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Do You Know The Social Media Secret?

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.04.2014 | 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 04.26.2014 | 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 05.15.2015 | 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...

Why Work at a Tech Startup? Luring Vancouver's Tech Talent to the real Opportunities.

Tanis Jorge | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Tanis Jorge

Startups often have to deal with one or all of three big issues: lack of capital, brand recognition and product penetration. While these are real threats and pose the biggest risk to success, startups often have advantages that cannot be found in large, established companies. Educating talent on these benefits helps them make an informed decision between the bright lights of the behemoth and the siren's call of the startup. So, what exactly are these benefits?

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

Catfished By A Friend?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Sara Harowitz | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

April Yau came across her fake Facebook profile by total chance. She was going about her regular work day when she received a message from a friend wi...

Maria Kang Should Learn the Difference Between Excuses and Reality

Darlena Cunha | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

When you're working two or three jobs, as a single parent, and your car is on the verge of breaking down, and your kids need their time with you and you're just making ends meet, well, running 4x a week and doing your core 3x a week is not happening. It's not an excuse. It's reality.

Twitter's IPO: Pay For it, But Don't Expect Equality

Lucy Leiderman | Posted 03.24.2014 | Canada Business
Lucy Leiderman

Twitter is the latest in a string of companies putting users at the whim of hasty policy changes and a rapid monetization policy put in place for IPO. You want to use it? Pay for it. While there's technically nothing wrong with this idea -- Twitter is a company and they should make money -- the fact that they're still alluding to the impression that all users have an equal opportunity in achieving influence is just inaccurate.

SavvyMom Roundup: Gluten, Bacon and a Sad Kid at the Zoo

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

The war against gluten, the problem with bacon, teens and social media, a sad kid at the zoo and apple season all caught my attention this week.

The Internet Loves Stupid But You Should Be Smart

Toula Drimonis | Posted 01.23.2014 | Canada Living
Toula Drimonis

Because, I don't know about you, but I'm starting to really get tired of living in a world that facilitates and celebrates the culture of crass and the glorification of stupid. And make no mistake about it. While stupid is everywhere, nowhere is it more pronounced than on the web these days. Mainly because it's easy, it's free, it's everywhere, and it's the fastest route to notoriety and fame. There's good stuff out there. Stuff that both manages to communicate something good and entertain at the same time. One doesn't cancel out the other. It's not an either/or proposition. We just need to sift through the flotsam rising all too often on the top of the information cesspool to get to it.