Every morning at about the same time I go with Tia, my dog, for a 25 minutes walk. We always go the same way and it got me thinking. Some might ask me,” Isn’t that boring?” My answer is a strong denial….. and why would I say that?
The best answer is probably that ancient quote by Heraclitus. You can never jump into the same river twice. There are so many ways in which the scene changes every time we visit. Continue reading
Driving along in your own cocoon should be an ideal time to think beautiful thoughts and enjoy the scenery as you pass. Unfortunately, many of us are almost addicted to leaving the cell phone open and can be distracted at any moment by what may look like a priority. It is not only destroying your peace of mind, but could well result in your death or serious injury if you overlook what is happening around you. if only someone could intervene and monitor all of those attempts to divert you and handle them in the most appropriate way. Continue reading
We are all getting used to having many of our communications via the Internet. There are also many digital services which can operate much more effectively when they are supported by online data services. This has many advantages both in effectiveness and in cost savings. Continue reading
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Social media have changed the way we all must consider what other people may believe about us. It is not just celebrities like Jian Ghomeshi or Bill Cosby who may be concerned how quickly comments about their reputation may be shared on Twitter or Facebook. Anyone of us may find that someone is spreading a story that may not be true.
Unfortunately it is always the case that bad news circulates faster and more widely than good news.That is why reputation management has become a key service that any company or high-profile individual may wish to use. Continue reading
Most Canadians are aware that they pay higher cell phone costs than those in other countries because the market is ruled by the oligopoly of Bell, Rogers and Telus. They fight hard to maintain this stranglehold on the marketplace despite the widespread resentment this causes. Thankfully the federal government realizes that this is a dossier where they will get widespread electoral support whenever they decide to curb the actions of the telecommunications companies. Continue reading
In the previous post, we described how the Royal Bank of Canada has encouraged people to tell others via a social medium, Twitter, what they wish to do #someday. It very much flows with the spirit of the times, but those electronic exchanges are not as rich as those that occur when people meet people. Continue reading
It is very difficult for big brands to work well with social media. Social media are all about people talking to people. Those one-on-one connections are very difficult for big brands to arrange. It is just too expensive to hire all the staff that would be necessary. The best they can do is to try to float an idea and hope that people will like it enough to share it with their friends. Continue reading
The CBC poses an interesting question this morning: Scotland referendum: Will slacktivists help secession succeed? As is noted, the voting age in the Scottish independence referendum is 16 years and up. Apparently slacktivists is the name for those between 16 and 18 years of age. Continue reading
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With the referendum in Scotland on separating from the United Kingdom occurring tomorrow, there is much discussion on a whole series of financial matters. It seems that there is an intention that pensions as in the past would continue to be paid by the government in London. However that raises a very interesting question. Continue reading
On September 18, those living in Scotland will be choosing in a referendum whether they wish to remain part of the United Kingdom or to be a separate country. Current polls suggest the Yes side may be inching ahead of those wishing to stay in the UK.
Many outside Scotland feel that this would be a real tragedy. That is why a BBC headline notes that on Scottish independence: Celebrities call for Scots No vote