A Newfound Love for Biking

A Newfound Love for Biking

Seven years ago, I bought a bicycle – with the intention of riding it that summer. I loved biking around the neighborhood and parks when I was a little kid, so I thought I would do some casual biking as soon as the weather got warmer. As it turned out, that summer came and went, … Continue reading

Hashflags: Twitter’s Easter Egg For Emoji Fans

Hashflags: Twitter’s Easter Egg For Emoji Fans

For Star Wars fans enjoying the “Force Friday” frenzy today, Twitter has another neat little surprise for you: Star Wars hashflags! ➲ What are Hashflags? Hashflags, also known as Twitter Emoji, are tiny images that Twitter appends to the end of some hashtags. They are are somewhat of an Easter egg for Twitter users, since they appear automatically when certain hashtags … Continue reading

IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada’s Twitter-activated Vending Machine

IKEA Canada is celebrating the launch of its 2016 catalogue with a fun social media campaign that involves a Twitter-activated mobile vending machine. Stefan Sjostrand, President of IKEA Canada, says, “We know that Canadians like to engage and connect through social media. Throughout August we hope to excite our customers about the new 2016 IKEA … Continue reading

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

4th Annual Vancouver Mini Maker Faire

Now in its fourth year, the Vancouver Mini Maker Faire (VMMF) is an annual community event that showcases creativity at its finest. Last weekend, I had to opportunity to attend this 2-day event and participate in some of the fun & educational workshops there! One thing I really enjoyed about this year’s VMMF was the … Continue reading

Social Media and Professional Sports

Social Media and Professional Sports

In Vancouver’s vibrant & rapidly growing Social Media industry, there are many experts. To facilitate networking and knowledge sharing within this community, HootSuite hosts #CMHootUp – a series of quarterly meet-ups for all who are part of the local social media scene. #CMHootUp – Building Community Around Sports The most recent installment of #CMHootUp at the HootSuite … Continue reading

[App Review] Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey (iOS)

[App Review] Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey (iOS)

Where did I park my car? When does my parking meter expire? Were there any special restrictions or rules to remember about where I parked? Ever found yourself stuck in a bind and frantically asking yourself these questions? Parking Pin by Everyday Odyssey is a nifty new GPS parking spot tracker app that automatically remembers … Continue reading

An Evening of ATC Crafting Fun

An Evening of ATC Crafting Fun

One of the things I love about Social Media is how easy it makes connecting with people who share common interests! Kym (@herrohachi), Sami & Marissa (@momomintsshop) and I (@whythisbox) have been following each other on Instagram for several months now, enjoying each other’s crafty, interesting, and fun photos. Since we are all local Vancouver crafters, I thought … Continue reading

[Game Review] LINE Rangers (iOS, Android)

[Game Review] LINE Rangers (iOS, Android)

LINE is a communication & messaging app. Over the years, LINE has released a variety of successful games for users to enjoy playing with their network of LINE friends. In LINE’s latest game offering LINE Rangers, players play through more than 80 stages of tower defense, collecting adorable Ranger characters of varying skills. The ultimate goal? … Continue reading

#VanCM: “Let’s Party!”

#VanCM: “Let’s Party!”

How to Create a Buzz-Worthy Event At this month’s Net2Van Community Managers’ meetup, Kei Baritugo (@BoldLove) of boutique public relations agency BoldLove Communications shared event planning insights with a crowd of more than 100 people. This meetup was, in itself, a buzz-worthy event! Kei’s presentation was filled with entertaining tidbits from her event planning adventures. … Continue reading