MAKE EVERY MOMENT COUNT! #ContikiThai

I'm goin to Thailand with Contiki! #contikithai #thisismylife

I’ve mentioned it here and there around the web but this is my formal post, CONTIKI IS SENDING ME TO THAILAND! I leave on Saturday for 2 weeks away with about a dozen of Canada’s top YouTubers. I’ve never been to Asia and had to get a bunch of shots last week to get me prepped. We have an AMAZING itinerary planned by the great team at Contiki.

I am honestly SO EXCITED. I’ve heard it’s a great time of year to go there and considering we might get snow today, I’m ready for some sunshine. I’ve been tracking the weather in Thailand and it’s been over 25 degrees every single day for the last week. I’ve been pinning photos and articles on a new Thailand – Nov. 2013 board. It’s so beautiful there!

 

I’ve known about Contiki as a great travel company from heaps of my cousins and friends down under. I love their NO REGRETS attitude and all the positive images they post  about travel and exploring the world. Like this one…

I'm goin to Thailand with Contiki! #contikithai #thisismylife

#ContiThai #NOregrets #thisismylife

Some Of the People Going

Most of the peeps are YouTubers! I am stoked to meet them all. Grabbed this screen shot from Andrew Gunnarolla’s video about the trip. I’ve made a Twitter list of everyone going if you want to creep and meet my travel buddies. Former Much VJs Sarah Taylor and Tim Deegan are two you might recognize.

I just got a new GoPro so I’ll be uploading vids to my YouTube channel along the trip. Subscribe here! Follow along our adventures with the #ContikiThai hashtag too.

I'm going to Thailand with Contiki! #contikithai #thisismylife #NOREGRETS

Top 5 things to Do in Thailand

1) Stock up at the night markets

2) Indulge at the spa

3) Hit the beach

4) Chill out at the temples

5) Dance at a Full Moon Party

I'm going to Thailand with Contiki! #contikithai #thisismylife #NOREGRETS

Things from My ACTUAL Itinerary

  • First hotel is in Bangkok, one street over from bustling Khao San Road
  • Wat Po temple to see the famous Reclining Buddha and then head to the exquisite Grand Palace
  • cruise the city’s canals, as we view Bangkok by boat
  • Damnoen Saduak floating markets
  • outdoor spa for a rejuvenating foot & leg massage
  • overnight train to Chiang Mai in an air-conditioned sleeper coach
  • Baan Hongnaul Cookery School
  • Wat Doi Suthep, an ornate golden temple with sweeping views of Chiang Mai
  • Night Bazaar, with shops and stalls that offer the best in Thai artisanal goods
  • short flight to this incredible island paradise of  Koh Samui
  • ferry to Koh Tao (known as Turtle Island, for good reason, in English)
  • hop aboard Jeeps for an exciting safari tour
  • explore Koh Tao’s tropical underwater wildlife on a half-day snorkel cruise
  • rent a bicycle or motorbike to explore different parts of the island
  • Koh Samui for sun, sand and surf

 CAN’T WAIT!

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We’ve Been Accepted into Ottawa Film Fest!

Heard this great news this weekend…

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Last time I was in Ottawa I was talking in the closing show with some Canadian celebrities for Ottawa Fashion Week. I’m not sure if I will be attending Ottawa Film Festival next week but it is definitely nice to have our film in there! Hopefully we can make it into a film festival somewhere warm and sunny one day. That one, I will have to attend!

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Google+?

I wish I could share posts to other sites like Facebook, Twitter, tumblr, Pinterest. Remember when it first came out? It has changed heaps. I think there’s potential. I use so many other Google products and have  thousands of photos from Picasa web albums that are now Google+ photos.

We shall see…


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FASHION Magazine feature: Social Media Star

Yesterday FASHION Magazine published an interview they did with me this week. It’s the first in their new series on stylish movers and shakers leading the pack in the world of social media. Thanks Renee Tse for the  kind words. If you read it, leave a comment on the post!

Below is their kind intro. Click to read the interview!

