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Social Media Notes (#88) – Links for the Week of October 26 – November 1

Social Media Notes

Here’s this week’s round-up of social media (& tech) news. Come by each week for what I hope to be a fun & informative blog post on social stories that caught my eye throughout the week! 

(I missed the last couple of weeks’ Social Media Notes as I was away in Japan! See my Japan blog posts: Top 15 Things To Do in Japan + a Guide to Cat Cafes in Japan). 

  • Snapchat’s monetization plans are pretty interesting – forget traditional ads, they’re turning your own selfies – filtered – into advertisements. “Snapchat seems to be homing in on a business model where it doesn’t have to unilaterally bombard users with cookie-cutter ads, and it doesn’t have to nickel and dime them with in-app purchases. Instead, it positions users as the vector for transmitting viral advertising under the guise of content.” Talk about innovative marketing.
  • First Snapchat Stories, then Twitter unveiled Moments, now Instagram launched curated Halloween content in a special feed perhaps indicating that we’re moving beyond hashtags to recap events. (I still love the hashtag though, and I doubt it’ll be going anywhere any time soon).
  • Did you see this week’s Cat Saturday Meowlloween photos?!

Thoughts on these stories? Tweet @ me or leave a comment below!

Linda

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Linda Hoang is an Edmonton blogger who writes about food, travel, lifestyle/events and pets. She's also a social media/digital specialist with a journalism background. Linda is in love with her city and loves exploring and promoting Edmonton and other places she visits with her husband Mike. Linda is also the founder of the Edmonton International Cat Festival (and has 2 cats herself, along with 2 dogs).

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  • Easily one of my new favourite salads - the Roasted Beet & Greek Yogurt salad from @crashlandhere! 😍✔️✔️
Enter to win a $50 gift card to Crash Hotel Lobby Bar by tagging a friend in the comments below! 
Additional entries, more #foodporn and a review of #CrashHotel over on my blog! (link in bio)
  • The snow's not all bad! ❄️
  • The best volunteer gigs are ones that involve eating delicious food... 😍 Congrats to @WoodWorkYEG @chef_porter for winning Judge's Choice at the Mount Royal School @TheCulinaryArtsCookOff fundraiser! The winning dish was this Israeli pesto couscous with duck fat, sage, honey balsamic & cheese. 🙏🏻 Kids Choice (and also my 2nd pick) was a butter bacon chicken fat soaked pasta from @shanemedericchartrand! (Perhaps all things could be soaked in butter bacon chicken fat? 😍🤔 lol) Proceeds from this annual cook off and silent auction go to support the school! A very tasty and important cause I'm lucky to have been a guest judge for. ☺️
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Ever try a #Tupperware Meal Prep Party? You & friends get together and prep ingredients for 5 meals (that feed 2-4 people per meal) and you take home the meals in a bunch of Tupperware! 👌🏻 I went to my first Tupperware Meal Prep Party last week with consultant @mbootsie17 and have a recap up on my blog (link in bio)! ☺️ I'm also giving away a free Meal Prep Party pass (valued at $125+ GST).
To enter, just tag a friend who you'd meal prep party with in the comments! Get more entries on my blog 👉🏻 www.linda-hoang.com
Note: You must live in the Edmonton area to win!
  • Finally tried @callemexicorestaurant and don't know why it took me so long! 🌮 Delicious beef nachos (excellent crisp factor lol), al pastor pork tacos with pineapple, and green enchiladas! Yum. Thanks for the lunch date @nicopringo.
  • And another long weekend comes to an end! Hope you had a great one. 💛 We spent time with family and friends, slept-in, binge-watched Netflix, long-walked the dogs, celebrated Thor's 6th birthday and celebrated @mikethyking's birthday at @TheRecRoomCA! 🤗
This is their tasty wood-grilled pork chop with pickled mustard, whipped potatoes and braised red cabbage. I also had their lemon-fried calamari which was delicious!
  • #SixYearsOfThor!! 🎂✨
  • Happy Easter long weekend! 🐰❄️
I'm headed out to the farm, bringing this beautiful hand-tied, farm fresh @calliaflowers bouquet 💐 to my mother-in-law! I want to give you #ThisCalliaMoment to celebrate your mom too. 💗
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Tonight we're kicking off the long weekend at @CrashLandHere! The new(ish) boutique hotel / restaurant is right across the street from @RogersPlace and totally surprised us with how good the food was. Like this braised short rib, egg, onion rings, deep fried pickle and aged cheddar brioche burger. 👌🏻 And fries. Really good fries. IG Story for more of our meal, and stay tuned for a fuller blog review & gift card giveaway! In the meantime, definitely recommend you give this place a try. ☺️
  • When you get to catch up with a great friend over delicious Thai food, and excitedly talk about her upcoming wedding!! 💕✨ Can't wait to see @yourbestfred @catherine0626 tie the knot! 👰🏻🤵🏼
  • So happy for this incredible couple we're lucky to call our friends. ❤️ What a beautiful wedding! ✨ @Mikethyking gave the groom this advice: "Always say you're sorry, because at the end of the day, it's always your fault." 😂
  • This weekend @mikethyking & I are down in #MedicineHat to celebrate the wedding of our very good friends Jack & Nicole! 💕 I love love! 💕 (I also love Instagrammable Walls lol). Check out scenes from the wedding over on my IG Story.

LINDORK