Stephen Colbert’s Fake Twitter Hack

Stephen Colbert’s Fake Twitter Hack

Late last night, as I was checking my twitter feed (hopefully for the last time before going to bed), I noticed a rather unusual tweet from @stephenathome, Stephen Colbert's twitter account. It looked like the account was hacked, similar to incidents earlier in the week (with Burger King, Jeep, MTV and BET). While the first two were orchestrated by actual hackers (allegedly Anonymous) and were done with apparently no harmful intentions, the 'BET+MTV' was a copycat marketing campaign, brought to you by the social media ninjas at Viacom. You see, by some interwebs…Read more
Random thoughts on Canadian magazines

Random thoughts on Canadian magazines

Magazines Canada has just finished an exciting week of MagNet. A four-day long marathon of seminars, galas, sold-out speaking engagements, endless networking, culminating, of course, with National Magazine Awards ceremony. While I couldn't attend the awards (this thing runs late into the night - honestly), I followed the shenanigans vicariously, via twitter updates (and here), or website postings - in real-time (typically done by the winning teams) 111Read more

canadianeditors.com

BEFORE AND AFTER: - the old site (below) had a clumsy vertical navigation, and had a lot of unused, empty space - the new site (above) runs the most important channels across the top (as well as on the side), and uses effective visuals to keep the interface intuitive and informative - the old site was managed manually, introducing many HTML and CSS issues, let alone meta-tagging and tracking - the new site uses a content-management system (CMS) to easily manage and deliver various content types through a single back-end - the old…Read more