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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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My must-have food at #KDAYS is the Spiral Spud chips with cheese and bacon! (NOT to be confused with Wiggle Chips lol). 🥔 🥓 🧀 
Check out some new midway food I helped judge today in my IG Stories and enter to win a pair of K-Days gate admission tickets:
1. Leave a comment telling me your favourite midway/carnival food.
2. Tag a friend to spread the word! 
I'll pick a random winner by Monday from all entries on my Twitter, IG and FB. K-Days runs until July 30! 🎡 Good luck and happy summer! ☺️
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  • MOM AND DAD ARE BACK FROM VACATION! 🍜🍜🍜 Satisfy your pho craving at @kingnoodlehouse:
Wednesday to Sundays 
10 am - 7:30 pm
10615 97 Street
(#yegchinatown)
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Because soup - especially my mom's soup - is great in hot summer months too. 🙌🏻
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  • The infinity pool and mountain view 🏔 at the Sparkling Hill Resort in B.C. is one of my favourite hotel features! Now imagine getting this pool and view for free. 🤑 That’s just some of the perks you get as a @hotelsdotcom #TempCaptain! Great rewards like free hotel stays. The #hotelsdotcom #CaptainObvious summer contest ends next week (July 25). Enter for a chance to become a Temporary Captain by submitting a quick video. Script & instructions: www.tempcaptain.com. And learn more about Sparking Hill Resort at the link in my bio! #sponsored ☺️
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  • 🌾🌾🌾 Today's grey day has me thinking of this bright canola field we visited during our day trip to #Lacombe + #RedDeer over the weekend! Highlights from the trip (and what I'd recommend you do in the area!) over on the blog soon!🌾🌾🌾
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  • Tonight I went on a spontaneous #yegfood dessert crawl with @britl (as research for an upcoming blog post! 😍) It was so much fun! And the strawberry #bingsu from the new-ish @hanjanyeg is AMAZING! Shaved ice & condensed milk dessert. So delicious! We also snuck in a non-dessert with their jaeyuk bokkum spicy pork belly, kimchi and rice. Loooooved it! Will be back to #HanjanYEG so soon.🤤
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  • That feel when you first break into your noodle bowl. 🙏🏻🙌🏻🙏🏻 The Liang-Pi hand pulled cold noodles with sesame sauce from the new-ish @tangbistro is really good guys. 🤤 Tried it today with mom & dad (who are back from holidays and reopening @kingnoodlehouse this Wednesday!) Happy Saturday!💕
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  • I had so much fun building #terrariums tonight with @littlmissandrea and her #bridalparty crew! Watch my IG Story for simple steps to making your own #terrarium!🌱☺️
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  • Dreaming of the ikura (salmon eggs) I had in California last week! Not as delicious as what I've tried in Japan but better than what I've found in Edmonton. 🐠 I could eat just this on rice and be very content. 🍚😌
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  • Had a lovely Sunday #HighTea at @cafelinnea with @catherine0626! This raspberry nutmeg eclair was phenomenal. I also loved the gruyere black pepper bread pudding (see it & more in my IG Story!) 🙌🏻 Cafe Linnea has High Teas every Sunday in July. It's a lovely space with lovely food. I haven't done a blog post yet but I also really enjoy their brunch! 🍳💕
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  • Today a group of about 30 of us hit up 13 #InstagrammableWalls of @OldStrathcona #WhyteAve on the 2nd #IGWallsofYEG #photowalk! 📸💕 There's so much beauty in Edmonton that goes unnoticed - these walks are a really fun way to introduce people to all the interesting walls in our city (that also make for great photo ops! 😉) Thanks to everyone who came out (on such a gorgeous day! ☀️) and stay tuned for details on the 3rd walk which will be in Chinatown/East Downtown😄
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  • What a great week at The Happiest Place on Earth with @mikethyking and family! 💕 Trying not to let those post-vacation blues get me down.😬
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  • Love to travel? Me too. 😍 This summer I’m helping @hotelsdotcom promote their #TempCaptain summer contest! ✌🏻✈️ Captain Obvious is taking the summer off so he’s helping Hotels.com find a few lucky Canadians to fill in as his temp. Help promote the #hotelsdotcom rewards program while getting all the perks of being Captain Obvious (like, staying at any hotel of your choice at the Captain’s rate: FREE!) Just submit a quick video explaining why you should be the Temporary Captain. Script & instructions at www.tempcaptain.com 👈🏻 #sponsored

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