FASHION Magazine - Social Media Star

While social media may be just a hobby for some of us, Casie Stewart’s life is all about digital platforms. As the social media director of Community Agency (a circle of artsy and techy people) and a dedicated blogger since 2005, it’s pretty accurate to say social media has taken over Stewart’s life. From documenting her every movement on her blog to conversing with her 15,000+ ‘Tweeters’, she has built relationships across the world via social media. But out of every social media platform she’s on, Twitter is by far her favourite.

Thanks to Twitter, Stewart’s living a whirlwind life she never dreamed possible. She’s partnered with companies like Virgin America, Ted Baker London, Thomas Sabo and Telus (just to name a few) and is currently the host of Coral TV, a platform for ladies who are interested in everything about the internet. Whether you’re looking for opinions on fashion and technology or just some inspiration, Stewart’s sense of humour and positive tone on her blog is sure to make your day. From talking about her social media obsessions to her upcoming partnership with TIFF, we caught up with Casie Stewart for this week’s social media star feature.

<3 CASIE

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Mentioned in @Marketing_Mag re: Nordstrom + Pinterest

“U.S. retailer Nordstrom has upped its social game by turning its in-store displays into real-life Pinterest boards.”

My Quote:

As an avid female Pinterest user in her early 30s who loves style and shopping, I think it’s great. By tapping into Pinterest in-store (which has a high female user base) they are connecting where customers hang out online to where they go offline. There’s a good chance customers who notice this type of promotion will take a picture and Pin an image making it a 360 social shopping experience. I think it’s good for certain brands with mass appeal, but as a shopper I don’t want to buy that one item that everyone else has.
Casie Stewart, director of social media at Community

Read the full article here. 

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Tech | Heart on for Social TV and Data Visualization

If you didn’t see this video on social TV from Twitter check it out. Pretty neat data visualization.

I LOVE social TV. Something I’ve been really passionate about since working at a TV station a couple years ago. The magic of Twitter and TV fascinates me. I love real time communication, advertising, and interaction. I hope to work more in that space again one day.

Last year at Banff World Media Festival, social TV was such a hot topic. Here’s my episode on Coral TV where I chat about upcoming trends, these are all relevant one year later!

In other news, Vizify is a wicked way to visualize your social resume. Made this little ditty the other day. Cool eh!

 

Almost the weekend! HUZZAHHHHHHH! WEEEEE.

CASIE

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You know what I’m talking about. If your boss comes up to you says something about the ‘harlem shake’ you better it’hope it’s not about doing one, or you might as well Gangnam Style right out of the office.

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We posted a b-l-o-g at work written by Dylan about people coming late to the meme. It’s basically THE WORST thing you can do for your company, office, or brand. You risk being known as ‘behind the times’ forever.

When it comes to memes, either get on that bus early or don’t get on at all.

The viral video game is all about speed.

Going “viral” is a funny thing. You can’t know if your video will ever go viral. You can’t plan for it to go viral. You can’t predict it will go viral. You can’t guarantee it will, or force it to go viral. The only thing you can ever really know about a viral video is that its popularity has faded. Eventually, everything viral dies. Goes six feet under. Kicks the bucket. Buys the farm.

Read it here: A VIRAL DEATH.

This is serious people.

In other news, we found a new guitar in the library and I am making Sean play it for me. He hasn’t played much lately and his fingers are hurting but he is so good at it. True Lies Romance.  (Good movie though!)

CASIE

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In the first 2013 episode of THIS: The Hot Internet Show I fill you in on how I add text to  Instagram photos. This comes after a bunch of comments and requests so I am happy share my ‘secret’.

Download the free version Overgram or the full version Over for $1.99 (more fonts!).  There are 17+ previous episodes of THIS and heaps of other great shows on Coral TV.

Subscribe to our channel at youtube.com/coral

 

 

 

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A bunch of stories have no views but they emailed this info to me and I thought wow, you made those. . It’s nice to know I have 46 memories in Story from the year. In 2013 I will create more. And better.

I published 569 blog posts on casiestewart.com last year.

Below are some of my fav parts of the year told using Storify.

