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Vancouver Canucks to host an official Tweetup on Thursday, all are welcome to come out to watch the game and cheer on the team. During the NHL season the term “Canucks” usually becomes one of the top ten trending topics on Twitter while other teams across the league have yet to achieve this social […]