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The Higher ED Blog: Economic development ideas and wisdom from Tweeps

Governments have approached social media with trepidation. While most appreciate the concept of social media and have set up at least one account, they have More...

The Higher ED Blog: 6 Signs That You Need To Rethink Your Social Media Strategy

Intelegia’s Isabelle Poirier will be leading three sessions at our Social Media for Economic Developers seminar, coming up on May 26 and 27. It will be More...

The top 10 (so far) of 2015

As we wrap another year here at EconomicDevelopment.org, I wanted to highlight ten of the most popular posts from 2015 (so far) and thank the More...

The Higher ED Blog: Nine ways economic developers can use social media

Social media is not a fad. In Canada, 69 per cent of the population visited at least one social networking site in 2013 and social More...

InstaBusiness? How a beauty startup turned Instagram comments into a product line

Social media is no longer just for socializing between friends on the web, businesses have taken to using social media to interact with their consumers More...

Learning about urban growth patterns from Facebook

It doesn’t look like urbanization around the world is going to slow down anytime soon. In fact, the global population is now more than 50 More...

8 Lessons startups can learn from Twitter’s chaotic creation story

Rebecca Greenfield at Fast Company recently sat down with Nick Bilton, the author of Hatching Twitter, to talk about Twitter’s founding. In light of the company’s coming IPO, More...

Twitter can tell whether your community is happy or not

Wellbeing has been a bit of a hot topic in economic and community development of late. Emily Badger at The Atlantic Cities takes a look at More...

A heat map dining guide to hoagies, hipsters and bacon

  Yelp is website that was designed with useful information that was created by the collective knowledge of previous diners.  The reviews have become so More...

MoMA And Foursquare team up for an architecture scavenger hunt

MoMA recently collaborated with Foursquare to bring tourists New York’s ultimate architectural scavenger hunt.  The guide contains 21 “landmarks of modern architecture”  which features buildings More...

Infographic: BAE Investor Sentiment vs Stock Price

An infographic from leading financial sector company DCM shows the relations between historic stocks data and the sentiment analysis of social networks. Showing the correlation More...

How social media has changed how we give

Shaun King, the founder of HopeMob, says that new avenues for generosity are changing how and when people donate time and money, moving away from More...