Should my blog be on my web site or a separate site?

Should my blog be on my web site or a separate site?

Social media can be a huge driver of traffic and revenue for a company with an effective web presence, but how do you actually go about setting up an effective site? That’s what many of the entrepreneurs at Web Fuelled Business asked this week, in one form or...
Tailor your voice to each place you use social media

Tailor your voice to each place you use social media

“I make leather armour.” That’s a sentence I never expected to hear in this lifetime. In fact, until about 4:30 yesterday afternoon, I didn’t know what leather armour was. I din’t know that leather armour existed. Leather armor, it turns...
Unlocking the door to usability

Unlocking the door to usability

  This is the sign on the inside of my hotel room door. I love the fact that a traditional door — you know, of the lock-and-key rather than magnetic card variety — now requires documentation. It’s a great reminder that usability is entirely...
How to stop wasting time on technology challenges

How to stop wasting time on technology challenges

Today’s practice: The next time you dive into a time-consuming tech challenge, stop to ask: what would a normal person do? Saturday morning I woke up at 4 a.m. in preparation for my flight to London — and accompanying time zone readjustment — later...
Updating Canada’s Election Act so you can tweet the results

Updating Canada’s Election Act so you can tweet the results

Today the Canadian government announced its intention to table legislation that will bring Canada’s Elections Act into the 21st century. Tim Uppal, the junior minister for democratic reform, tweeted today to share the news. That’s right: next election...
Blockbuster reminds us to make way for the new

Blockbuster reminds us to make way for the new

Ever since it was announced that Blockbuster would close its remaining stores, I’ve wondered what would happen at the corner of Broadway and Blenheim. A wifi-wielding coffee shop? A wildly out-of-place H&M? An all-you-can-eat, gluten- and sugar-free cake...
Video: 10 reasons to stop apologizing for your online life

Video: 10 reasons to stop apologizing for your online life

It’s time to stop apologizing for your life online. That was the central message of my talk at TEDx Victoria in November, now on YouTube. From valuing your online attention to taking your online creativity seriously as real art, I argue that we can only unlock...