Several Facts about Instagram that You Might Not Know

Lately, we've been seeing more and more Instagram pictures on our Twitter feed (@cawebhosting) and because of that, we wanted to continue this conversation related to online visual content following our recent article on how you can utilize infographics as a link building tool. If you are reading this post, you most likely know about Instagram and probably are a user yourself. Instagram is a very simple, free smartphone photo sharing application that uses optional filters to make original, sometimes, boring looking pictures into beautiful artwork. Then, depending on you, you can geolocate your...
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Back-to-School? Six Mobile Apps for Students

Education and technology go hand in hand. However, with the rise of apps, the current and future technology will continue to change the world of education from the way students take notes to how they interact with all the gadgets available now and in the future including ultrabooks, studying apps, etextbooks, not to mention the free virtual resources all over the web. A recent study by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center shows that since 2009, the percentage of apps for children in every age category from toddler to high school has risen. Additionally, a look at the top 25 apps reveals about 60% of th...
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Using Infographics As a Link Building Tool

In the past year, an effective but under-utilized search engine technique to bait other websites to link to you is to create infographics (short for information graphics). According to Wikipedia, "infographics are graphic visual representations of information, data, or knowledge". "These graphics present complex information quickly and clearly." An example of infographic is history of the food blender and combating global warming. In exchange for the use of the infographic on a website, the creator requests a link back to their website. This can create an enormous boost in social medial sig...
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Vancouver Startup Weekend Recap: Top Three Winners and More

Last week, we shared an exciting event, Vancouver Startup Weekend and as expected, after attending, it was a very full 54-hours of creativity, innovation, collaboration and a whole lot of hustle that occurred at Emily Carr University of Art + Design on Granville Island in Vancouver, including 150 participants plus a group of facilitators, organizers and many volunteers on site, this past weekend. On Friday night, Joey Aquino and Brett Nakatsu from Startup Weekend kicked off the event, with a room buzzing; you could tell that every single person was ready to get going with pitching and w...
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Canadian Web Hosting Maintenance Updates: August 19-29, 2012

Our next round of routine maintenances are from both of our facilities in Vancouver and Toronto, and below are four upcoming updates to be aware of: Scheduled Network Maintenance in Toronto: August 19-20 The window is: Sunday, August 19th, from 23:59 EST to Monday, August 20th, at 05:00 EST. This maintenance is necessary to migrate a number of access layer switches into a newly provisioned switch segment. This service is service impacting. Scheduled AC Maintenance in Vancouver: August 20-24 The window are: Monday, August 20th, through Friday, August 24th, from 06:00 PST to 20:00 PS...
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