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How To Use Social Proof To Grow Your Business

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 05.04.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

According to Wikipedia "Social Proof" is the concept of people using the actions and the behaviours of large numbers of people to guide their own actions and behaviours.

How To Stop Social Media From Making You Depressed

Greg Kushnick, Psy.D. | Posted 05.03.2016 | Canada Living
Greg Kushnick, Psy.D.

Through the daily observation of your friends' "perfect" lives and the subsequent pressure to look like you're also living the ultimate life, you're essentially being trained to adopt a perfectionistic standard for what life is supposed to look like. And that is not good for you, ever.

Do You Know When To Post On Facebook For Your Business?

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 04.18.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Facebook is a very busy place these days, most people's newsfeeds are so busy they can hardly keep up and it's so full of marketing and promotional content, it can be really hard to stand out. But, if you know when your fans are on Facebook you can post near to that time to get the best chance of being in their newsfeed while they are looking at it.

People Love Viral Giving Campaigns (But They Don't Donate)

University of Toronto News | Posted 04.12.2016 | Canada Living
University of Toronto News

Not-for-profit organizations throughout North America that were awed by the viral success of the ALS Society's ice bucket fundraising challenge should think twice before using social media as a significant fundraising tool, says the University of Toronto's Nicola Lacetera.

Dear Stranger Who Just Accepted My Friend Request On Facebook

Rebecca Beck | Posted 04.04.2016 | Canada Living
Rebecca Beck

Do you feel more safe because it's online? Is it because we are in the same groups so that makes me trustworthy? Or do you accept all friend requests that come your way? I would at least expect a PM asking me why I want to friend you and how you found me.

Use Facebook To Build An Engaged Client Email List

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.30.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

The good news is yes you can! Right now building an engaged email list directly from your Facebook efforts is one of the easiest things to do. Why ...

5 Tips To Rock Your Cover Image On Your Facebook Page

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Change it up often. Every time you change your cover image, it goes out as a status update from your page, what a great way to increase your engagement and the understanding of what you do with your fans!

Digital Declutter: Put Your Best Face Forward On Facebook This Spring

Meg Sinclair | Posted 03.24.2016 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

Spring is officially here. We all know what that means, and there's no better time to get started on your spring cleaning than with a digital declutter. Facebook Canada has put together five easy tips to freshen up your Facebook profile and make sure you're putting your best face forward.

10 Tips to Rock Your Facebook Page

Sherri-Lee Woycik | Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Business
Sherri-Lee Woycik

Here are my 10 favourite tips to help you make the most of your Facebook fan page to help you grow your business.

I'm Standing Up To The Trump Supporters In My Facebook Feed

BLUNTmoms | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Living
BLUNTmoms

I see you. I see you lurking in the periphery of my Facebook feed, posting pro-Trump rhetoric and awful hate speech. I mean, you aren't saying the things presidential candidate Donald Trump is, but you are sharing them. You are siding with him. I could have blocked you. I could have hidden your posts from my view, or I could have just defriended you. But I didn't, and I won't.

Face Time Still Matters, People!

Posted 03.23.2016 | Canada Living

Face time still matters, people! (Even in a world that has FaceTime).

Jogging In Beijing's Toxic Air? Are You Nuts, Zuck?

CP | Didi Tang, The Associated Press | Posted 03.18.2016 | Canada Business

At the time the photo was taken, Beijing's air pollution index was well into the hazardous zone.

Being A Photographer In The Age Of Social Media

Freaktography | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

With the rising popularity of digital technology, social media has become a tempting platform for photographers to promote their talents online. Disseminated by Facebook, Instagram on smart phones, tablets and home computers, photography today thrives online. Through my images, I portray stories to people interested in appreciating forgotten and abandoned places, unique cityscapes and places that are generally off-limits to the general public.

In Personal Injury Disputes, Your Metadata Is Fair Game

Maia Bent | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Maia Bent

Over the last few years, as sharing of personal information on social media has become more ubiquitous, many personal injury cases in Ontario are being decided on evidence gathered from plaintiffs' social media accounts, which provide 'metadata' creating a time and location stamp of a user's online activity. And it's all admissible as evidence in court.

Facebook Reactions Will Let You Do More Than Just 'Like' Stuff

The Huffington Post Canada | Jessica Chin | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada Business

Remember how you always said Facebook should have a "dislike" button?

Facebook May Be To Blame For Your Insomnia

AFP/Relaxnews | Posted 02.05.2016 | Canada Living

Too much time Facebook stalking means not enough time sleeping.

Motherhood Is A Constant Challenge - And Not Just On Facebook

Tara Mandarano | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

At the end of the day, the Facebook motherhood challenge doesn't make us measure ourselves in an unfair way. We do enough of that on our own. Is there anything wrong with singling out your mum friends to tell them you think they're doing a great job? Hell no. Am I proud to be a mum? Hell yes.

Ontario Parents Make Plea For Daughter Who Needs A New Liver

The Huffington Post Canada | Maham Abedi | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Parents

Here's how you can help Gianna-Lynn.

For The 1st Time, Facebook Reveals List Of What Users Really Like

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 02.03.2016 | Canada Business

"This is the closest we’ve come to a complete, ranked list of every interest on Facebook."

A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you hunt for that perfect job.

These Are The Most Influential Brands In Canada

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Business

Only one homegrown name made the top 10.

Facebook To Finally Expand Beyond Its 'Like' Button

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 01.27.2016 | Canada Business

We like this news.

Facebook Crashed App To Test User Loyalty, And They're Loyal

The Huffington Post Canada | Emma Paling | Posted 01.06.2016 | Canada Business

It's not the first time Facebook has experimented on its users.

Trump Is Hiding Behind The First Amendment

Maria Calleja | Posted 12.30.2015 | Canada Politics
Maria Calleja

Suddenly, I became aware that this comment thread had opened a window for me into the American ideal of freedom and how virulently many Americans support the First Amendment without any consideration of the violence that hate speech causes. I realized that the concepts of inclusivity, diversity and multiculturalism that I had studied were not the first things on these people's minds. I began to think that these concepts didn't figure into their equation at all.

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

We're used to having multiple faces -- at work, at home, or with our friends. Now there's a chance to have a social media version of ourselves. The pressure to present the best version of ourselves is creating new types of problems for the mental health of the society.