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This article was one of my MicroSoft Small Business Forum pieces.  

I really enjoy stepping outside my comfort zone. For me, this can take the shape of taking a class in a subject area quite orthogonal to my career, or attending a random event or starting a project in a realm in which I hold minimal to no expertise. (more…)

PAB09, part deux

Still in Kingston at the Podcasters Across Borders conference. It’s been an excellent year for conference food. I reported earlier about the food at CPHA. Now at PAB09 I’ve been treated to an excellent buffet lunch of lasagna, chicken, mountains of fresh vegetables and a large array of desserts. And this evening our boat cruise featured free beer from Molsons: Rickard’s White. Mmmmm, calortastic.

Surprisingly, PAB09 continues to be a thought-provoking and very enjoyable affair. I’ve also discovered some dopplegangers among us. This is a picture of LA-based actor and creator of the Hollywood Podcast, Tim Coyne:

And here is former Dr Who, Christopher Eccleston:

Erie, huh?

This is the owner of, a nice fellow named Marko Kulik:

And this is Major Dad himself, Gerald McRaney:

More eeriness abounds!

Marko clued me into this last eerie resemblance. Here is photographer Annie Liebovicz:

And here is, um, Howard Stern:

And that, my friends, is what you come to for the hard-hitting political analysis and social commentary.

I leave you with this, the hilarious pilot for Awesometown, a sketch comedy show by the Lonely Island, that was never picked up:

And one last thing. I tried to register the domain name (“.gy” is the country code of te nation of my birth, Guyana.) But apperently there are issues. I tried, my droogies. I tried.


Greetings from the 2009 Podcasters Across Borders convention in sunny Kingston, Ontario. As you probably don’t know, my friend (she would say, “acquaintance”, I’m sure) Chamika A. and I have been trying to launch Chutnification, a podcast about South Asian literature, for some months now. Don’t think about stealing the name. We already own it. So we’re here for the skinny on the podcasting world. Yes, it’s a nerdly sausage fest. But you know what? So far it’s a pretty fun time. The fellow conventioneers are all well engaged and genuinely nice people, and there ain’t nothin’ wrong wit dat.

Here’s a pic of Chamika and me. I’m throwing down some bad-ass gang signs. So no, I’m not having a seizure:

Since our podcast doesn’t have any, you know, content yet, I’m calling it a “mimecast“. Yes, you can use that terminology, too, but don’t you dare forget where you heard it first. Or didn’t hear it, since that’s the point of the joke, after all…

Tonight I had some more ideas for podcasts:

A show about fishing: codcast
Another show about fishing: rodcast
A show for Evangelical Christians: godcast
A show for weed smokers: potcast
Another show about weed smoking: podgrass
A show for cattle ranchers: prodcast
A show for fitness freaks: bodcast
A show about Flash comic books: Gorilla Grodcast
A show about my favourite Superman villain: Kneel Before Zodcast
A show about failing computers: podcrash
A show broadcast in double stereo: quadcast
A show about affirmation: nodcast
A show about nasal hygiene: snotcast
A show about potatoes: spudcast
A slow moving show: plodcast

Well, you get the idea.

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