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web 2.0 and social media | Nov 29th, 2012

Twitter Fiction Festival: Teju Cole's "Small Fates" Inspires A New Narrative

Recently named as one of New York's 100 Most Important Living Writers by Flavorwire, Teju Cole's aptitude for using innovative and provocative literary techniques has now also piqued the interest of the Twittersphere. This year's inaugural Twitter Fiction Festival, an online event celebrating the... Continue Reading →
web 2.0 and social media | Nov 13th, 2012

Alexandra Samuel: Spontaneity Trumps Spell Check On Social Media

"Learning to live with erratic spelling, incorrect grammar and even the occasional profanity," Alexandra Samuel writes, "is an extension of the trust principle you have to adopt in order to generate a lively, engaging and reflective social media presence." That's right, grammar police—content... Continue Reading →
web 2.0 and social media | Nov 12th, 2012

Social Media at Conferences: Misha Glouberman's How-To [VIDEO]

"I think, there's already a problem with people on stage and an audience," Misha Glouberman says, "where there's kind of a basic alienation between them." In an interview here at Lavin, the negotiations speaker and communications expert shared his opinions on how to break down the natural barriers... Continue Reading →
web 2.0 and social media | Oct 30th, 2012

Vision Critical: Social Media Expert Alexandra Samuel Takes On A New Role

Social media expert Alexandra Samuel is adding another position to her powerhouse resume: working with Vision Critical. In a recent post on her blog, she announced that she would regrettably be leaving her position at the Emily Carr University of Art + Design in order to take on a more prominent... Continue Reading →
web 2.0 and social media | Oct 23rd, 2012

Tech Savvy: Alexandra Samuel Questions The "Social Media Policy"

You are what you tweet, comment, like or share. And, like it or not, Alexandra Samuel says that your online persona is directly linked to who you are—even when you aren't wired to the Internet. As she writes in a Harvard Business Review article, that's usually a good thing. "Many of us thrive on the... Continue Reading →
web 2.0 and social media | Aug 23rd, 2012

Internet Speaker Sue Gardner, of Wikipedia, is One of Forbes' Most Powerful Women

Sue Gardner, the Executive Director of the WikiMedia Foundation, has something to add to her Wikipedia page: she landed a coveted spot on Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women list. That, and she's the only Canadian who made the cut this time around. Gardner, a brilliant Internet speaker, is a... Continue Reading →