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Well, it’s Thursday. We’re way past the mid-way point and nearing the end of what has been an incredible week of networking, sharing, laughing, engaging and participating. The showcase of panels, presentations, discussions and commentary so far have led me to this conclusion: social media has definitely moved out of the ‘fad’ stage and become…

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Things are heating up in #SMWTO – Toronto’s a buzz with insightful conversations on how social media can be used for everything – from championing global causes to urban planning. So much buzz in fact that we’re up to 6,066 Tweets and counting. Also, it’s worth checking out the stream of photos that have been…

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Burstn is the official photo sharing App for #smwto. Burstn is the simplest way to share what’s happening in your life. Snap a photo and within seconds it’s shared with the world. Post your favorites directly to Twitter and Facebook. Capture everything, the things you love, the places you go and the food you eat….

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By Jelena Djurkic Journalism student, Ryerson University, FurrrrReal Correspondent Join Ryerson students for the debate at FuRRR Real: A Design Challenge Exploring Canada’s Heritage and Global Responsibility. Is wearing fur an inherently “bad” thing? That’s one of the fundamental questions in the fur debate. The obvious answer to many people would be “yes.” It is…

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One of the greatest challenges within the digital communications industry is keeping up with the constant change – new platforms and technologies emerge, while those existing either improve or flounder. Within the last year social media has become even more mobile, connecting more people in real time, more conveniently than ever. What’s next? “The mobility…

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By Jelena Djurkic Journalism student, Ryerson University Charlie Franklin has never worked with fur before. But as she pours over a rack of fur coats at a local manufacturer’s store, she seems completely at home. The third-year Ryerson University fashion design student got her first coat only a couple of years ago. It was a…

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By Sara Mahmood Journalism student, Ryerson University Fur has been around for as long as people have been wearing clothing. In 2011, getting a deal on a cheap fur coat would cost you a couple of hundred bucks. In the 1400s, it would cost you…a couple of knives. Fur didn’t stay cheap for long: the…

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Part of the fun of social media week is getting to know the people that work behind the scenes to bring it all together – like the event hosts. Recently, I caught up with Pritesh Gandhi, Senior Manager, Digital Strategy at BMO Financial Group. Pritesh is planning two #smwto events: one on social media for…

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On Friday, I was chatting with someone about how excited I was for social media week – and she said that it feels like Christmas is right around the corner again. I thought that was the perfect analogy to summarize exactly how I’ve been feeling lately. With less than a month to go, I only…

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