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Facebook: 6 Million Users' Contact Information Exposed

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 08.21.2013 | Canada Business

Facebook says a bug in its system led to users' contact information — such as email addresses or phone numbers — to be accessed by other users who...

SavvyMom Roundup: Tech Timeout, Social Media Narcissism and More

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 08.13.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

A tech family challenge, First World problems are not so bad, social media and narcissism, Father's Day and finding happiness -- that's what caught my attention this week.

Magnets For Narcissists

CBC | Posted 08.12.2013 | Canada Business

Social media sites such as Facebook and Twitter are a big draw for narcissists, but the ego-boosting tools are used in different self-aggrandizing way...

Facebook Can't Face Breast Cancer Images

Hina P. Ansari | Posted 08.05.2013 | Canada Living
Hina P. Ansari

I had the pleasure of speaking with photographer David Jay about his ever-evolving The Scar Project (acronym for "Surviving Cancer Absolute Reality"). David's photographs are striking. Then I got an email from David last fall alerting me about Facebook's decision to ban photographs from The SCAR Project from being posted on the Fan Page.

How Facebook Learned Rape is Bad for Business

Sandy Garossino | Posted 07.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

For years Facebook has maintained an imperious and stony silence against pleas from users and victims about its most objectionable content. But on May 27th, Facebook finally flinched. And then it cratered, caved and capitulated in the course of a single phone call after a one-week #fbrape campaign by the smartest feminists on the planet. By the time Glenford Canning's moving blog post to Mark Zuckerberg appeared on Huffington Post, Facebook was on the phone to campaign organizers, agreeing to every term demanded from the outset.

Rape Jokes on Facebook Aren't Funny, Zuckerberg

Glen Canning | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Living
Glen Canning

Are there no fathers working at Facebook? No brothers or husbands? Where are the men and why are they silent about a company policy that jokes about rape and violence against women are not wrong so long as they appear in the humour section? Allowing for rape jokes puts Facebook on the same level as all the other women-hating garbage out there in cyberspace. I can't image working for a company that would allow for something as sick as rape jokes. Not in my position. Not after seeing what rape did to my beautiful, talented daughter. I can still hear her cry and see the hurt on her face. Man to man, Mr. Zuckerberg, I need your help.

How Your Digital Footprint Can Hurt You

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 07.23.2013 | Canada Business
Lisa Ostrikoff

I've seen business owners and personal contacts tarnish their reputations with a few words or a few clicks, not fully realizing the power of the digital world we now live in. Every picture you post, every status or page you like, and every update you share is essentially announcing to the world who you are, permanently.

Too Cool For Facebook? Twitter Wins Over Teens

CP | Jennifer C. Kerr, The Associated Press | Posted 07.21.2013 | Canada Living

WASHINGTON - Twitter is booming as a social media destination for U.S. teenagers who complain about too many adults and too much drama on Facebook, ac...

Every Contribution Counts: Tips for Fundraising on Facebook

Jordan Banks | Posted 07.17.2013 | Canada
Jordan Banks

What we've learned at Facebook is that with more than 18 million active users across the country, Canadian charities have the potential to use the social network to engage and inspire people to tap into their connections, helping to raise awareness and donations.

Social Media for Retailers: Thumbs Up for Facebook

Drew Green | Posted 07.03.2013 | Canada Business
Drew Green

Interact, engage, and network. If you can't meet your customers face-to-face, meet them Facebook-to-Facebook. Start conversations, reply to comments, and keep your users engaged with organic content that best represents your brand.

Click "Like" if You Think Disease Is A Bad Thing!

Aviva Rubin | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada
Aviva Rubin

I felt guilty every time I didn't click, the way I used to feel bad about breaking a chain letter that offered treasure in the form of hundreds of people mailing you books or money, or the threat of dire consequences for non-compliance. "The four people who broke this chain died within three days."

Is Google Breeding an Army of "Glassholes"?

Mitch Joel | Posted 06.30.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

It is becoming increasingly obvious that our connected computers will be more a "part of us" than ever before. Many are quick to dismiss wearable technology such as Google's Project Glass as a parlour trick and some are already calling those who use them "glassholes."

The Danger of Telling the Web Where You Are

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

I wonder how many people realize the inherent dangers of the pictures they are sharing with the world. I understand that we all want to capture all of the memories that make up our lives, I'm just suggesting that we make sure we are only capturing the memories and not the entire diary of the event. Be safe.

