Tag Archives: YouTube

Lilly Singh, aka Superwoman, is in 2014 YouTube Rewind review

My niece, Iman, turned me on to this Greater Toronto Area YouTuber named Superwoman this past summer. Her videos, filmed in her parent’s home (like a true Indian child), depict a typical immigrant child dealing with her immigrant parents.

I also bumped into Lilly Singh during the opening night of Dr. Cabbie. Well, I didn’t really bump in her. Here. Take a look:

Watched @drcabbie during Opening Weekend last week and enjoyed it. Oh yeah, @iisuperwomanii joined us too. #movies

A photo posted by Karim Kanji (@karimkanji) on

Anyways, @iisuperwomanii is from Scarborough. And so am I. So maybe I’ll be a YouTube star one day. Or star in a big movie production…

Lilly Singh can be seen in this YouTube 2014 Year in Review. Congrats Lilly. All of Scarborough is proud of you. Including me.

Social Media Marketing – George Brown College

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This past winter I had the privilege to teach my first ever course at George Brown: Twitter Marketing. Well, it seems my students liked me enough that the powers that be at George Brown College have agreed to have me teach the Social Media Marketing courseWe’ll go through some social media history, take an in depth look at the popular tools of the day, and empower students to be able to create a social media strategy.

There’s still some space if you’re interested in registering. Classes start soon!


(VIDEO) Neil Young: on music, social revolution and social media

On December 14th of last year Neil Young (my favourite music artist by the way) was invited to speak at a Salesforce conference in Japan.  During this short appearance, Neil talked about the power of social media and its ability to inspire change.  He compared it to the 1960s and 1970s and the impact music and radio had on society at that time.

Enjoy the video.  It is well worth watching.

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What are your thoughts on Neil’s comments? I would love to read your comments below.

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What would you do if you were the CEO of Research In Motion?

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What would you do if you were the CEO of Research In Motion?

This is the question I ask on a weekly basis on the show I host called XConnectTO.

For your enjoyment, education and insight here are the latest 4 installments.





What would YOU do as the CEO of Research In Motion?

The Canadian Queen of Apps Answers 5 Questions

Melody Adhami (@MelodyAdhami on Twitter) 
Mobile, an 
  Melody co‐founded
2007 and
named the
 Women.  Today she has reached the pinnacle of her career by being featured in 5 Questions! 😉  

What motivates you to do what you do on a daily basis?

Innovation is one of the biggest motivating factors for me.  To know that every day I go to work and do things that are at the cutting edge of technology makes every day more exciting than the day before.  I love the fact that what I do surprises and amazes so many people.  Making an impact also motivates me to continue to do what I do. When I know that our initiatives change the way people conduct business or the way consumers conduct their daily lives, any amount of hard work seems entirely worth it.

If you had 30 seconds to impart your wisdom on a classroom of soon-to-be graduates, what would you say?

Do what you love because then it doesn’t feel like work.  If you find yourself in a job you hate, re-evaluate and make a change.  Work hard and play harder.

In your opinion, what has been one of the most important technological developments over the past 12 months?

Tablet technology and their proliferation/mainstream adoption. The tablets are changing the way consumers are digesting content both in the types of content and the location in which they consume.  So what I mean is that people don’t have to be limited to watch YouTube clips or reach the news at their desktops.  They can do it virtually anywhere.

If you had a crystal ball, what would you say will be the most important technological development over the next 12 months?

NFC technology and the effects that can be anticipated in the next 12-24 years.  Ultimately, all payment transactions can take place in one single mobile device.  Your phone will not only be your email client, your internet, but also your wallet.

Who is one of Canada’s tech stars and why?

My personal favourite tech star is Amber Mac. I had the opportunity to meet with her a few months ago and I love her energy, enthusiasm and overall tech knowledge.  She is definitely a great Canadian tech star.