Have you spent any time recently on vexillology? That apparently is the study of flags. I must admit it was a new word for me but I became quite enthusiastic about it after seeing a TED talk today. It was given by Roman Mars for whom it seems to be somewhat of a passion. Continue reading “Proudly Fly the Flag”
Few will disagree with the title of this post.. After all laughter is the best medicine we are told. But why do we do it? Sophie Scott is a cognitive neuroscientist who can explain to you exactly why we laugh. You can see her TED presentation below. It is fun to watch and worth every minute you will spend on viewing it. Continue reading “You should laugh more”
Online marketing has never been more important than it is right now. It is a necessary form of survival for all new online businesses. Without the proper marketing, the general public will never find out that an online business exists. Needless to say, if people don’t know a business exists, it will have a very hard time staying afloat, especially if it is involved in an industry that is extremely competitive. Continue reading “Services an Online Marketing Company Should Provide”
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 “Walking my dog”
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 “OneTap, a great way to avoid driving distractions”
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 “Your telephone exchange in the clouds”
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 “Safeguarding Your Reputation In The Twitter Age”
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 “Telus, the Emperor With No Clothes”
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 “Before I die I want to”
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 “What Is Your #someday Wish”