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Why You Hate Digital Marketers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 11.12.2014 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

The next time you love talking to a digital marketer will probably be the first time you love talking to a digital marketer. They blabber more than Steve Urkel and act less than Mark Hamill after Star Wars. These are the idiotic things digital marketers say that drive the rest of the working world crazy.

Why Teens Fleeing Facebook Shouldn't Surprise Us

Nick Cowling | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

While trolling parents might be concerned, marketers shouldn't be surprised by the drop in teen Facebook usage. After all, target audience behaviour is never set in stone. It's not the consumer's job to remain loyal, it's the business' job to keep up.

How Facebook Stopped Me From Dating a Lying Creep

The Purple Fig | Posted 10.30.2014 | Canada Living
The Purple Fig

Sure, if your boyfriend wants to cheat he can use the Internet as a platform to do so but that platform also serves as a database of information that can save you from a dreadful first date or even potentially dangerous one. So thank you, Facebook. Had it not been for you, I may still be wondering why the cute, charming guy wasn't contacting me rather than grateful I haven't heard from that dishonest, two-timing jerk.

Top Reasons You Need to Put Your Smartphone Down Right Now

Sharon Vinderine | Posted 11.17.2014 | Canada Living
Sharon Vinderine

Our phones have become our lifelines, our mode of socializing, our way of staying connected. But in fact, by using this "appliance" to stay connected, I would say we are in fact losing all of our connections. There is something to be said for distraction free living. It is no wonder that stress levels in our society are at an all-time high and use of anti-depressants have peaked.

What Social Media Can Teach You About Living a Fuller Life

Kim Smiley | Posted 10.17.2014 | Canada Living
Kim Smiley

Let me fill you in on a secret: It's because you are too busy focusing on you, your company and your brand. You. You. More you. Forget about yourself for a second. Focus on the scintillating stars around you. They are gorgeous, captivating and brilliant! There is so much to discover. It is there waiting, just like you. All you have to do is open years eyes, click and share.

Sorry Ello, My Heart Belongs to Facebook

Shannon M. Nelson | Posted 10.06.2014 | Canada Living
Shannon M. Nelson

Since becoming Ello-worthy, I've spent some time trying to figure out what I can do there. And my conclusion is: not much.I feel like the new girl in town, with no friends, no idea how to get around, braces on my teeth and the wrong clothes. Given the choice, I'm heading back to the comfort of Facebook.

Back to School Social Media Rules for Parents and Kids

Jeff Quipp | Posted 11.04.2014 | Canada Living
Jeff Quipp

With the school year back in full swing, it's a great time to revisit a topic that affects students, parents and teachers equally: social media. While social media use continues to grow and becomes increasingly common place, it is nonetheless an area of contention, particularly when it comes to kids -- both in and outside of the classroom.

Facebook Messenger Permissions Come Down To Trust

Kris Constable | Posted 10.15.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Kris Constable

The risk is, we don't know when Facebook, or any app, actually uses these permissions, and I don't think we want to find out after-the-fact that it's been recording me since I installed it, just to sell to advertisers. So until Google improves the Android architecture by allowing us more control over what permissions an app can access at any given time, it comes down to trust.

Don't Let Depression Stay a Secret Society

Terezia Farkas | Posted 10.12.2014 | Canada Living
Terezia Farkas

Depression forms its own secret society. We're afraid of the consequences of our bosses, co-workers, family and friends finding out about our depression on Facebook. What is the worse consequence? People finding out you are depressed or you committing suicide? All it takes is one soul among friends to speak out.

What Facebook's News Feed Changes Mean for Users

Jeff Quipp | Posted 09.15.2014 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Essentially, there are two key takeaways from Facebook changes that users can expect will only increase for the foreseeable future: First, they are likely to see more high quality content that tends to align better with their interests and behaviour. Second, it is likely that paid branded content will increase as organic reach decreases.

Millennials Will Lead the Workplace Revolution

Mary Donohue | Posted 09.13.2014 | Canada
Mary Donohue

Since I launched my business, executives have told me that they didn't have the time, money nor inclination to train and promote anyone other than the top 20 percent of their leadership, because that is where they believed their profits came from. Wrong. The negative financial effects of ignoring 80 percent of your workforce are as damaging as they are prevailing.

