Social Media Spotlight

Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 5)

Linda Hoang - October 29, 2016
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Twice a year, I put out a local Edmonton Instagram users to follow list. There is no shortage of great accounts to recommend and what you’ve landed on here is my fifth IG list! The first one was published August 2014 and two years later I still get so excited to share some of my favourite accounts with all of you.  I love Instagram and in my …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 4)

Linda Hoang - February 29, 2016
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Twice a year, I put together a list of local Edmonton Instagram users who I love to follow. This is my fourth list and I’m really excited because even more than 100+  recommended users later, there’s still no shortage of awesome accounts to suggest! Instagram is one of my favourite social networks and I love following people whose photos inspire, delight, and amaze me. I am always …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 3)

Linda Hoang - August 12, 2015

My favourite social network (after Twitter) is Instagram and I’m not alone in this. It now boasts more than 300 million monthly active users worldwide (more than Twitter), with more than 70 million photos shared each and every day. People love sharing their photos. When I use Instagram, I try to be pretty deliberate with my posts. Whereas on Twitter and Facebook I’ll post multiple photos from an …

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Social Media Spotlight: Teddy Bear Tonkey Dog from Edmonton is Newest Internet Sensation

Linda Hoang - August 4, 2015

Social Media Spotlight: Teddy Bear Tonkey Dog from Edmonton is Newest Internet Sensation by Linda Hoang She’s quite paws-ibly Edmonton’s most famous dog. Tonkey, a four-month old bearcoat shar pei puppy, has shot to stardom after Instagram photos and video of the pup were posted on popular online image sharing site Imgur. The Internet fell in love with Tonkey’s squishy face, rolls, and teddy bear-like appearance. …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow (version 2)

Linda Hoang - February 10, 2015

Last summer, I did a post about some of my favourite Edmonton Instagram users. Instagram is one of my favourite social networks and I’m finding more people using it, and more people using it so well. I love following users who are being very deliberate with the kinds of photos they’re taking and sharing, so I knew shortly after I made that original list, that …

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Social Media Spotlight: Friday Night Meatballs all about community

Linda Hoang - January 12, 2015

Social Media Spotlight: Friday Night Meatballs all about community by Linda Hoang An Edmonton man is redefining the dinner party, inviting not only friends – but strangers as well into his home for what he’s calling Friday Night Meatballs. Chris Falconer describes himself as a baker, a butcher, a yogi, a cyclist. But for dozens of Edmontonians, he’s all of that and more – he’s …

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Social Media Spotlight: Edmonton-based GozAround a social network for volunteering

Linda Hoang - October 20, 2014

Edmonton-based GozAround a social network for volunteering by Linda Hoang Ben Block likes to help people. He’s volunteered for different organizations over the years, including doing big volunteer jobs like an overseas Habitat for Humanity build in Kyrgyzstan. But mostly he likes those small acts that make a big impact. “In my life, I can think back to instances of just helping someone out that …

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Social Media Spotlight: Top 26 Edmonton Instagram Users to Follow

Linda Hoang - August 20, 2014

I’m a big of fan Instagram! The popular photo-sharing social network has 200 million monthly active users, with more than 40 million photos shared each day. Most Instagrammers use the platform to share photos of their everyday life – ranging from what they’re eating (that’s one of my favourite things to post) to selfies to their pets and more. Most of these photos aren’t too …

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Social Media Spotlight: Faces of Edmonton

Linda Hoang - August 4, 2014

Faces of Edmonton By Linda Hoang Shayne Woodsmith finds a lot of people (himself included) take advantage of the city they live in. “They don’t appreciate it for what it is,” Woodsmith says. The 33-year-old writer and photographer – storyteller – hopes to change that with his new blog Faces of Edmonton. The blog showcases “Edmonton’s scenery, inhabitants, and stories” – through photos and captions. …

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Social Media Spotlight: Edmonton woman’s cat video goes viral

Linda Hoang - March 25, 2014

Edmonton woman’s cat video goes viral By Linda Hoang Move over Grumpy Cat, there’s a new famous cat on the Internet and his name is Joey. Seven-year-old tabby Joey has found fame online after his owner, Edmontonian Hilary Darrah, uploaded a one-minute video montage of the cat to YouTube earlier this month. In just a few short weeks, the video, titled Joey Loves Water, has …

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