How not to contribute to fake news.

As I write this post, I’m waiting for a flight at Pearson International Airport reading through the incoming notifications on my mobile regarding the tragic Berlin Christmas Market lorry incident. At this point, a few deaths have already been confirmed, however judging by the verified images and videos coming from the location, there will surely be many more. There are no words that can bring these people back or console those affected, however there are concrete steps readers/viewers like myself can take to stop the spread of false information during a time of crisis such as this, where we are all prone to react emotionally. Continue reading “How not to contribute to fake news.”

Yes, There’s a Tool for That! 25 Tips to Speed Up Your Day-to-Day Digital Workflow

Back in June I gave a hands-on presentation at the MARCOM Annual Forum demonstrating 25 of my favourite tools that have optimized my digital workflow over the years. It turns out the topic really resonated with the audience so I have decided to post up the slides right here on my blog in case you missed the presentation.

Here is the official description of the presentation I gave (slides embedded below):

“Have you ever found yourself wasting a considerable amount of time performing some annoying, repetitive process within a common application, social media website, or your web browser? Wish there was a “magic” shortcut or simply a better way of getting it done? Continue reading “Yes, There’s a Tool for That! 25 Tips to Speed Up Your Day-to-Day Digital Workflow”

Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools

Network Visualization

Lately, my associates and I have been doing quite a bit of social network visualization research for clients, typically using raw social data and comprehensive, fee-based custom tools. While these are great for deep analysis and strategic planning, sometimes a simple free tool can do the trick if all you are looking for is quick high-level insights. I would like to point out two such tools today, both of which rely on the Twitter API. Continue reading “Two Free Twitter Network Visualization Tools”