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- Hey, Calgarians! The Art of Sales is headed to Calgary on June 12, 2009. And we've got a pair of tickets to give away!! Why don't you check it out – in case that career in the oil sands doesn't work out, it's important to know how to sell!
- Facial or seaweed wrap at the Banff Spring spa? I can't decide. Regardless, we will be at nextMEDIA in Banff, June 5-7, 2009. You probably should be too.
- Did you know that Search Engine Strategies in Toronto added a Geek Track this year? For folks who want to get down and dirty with search engines! And don't forget, OneDegree readers get a 15% discount!
And finally, hope you all have a fabulous Victoria Day Weekend! Remember that drinking and boating injures 8% of marketers every year – be safe out there!
Seen Around the Blogosphere
- Why choose between Star Trek and Social Media when you can have both?
- Google tries to cute-metaphor their way out of technical difficulties
- Every tweet is precious – why Twitter should protect serendipity
- Social media for good
Heard on Twitter
@spidervideo: #podcampHFX prep chat has begun thanks to @RyanDeschamps @jonmcginley and @bboudreau
@mynameiskate: Dear Twitter: pls make my life complete & include bios in your fancy new follower notification emails. Some of us aren't just #'s oriented.
From Canadian Marketing Blogs
- CTV presses the panic button online for local TV
- Commercial or journalistic? A creative commons debate
- East Coaster Joel Kelly returns to the topic of unfriending people on Facebook
- Mobile Tech 4 Change Camp coming to Halifax
Releases, Announcements and News
With Susan Boyle out of the way, the internet seems to be returning quite happily to its world of things going wrong and people who complain about it. Too cynical? Check the facts:
1) Twitter scheduled a planned outage for updates. And you know what? We were cool with that since they gave us the pretty rad notification emails – now with actual details about new followers! And fiber!
But when the outage was lifted and the new restrictions on how @user messages are viewed became clear…well…let’s just say that people were not impressed. On the plus side, they came up with rather creative solutions…
2) If a Twitter-free world weren’t frightening enough, imagine Google leaving us without instant knowledge! Scary, right? Oh wait – that TOTALLY happened. What’s this world coming to?
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