DoGood – The Future of Online Advertising?

I am totally pumped about this. I mean really. In fact, I don’t think I’ve ever been this excited about…. …a browser plugin. Hot off the presses, the DoGooder plugin was released to the world this morning, and in my opinion, it IS going to change the way we think about online advertising. The concept […]

Why I Love Social Media People

This morning I’ll be heading to Toronto for a weekend of connecting, sharing, learning and of course, fun at Podcamp. It’s been a long time since I’ve been really excited about attending an event. Perhaps it’s because I don’t get to go to many events. Perhaps it’s because I’m getting the chance to meet up […]

Why I Don't Watch TV Anymore

I have a confession to make. I, Suze, don’t watch TV anymore. In fact, I’m pretty much turned off of just about every show out there. It’s an interesting irony, really. After all, I produce TV. Right now I co-produce a series that airs on our local cable station. We have a bunch of other […]

On Kitchen Parties and Social Networks

I’ve been fortunate to spend a good chunk of time in Newfoundland and Labrador. Even though I’m not from the Eastern part of Canada, I feel very in tune with the people there. Perhaps it’s in my blood, because my Dad is from New Brunswick. Perhaps I can relate to the culture because I grew […]

Forget the Message – What's Your Medium?

“A light bulb creates an environment by its mere presence.” — Marshall McLuhan I’ve been thinking a lot about WHY people choose certain mediums to communicate. In McLuhan’s day, the options were much more limited. Not by their ability to tell stories, but by their accesibility to the general public. At that time, we relied […]

Feedly Gets It

I discovered Feedly this morning and in just a couple of minutes it changed the way I interact online. One of the things that drives me bananas about many social media apps these days is the lengthy process I need to go through just to get it to understand who I am and what I […]

Is Social Media a Square Peg in a Round Hole?

Last night I attended the Third Tuesday Ottawa meetup for the first time. It was a great event, with excellent speakers. I highly recommend it for anyone in the Ottawa area interested in social media and networking with like-minded people. The discussion was entitled “Shiny Object Syndrome” and the intent was to explore social media […]

Trading Snake Oil for Wolf Tickets

This morning I am inspired by a Twitter debate I had with Amanda Chapel. We only started following each other on Twitter yesterday but she chose to engage me this morning in a conversation about Web 2.0 and her prediction of a forthcoming bust to this whole business. I shall say off the mark that […]

Gotta Love the In-Person Stuff! Ottawa Geek Dinner

Tonight was the Ottawa Geek Dinner and I was thrilled to see some old pals and meet some new people who, until this point I had only known through their tweets and blog posts. There were a good 20 people who came out, which made for a long table. I’m sorry I didn’t get around […]

Twitter in a Nutshell (for my Facebook friends)

I was twittering with @GinnyK today, and she is in a similar predicament to myself. We both have many Facebook friends who have no idea what Twitter is. At least 3 times a week, one of my FB friends asks me “What the heck is Twitter?” This is because I am a complete geek, so […]