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Facebook Crashed App To Test User Loyalty, And They're Loyal

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

It's not the first time Facebook has experimented on its users.

Trump Is Hiding Behind The First Amendment

Maria Calleja | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Maria Calleja

Suddenly, I became aware that this comment thread had opened a window for me into the American ideal of freedom and how virulently many Americans support the First Amendment without any consideration of the violence that hate speech causes. I realized that the concepts of inclusivity, diversity and multiculturalism that I had studied were not the first things on these people's minds. I began to think that these concepts didn't figure into their equation at all.

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

We're used to having multiple faces -- at work, at home, or with our friends. Now there's a chance to have a social media version of ourselves. The pressure to present the best version of ourselves is creating new types of problems for the mental health of the society.

I'm Finding My Voice After Experiencing Social Media Anxiety

Tyler Keating | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tyler Keating

There have been countless times in 2015 that I've wanted to post something and didn't bother. Occasionally these posts can be found in my drafts but most often they are deleted. Why do I let this happen? Surely someone must care for what I have to say? But then I think again.

Using Soft Metrics To Evaluate Ongoing Performance

Jeff Quipp | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

In most situations, measuring the return on investment (ROI) is the best way to determine marketing impact. However strictly relying on this metric li...

A Dietitian's 10 Tips To Using Social Media For Health

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 12.18.2015 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

Focus on what your body can do, not how it looks. Why not post what you're doing for your health or what brings you joy rather than how you look? Talk about health rather than size.

Millions Of The Internet's Poorest Users Are About To Be Cut Off

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 12.16.2015 | Canada Business

The change will affect users with the oldest technology.

Tips For Finding The Perfect Holiday Gifts On Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 12.14.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

With the holiday season in full swing, Facebook is a great way to share holiday spirit with friends and family. Not only does Facebook help users keep in touch and spread cheer, it is also a valuable resource to find the perfect gift for loved ones.

Facebook 'Will Fight To Protect Your Rights,' Zuckerberg Tells Muslims

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 12.10.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is offering words of support for Muslims who fear retaliation for the recent violent attacks by Islamic...

Question Mark Zuckerberg's Motives But Don't Judge His Charity

Faisal Kutty | Posted 12.04.2016 | Canada Business
Faisal Kutty

Granted that Zuckerberg and other wealthy individuals do such public and private acts and structure their affairs to their advantage, my point is that most people will do the same and nobody does anything without expecting something in return, be it material benefits, fame, feeling good about oneself, reward in the afterlife, or other tangible and intangible benefits.

Let's Stop Pretending We're Perfect Parents

Tara Mandarano | Posted 12.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

Life with a child is rarely picture-perfect. Yes, there are flashes of unfiltered happiness to be captured and held close to the heart, but more often than not, there's also a lot of mess and chaos and crying behind the scenes.

5 Common Misconceptions About Deep Learning

Foteini Agrafioti | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Foteini Agrafioti

Deep learning is the buzzword of the moment inside tech circles and as the public plugs into what this breakthrough in artificial intelligence (AI) means for the future of technology, a number of common misconceptions have emerged. Below, our machine learning experts at Architech Labs clear up some of the confusion.

This Husband's Tribute To His Nurse Wife Will Make You Grateful

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 11.16.2015 | Canada Living

This is going to tug at the heartstrings.

Quitting Facebook Might Make You Happier

AFP/Relax News | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Living

Try logging out for a week.

Requests For Canadians' Facebook Data Soar 113%

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 11.12.2015 | Canada Business

Canadian government officials requested data on Facebook users 410 times in the first half of 2015, a 113-per-cent increase over two years. That co...

Is Social Media Destroying Your Body Image?

Christy Brissette, MSc, RD | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Living
Christy Brissette, MSc, RD

You're following some supermodels, celebrities, fitness models, personal trainers and other women with slammin' bodies on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest. Do you find the images motivate you to eat better and work out harder, or do they make you less happy with your body and want to go on a crash diet?

Facebook Censors Social Site That Pays Its Users

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO — Suppose every time you posted on Facebook, the social network tallied up the ad revenue it earned against your update and passed a p...

New Facebook Software Can Play Games, Predict Your Requests

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.03.2015 | Canada Business

SAN FRANCISCO -- Facebook is studying the ancient Chinese game of Go for insights as it works on building an artificial brain -- one that it hopes to ...

Zuckerberg Defends Facebook's Internet Expansion Into Developing World

CP | Ashok Sharma, The Associated Press | Posted 10.28.2015 | Canada Business

Many criticize the platform for lacking transparency in how information is selected for the site and favouring Facebook's own services over those of competitors.

Notable Canadians Tell Us Why They Are Casting a Ballot

Kevin Chan | Posted 10.18.2016 | Canada Politics
Kevin Chan

Facebook has launched a campaign titled "Why I'm Voting" -- showcasing the issues that matter to 50 prominent Canadians who will be casting a ballot on Oct. 19. With participants including business leaders, athletes and activists sharing photos and videos about important issues that are inspiring them to vote, we urge Canadians to follow suit and make their vote count.

How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

Frederic Guarino | Posted 10.06.2016 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.

How Parties Try To Recruit Youth To Their Campaigns

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2016 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party, for one, is taking shots at "lefties" on campuses and touting its ISIS airstrikes as a recruitment tactic.

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information With Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 09.30.2016 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

With all the wild rumours circulating about Facebook, it's sometimes hard to know what to believe. Will we start to charge people money to use our service? No. Do you have to copy and paste that scary legal message your friends are sharing? No, that's just a good old fashioned Internet hoax. But there are a few steps you can take on Facebook to protect your personal information, and we're more than happy to share.

Stop Posting That Facebook Fee Notice. It's A Hoax.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Just like every other time.

The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.25.2016 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.