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Monthly Archives: April 2013

30 04, 2013

Internet Law in Toronto, Libel, and ex-Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke v. Zack Bradley

By |2013-04-30T17:19:17-04:00April 30th, 2013|

Image courtesy of http://internetlaw.uslegal.com/ As the realm of Internet Law has been growing, though not nearly as fast as the Internet itself has, more and more people previously innocent are being brought to court for crimes that they are innocently unaware of. Take the case of first-year Carleton University journalism student Zack Bradley from Oshawa, who at age 20 is still a kid, though technically not a minor. He, like many sports fans, decided to rail on sports players and GMs alike, and apparently got on the bad side with ex-Maple Leafs GM Brian Burke. So, what's wrong with blogging and expressing a little freedom of speech? Apparently, a lot.

30 04, 2013

How to Add a User to a WordPress Multisite Via Database as an Administrator

By |2013-04-30T15:57:32-04:00April 30th, 2013|

WP_MultiSiteA while back we were given permission to host and edit a clients' website, built on Wordpress with Multisite functionality. However, for various reasons we were unable to get in touch with the previous developer who had Admin access to the sites. Since we were hosting their website and database, we at least had that. The solution then was to add a new user (us) through the back-end. The question that remained was, how? Here is what we did (Read More)

29 04, 2013

Online Advertising and Branding Company

By |2013-04-29T16:39:35-04:00April 29th, 2013|

If I type in the services you provide on Google or Bing, would I find you? If I'm on Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn, how would I know you even exist, let alone that I can utilize your product or service? Studies show that 86% of consumers that use search engines to find a local product or service follow up with a phone call, email, or in-store visit. As a business owner, you can not afford to utilize traditional marketing tactics that cost hundreds of thousands of dollars at a time, and that may or may not work.

26 04, 2013

Facebook Announces Changes to Mobile Advertising and More

By |2013-04-26T13:56:58-04:00April 26th, 2013|

facebook-adsThis year has been a year of changes for online advertising. The most influential social media channel has announced a big modification that will affect several rules regulating the way people promote their businesses on Facebook. Considered a critical strategy, a new mobile media advertisement plan is to be implemented, which will allow companies to send ads to users' smartphones even when the screen is locked.

18 04, 2013

Social Media Channels and The Boston Marathon Explosions

By |2013-04-18T10:36:14-04:00April 18th, 2013|

Photo Courtesy of BBC NewsThe Boston Marathon explosion has been massively exposed through social media channels over the past two days. Many people in the area of the bombings circulated information by using Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and other social media platforms.
Given an interruption in service, several people were unable to use their phones in the area and this created another opportunity to show how useful social media can be in a variety of situations.  Social media channels were highly useful for those who were near the explosion. Many were able to let family and friends know they were safe.

18 04, 2013

Canada Introduces Its First Social Media Research Lab

By |2013-04-18T10:30:43-04:00April 18th, 2013|

Computer Science PhD student Naureen Nizam demonstrates the "Magic Wall" at the Social Media Lab. The 96-inch multi-touch screen can display millions of online conversations. PHOTO: Social Media Lab. With the arrival of virtual communities and networks, it is impossible to ignore how social media has impacted the world. Twitter has grown in popularity worldwide and especially among celebrities. Recruiters and job-seekers consider LinkedIn as one of the best ways to make new connections and Facebook has become a normal part of people’s daily routine. These are only a few examples of the growing social media influence in today’s society.

12 04, 2013

Beets Headphones are Advertising on Social Media Sites

By |2013-04-12T13:46:28-04:00April 12th, 2013|

beets_blackOrigaudio’s latest product Beets Headphones is getting a lot of social media attention. The product has been promoted on their website and across their social media channels. The product concept was well thought out and the design is fashionable and unique. And what’s making the headphones even cooler is that the company is donating a can of beets with every purchase to a food bank. The Beets Headphones are available in an array of colours including green, pink, red, blue, white and black.

9 04, 2013

Stay in Touch with Friends and Family with a Facebook Home Application on your Android

By |2013-04-09T12:38:44-04:00April 9th, 2013|

Facebook Home puts your friends and family at the heart of your Android. You will see you friend’s posts and photos from the moment you turn on your phone. If you want Facebook Home and do not own an Android device, you can download and install a free file manager application from Google Play. This application gives you quick access to Social Media so you will never miss a moment. One of the benefits of this application is that you can communicate with friends while you are using other applications.