Have I told you how much I love Halloween? Cause I do.

Made a little roundup of some of my fav costumes.

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Wed, Oct 26 2011 23:25:39

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lessons in zombieism: halloween how-toyou will need chocolate syrup, cornstarch, red food dye, white face paint, black (eyeliner/shadow) and some green if you have it. take off your shirt. don’t wash your face or hair. dirtier the better. mix 2/3 chocolate syrup with corn starch and add a bunch of red dye drops. shake/mix.
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blood stained clothes, black eyes, i will eat your brainHalloween is JUST around the corner and I am stoked. I reckon I might follow the blood stained trend and wear some blood for the month of ROctober whenever I feel like it. The Zombie Walk is OCTOBER 23 at 3pm. Zombies meet in Bellwoods and I would love to have you join my Zombie Crew.
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Sexy Pirate

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I was a sexy pirate, but what should I be next? I went out as a Zombie and was sexier than the rest! I’ve been out as an Olsen with my sister Mary Kate. I’ve been a nasty nun . I was drunk with pregnant traits. I’ve been a super hero a ghost and a witch. I was an old lady and she was a sexy bitch. I don’t know what to wear, I’m pulling out my hair!! Oh, what to be on Halloween!!
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Sailor Babes

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Plastic Surgery Face
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Dead Hookers (got out of a taxi trunk on arrival)

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Gangsta Btchs

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Retro & Throwback to the Oldies

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Psycho Killer
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GRAMMA!
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This year I would like to be a Queen…
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And do I help them? Yes, indeed!Hello world! Happy Hump Day…wait…it’s Thursday. Days turn into weeks and before you know it we’re like 10 days into a new month. Just a quick note today. Heading to Ryerson University’s annual fashion show tonight mass, Exodus in Bloom. My boss asked if I could coordinate some bloggers to attend as media and obvs that was NO problemo!

" treat me as a distinct individual, not Row 13 on the "social media bloggers" Excel spreadsheet"

I always find it interesting to read about social media & blogger outreach. This is a new industry and it’s changing as we develop it. Here’s a Storify on some interesting things I found yesterday.

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Wed, Oct 26 2011 23:19:32

Saw this Tweet about something Scott Stratton posted: 

RT @mstradiotto: Easy to see why @unmarketing pulls his car over to read @jaybaer : "Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever" http://t.co/h0p7hAtpreenachohan

Lead me to this post  by Jay Baer which starts with a recent controversy between bloggers and a PR agency after a blogger outreach dinner. 



Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline ForeverPR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Evidently, Ketchum invited a group of bloggers to a restaurant in NYC, where they would enjoy a &quo…
Some of my fav parts of the post in quotes below:
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“We”re entering an era of the Invitation Avalanche where consumers are besieged by offers to click, connect, friend, follow, download, and more. And the same is true of bloggers. Any bloggers with a decent audience are constantly asked to write, review, or participate. So what makes your “special blogger event” so special? It”s not the food, or the celebrity chef, or the restaurant. It”s the fact that the invite comes from YOU, a person they recognize and respect.”

It got me thinking about a very useful piece of information someone told me years ago “LIFE IS ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS”.  

“you have to build relationships with bloggers before you need them, not when you need them”
Then I found this video: 
INFLUENCERS TRAILERINFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Influencer marketing, (also Influence Marketing) is a form of marketing….  identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.

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constantly engaged by very influential people guys http://klout.com/user/casiestewart?n=tw&v=score_analysis_networkcasiestewart
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" treat me as a distinct individual, not Row 13 on the "social media bloggers" Excel spreadsheet"

I always find it interesting to read about social media & blogger outreach. This is a new industry and it’s changing as we develop it. Here’s a Storify on some interesting things I found yesterday.

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Wed, Oct 26 2011 23:19:32

Saw this Tweet about something Scott Stratton posted: 

RT @mstradiotto: Easy to see why @unmarketing pulls his car over to read @jaybaer : "Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline Forever" http://t.co/h0p7hAtpreenachohan

Lead me to this post  by Jay Baer which starts with a recent controversy between bloggers and a PR agency after a blogger outreach dinner. 



