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Young Women Use Social Apps For Social Change

G(irls)20 | Posted 05.15.2017 | Canada
G(irls)20

Global networks formed through technology are powerful tools for girls and women to make their voices heard. In this era of connectivity, young women are using social media to step to the forefront of important societal moments, support one another and capture the attention of global leaders.

Facebook Hints You-Know-Who Tried To Manipulate U.S. Election

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 04.28.2017 | Canada Business

Facebook's data "does not contradict" the CIA's conclusion that Russia attempted to influence the outcome of the U.S. election.

Ohio Man Wanted After Elderly Passerby Shot Dead In Facebook Video

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.17.2017 | Canada

The suspect claimed to have killed more than a dozen other people in a separate video.

Wristbands For Accused Ottawa Cop Erode Canadians' Trust In Justice

Jeff Paterson | Posted 03.30.2017 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

Police officers have begun wearing bracelets in support of Const. Daniel Montsion, an officer charged with manslaughter after an SUI investigation. We need to believe in everyone involved from the police, all the way up to the judges, are unbiased and out to do their jobs. This band, this in-your-face alliance around Montsion, doesn't do that.

Wake The F*** Up To What Your Teen's Doing On Their Phone

Lisa Ostrikoff | Posted 03.14.2017 | Canada Parents
Lisa Ostrikoff

My 13-year-old daughter enlightened me to the fact that at least 50 per cent of her peers were involved in sending nude images and videos, and 80 per cent were involved in saving and further distributing them. We need to really start paying attention, have this conversation amongst ourselves and with our children. Stat.

Think Twice Before Sharing That Facebook Missing Child Post: RCMP

The Huffington Post Canada | Michelle Butterfield | Posted 03.07.2017 | Canada

You might not have considered this.

I'm Loving The Resistance Trump's Travel Ban Has Caused

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Don't know about you, but I'm really loving the fact that U.S. citizens and CEOs (in ever increasing numbers) are standing up to Donald Trump, calling him out, defying him and fighting back. And it doesn't look like they have any plans to give up any time soon.

How To Be There For Someone In The Digital Age

Teresa Messineo | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Teresa Messineo

We have never been so connected. Our social media brings us together in practical ways. We can reconnect with missing classmates. Childhood friends. I know a woman who saw a post and donated her kidney to a friend of a friend she had met once in grade school, some thirty years before. I myself lost contact with my only cousin and had given up hope of ever seeing him again when I found his profile picture smiling back at me from that familiar blue background.

Facebook Could Be The Mass Media Of Tomorrow

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.03.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

What makes a piece of content a television show, a movie, a YouTube clip? It's not a new discourse. It's something that many (including little old moi...

The Frightening Ramifications Of High-Frequency Advertising

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.02.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

If you think that creativity will be safe from the automation of everything, you are wrong. It's not a question of "if" creativity and advertising wil...

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outle...

Tech Leaders: Canada Should Accept ‘Those Displaced' By Trump Ban

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.29.2017 | Canada Business

Trump's closed-door policies could accidentally boost Canada's economy.

Facebook And Google's Fake News Crackdown Coming To Canada

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Business

Both companies have been testing new tools in the U.S. and U.K.

Dealing With Trolls In A Donald Trump World

Jeff Paterson | Posted 01.24.2017 | Canada Living
Jeff Paterson

Back when the primaries kicked off, the trolls found a common hero in Trump. Someone on the outside the norm of the establishment, someone not taken seriously. Someone himself a master at getting reactions from making a single statement. I mean, that's the whole purpose of trolling, isn't it? Get people defensive and engage them to react with real emotions and sincerity.

Social Games And How Not To Play Them

Maria Calleja | Posted 01.13.2017 | Canada Living
Maria Calleja

Everyone plays social games and sometimes I believe that they are played so automatically and effortlessly that the game player may make movements som...

Fake News Will Become Old News In 2017

Jon Packer | Posted 01.05.2017 | Canada Living
Jon Packer

In this bizarre, post-truth world, digital media has been called out for creating an epidemic of fake news. Facebook, in particular, has drawn the ire of many for hosting fake news items, while continuing to claim that most of its content is authentic.

Why Do Facebook And Google Show Us What They Show Us?

Sol Chrom | Posted 12.22.2016 | Canada Living
Sol Chrom

we've all seen how effective the algorithms are at distinguishing genuine, authentic content from bullshit. And we've already talked about how those algorithms are shaped by your ultimate goal: do you want engagement, or do you want veracity? Do you want to be clicky, or do you want to be authentic? Can't always have both.

Facebook To Issue Warnings On Fake News

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 12.15.2016 | Canada Business

The social site is partnering with fact-checking organizations.

The Dark Side Of Social Media For Kids And Teens

Dax Hamman | Posted 12.09.2016 | Canada Parents
Dax Hamman

The vast majority of teens say social media helps them be more connected to the feelings of their friends and their lives. It's also a way they get support when facing difficult times. On the other hand, "stirring up drama" is the way 70 per cent of teens report their peers behave on social media.

What Online Marketers Can Do When They Have Exhausted Social Media

Jason Meller | Posted 11.25.2016 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

Today I believe most marketers, and society in general, are fully aware of the power of social media as an invaluable grass roots marketing tool. And just as the adoption of social media has continued to grow, so too has the number of social media platforms marketers have at their disposal.

Facebook Glitch Made It Seem Some Users Were Dead

CP | Brandon Bailey, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

"This was a terrible error that we have now fixed."

Did Fake News On Facebook Win Trump The Election?

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Business

If you believe that, you don't get why Trump happened, Mark Zuckberg says.

Stop Excusing Presidential Donald For Candidate Trump's Rhetoric

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

In the few days since Donald Trump was elected all I hear from some of the media, from some of his surrogates, from some of his pals is, "he only said those disgusting and outrageous things to get elected." They keep saying we'll see a "different Donald Trump, a kinder, gentler Donald Trump in the Oval Office." WTF?

Some Days, Parenting Just Really Sucks

Tara Mandarano | Posted 11.08.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

With a threenager in the house, there's nothing I enjoy more than having real conversations with other mums and dads about the shitty side of parenting. Because it does exist, despite what Facebook would have you believe. There's something incredibly comforting about hearing other parents' tales of woe and seeing how they've come out the other side.

Even Donna Brazile Has Forsaken Her Moral Compass In The U.S. Election

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 11.03.2016 | Canada
Fransi Weinstein

We don't even get a minute to catch our breath. We weren't yet fully recovered from hearing about James Comey's inappropriate letter to Congress, and ...