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Way to go Winnipeg!

For all the years I lived in Winnipeg, and since then, I was always very cynical about the NHL returning to Winnipeg. Even after last week’s announcement that TNS&E had purchased the Thrashers.

But the challenge of selling 13,000 season tickets was CRUSHED – more than half were sold through presale and the rest sold within 17 minutes of the general sale opening.

CONGRATULATIONS Winnipeg – thank you for proving me wrong!!

Suck it Bettman.

SEO Columbus – Why SEOs NEED to know ORM

 

Every group has one. In the SEO industry, there are far too many – the folks who call themselves SEOs but are neglecting the knowledge behind on major factor – Online Reputation Management.

 

Read the story of SEO Columbus by my SEO friend Mike Halvorsen.  If you don’t read it (though you really should), here’s the coles notes version.

 

Mike is an SEO. He recently moved to Columbus so on his PERSONAL blog, he created a navigational link with the anchor text “SEO Columbus”.  Apparently there’s another SEO in Columbus (Joe) who is insisting he “owns” the term and is insisting that Mike remove instances of that keyword that confuse him with Joe’s business.

OS4 for iPhone, you fooled me!

I upgraded my iPhone to OS4 the other day (without drama, thank goodness). Yesterday I noticed a new icon at the top.

I thought, cool! It’s a compass pointing north! Then I realized that, from sitting at my desk at work, it was actually pointing southeast. That was my DUH moment. I realized it’s just the indicated that GPS is on. Then the other DUH moment. My 3G doesn’t have compass abilities.

Oh OS4, you did fool me there. But it’s ok, I’m smart again!

iPhone coming to Canada?

I know, it’s a blog post that’s been seen so many times since Apple announced plans to release the iPhone, what I guess about two years ago now?  Such blog posts have contained hopes, dreams, and really nothing more than rumours.

Perhaps this is just another one, but several reputable news sources here in Canada (including the National Post) have reported that maybe, just MAYBE Steve Jobs of Apple will announce to all of Macworld that Apple and Rogers Communications will have finally struck a deal, bringing the iPhone to Canada.

What will the web look like in 2010? 2015?

Social media has been around for a while now, but with sites like MySpace and Facebook, we’ve seen a real increase in Web 2.0 in the past 18 months.

Which begs the question – what will the web look like in the next 5-10 years?

Now, think back 5 years.  What were you doing on the web?  Me, I was all about message boards and updating my sites on Geocities.  I think by that time it was Yahoo! Geocities.  But I couldn’t imagine seeing videos and other streaming media becoming a staple on many web pages.  Forms of blogging were around, Live Journal was the big one.  But the word “blog” certainly wasn’t a household name.