Blogger Outreach Changes the PR Timeline ForeverPR behemoth Ketchum (the PR agency of record for ConAgra) caught it’s foot in a bear trap of its own manufacture recently, when it thunk up and perpetrated a bait and switch blogger outreach program. Evidently, Ketchum invited a group of bloggers to a restaurant in NYC, where they would enjoy a &quo…
Some of my fav parts of the post in quotes below:
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“We”re entering an era of the Invitation Avalanche where consumers are besieged by offers to click, connect, friend, follow, download, and more. And the same is true of bloggers. Any bloggers with a decent audience are constantly asked to write, review, or participate. So what makes your “special blogger event” so special? It”s not the food, or the celebrity chef, or the restaurant. It”s the fact that the invite comes from YOU, a person they recognize and respect.”

It got me thinking about a very useful piece of information someone told me years ago “LIFE IS ABOUT BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS”.  

“you have to build relationships with bloggers before you need them, not when you need them”
Then I found this video: 
INFLUENCERS TRAILERINFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach.

Influencer marketing, (also Influence Marketing) is a form of marketing….  identifies the individuals that have influence over potential buyers, and orients marketing activities around these influencers.

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constantly engaged by very influential people guys http://klout.com/user/casiestewart?n=tw&v=score_analysis_networkcasiestewart
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Ottawa Fashion Week in Tweets

The last 48 hours were a whirlwind of fun, fittings, hair, makeup, cameras, and laughs. Twelve talented ladies and I walked the closing charity show for Ottawa Fashion Week A/W 2012 in support of Unicef last night. It was a blast. Here’s a wrap up in Tweets!

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Mon, Feb 20 2012 19:54:01

Celebrities @gailmcinnes @MillerGabrielle @casiestewart @coryleemusic have touched down in Ottawa! #OFWUNICEF @UNICEFLive ^WJ #ofwliveOTTAWA FASHION WEEK
Fittings with @RachelSin for @casiestewart and @coryleemusic #OFWLIVEKevin Carroll
Looking forward to interviewing @casiestewart! On my way now and going over last few questions.Samantha Amplified
Sitting front row with my girl @casiestewart @OFW_LIVEKevin Carroll
#OFWlive @casiestewart @gailmcinnes @MissSolange @micha_powell http://pic.twitter.com/Bs03bRpvGabrielle Miller
Hanging with the ladies @OFW_LIVE @EricaOnFashion @casiestewart @gailmcinnes ++Leesa Butler
@casiestewart hey girl! Love the @RachelSin dress ur rockin’Erica Wark
@casiestewart Sounds like a fun time at #OFW, Makes me wish it was Toronto Fashion Week already lolJules
balloons on the runway were nice “@EricaOnFashion: Finale @OFW_LIVE #elizbourk http://yfrog.com/obvuxrij”CASIE STEWART
Hot creep shot! “@BoyIn_PR: We models RT @missSLY: MT: @OFW_LIVE: (me) snapping shots of @RachelSin models #ofwlive http://instagr.am/p/HK5bsyDT-W/”CASIE STEWART
Good morning from our nations capital! #nofilter #ottawa #ofwlive @ The Westin Ottawa http://instagr.am/p/HMOmgBya3K/CASIE STEWART
After #whitney celebration of life. today we celebrate #UNICEF in a charity fashion show #OFW @AllAccesskevin @casiestewart @TreArmstrongRosey Edeh
All the girls back stage! @ The Westin Ottawa http://instagr.am/p/HMioiVya6S/ http://fb.me/1l3K8vlEuCASIE STEWART
This pink & black number by @RachelSin is what I’m wearing for tonight’s closing show @owf_live. http://pic.twitter.com/MweuH0N6CASIE STEWART
Sneaking a peek at my bling omg its so bright! http://pic.twitter.com/wVSw35NYCASIE STEWART
@casiestewart book interview taught me me you have to be confident, ambitious, & have the SKILLS to support your goals. Thanx! Enjoy Otown!Samantha Amplified
Modern day desk sorting " @casiestewart: Organized all my iPhone apps last night. Feels good"Matt Juniper
@OFW_LIVE @MillerGabrielle @RoseyEdeh @coryleemusic @TreArmstrong @dancewithtlc @MissSolange @gailmcinnes @theFlist see ya soon! #OWFliveCASIE STEWART
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Bravo!! RT @OFW_LIVE All the beauties from the #ofwunicef charity show #ofwlive ^AM http://instagr.am/p/HNoz0djT_B/miss SLY!™
Loving dark eyebrows! #partytime @ The Westin Ottawa http://instagr.am/p/HNvoJRya5Y/ http://fb.me/1z46p81esCASIE STEWART
#twinsies #bff @erinthibodeau http://instagr.am/p/HN_AxySa7x/ http://fb.me/13VKZuotSCASIE STEWART
I now have a bilingual blog babe if you ever need one!CASIE STEWART
Goodbye Ottawa. You make me feel like I’m in Europe. Will miss ya xo http://twitpic.com/8mfyguCASIE STEWART
Nice to be home. That sunshine is beautiful! Love you #Toronto http://twitpic.com/8mkrsjCASIE STEWART

