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Episode #48: Nora Young

Today, I welcome Canadian broadcaster and author, Nora Young into the Girth Radio studios.

Nora was the founding host and producer of CBC’s award winning show, DNTO, is the founding host and co-producer of Spark and has authored a book called, The Virtual Self. She also hosts the indie podcast, The Sniffer: a podcast about trends in technology.

In today’s episode we discuss:
– Twitter
– Why Nora doesn’t blog anymore
– Why Nora is thankful Twitter was not around when she started hosting DNTO
– Tracking apps
– Listener question
– What technology has both changed and not changed since it was invented
– And socks!


Music by Afraaz Mulji.

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The most popular post on itbusiness.ca

Wow. That was unexpected. Early in 2015 I submitted an article to itbusiness.ca called, “5 Canadians to Watch in 2015“. Little did I know that it would end up being the most popular post of the year.

I profiled Alkarim Nasser, Salim Teja, Deborah Hall, Duncan Fulton, and the Conservative Party of Canada.

Who should we watch in 2016? I’m not sure yet. But stay tuned!!

My first blog from Taipei, Taiwan for itbusiness


Last week I was an official guest of the Taiwan External Trade Development Council (TAITRA) in Taipei. As part of my visit, I had the opportunity to visit 4 different technology companies. One of them was XYZprinting.

XYZprinting is attempting to disrupt the 3D printer marketplace with their new line of 3D printers. I wrote a piece for itbusiness.ca about my visit last week. If you’re a fan of the whole “maker movement” this might be an article that you enjoy. I hope you like it.

My latest on itbusiness.ca – 9 Canadians to watch in 2014


Happy New Year everyone! May 2014 be everything you want it to be and more in 2014.

Earlier on Thursday, itbusiness.ca published my latest article. In it I highlight who I think will be the top Canadians to watch in 2014. And not just any Canadians. but those who, I believe, will be making a big impact in 2014 and beyond in digital technology.

I hope you enjoy the article which you can read HERE.

A look back at Syncapse

Just over 3 years ago I was the Toronto Community Manager for Techvibes.com. During that time I was fortunate to interview the (then new) COO of Syncapse, Kerry Munroe. He was one of hundreds of people I interviewed during my time with Techvibes. Some I captured on camera. Others became part of articles I wrote.

Syncapse was in the news yesterday as it announced a massive wave of layoffs in the midst of a restructuring move aimed at improving their financial state. With this in mind let’s take a look back as Kerry discusses the future of Syncapse.


Note: Syncapse builds and delivers social media marketing software for enterprises.