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When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

Does 'slanegirl' Show Social Media Growing Up?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Know what's really great about Facebook and Instagram? No slanegirl. On Aug. 18, some undoubtedly intoxicated teens engaged in public oral sex at an Eminem concert. Photos were taken, shared and posted within minutes. At least two guys were instantly heralded across the web as heroes (literally), but the 17-year-old girl involved met an entirely different fate: within minutes she was globally famous as #slanegirl. Twitter, tumblr and Google erupted with photos. At lightning speed she was named, shamed, then hospitalized and sedated. So much for equality.

What Kind of Facebook Personality Are You?

Sarah Vermunt | Posted 10.18.2013 | Canada Living
Sarah Vermunt

A recent study says that Facebook may undermine your well-being. Your own Facebook activity may offer clues about your mental health. Are you a dumper? A chronic comparer? A spinner? Read on to see which Facebook profile you fit.

SavvyMom Roundup: Ashton Kutcher, Saving our Skin and the Hyperloop

Minnow Hamilton | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Living
Minnow Hamilton

Saving our skin, celebrity life tips, teens and Facebook, Elvis Dogs and the Hyperloop -- that's what caught my attention this week.

"Repost This if You Are a Mom and You LOVE Your KIDS"

Darlena Cunha | Posted 10.14.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

There is yet another chain message going around the Facebook ranks, this time involving moms. While I understand, and even support, what I feel the author's intended message is, I don't think that a poorly-written and typo-laden chain letter can sum up motherhood. So I'm forced to ask myself -- yet again -- why Facebook is so stupid.

Canadians LOVE Facebook

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business

TORONTO - More than 19 million Canadians are now logging onto Facebook at least once every month — that's more than half the population — while 14...

The Six Biggest Facebook Marketing Mistakes You're Making

Tod Maffin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Canada Business
Tod Maffin

Facebook can be a powerful way to target potential and current customers, track the ROI of your campaigns down to the penny, and grow your business' influence. But, sadly, I keep seeing companies make the same few mistakes over and over again when it comes to their Facebook marketing. Here are the most common and how to avoid them.

If You Trust Your Employees, Let Them Use Facebook

Tod Maffin | Posted 10.13.2013 | Canada Business
Tod Maffin

Facebook, Twitter and other social websites have formed part of our basic communications these days. Blocking your employees from them only sends one message: We don't trust you.

Don't Blame Facebook for Cyberbullying

Jesse Miller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jesse Miller

Parents: Facebook is not in the business of raising my child, nor should you expect Facebook to raise yours. It is not the responsibility of Twitter to make sure my child behaves well online -- it is my responsibility to make sure my child behaves in any environment. If we want major change, it will not come from laws or banning people from websites; it will come from parents, communities, and schools to engage in dialogue and education to raise children who have an understanding of digital citizenship and accountability for their online and offline actions, because accountability and respect still matter.

You Think You Know Google's Algorithm, But You Have No Idea

Jeff Quipp | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

There are few things in life we can count on: death, taxes and changes to Google's algorithm. What does that mean? It means the same tricks that helped a company rank high last year may no longer help. In fact, they may hurt.

When Communicating in Business, It's Synch or Swim

Paul Barter | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Do you ever leave a voicemail for someone and get an email back? Have you had people text you while you're in a meeting and then get grumpy if you don't immediately respond? Different communication styles can be generational or cultural. Wherever they come from they're important and they will materially affect your career success.

Why Not Exchange "Status Updates" Face to Face?

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

The world likely wont come to an end if you don't immediately respond to a tweet or an email or update your status. Spend the time exchanging status updates with the people around you, giving them the time and respect that they likely deserve.

Baby, You Can Track My Online Activity

Mitch Joel | Posted 09.22.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

Before you start lighting up those pitchforks and come after us marketers with a mix of mass hysteria and moral panic, take a look at your own online behavior and ask yourself, which scenario you prefer? Go to Amazon and start shopping (presuming you have been there before), and ask yourself, "what is the experience like?"

Is Facebook Killing the Golden Goose?

Paul Barter | Posted 08.28.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

For the first time in the company's history, Facebook faces the real possibility of a decline in users. Yes, an actual decline from the vaunted 1.1-billion number of Facebook users. I am not saying Facebook is toast. But I am saying Facebook has some important corporate decisions to make.

Caloric Content of Muffins Outweighs Gruesome Texas Showdown in State Senate

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.27.2013 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

At 11:30 p.m. last night, eastern time, I sat hunched over my desk, a glass of wine at the ready, readying manuscripts to send to magazine editors. I ...

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.