Canadian New Media Awards Finalists Profile: Excellence in Socal Media

by Rob Lewis

The Canadian New Media Awards take place November 18, 2008, as part of the nextMEDIA conference. In the lead up to this event, we're profiling the categories and finalists. Today's second category is Excellence in Social Media.

Kinzin's These are My Kids is a Facebook Application that resolves the headaches and problems of posting photos to multiple publishing networks and accounts. Most importantly, it's private - only those friends explicitly invited to view your photos will be able to see them.

The Traveller IQ Challenge from TravelPod is addictive game (available both on and off Facebook) designed to test how well you know your geography.

RealChampions is an amateur sports social networking site powered by Olympic sponsor Bell. Originally the site acted as an information portal for Canadian amateur sports enthusiasts and athletes but was repurposed to rally virtual support for Canada’s Olympians in Beijing. Montreal-based digital branding agency CloudRaker was responsible for the redesign.


Kinzin International Inc.
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

Kinzin is a Social Publishing® service for groups and individuals to privately share photos and create personalized print products. Kinzin uses print-on-demand technologies to easily help anyone in the group create unique trading cards, calendars, photo books and other commemorative items. Our "What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get" (WYSIWYG) editing software is the easiest way to make unique photo... more

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

TravelPod lets you share your trips using your own online travel blog ( also known as a travel diary, travel journal or travelogue ). You can post travel blogs from previous trips or use TravelPod for your ongoing trips. By updating your travel blogs while you travel, you can share your adventures with everyone back home. Because your travel blog is on the web, your friends, family and other... more

Montréal, Québec, Canada

CloudRaker is a digital branding agency based in the creative wilds of Montreal. We believe that ideas are more powerful than noise. But not just any old idea, ones that are unique and useful. Ideas grounded sky high. more

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Rob Lewis

Rob Lewis

Rob is the President of Techvibes Media and Editor-in-Chief of  His diverse background includes stints in International Trade Finance, Web Development, and Enterprise Software and he is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, British Columbia Institute of Technology, and Simon Fraser University. When not running Canada's leading technology media property, Rob can be... more

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