Monthly Archives: July 2007

Stop being used

There’s an interesting post by Josh Bernoff about the way tech companies refer to their customers as users. And it dawned on me that if I’m a user then I’m probably being used. I guess that’s somewhat implicit in the … Continue reading

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Read any good blooks lately?

I just stumbled on Jack Kapica’s witty Weblish post. In it he mentions the Lulu Blooker Prize (I hadn’t heard of it before), awarded annually to blogs that transform themselves into into books, er blooks, from a program you can … Continue reading

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‘A bad image or no image’

Poor Manitoba. It isn’t enough that my birth province is beset by frigid winters and an overabundance of blood-sucking mosquitoes in the summer. Not to mention a hollowed-out downtown, glue sniffing and a 40+ year exodus to points East and … Continue reading

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A failure to communicate

Two years ago, during my APR* oral exam, I was asked how I might counsel the Mayor of Toronto on a certain issue of the day. I replied that I did not practice public affairs, would probably suggest the Mayor … Continue reading

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But seriously ladies and germs…

True confession: I used to be a comedy writer/performer a long time ago (I even collaborated on a political joke book). And since I now have this forum, I’m taking the liberty of posting a few jokes and puns. Feel … Continue reading

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Face the music

Robert Scoble has a good post on why he thinks Facebook is the place to be. Everybody’s there… It’s sounding a bit like the Studio 54 of the social media scene, except there isn’t a bouncer (or beta version) to … Continue reading

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Just like Bob Dylan

When I was a camp counsellor in Webster, Wisconsin way back in the last millennium, I never would have believed that the first time I would see Bob Dylan live would be years later at a casino showroom north of … Continue reading

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Facing up to Facebook

Quick confession: I’m not on Facebook (yet) because I think I would probably become addicted and spend way too much time on the site. I’m fascinated by it though. Enticed. From what I’ve seen and read about the service, it’s … Continue reading

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A little thing on Blogger that bugs me

I just published a new post that I started writing on Thursday and saved as a draft. But the publication date isn’t listed as today (and I think it should be since that’s the day it became ‘public’), but July … Continue reading

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Follow the leader…

…Or lead the follower. Which road will PR counselors take? Giovanni Rodriguez and Paul Rand have written a thought-provoking, white paper for the Council of Public Relations Firms on the impact social media is having on our industry. They challenge … Continue reading

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