Social Media Breakfast #46 Edmonton

Social Media Breakfast #46 Edmonton


Friday, November 27
8:30 AM


Friday, November 27
10:30 AM

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton Presents

Why So Serious? A Look Into Social Satire

The lighter side of social media is often overlooked! It's not just used for serious matters like business and news. In this panel, we sit down with some hilarious individuals to discuss parody accounts, satire, and the funny of social media. What are the pros and cons of using social media for parody? How do people react? When do jokes go too far? And how can individuals use humour in their own work? These are just a few of the questions we'll explore in this talk. Be ready to laugh and to learn! 

Social Media Breakfast Edmonton (SMBYEG) #46

When: Friday, November 27, 2015 from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.

Where: Startup Edmonton HQ - Mercer Building Suite 301, 10363 - 104 Street NWEdmonton, AB T5J 5G5

Cost: FREE! There is no fee to attend Social Media Breakfasts

Meet this Month's Presenters

Marty Chan writes plays for adults and books for kids. He penned the social satire, "Mom, Dad, I'm Living with a White Girl," the hit play that toured Canada and finished with an Off Broadway run. His latest kids novel, Keepers of the Vault, is a haunted school story set in Edmonton. Marty's favourite hobby is playing hashtag games on Twitter. Jim Prentice is unlikely to attend Marty's book launches because of a hashtag Marty created: #PrenticeBlamesAlbertans. For more information about Marty, go to To see Marty's hijinks, follow @Marty_Chan or his Facebook profile, Marty Chan.

Michael Fraser is a huge fan of the cult Canadian TV Show "Trailer Park Boys" and when he joined Twitter he was saddened by the lack of available TPB content and took matters into his own hands. To that end he started the parody account @mr_lahey_ and started tweeting from the perspective of the notoriously drunk trailer park supervisor. What started as a small tribute account created in January of 2011 tweeting quotes from the show has now grown to an account with 92.9 K followers, including the likes of Chris Jericho, Melissa Joan Hart, and Sebastian Bach, with original themed content.

Sally Poulsen is a web designer, an AMPIA-nominated filmmaker and a Political Science student at the University of Alberta. She owns The Creative Temp, a company that provides short-term creative services contracts in design, development, video production, and content writing. Sally also created the parody account @ToryTipline. Follow her at @SallyPoulsen.

Sponsor a Social Media Breakfast Today!

SMBYEG continues to promote digital literacy in the Edmonton Capital Region with the support of our generous sponsors. Sponsors are the lifeblood of SMBYEG, and the reason why we can afford to keep our monthly breakfast free for our attendees. Each month we need a financial donor to help nourish the bodies of our attendees, while our amazing speakers nourish their minds!

For the low, low cost of $349 you can sponsor a breakfast, help us achieve our mission, and get some great publicity.

Contact or tweet @SMBYEG for more information.

Special thanks to Startup Edmonton for providing the venue.


SMBYEG is a place where anyone, inexperienced, or otherwise, can assemble to learn, cultivate, and celebrate Edmonton's dynamic social media community.

Guest speakers are invited to share their experience and expertise of social media use, followed by an opportunity to network with a community of like-minded individuals.

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We Are Open to New Connections and Partnerships!

Want to work with us in some way, provide a lead on a sponsor, or tell us about another potential speaker? Reach out to your SMBYEG committee members:

Jacqui Fraser @SavageTiner

Tammy Lee @tammalee

Peter Wegren @PeterWegren

Sarah Katyi @samikat

Idris Fashan @idrisfashan

Chris Mikulin @mikuuuuulin

Beverley Theresa @hellobeverley

Chris Vervoorst @Cvervoorst


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Startup Edmonton
10363 104 Street NW
Edmonton, Alberta
T5J 5G5

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