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Social Networks Have Evolved. So Must Companies

Leah Eichler | Posted 04.23.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

"How did I do this before the rise of social networks?" I ask myself this question repeatedly, often while performing some mundane activity. The task...

I Finally Found My Sister After 15 Years... Through Facebook

Terra Mckean | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Terra Mckean

My photo was posted to Facebook on March 7 at noon and it was shared by over 10,000 people by that evening. I was overwhelmed by the response and support from the Facebook community. In the next 24 hours, it reached 15,000 shares and I received 150 messages, one of which -- on March 8 at 7:53 pm -- was from the person I spent half my life looking for.

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

Protect Ya Neck: The Real Price Of Crowdfunding

Mike Sholars | Posted 04.09.2014 | Canada Business
Mike Sholars

2014-02-12-its_all_geek_to_me.png I love crowdfunding, because it's like watching money have a wrestling match with ideas. It's capitalism in microcosm. It's important to not lose sight of the lesson here: Crowdfunding websites are not responsible for anything that happens once you've contributed. You are leaving your money on the table, walking away, and hoping for the best.

James Franco Should Have Known, Nothing's Private on the Internet

Lydia Lovric | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

James Franco recently came under fire for allegedly flirting with a 17-year-old Scottish girl, via Instagram. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky," explained Franco."It's a way people meet each other today, but what I've learned...you don't know who's on the other end." Except that in this case, Franco knew exactly who was on the other end. The girl readily admits to being only 17.

How Intrusive Can 'Acceptable' Online Advertising Be?

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 04.03.2014 | Canada
Lucy Leiderman

Facebook has also used 'sponsored' stories, allowing advertisers to opt-in to generating ads with real people profiles (a face and a name) endorsing the ad. On March 18, 2014, however, Facebook eliminated the fact that this is a choice -- from now on, all ads may be delivered as sponsored stories.

What I Learned This Week: De Dirt on Debates

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.31.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Given that Quebeckers are facing yet another pivotal election on April 7, over the past couple of weeks, I paid close attention to the two political "debates" held between the leaders of the province's four main parties. I bracket the word "debates" with quotation marks, as these two two-hour sessions were debates in name only.

Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 03.04.2014 | Canada Living
Mitch Joel

The San Francisco based startup Secret (that was founded by two former Google and Square employees) is getting tons of attention, followers and fans. In short, you can write anything that's on your mind, add photos or colors to the background and customize this content while being able to share it, free of judgment, and without attaching any of your personal information or profile to it.

Canadian Musician Loses Guitar, Finds Thousands Of Friends

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In just a weekend, B.C. blues musician Harry Manx went through the despair of having his unique Indian guitar stolen from an airport baggage carousel,...

What I Learned This Week: You Are What You Share

Andy Nulman | Posted 02.24.2014 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

These days, given the overwhelming tsunami of social media, the conventional wisdom of who we are has shifted away from us and onto others, to become "You Are What You Share"...whether you choose to share your feelings about food, clothing, French lawyers/politicians, or the act of sharing itself.

WATCH: Amazing Lip Dub Wedding Proposal

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 02.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia

It's going to be hard to top this one. Alex Chuang wanted to propose to his girlfriend Susie in a big way, so the B.C. man enlisted the help of 80 of ...

Canadian Forces Arrest 2 Over B.C. Woman's Facebook Complaints

CBC | Posted 04.22.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Canadian military police have arrested two members of the Canadian Forces based in Petawawa, Ont., for alleged inappropriate Facebook activity. The ...

Canadians Check Facebook On Mobile Devices This Much

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 04.21.2014 | Canada Business

TORONTO - Canada was one of the first countries to go completely crazy for Facebook and now the social network is saying we're leading the charge with...

Are You Turning Your Child Into a Social Media Monster?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

While older folks may not have started society's social media obsession, we may, surprisingly, be the ones who are unwittingly facilitating our kids' dependence on it through our own actions and examples. To this end, we should take a long hard look at our social media behaviour.

Death, Grief and Facebook

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.13.2014 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Facebook is a familiar tool that gives instant access for users to share their emotions, making it a natural place for mourners to gather virtually for group support. However, users could also inadvertently erode the memory of the dead person, altering an image he or she intentionally created.

Facebook: It's Bigger Than The Bible

AP | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facebook's numbers are epic. More Americans check Facebook daily than read the Bible and it has more monthly users worldwide than ...

Facebook Is 10! Here's What We Couldn't Do Without The Site

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.04.2014 | Canada Living

For those of you who remember first creating a Facebook account in the early 2000s, it's time to understand exactly what a decade means — today, Fac...

Seven Blogging Blunders Your Business Should Avoid in 2014

Jeff Quipp | Posted 03.29.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

By now, most businesses have bought into the idea that blogging is an important piece of their marketing communications strategy. But the ability to reach an audience through blogging can work both ways. Here are seven frequent blogging blunders that should be avoided.

Did Facebook Censor Me For Being Pro-Choice?

Erika Lust | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Living
Erika Lust

"Page unpublished ... flagged for self harm ... What?" Don't get me wrong, as a director of adult film, I've been temporarily suspended from Facebook a few times. But my community manager pointed out that the pro-choice banner I had published a month ago was nowhere to be found. In English it reads "My pussy, my rules: free and accessible abortion." This image alone generated 1,200 comments -- 17,500 likes -- and was shared 29,000 times. That is, until enough members found the image offensive to their beliefs and flagged it, and Facebook subsequently dubbed it "self harm."

Facebook Reading Your Private Messages: Lawsuit

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Business

A class-action lawsuit filed against Facebook says the social network “systematically violated consumers’ privacy by reading its users’ personal...

Just Because I Can Live My Whole Life Online Doesn't Mean I Should

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I stopped journalling because I got online. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I am realizing that reconnecting, thinking how to package myself and my experiences in a palatable way, and "making memories" is getting in the way of actually living them. That is the one thing that today's technology has taught me. I may be able to get information and companionship instantly, but it doesn't mean that I should.

The Top Five Things Parents Need To Know About Kids and Social Media

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If your kids see you jostling to get the best shot of the most mundane moments of life, just so that you can post a picture of it on your Instagram account, they'll follow suit. If you post inappropriate images or comments on social media, the will be seen by your children, guaranteed. Limit and moderate your own social media activity.

Facebook Creates Your Top 20 Moments In 2013

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living

It's time to get a little nostalgic about your own life. If you look in the top left-hand corner of your Facebook page today, right under your beautif...

Most Talked About Places In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada Travel

Only on Facebook could Disney theme parks and a German red light district find themselves among the same company. Yes, it's one of the highlights of F...

Facebook Strangers Bond Over Family

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.21.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Strangers on Facebook are coming together to raise money for Erica Macklin and her four children, after Paul Macklin (far left) died after a workplace...