Bunker Show 72 – SOPA and The Movie Yearbook

This week on the Bunker Project we are joined by our regular Bunker Mavens and The Social Media Club Vancouver for the second show in a row… and Marcel from www.themovieyearbook.com is in the house to talk about his 366 movie reviews he’ll be doing this year.
Thanks to Wix.com for sponsoring The Bunker Project. Wix.com is the #1 platform in the world for creating websites online. The easiest way to create your own cool looking website.

Bunker Project Episode 72:

The Movie Yearbook:

Marcel Lapointe goes to the movies (actually going to the theatre) 366 times this year and writes a review every single day.
Check it out at www.themovieyearbook.com or on twitter @movieyearbook.

Marcel loves to go to the movies and doesn’t consider himself a movie review expert. He loves going to movies and also loves writing about them. So he is giving this project a shot.

Marcel loves iMax movies and wonders why there isn’t more iMax Theatres around town.
Kemp Edmonds says goodbye for the evening and says thanks for helping him trend on twitter! Kemp and the Bunker Project ended up trending on Twitter in Vancouver

Twitter plugins and strategy

Bob asks Marcel if he uses the retweet old post plugin… Marcel doesn’t want to be shamelessly plugging with old content. He wants to be original.

Margaret asks what is the optimum tweet interval?
Most people under-tweet.

1st Digression of Night – Is Becel better than Butter?

Marcel says yes… Andrew says definitely no… Margaret calls a digression and makes everyone drink!

Building an e-Mail Mailing list

Marcel says Andrew told him to start building an email list… He isn’t sure if it fits his platform.

Bob fields this question…

SOPA – Stop Online Piracy Act

We discuss SOPA and how websites went dark for a day (today).

Wikipedia
Craigslist
Wordpress.org
Smart Passive Income
Flickr (can black out your photos)
Reddit
Hacker News
Destructoid
etc, etc, etc
The point of this exercise is to generate awareness.

Andrew says it is democracy at work… just because of this campaign a bunch of Senators switched sides and are against SOPA now.
It reminds us of the Metered Internet issue in Canada…
James says Open Media is one of the greatest websites:
www.openmedia.ca
James says that PIPA is still on the table and may pass even though SOPA is being shot down.

Bad Reviews are GOOD for business

Your product will sell better if you have a few bad reviews instead of all good ones.
People don’t trust reviews if they are all positive – they are perceived as fake.
One of our Social Media Club Vancouver guests asks the group how many people made a purchase based on reviews?

Andrew bought a Bluetooth headset
James reads, listens and watches video game reviews…

Game Talk

Bob and James talk games.
Creeper 2
GeoCaching

Bob explains what GeoCaching is all about and what he has out there. He owns the North Shore mountains and a few around Vancouver as well.

Thumb Drive GeoCaching? James says you have to be careful with communal thumb drives.

James talks about who is in the room with us… Lots of experienced, quality people including the people from 24 Hour newspaper.
Mobile Web

We talk about how the Mobile Web is taking over… 57% of people using facebook are on the mobile web.

Facebook’s Project Spartan – full html 5 version of facebook.

Woman are ruling Social Media

Bob said he believes it because woman are naturally more social than men.
Woman are ahead of men on all platforms except LinkedIn.
2 times as many woman comment on facebook posts as men.

Social Media Customer Service – topic didn’t fly so we move on…

Google is adding Google + into the search results
This move is creating a lot of controversy… will it fly or will they get slammed over this.
James weighs in on this one…
Andrew says Twitter and Facebook are not showing up in Googles search results. Google + pages will show up in the search engine and some people don’t like that it is biased.

The discussion heats up over Twitter and Facebook…
How can Facebook and Twitter complain when they block google from accessing their data?
Bob says they are just trying to make more money. Just as they should because they are a business.
Paul asks a question about why searching for a business will bring up the actual business low in the results.
Andrew says that the business needs to add content to their site if they want to be found.
James says search engine optimization allows you to increase your search results by putting the right content on your site.
Paul says the government should take over the search engines… Andrew says fear the government!

And that is it for this week…
See you next week… same Bunker Time, same Bunker station.
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Andrew McGivern

Andrew McGivern is a podcaster, blogger and mobile tech guy. Father of three awesome little ones. Interested in Social Media Marketing, New Media and Podcasting, Technology, Natural Health and Green Energy.