Pete Cashmore CEO of Mashable with Dennis Crowley Foursquare CEO SXSW

Pete Cashmore, founder and CEO of Mashable, with Dennis Crowley, Foursquare CEO and co-founder – Image courtesy of @mostlylisa via Twitter
There are so many great Social Media and Tech events going on all around the world this year. One really cool thing about Social Media is you can still participate, learn and interact with these events virtually from the comfort of your home or office. Honestly, if you are not into getting your junk inspected at the airports, waiting for flight delays and spending some serious cash you may be better off attending your favorite events online and through twitter anyways. More and more Social Media and Technology events are currently being streamed live over the internet either though Livestream or Ustream. The great thing about these technologies is that they are free to use and they allow you in many cases to participate in a chat with the channel so it feels really interactive, unlike traditional TV.

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3 Easy Social Media Marketing Strategies You Can Start Today

What I have experienced in business is that having a detailed marketing plan is key to making your business model work for you.  So, is social media marketing any different? NO….of course not.

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Take a look inside Social Media Day Victoria BC Canada

Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia, has officially designated June 30 Social Media Day. Mayor Dean Fortin signed the proclamation after local Social Media Day meet up organizer Paul Holmes petitioned the Victoria City Council. As far as we know, this is the first city to officially proclaim June 30 Social Media Day.
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Facebook Helps Save Local TV News Station. (Chek News)

This last week has been a great week for the research and development part of my plan where I continue to learn how to use Social Media to improve the various area’s of our lives.  I find the more I open myself up and learn new ways to improve the value I add to the conversation the more good things start to happen.  The first event of the week was for the Social Media Club Victoria Chapter monthly meeting.  This months meeting featured a panel of local journalists to discuss how they are integrating social media into the way they gather and distribute news.  One of the best parts of the evening is when Dana Hutchings, host and producer of Island 30, started to explain how social media helped them to save the station from being closed. Dana explains on the video how they used a Facebook page to gain support and develop some momentum for their lofty goals of keeping the Chek News Alive.  It was a lot of fun to make but turned out very shaky.  Turn up your speakers because it is worth hearing.
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