VICTORIA, Jan. 8, 2013 /CNW/ - TicTalking.com, an interest-based social
network that connects people around their 'Things In Common', is taking
New Media Expo in Las Vegas by storm.
The company used the event - the world's largest conference for bloggers
and social media pros - to launch a contest with a prize of plane
tickets anywhere in the world.
"The response was overwhelming," said TicTalking CEO Peter Nieforth.
"Everyone I spoke with was excited by our platform, and they
acknowledged that we were definitely on to something big. That's great
validation for our company."
Social Media Monthly - a leading industry publication - featured
TicTalking in their January issue with a centre-spread profile on the
growth of interest-based social networks.
TicTalking co-founder and CEO Peter Nieforth attended New Media Expo
(formerly known as BlogWorld), introducing the company and the contest
to some of the most influential bloggers and online personalities in
"New Media Expo is the largest gathering of bloggers, podcasters and
social business professionals - which put TicTalking in front of
thousands of industry leaders," said Nieforth.
Marla Schulman, Founder and Chief Idea Officer of the digital marketing
agency, DvinIdeas, offered her thoughts on the future success of the
"What makes this platform compelling is the ease in which you can find,
aggregate, and curate content by your personal or professional
interests. But even more exciting, is TicTalking's translation feature
which tears down language barriers and opens up millions more
information sources and social connections to users around the world."
Schulman, a 25-year veteran of both traditional and online media added,
"I've already signed up and look forward to tapping into those
worldwide sources and connections."
TicTalking.com, based in Victoria, B.C., has been steadily building a
great reputation in media in Canada and around the world.
A profile in Victoria print media last summer helped introduce the
company as a sponsor of Social Media Camp, one of Canada's premier
social media conferences.
Chris Burdge, co-founder of Social Media Camp, worked with TicTalking in
2012, including at an Economic Summit in Nanaimo headlined by Bank of
Canada Governor Mark Carney and B.C. Premier Christy Clark.
"Interest-based networks are going to lead the growth in this industry,"
said Burdge. "TicTalking is carving out a unique space, and they're
definitely a company to watch."
A guest column about TicTalking's investment opportunity as an Eligible
Business Corporation ran in media outlets across the country last fall.
TicTalking has plans for a full-featured Beta release in mid-February.
The site is currently open to all users, and is developing and growing
For further information:
Peter Nieforth, CEO