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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

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

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

#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

A ‘Social Media Surgery’ at HootSuite

A ‘Social Media Surgery’ at HootSuite

#Net2Van #HootUp – Social Media Success with HootSuite  Being a social media enthusiast, my interest was piqued when I heard about this Social Media Surgery event! So, what exactly is a Social Media Surgery? A social media surgery is an informal gathering of people who want to learn how to use the web to communicate, campaign … Continue reading

IFTTT Simplifies Your Life With Nifty “Recipes”

IFTTT Simplifies Your Life With Nifty “Recipes”

Recently, I discovered a nifty little tool called IFTTT (“If This Then That”). Their tagline is, “Put the internet to work for you.” In essence, this tool allows you to make custom, easy-to-build connections (“recipes”) between your favourite everyday services & devices – to simplify activities such as cross-posting, or just simply auto-archiving your created & … Continue reading

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

The Gift of Starbucks Coffee – In a Single Tweet

Yesterday, coffee giant Starbucks launched their new “Tweet-a-Coffee” service here in Canada! As a diehard Starbucks addict & social media enthusiast, I had been eagerly anticipating the arrival of this service in Canada since its US-only launch last October. The idea is simple: After linking Starbucks and Twitter accounts, users are able to send individual … Continue reading

“Zero to Hero” Day 4: Hello, Neighbours!

“Zero to Hero” Day 4: Hello, Neighbours!

Active engagement is very important in every thriving community, and the blogging community is no exception. In today’s “Zero to Hero” challenge, we were asked to explore the community, follow 5 new topics in our Reader (blog feed), and begin finding blogs (& bloggers) to follow. 5 New Topics Based on my interests, these were the … Continue reading

2013: Year in Review

2013: Year in Review

2013, what a year! Being the Instagram fan girl that I am, I was able to look back on the year & gather up a treasure trove of rich visual memories from my Instagram profile feed! Here are some of my favourite moments from the past year… January 1st meal of the year – familiar … Continue reading