Posts by Dave Fleet

Social Media Isn’t Anti-Social

Social Media Isn’t Anti-Social

Someone suggested to me recently that social media people are, well, anti-social. That they seem to spend all their time...

Focus Or Fail

Focus Or Fail

The ever-thought provoking David Armano wrote earlier this month about the “paradox of please,”  where he clearly and simply made...

Pragmatism Over Purism

Pragmatism Over Purism

When I first got into social media, I was a purist. By that I mean I would evangelise for companies...

Survey Sheds Light On Canadians’ Views Towards Social Media

Survey Sheds Light On Canadians’ Views Towards Social Media

A new survey released today shows that Canadian business leaders plan to invest more in social media in 2009, while increasing numbers of Canadians see social media tools as important for learning about products, services, organizations and brands.

Are Media Channels Diverging Or Converging?

Are Media Channels Diverging Or Converging?

While looking over the new Vancouver Sun website recently (congratulations again on the redesign to Kirk Lapointe and his team),...

Bring Twitter Onto Your Blog With Chat Catcher

Bring Twitter Onto Your Blog With Chat Catcher

If you’re anything like me, and you’re sometimes frustrated by trying to track conversations about you all over the web,...

6 Tips For Engaging Online

6 Tips For Engaging Online

If you're new to the social media "scene," it can be scary (just ask the folks at Motrin). For a company used to "controlling the message" through carefully crafted news releases and press conferences, engaging in it can be even scarier. Here are six tips to help that engagement go a little more smoothly.

5 Lessons About Self-Promotion In Social Media

5 Lessons About Self-Promotion In Social Media

A little storm-in-a-teacup erupted online today around a press release issued by Matt Bacak. The release was almost comically self-promotional,...

The Danger Of Ego Services on Twitter

The Danger Of Ego Services on Twitter

This weekend I received a direct message from someone on Twitter asking why I’d unfollowed him. He was a little...

Twitter Spam Doesn’t Work

Twitter Spam Doesn’t Work

We're still seeing people try to use old-school spam tactics to 'game' Twitter. This weekend I saw one of the more low-level attempts so far – someone who created a Twitter account just for the purpose of taking advantage of the Mumbai terrorist attacks to drive traffic to his site.