Coral TV – Women’s Lifestyle Channel

Some tweets from peeps about our YouTube Channel, Coral. Subscribe at YouTube.com/Coral

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Fri, Aug 10 2012 11:51:58

RT @CoralTV: Ever drop your phone in h2o? @casiestewart has a solution thanks to @dry_case – check it out on today’s ep of THIS – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNTLmQ_4ZQ&list=UU1oMom9DVdfeNZqvqHO-LOg&index=0&feature=plcp#Dry Case
* I reallllllly tested this Dry Case on a shoot last week and it really works. I can’t wait for my next surfing trip to tweet from my board and listen to music while I surf.
Go paperless when you travel with the @TripIt App! See how @casiestewart uses it in the latest episode of THIS – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iRNTLmQ_4ZQCORAL
Thanks for the kind words! Love the people are enjoying my vids. I’m getting better at producing, it takes practice!
@casiestewart You’re just too cute!! Love the @CoralTV Videos.Trina Stewart
@CoralTV @casiestewart @ShannonLitt she is full of energy 🙂 love itCamMi Pham
Domestic Geek @SaraLynnCauchon on @CoralTV is featured on @youtube with her amazing dishwasher tricks. Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-rkKdELBTV0&feature=youtube_gdata_playerKit Redmond
I liked a @YouTube video from @coraltv http://youtu.be/3D4QuXkMEgs?a The Edgy Veg: Post-Workout SmoothieMaryAnne Wendt
Please subscribe to Coral on YouTube. Our Women’s Lifestyle Channel is almost at 1,000 subscribers!
Hey, have you subscribed to @CoralTV yet? Channel is growing! Almost 1,000 subscribers! Go now -> http://youtube.com/coralCASIE STEWART
I love ep. of Candice’s show The Edgy Veg. 
The Edgy Veg: Sweet Potato & Kale Saladthecoralchannel
I finally get to meet Sarah Lynn tomorrow. Her show Domestic Geek give you household tips & tricks. 
The Domestic Geek: Testing Bleach Alternatives!thecoralchannel

My SXSW Story — Tuesday, March 13th

Check out what I did, who I met, where I went in Austin yesterday.

