Saturday, September 25, 2010

Google Chrome Experiment with Arcade Fire

On a recent road trip, I became entranced by the new Arcade Fire album, The Suburbs.  After listening to the creative and evocative tracks, I was even more excited to see the song "We Used to Wait" brought to life in Chris Milk's Google Chrome experiment, The Wilderness Downtown.
Photo credit: The Wilderness Downtown
The Globe and Mail's article on the experiment, "Plug in your postal code and pull out a hankie" aptly describes the nostalgia and sense of awe one gets from seeing her neighbourhood in the video.

While the Google Chrome experiment's use of many browser pop-ups can prove somewhat annoying and un-user-friendly, it's still worth catching out this interactive online music video.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Handling Bad Press

In my Blogging for Business and Non-Profits course this weekend, there was some discussion about how to handle bad press.  Air Canada recently faced fierce Twitter rage with this story:
Photo credit: the Globe and Mail
I think that this Globe and Mail article on the 5 Social Media Lessons for Air Canada shows the importance of making your social media timely and relevant, especially when facing "Twitter rage" from your customers.

Rule number one: don't abandon your Twitter or other social media account.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Blogging for Business Resources

I'm really excited to be teaching a course on Blogging for Business and Non-Profits for the Faculty of Extension this weekend.

Here are a few great resources I've found on the topic:

Introduction to Blogs
Basic Web 2.0 Features & Functions
Effectively Using Blog Technologies 
Blog Technology How-To
Evaluating Your Blog