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"Google Devalues Everything it Touches"

With a quote like that (and in the spirit of Valentine’s), my relationship with Google becomes more ‘love’ than ‘love/hate’. “Google devalues everything it touches” is quoted from Robert Thomson of the Wall Street Journal, sourced from this article. Of course it does.  As Jesse Hirsch, technology consultant and commentator for the CBC said, Google’s…

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P4P Notion Vindicated

I felt like I was going a little on a limb when I wrote this article for the Media In Canada series, and now I feel somewhat vindicated with the notion of Peer-4-Peer (P4P) once I had a chance to review this article. “Generation G” (G for Generosity, not Greed) captures the idea that we’re…

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Brick & Mortar Losing Search Battle

I’ve worked with a lot of major companies in the past and this article comes with little surprise after seeing how they operate.  Here’s a quote that captures the essence of the article: The Retail Search Presence Study compiles search results from Google, Yahoo and MSN Live during the holiday season. The results reveal that…

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Social 'Analytics'

If you’re like most people that are still just entering the ‘social’ part of a sound digital strategy odds are, you might answer ‘not as much as I’d like’ when someone asks you what you’re doing to track / analyze results and actions related to social media. And that’s OK.  It’s a growing phenomenon and…

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When Will the Blocking End?

A recent Toronto Star article questions the practice of IP blocking and access to such popular programs as the Daily Show, Hulu.com and even clips from NBC. This practice is known as geo-blocking and it’s causing a lot of ‘frustration’ for Internet users that want to jump right into the content they love and not…

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Green Directory – US Only

With the launch of the new Google/NYC tourist site, I stumble across a new (or at least for me) directory called Greenopia. In Canada, when I search on ‘canadian green directories’, I get ‘The Green Directory‘, but it has a search arbitrage feel to it, which means it feels like it’s a repurposed Yellow Pages…

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Social Media Summit – 2009

Just a quick reminder that I’ll be speaking at the Social Media Summit in Toronto.  The conference runs from April 27-30 and I’ll be presenting a module on ‘Social 101’. More information about the Summit can be found here: http://www.aliconferences.com/conf/social_media_0409/index.htm