Canada Facebook

Social Games And How Not To Play Them

Maria Calleja | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

Everyone plays social games and sometimes I believe that they are played so automatically and effortlessly that the game player may make movements som...

Fake News Will Become Old News In 2017

Jon Packer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

In this bizarre, post-truth world, digital media has been called out for creating an epidemic of fake news. Facebook, in particular, has drawn the ire of many for hosting fake news items, while continuing to claim that most of its content is authentic.

Why Do Facebook And Google Show Us What They Show Us?

Sol Chrom | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sol Chrom

we've all seen how effective the algorithms are at distinguishing genuine, authentic content from bullshit. And we've already talked about how those algorithms are shaped by your ultimate goal: do you want engagement, or do you want veracity? Do you want to be clicky, or do you want to be authentic? Can't always have both.

Facebook To Issue Warnings On Fake News

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Business

The social site is partnering with fact-checking organizations.

The Dark Side Of Social Media For Kids And Teens

Dax Hamman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Dax Hamman

The vast majority of teens say social media helps them be more connected to the feelings of their friends and their lives. It's also a way they get support when facing difficult times. On the other hand, "stirring up drama" is the way 70 per cent of teens report their peers behave on social media.

What Online Marketers Can Do When They Have Exhausted Social Media

Jason Meller | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

Today I believe most marketers, and society in general, are fully aware of the power of social media as an invaluable grass roots marketing tool. And just as the adoption of social media has continued to grow, so too has the number of social media platforms marketers have at their disposal.

Facebook Glitch Made It Seem Some Users Were Dead

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

"This was a terrible error that we have now fixed."

Did Fake News On Facebook Win Trump The Election?

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

If you believe that, you don't get why Trump happened, Mark Zuckberg says.

Stop Excusing Presidential Donald For Candidate Trump's Rhetoric

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

In the few days since Donald Trump was elected all I hear from some of the media, from some of his surrogates, from some of his pals is, "he only said those disgusting and outrageous things to get elected." They keep saying we'll see a "different Donald Trump, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump in the Oval Office." WTF?

Some Days, Parenting Just Really Sucks

Tara Mandarano | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

With a threenager in the house, there's nothing I enjoy more than having real conversations with other mums and dads about the shitty side of parenting. Because it does exist, despite what Facebook would have you believe. There's something incredibly comforting about hearing other parents' tales of woe and seeing how they've come out the other side.

Even Donna Brazile Has Forsaken Her Moral Compass In The U.S. Election

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

We don't even get a minute to catch our breath. We weren't yet fully recovered from hearing about James Comey's inappropriate letter to Congress, and ...

Stay Safe And Secure: 5 Things Everyone Should Do On Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada
Meg Sinclair

For Facebook, making the world more open and connected also means keeping people and their information safe. That's why we launched an updated version...

Biased Election Coverage And Consumption Will Have Consequences

Mary Charleson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Mary Charleson

The media on both sides of the political aisle may well be painting a picture of what they want to see happen, not what is an accurate prediction of what could happen. And because we all willingly are consuming and sharing media as we always have been, we are confident in our own views of the likely outcome.

Facebook Lets Advertisers Exclude People Based On 'Ethnic Affinity'

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 10.31.2016 | Canada Business

A U.S. civil rights lawyer says this is "massively illegal."

Mass Layoffs At Twitter

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business

Twitter is struggling with competition from Facebook, Snapchat and others.

Top 5 Reasons You Should Be Using Facebook Live For Business

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Facebook Live is the hottest new tool to build connections and grow your business on Facebook. It's live, instant and easy to do. If you haven't h...

How The Real Estate Industry Is Evolving In The Digital Age

The Team | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
The Team

With over 90 per cent of renters and home-buyers starting their research and property search online, realtors, property managements firms and REIT's are now spending most of their marketing budgets on digital and web-based advertising tools and features which provide for an increased return on investment (ROI).

Top 5 Groups On Facebook To Grow Your Business

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 10.05.2016 | Canada
Sherri-Lee Woycik

We all know that groups are powerful tools to use on Facebook. They provide us with an opportunity to get to know people on a whole different level. S...

Facebook Co-Founder Pledges $20 Million To Defeat Trump

CP | Julie Bykowicz, The Associated Press | Posted 09.09.2016 | Canada Business

Dustin Moskovitz praises the Clinton campaign.

Instagram's Latest 'Stories' Feature Looks Very Familiar

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 08.02.2016 | Canada Business

The app now allows users to post photos and videos that disappear after 24 hours.

Facebook's Recent Changes Are A Good Thing For Business

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Most people are not on Facebook to be sold to. They didn't come on to hear how great your widget is. They came to Facebook to stay in touch with family and friends AND to be entertained, informed and educated.

Privacy Must Be Defined By Consent In Today's Connected World

Kris Constable | Posted 07.13.2016 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

I'm aware consent is a loaded term, and that's part of why I feel it's an important term to use in terms of personal information. There are many vulnerable people in the privacy space, and they're often ignored and even put at greater risk by the privileged who feel they have nothing to hide.

Facebook Sued For $1 Billion Over Palestinian Violence

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.11.2016 | Canada Business

The victims are families of Americans.

Social Media Has Made Public Opinion A Meaner, Dumber Place

David Martin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

They say that Twitter has created a powerful new way for everyone to engage in political dialogue. I'm not so sure it's a good thing. One has only to look at the dysfunctional American political environment, the rise of Donald Trump and the decline of the European Union to see that the inmates take over the asylum.

Can Privacy And Social Media Coexist?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Recent experiences on Instagram got me thinking about the line between being open and too open, between sharing and oversharing. Is it possible to share personal details and pictures from my life and still be somewhat private? Is that even possible in the digital world? Is social media making the idea of privacy obsolete?