Just because you put a QR code on it, doesn’t make you creative!

  A month ago I committed to scanning every QR code I came across. Everyone (in social and mobile media marketing anyway) is talking about how QR codes are the future of mobile marketing, but at this stage  it feels

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The implications of a right to “open-access to information”

The Globe and Mail recently published an article about Canada’s poor record on access to information requests, which reminded me of a question I’ve been mulling over in my head for a while now; what role do administrative or procedural

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The Death of Infographics

Don’t get me wrong, I love infographics as much as the next person. No, actually that’s a lie. Probably way more than the next person. A good infographic can be amazing. It can reveal the most interesting correlations of data

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Is society too complex for us to hold politicians accountable?

As an addendum to my last post, I want to provide an example of what I mean by our society becoming too complex for us to understand, comprehend and rationally act upon. If the entire premise of “progress” is that

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Surviving Progress: Does social technology hold the key?

The Toronto International Film Festival finished last week, and I was lucky enough to win a pair of tickets to the Canadian made documentary “Surviving Progress” courtesy of the new Longo’s Markets in Maple Leaf Gardens, during the festival. The movie

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Hudak’s Misnomer(s): in politics language is everything

Right out of the gates the Ontario Liberals seem to be screwing up. The writ for the Ontario Election only dropped September 7th, and already McGuinty seems to have hit a stumbling block with his proposed $10, 000 tax credit

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TIFF 11′: The Social Media Build Up

I did some interesting research at work yesterday and today, as a thought leadership piece on GCI’s ability to breakdown conversations and buzz on social media. In advance of the Toronto International Film Festival, which started today, I looked at

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