How to Carve Out Personal Time Away From the Computer

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Computers afford us a lot, and social media has its pluses and minuses, but what the Internet can't truly replicate is the spirit when all our senses are engaged and we are participating in life outside the screen. That's what's missing. That's why there's less time for living. Here's how to use social media and create a balance so that you enjoy the moments of living more fully.

Why Sad Facebook Statuses Make You, Well, Sad

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.16.2014 | Canada Living

It turns out that it's not just viruses and malware that can be passed on to friends when we're not careful how we use our smartphones and computers....

These Are the 20 Most Viral Post This Week. Surprised?

Brian Carter | Posted 08.03.2014 | Canada Business
Brian Carter

What if you put the the most viral Facebook and Twitter accounts into one feed and ranked the posts by popularity. What would the 20 most liked and viral posts in the last week be? I bet it will surprise most of you -- because we human beings like some weird stuff, but we're used to dividing ourselves socially into interest groups, and then only seeing what's popular with our friends and peers.

It's Okay To Be 'Just a Mom'

Darlena Cunha | Posted 08.01.2014 | Canada Living
Darlena Cunha

What's wrong with being moms? What's so awful about this that we feel we need to shout at the world that we are so much more than moms, that we are so much more than everyone else? Fighting fire with fire rarely works and this is yet another case of it. If you were truly proud to be a mom, you wouldn't have to validate your choice on Facebook.

Facebook Lawsuit By Vancouver Woman Gets Go-Ahead

CP | Keven Drews, The Canadian Press | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada British Columbia

VANCOUVER - Social-media giant Facebook is facing a class-action lawsuit that has been launched by a Vancouver woman over one of the firm's advertisin...

Go Deal With Your Own Insecurities Instead of Censoring Social Media (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Rihanna recently had her Instagram account deleted after posting one of the topless photos from her very racy, very stylish spread in Lui magazine earlier this month. Even though Instagram maintained it was an accident (who in their right mind would piss RiRi off on purpose?) and reinstated the account, it had still been wiped squeaky clean.

What I Learned This Week: The Three-Word Secret to Tourism Success

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Andy Nulman

Most greeting moves are micro, but their effects are macro.They set the mood and the tone for one's stay, no matter how long and no matter where, be it a few nights in property, two weeks at a destination or even an hour or so at a simple restaurant or attraction.

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

How Toronto's Mayoral Candidates Are Using Digital Media

Jeff Quipp | Posted 06.24.2014 | Canada
Jeff Quipp

At this point in the mayoral race, none of the candidates are using any digital campaigning techniques that are innovative or novel. Websites and the standard social media avenues are being leveraged, but in today's political environment these are a given. That said, we are still very early in the race.

Social Networks Have Evolved. So Must Companies

Leah Eichler | Posted 06.23.2014 | Canada Business
Leah Eichler

"How did I do this before the rise of social networks?" I ask myself this question repeatedly, often while performing some mundane activity. The task...

I Finally Found My Sister After 15 Years... Through Facebook

Terra Mckean | Posted 06.15.2014 | Canada Living
Terra Mckean

My photo was posted to Facebook on March 7 at noon and it was shared by over 10,000 people by that evening. I was overwhelmed by the response and support from the Facebook community. In the next 24 hours, it reached 15,000 shares and I received 150 messages, one of which -- on March 8 at 7:53 pm -- was from the person I spent half my life looking for.

The Battle Between Tech and Entertainment

Frederic Guarino | Posted 06.14.2014 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

"It's ironic, then, that just as the Internet and TV have conspired to devastate the old business models of music and movies, they're also come together to create new business models to save them."

Protect Ya Neck: The Real Price Of Crowdfunding

Mike Sholars | Posted 06.09.2014 | Canada Business
Mike Sholars

2014-02-12-its_all_geek_to_me.png I love crowdfunding, because it's like watching money have a wrestling match with ideas. It's capitalism in microcosm. It's important to not lose sight of the lesson here: Crowdfunding websites are not responsible for anything that happens once you've contributed. You are leaving your money on the table, walking away, and hoping for the best.

James Franco Should Have Known, Nothing's Private on the Internet

Lydia Lovric | Posted 06.08.2014 | Canada Living
Lydia Lovric

James Franco recently came under fire for allegedly flirting with a 17-year-old Scottish girl, via Instagram. "I'm embarrassed, and I guess I'm just a model of how social media is tricky," explained Franco."It's a way people meet each other today, but what I've learned...you don't know who's on the other end." Except that in this case, Franco knew exactly who was on the other end. The girl readily admits to being only 17.