Tag Archives: twitter

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – @ryanmeili Embraces Latest in “Poli-Techs” Once Again With Facebook Live Event #skpoli #skndpldr

Since he first ran for the leadership of the Sask NDP nearly a decade ago, Ryan Meili has been incredibly adept at harnessing new technologies to achieve political goals. In 2009, he ran Canada’s first-ever political “money bomb” fundraiser which was a huge success, raising (if memory serves) something like 1/6 of all the money Ryan […]

Everything Is Too Complicated – What Are Tech Companies Assuming We Know?

A good article which is especially relevant to libraries where we hear many tech-related questions every day and struggle with how far we go with our tech-support role, how we train staff to answer tech questions and whether “Tech Help Desk” is the new “Reference Desk” for the modern library. Think of the tech industry […]

“I Made My Shed The Top Rated Restaurant on TripAdvisor” (And Some Quick Thoughts on Fake News)

At RPL’s recent Staff Development Day, I was asked to moderate a panel discussion on fake news.  The panelists included a local education prof who specializes in social media and digital technology, a journalism prof who specializes in mass and alternative media and a journalist who is the assignment producer as well as having responsibility for […]

Throwback Thursday – #tbt – Promoting “Library Behind The Scenes” on CTV (Two Weeks Ago)

Since I’m in the midst of a series of daily tweets about a big community event we’re having at my library branch this Saturday, I might as well double-up and use the same link I posted earlier today to also give me content for today’s #tbt blog post – namely, an appearance I did on […]

Friday Fun Link – Best Social Media Management & Analysis Tools

I don’t do a huge amount of this on my own blog/FB/Twitter/etc. but still useful to know what tools are out there for managing all aspects of your online presence – tracking mentions, controlling content, your social media reach and so on.

[My Internal Monologue Right Now]

There’s lots of stuff going on in the news and politics and the world and on social media that feels interconnected and important and I’d like to talk about some of this stuff too. But increasingly, I don’t know how to do that without offending someone.  Or saying the wrong thing.  Or being attacked for even having an […]

Music Monday – “I’m on my way to nowhere/I been runnin’ from my past/Runnin’ from the things I used to be”

Sometimes it pays to be a blogger. Last week’s “Music Monday” post about Colter Wall was seen by a friend who happened to have an extra ticket to see Wall’s album release show at The Exchange last night.  So because of that blog post, I ended up getting invited along to see the show. It was […]

.@officialRPL Information Session on Cuts to Sask Public Libraries #skpoli #SaveSKLibraries

(As a general rule, I don’t do disclaimers on my blog.  But given the fine line that exists between my place of employment and my interest in this issue as a taxpaying citizen – not to mention the fact that I’m someone who grew up in rural Saskatchewan and previously worked for a regional library […]

Sandos Caracol! Two Weeks From Today!! (And A Bit About How To “Know Before You Go”)

Because the Internet – everything from YouTube to Instagram, TripAdvisor to Twitter, mommy bloggers to travel bloggers and much much more – allows you to get a sense of travel destinations before you go, I sometimes think the anticipation of a trip is (almost) as good as the trip itself. Okay, maybe not… 😉 (Oh, and if you find […]

Pissident Elect @realdonaldtrump

Lots of great humour about the reports that Donald Trump paid Russian prostitutes to urinate on him. The absolute funniest part to me is that a guy who makes up shit, lies freely, changes his story regularly and was helped greatly by “fake news” is now being undermined by an unsubstantiated rumour. Someone joked that […]