Storified by CASIE STEWART· Wed, Mar 14 2012 08:18:42

pretty fly for a WIFI. #sxswCASIE STEWART
Juma Installation at Toronto’s World MasterCard #Fashion Week http://t.co/orvieoV9 #thisismylife #socialmediaCASIE STEWART
##SX3B Photos: Welcome to the Conference Floor http://t.co/RMp7xVYH #thisismylife #travelCASIE STEWART
Hey Austin. #sxswCasie Stewart
Violin Monster #austinCasie Stewart
Food pornographer.CASIE STEWART
#keynote #sxsw http://t.co/KfiOSTWwCASIE STEWART
Babe spotting @ #sxsw @tinydanza @brockmclaughlinCasie Stewart
Babe spotting @ #sxsw @tinydanza @brockmclaughlin http://t.co/WeOEgbep http://t.co/LDwcdeqDCASIE STEWART
Where is a party right now? #sxswCASIE STEWART
@_topshelf @laurenonizzle heading back tomorrow :(CASIE STEWART
<strong>Casie Stewart</strong> checked in to <strong>Coyote Ugly Saloon</strong>Casie Stewart
View from my new pimp penthouse suite at @doubletree in #Austin. Got the very last room! I hear parties from balcony. http://t.co/QCvRZnrLCASIE STEWART
@Zolloc yeahhhhhhCASIE STEWART
Champagne! @katekillet’s first bottle opening! #sxsw #austin http://t.co/Mul7RU9uCASIE STEWART
Holy shit just found this massive roof top balcony ATTACHED to my room. #sxsw #cray http://t.co/AWJuVz91CASIE STEWART
Everything is amazing.CASIE STEWART
@toughonyourmom I had no idea. Kate found it. There are two balconies!CASIE STEWART
@flashpunk thank you.CASIE STEWART
RT @west49: @west49 Girls Spring #lookbook http://t.co/K22mS2nk @billabonggirls x @oraclefox @elementeden behind the scenes video &gt; h …CASIE STEWART
#sxswCasie Stewart
I CAN’T WAIT TO WAKE UP HERE http://t.co/q2fJ0jDk #thisismylife #toronto #travelCASIE STEWART
I’ve just snapped a new picture: http://t.co/ETPZiv08CASIE STEWART
I just unlocked the “Too Cool for School” badge on @foursquare! #sxsw http://t.co/hN2tIDsOCASIE STEWART
<strong>Casie Stewart</strong> checked in to <strong>BandPage HQ</strong>Casie Stewart
Tight leather pants, long hair, mustache. Trying not to creep stare too hard. BABE! #sxswCASIE STEWART
Bring a tambourine.CASIE STEWART
@flashpunk congrats!CASIE STEWART
Real cowboy, real cute. Rides bulls, with horns. #austin #sxswCasie Stewart
Real cowboy, real cute. Rides bulls, with horns. #austin #sxsw http://t.co/H4axyvsTCASIE STEWART
Hello cute babe #sxsw http://t.co/wpFESlbwCASIE STEWART
I thought this dude was hipster but he was homeless. #sxsw #creepCASIE STEWART
#sxsw #lovewinsCasie Stewart
#sxsw #lovewins http://t.co/DszOj3ul http://t.co/Yct7sdCECASIE STEWART
<strong>Casie Stewart</strong> checked in to <strong>Stubb’s Bar-B-Q</strong>Casie Stewart
@rlangdon so cute omg.CASIE STEWART
Celebrating at the (mt) @mediatemple #SXSWi Closing Party with @kasabianhq &amp; @miikesnow #mtsxsw http://t.co/jegnPbCqCASIE STEWART
<strong>Casie Stewart</strong> checked in to <strong>BandPage HQ</strong>Casie Stewart
#sxsw #sx3bCasie Stewart
you all is a hipster.CASIE STEWART
Dub dub dubCASIE STEWART
Omg omg babe Bryson from #mylifeasLIZ. I love him long time. http://t.co/71sYDEN9CASIE STEWART
Where is after 2am party? #sxswCASIE STEWART
<strong>Casie Stewart</strong> checked in to <strong>Cozzoli’s Pizza</strong>Casie Stewart
Imma eat you! (@ Cozzoli’s Pizza) [pic]: http://t.co/XV1vj6McCASIE STEWART
@RobDyerS4C still here tomorrow. Canada band showcase?CASIE STEWART
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Texas State Capitol http://t.co/ZUoMfkFz http://t.co/CBaNtuZwCASIE STEWART
@jgrdnr Good night Austin :)CASIE STEWART
Woot @keek @ #sxsw http://t.co/gvVVjyrFCASIE STEWART
Alley #beardsatsxsw http://t.co/aTqzssvaCASIE STEWART

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Today I had a call with someone I did not know in London, UK. (So many London things lately!) I gave her business tips for her website and some things to do in the internet that can help her business. She booked a call on clarity.fm and I then I called her. We chatted for about 20 min.

