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This Is How Many Profile Pictures Went Rainbow On Facebook

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 07.02.2015 | Canada Business

The rainbow filter was created last week by two Facebook summer interns who said they wanted to help other employees "show their spirit" for gay pride parades in San Francisco, New York and elsewhere in recent days.

11 Guaranteed Ways to Lose Friends on Facebook

BrazenWoman | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Living
BrazenWoman

To me, Facebook is like a cocktail party. Sometimes, you engage in mindless, idle chatter, and sometimes you find yourself deep in a great discussion. I got to thinking about all those statuses people compose in order to create a specific impression -- I am fabulous and you should want to be me -- that in fact have the opposite desired effect: I am annoying and should be blocked.

B.C. Woman's Long-Lost Father Turns Out To Be An Elvis Impersonator

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Melonie Dodaro found her dad 72 hours after posting her search on Facebook.

Status Update: You're A Narcissist

Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Living

You may want to think twice before hitting the update button on your next Facebook post. You might come across a little narcissistic. That’s accordi...

Amber Alerts Coming To Canadians' Facebook Feeds

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 05.25.2015 | Canada Business

Facebook users will start seeing Amber Alerts appear directly in their Facebook feeds, under a new program launched in Canada today. Alerts will be...

Have You Made an Informed Decision to Use Facebook?

Kris Constable | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Business
Kris Constable

Privacy commissioners regulate laws, they don't go on privacy witch hunts to make companies' lives difficult. There are lots of economic opportunities to do bad things, but society is at a shift where many people want to see the respectful thing done, and Facebook is not choosing the respectful thing here.

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.

Vancouver Police Warn About Facebook 'Disappearing' Game

The Huffington Post B.C. | Ty Clark | Posted 05.07.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The fad has young people challenging each other to "vanish" for 72 hours.

Facebook Also Collects What You Decide Not To Post

CBC | Posted 06.23.2015 | Canada Business

Have you ever typed a post or comment into Facebook, realized it was too stupid or offensive, and decided not to post it? It looks like Facebook col...

Tech Company Innovation Outweighs Policy Headaches

Saeed Selvam | Posted 06.15.2015 | Canada Business
Saeed Selvam

Tech giants like Google, Facebook, Uber and Airbnb have entered unchartered policy territory where ethics debates, grey areas and government relations are the daily norm. While the seeming nuisance of having to deal with all these new policy implications all at once may seem cumbersome, the economic benefits and progress that has been made far outweigh the work.

Social Media Is This Generation's Guerrilla Marketing

Jason Meller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

While maintaining your own blog is a great idea, you should also consider contributing to other, more-established, online communities within your industry or field of interest. The value lies in the fact that every piece of content you contribute -- which has your name attached -- may reach hundreds or even thousands of new people. All of whom can find their way back to your website or Facebook page.

#FOMO: Why Corporations Should Have it

Nick Cowling | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

A relatively newly-named phenomenon, Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), has become a powerful communications insight. While the premise of FOMO may be simila...

Is Social Media Making us Less Human

Chelsey Wilson | Posted 05.19.2015 | Canada Living
Chelsey Wilson

Social media is only social in the sense that it relies on people interacting. However a point and click of a mouse is a far cry from what I consider interaction. Genuine interaction is lost in social media. There is no body language, no context, no natural flow of conversation, and no emotions. Comments, shares and likes is sadly starting to become the basis of some people's self-esteem.

Facebook Grows More Willing To Hand Over Canadians' Data

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 03.16.2015 | Canada Business

The number of government requests for Canadian Facebook user data has jumped significantly in the past year, and the social site appears to be growing...

Facebook Blocks Vancouver Woman Over Nickname, ID

CBC | Posted 05.03.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Facebook is a social network. It's not a government database. I shouldn't have to submit ID."

4 Essential Social Media Tips for Brands and Bands

Dani Oliva | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dani Oliva

Plug Yourself! Photo Credit: Crystal Morris 1. BE CREATIVELY CONSISTENT How do you plug yourself on social media? Create new relevant content on ...

Three Ways to Peaceful Posting

Linda Lauren | Posted 04.19.2015 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Today more than ever it's important to be judicious with what you click on in the fast streams of information and people that pass through your computer. For healthy endorsement and effective peaceful posting, consider the following.

Why Leads Are More Important for Your Online Business Than Website Traffic

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.22.2015 | Canada Business
Sajeel Qureshi

Do you really need a million visits to your website each month? Not a chance. Follow these three simple steps to get more leads today.

Facebook Created HOW Many Jobs In Canada?

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.20.2015 | Canada Business

If a new study from Deloitte is to be believed, Facebook is one of Canada’s largest indirect employers, responsible for creating 82,000 jobs in the ...

The Type of Idiots Who Ruin Facebook (Hint: The Tag All-Star)

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 03.15.2015 | Canada Living
Sajeel Qureshi

The Captain's Logger -- The master of the universe that uses his or her status updates as a daily log. Save the useless information about your cat and pictures of your left over Arby's Beef 'N Cheddar combo for someplace else. Like Twitter.

Why the New Generation Is Turning Away From Facebook

Erin Bury | Posted 03.09.2015 | Canada Business
Erin Bury

Despite being a tech-savvy Gen Y'er who lives online, sometimes I read an article that makes me feel like I'm being relegated to some "too old to be hip" corner of the internet where only Clint Eastwood and baby boomers hang out. The most glaring instance was an October article in Quartz about the rise of social payments app.

Do You Know the Slang Terms of 2014?

Shirley Williams | Posted 03.02.2015 | Canada Living
Shirley Williams

Do you know the slang terms that were popular in 2014? Are you ready for 2015? Not sure? Let's do a simple test to find out.

She Dominated Social Media In 2014

Relaxnews | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Music

Pop star Katy Perry takes the top spot among the stars of social media for the year to date. In a ranking taking into account stars' buzz and foll...

Why You Hate Digital Marketers

Sajeel Qureshi | Posted 01.12.2015 | 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 12.30.2014 | 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.