Articles By Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Kanika Gupta on social change and technology

Kanika Gupta is Head Catalyst at her startup, SoJo, exploring social change, technology, and online education. If someone's got an idea, Sojo helps them find a starting point. Here, she tells us that

Published on: October 29th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jeff Howe on Crowdsourcing

Jeff Howe is a journalist and a professor at Northeastern University. Howe coined the term crowdsourcing, authoring a book by that title. Here, he talks about how crowdsourcing on the Internet created a new

Published on: October 25th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Jesse Hirsh on the rise of new digital currencies

Jesse Hirsh is the Co-Founder of The Academy of the Impossible and President of Metaviews.ca. In talking about the rise of new digital currencies, Hirsh explains what Bitcoin is, and how it could

Published on: October 23rd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Social capital with Paige Arnof-Fenn

Paige Arnof-Fenn is the CEO of Mavens and Moguls. A marketing expert and self proclaimed "startup junkie", she was involved in Zipcar from the ground up, seeing it become an internationally recognizable brand.

Published on: October 22nd, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Social currency – creating new value in digital age

Currency used to mean green dollars and cents, but in the networked age, that term is evolving. Social currency, peer to peer market places, digital economies - when everyone is connected online, new

Published on: October 9th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: Why personal branding is important

Alicia Taggio is a Social Media Specialist with Flight Centre here in Toronto. She has been described by a former co-worker as having “the rare knowledge of how to run social media successfully

Published on: September 26th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: How social media aids independent film-making

Viral marketing, social media and crowd-sourced funding. All these terms are important in the area of independent film-making. Currently, our city (Toronto) is knee deep in glitter and glitz as the Toronto International

Published on: September 12th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Sherry Turkle on community

Sherry Turkle, author of "Alone Together, Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other" invites Ramona Pringle into her home, to talk about community, technology, and the difference between a

Published on: September 7th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Gaming, gamers and community

Leigh Alexander, video games journalist extraordinaire, talks about community in the world of gaming... It's a massive community, she says, and as more and more of the population identifies as "gamers", it's only

Published on: September 5th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: GameDay InterActive brings fantasy to second screen experience

Today marks our fourth and final GameConnect (#GCTO) episode. In this video, Karim Kanji chats with Nicholas Murphy who is the Founder and CEO of GameDay InterActive. Nicholas is also the founder and creator of several

Published on: August 30th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Hey Neighbor! Social networking with those closest to you (literally)

Living in Manhattan, Barbara Pantuso couldn't believe how it was that she lived four inches away from the apartment next door, and yet she didn't know her neighbour. Searching for community, she started

Published on: August 24th, 2012 Karim Kanji

XConnect: InGamer’s Social Gaming Platform [video]

Nic Sulsky is the Co-Founder of InGamer. This past week Nic and XConnect host Karim Kanji got together to talk about InGamer's social gaming platform. The InGamer 3-screen social gaming platform turns a

Published on: August 23rd, 2012 Karim Kanji

WebPal: Apple’s cloud problems

Apple services are often deemed to be at the top of the IT game, but their solid reputation has been shaken in the past week. The company has recently been focusing on providing

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Rdigitalife: Clay Shirky on participatory culture

Internet guru Clay Shirky, author of "Here Comes Everybody" and "Cognitive Surplus" explains that once upon a time, culture were so inherently participatory that you didn't need a special phrase to describe it.

Published on: August 17th, 2012 Karim Kanji

Spongelab Interactive brings gaming to classrooms

Alex Hayter is the Marketing Manager for Toronto-based startup SpongeLab Interactive: the Global Science Community. Spongelab is a group of scientists, teachers, animators, artists, and programmers passionate about science education. They believe that

Published on: August 16th, 2012 Karim Kanji