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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Social Media is.... not Twitter.

Twitter is just one spoke in the wheel. Social Media is about people. People sharing, learning, laughing... you know... being people. Social Media is starting and developing relationships. Social Media lives online, but also in person. Social Media is pretty much part of everything, and it's everywhere.

Saying a Social Media person's job is sending Tweets, is kinda like saying a Marketing Director's Job is buying billboards. Seems kinda small in scope, non?

If you work or play in this world, please let's all make an effort to educate. But not in a preachy know-it-all kind of way... just in how-friends-talk-to-friends kind of way.

What are your thoughts? Am I way off? Do you agree?

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Behind The Scenes Raptors Anthem Single. Nov. 10, 2010

Scotty Newlands surprises you with his voice. He's not too tall, kinda skinny, and really just looks like a regular dude. Then he starts singing. Boom! He has a set of pipes. I caught him practising at the ACC before the doors opened. Here's a clip with a sample of him singing and my reaction. Hope to see Scotty back singing soon!

Here's the clip...

Anthem Sample - Nov. 10, 2010 | video | Raptors

What do you think?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Nazem Kadri talks Facebook and Twitter!

This is my most watched video on the SindenJonathan Youtube channel.
What do you think?

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

This Blog

My apologies. It seems I spend a whole lot more time reading blogs, then actually writing them. I've neglected you, Big Thinker Blog. For this, I am sorry. Once my new site gets up and running, I promise to share once again.

So what's new...

I've been helping a bunch of people with their Facebook Fan Pages.
I finished up my 2nd year writing for Fuel Mag. Look out for that!
I seem to be connecting many people to... um... many people.
Excited for Toronto FC and making the Champs League group stage.

I'm thinking that when it's all said and done, the guy in the pic below could very well be the best player in MLS history.

Until next time...

Monday, February 15, 2010

Story in BlogTO.

Check out the story in BlogTO.

The article is a nice piece on what we are doing as an organization to engage fans. A step in the right direction, but we have a long way to go. That's one thing I love about Social Media. It's constantly evolving. It's never perfect. With every interaction, we can learn. We learn from each other and our communities. Toronto Maple Leafs fans are amazing. I learn from listening to them. I also learn from Raptors fans and TFC fans. These communities has allowed me to be a part of them... and I thank them for that.

Some exciting stuff in the future with these brands.
I'll do my best to keep you posted.
until next time...

Sunday, January 10, 2010

How this tree is like Social Media.

Writing a note. Remember that? The original Social Media. The picture to the side is a tree in my local dog park. You see, each year (around Xmas) people post notes and decorations on the tree. It's like a community tree for dog owners, hikers, and people just out for a stroll. It usually fills up pretty quickly with random stuff. I see it almost every day. Then something happened... someone hung a notebook - a blank notebook and a pen - allowing for comments. This was amazing. It allowed anyone walking by with a thought or opinion, the chance to be a part of it. I love it! It's kinda like social media. Someone somewhere starts something and then people keep adding to it. It's how communities get built. This is how it works. Sure there are many tree analogies I oould make, but I just love the simplicity. One person hung something and then it snowballed. (first time I have ever used snowballed in a sentence) It probably started with a decoration and evolved to the notebook (which is full of comments, btw)

So I went past the tree today (Jan 10/10) to see what was left from the holidays and some pretty windy weather. Some stuff still hangs and some has long blown away. I did notice a hand made ornament saying 'Can't we all just share the park?" It was signed "The Coyotes"