Meet ‘M’, Facebook’s new AI

Beta testing for Facebook’s new virtual assistant through messenger, ‘M’, has commenced. Unlike several other AI based assistants who operate under voice commands, ‘M’ communicates via text message and is supervised by humans for simplicity. This assistant is designed to answer questions and to also perform tasks such as making dinner reservations or making purchases. Facebook is continuously attempting to integrate itself into the every day lives of its users and continue to be viable with other giants like Google and Apple. With Siri and Google Voice Search, Facebook is constantly facing ...

Facebook Supports Locals!

          Facebook has recently launched a new Local Awareness campaign, which focuses on connecting local businesses to customers who are physically near their location. All a company needs in order to create this ad on Facebook is a Facebook Page and a budget. These new ads permit Facebook users to retrieve directions to the company’s business, or to phone them with the “Call Now” button. Ad transformations and influence can be watched from the "Notifications" panel within your business's Facebook page. You can read Facebook's outline on Local Awar...

Online shopping made easy on Facebook!

Facebook has rolled out a new beta tool that features a ‘Buy’ button to select merchants within the US through Shopify. Never having to leave the site, this button allows users to purchase goods within Facebook directly from the News feed or Page. This new tool also gives users the option to save their credit card information, or to keep it as a one-time use. For users who are invited to test this new roll out, there will be a message within their Shopify account. Users can begin to manage and use their Facebook sales directly through Shopify once the Facebook sales channel is added to thei...

Afternoon Recap: Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (Part 2 of 2)

Last week, I enjoyed curating the Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (part 1 of 2) organized by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) and since then, they've compiled a few more posts including the panel and keynotes along with six reasons why a doctor should consider social media. Below are some of the sessions' recaps extracted with the use of the speakers' slides: Social Media & Twitter 101 It was nice to see some familiar speakers and to be able to support them by being in attendance: Janet Madsen from the Positive Women's Network and Kemp Edmonds from Hootsuite,...

Morning Recap: Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp (Part 1 of 2)

Last Wednesday, I had the pleasure to attend the Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp organized by the BC Patient Safety & Quality Council (BCPSQC) which Canadian Web Hosting proudly supported. What is Healthcare 2.0 Social Media Camp all about? This all day event held at the Four Seasons Vancouver hotel, trended online throughout the social media landscape in Canada, and brought together healthcare communicators, Quality Forum participants and social media experts with a health focus. The discussions surrounded the current state of healthcare, where it was going and the importance and r...