 Her Review:

The time spent chatting with Casie seemed like 5 minutes! She gave a to-do list targeted for my brand with well-thought points of the benefits and ones not worth my time for now. I got exactly what I wanted out of it. For my call, she was an expert on social media, online shopping, branding and trends.

If you ever wanna ring me and ask advice about your business, career, life, outfits, whatever, you can ring me through Clarity. It’s $1.50 a minute! Clarity was founded by Canadian entrepreneur Dan Martell last year. He had one wish for his recent birthday and to help make his wish come true, I am donating an hour of my time on Clarity this Saturday, January 5th. I’ll tweet out the link in Saturday morning and you can ring me for freeeeeeeee.

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I forgot about this great lil’ vid Steve Carty shot of me this summer, it’s on my Clarity profile.

In other news, changed my Twitter header/background to this cartoon of me that was published in Walrus magazine last year. I hated that article. No press is bad press though, right? Urghhhh. Love the drawing though! THANKS GUYS 🙂

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Today Twitter announced they’ll be allowing us (users) to download our ENTIRE TWEET HISTORY before the New Year. For me, that’s almost 100,000 tweets! I’ve been publishing the Internet for almost a decade and it’s hard to imagine all the things I’ve posted. This month, Dailybooth, the OG photo sharing service that helped kick off this thing we call ‘social media’ announced they are shutting down. If you have photos on DB you can DL them until Dec. 31, 2012. After that, they’ll be gone.

Dailybooth was THE original photo sharing service  when Twitter  came out.  I posted a photo of myself nearly every single day from January 2009-January 2012. The photo updated to the top right corner of my blog showing a new face each day. I hardly had any tattoos back then, nobody had a million followers, and ‘social media’ wasn’t a ‘thing’…yet.

It was the experience I loved most about DB. Logging in and seeing familiar faces, comments, making friends.  I hung out w/ Zolloc (Hayden), my friend from Dailybooth for the first time IRL about a month ago. We’d known each other for years. He was visiting Toronto for Nuit Blanche so I showed him around my fav hood, Queen West and Trinity Bellwoods.  The community at Dailybooth was always so positive.

This news made me sad.
Why do I feel so romantic about a photo sharing service?

I took all 756 photos, added music and made a massive vid with them all. The video is coming soon. It’s five minutes of Casie, five whole minutes. Observations? I make a lot of different faces, I wear a lot of hats (actual hats), I travel, I don’t get sick often, I smile most days, I like to have fun. It brought back so many memories. I forgot heaps of people, places, things, and thoughts. It was nice to be reminded.

It’s sad to see Dailybooth go but I understand why, I’ve hardly used it myself since I got Instagram. A sign of the times I guess…just like 12secondsTV. RIP.

Were you on Dailybooth? LMK 🙂

<3 CASIE

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Same, same.

Same, same, same.

Instagram, Facebook, Google+

Unified looks are here for social platforms and they have been changing right before your eyes.

Lauren is hosting a chat about the crazy Twitter election exploding with memes and lighting the internet on fire. I’m going to be at Medieval Times eating with my hands and friends. But not friends hands. Cause that’s gross? Thanks CBC for showing this ad for Lita’s at Nasty Gal. Clearly targeting advertising correctly, I was wearing a pair when I saw this. NASTY GAL STOP TAUNTING ME. Just kidding. I love.

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Thanks Samsung for this experience. They were celebrating the launch of the new Samsung Note II. Psy and Samsung are both from Korea.

Was hanging out with Russ in the media pit. Psy did three songs, Champion, Right Now and Gangnam Style. First two Korean songs were for all the Korean fans in the audience. There were so many.

Psy spit water on the audience, Korean tradition. I heard people were lined up around the block for hours. It was fun. I’m glad I went. I can see why he is popular 🙂

Gangnam Style Performance (sorry for bad audio!)

<3 CASIE

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