15 Ways To Make Social Media Work For You

Anne Day | Posted 06.28.2013 | Canada Business
Anne Day

It's not all about you. Yes, you can promote your own programs, services and products, but if that is all you do, you won't attract the following you want. Just as in face-to-face networking, givers gain. Try to make it 80 per cent about your industry and 20 per cent about your business.

When Terrorism Meets Financial Fraud

Diane Francis | Posted 06.26.2013 | Canada
Diane Francis

This was the first chilling example as to how cyber terrorism could bring down the financial system, or specific institutions or persons. Obviously, new safeguards must be put in place by legitimate media brands, regulators, new media outlets like Twitter, markets, corporations and governments.

Facebook Bigotry Reveals our Lack of Compassion for the Elderly

Arlene Adamson | Posted 06.23.2013 | Canada Living
Arlene Adamson

"Anyone over age 69 should face a firing squad." This was just one of the many Facebook comments ridiculing the elderly cited in a recent Yale University study that reveals extensive bigotry and discrimination leveled at older adults on the popular social networking site.

How Social Media Unites Us Through Boston Tragedy

Sandra Charron | Posted 06.18.2013 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

United through the veil of one moment in time, social media displays the true essence of humanity. Victims. Heroes. Defenders. Defenceless. All represented in the eyes of the world wide web in a myriad of captions, comments, pictures, and paintings.

How Social Media Connects Us in Tragedy

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Canada
Lisa Ostrikoff

Within milliseconds of the explosions, #BostonMarathon and #PrayForBoston were trending topics on Twitter. This is today's reality when it comes to tragedy. We live in a day and age where news finds us, we don't need to even look for it. Online, in the midst of tragedy, it's easy to spot those who care... those who don't... and those who would and do dare to make some sort of joke or cast blame before all of the facts have been sorted. While this online always-connected life exposes us to tragedy faster and with more detail and impact than ever before... it also allows us to feel connected, to reach out and support one another like never before.

How The Internet Still Hurts Amanda Todd

Jesse Miller | Posted 06.12.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Jesse Miller

Parents please continue to learn about the story attached to Amanda Todd and today do not hesitate to talk to your children about the new story of Rehtaeh Parsons. Talk to your children about mental health, talking about social media is the first step in educating your kids about social media safety and outline your expectations about how your children will utilise this powerful tool for communication.

Hey, Facebook: Stop Interrupting Users With Annoying Ads

Paul Barter | Posted 06.06.2013 | Canada
Paul Barter

Facebook can't fail. There are one billion users. Switching costs are just too high -- people can't go elsewhere when all of their friends are on Facebook. That's what the folks at Friendster and MySpace thought -- just before users abandoned them in droves. Facebook could be next -- especially if they keep interrupting their users.

New 'Calgary Compliments' Facebook Page Takes the "Strange Out of Stranger"

Sarena Dharshi | Posted 05.30.2013 | Canada Alberta
Sarena Dharshi

Since its inception in January 2013, Facebook page Calgary Compliments has taken our city by storm. So what exactly is the purpose to a page like this? Unlike similar "confessions" pages which have been popping all over the interwebs, this compliments page is a civic outreach initiative to help Calgarians bond.

Facebook Lead Designer Spills On New Revamp

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.29.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - The lead designer behind Facebook's latest facelift has heard the horror stories.He wasn't around for the infamous redesigns that sparked ma...

Who Are We to Judge Moms Who Need a Break?

Lori Gard | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Living
Lori Gard

There is a picture of a mama and her kids at the park. The kids are happily playing on the playground equipment while the mom checks a message on her phone. What could she be doing? Could a very important phone call just have come in? And who are we to judge?

Welcome to Digital Narcissism

Mitch Joel | Posted 05.19.2013 | Canada
Mitch Joel

Is it any surprise that flashy headlines and fake celebrity death memes on Twitter get so much attention? In this era of digital narcissism, where our gateway to content is through the lens of the people we like and admire most, traditional and digital publishers must now grasp for attention in an even flashier way.

LOOK: Most Stylish Female Executives

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.18.2013 | Canada Style

Being a Facebook executive has its perks. Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of the social network, is earning some pocket change from her new hit book, Lean...