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How 4 Digital Giants May Ignite a New Trust-Bust Era

Frederic Guarino | Posted 10.06.2015 | Canada Business
Frederic Guarino

The days of collaboration seem all but over, and the tech industry will be affected by what amounts to a new digital cold war. Advance warnings of what's to come include Apple decoupling itself from Google Maps and Facebook "greying" out YouTube videos in the feed. The decision by Amazon, the world's largest retailer, to stop selling its competitors' over-the-top devices such as Google Chromecast and AppleTV is a preemptive strike with possibly momentous implications.

How Parties Try To Recruit Youth To Their Campaigns

CBC | CBC | Posted 10.04.2015 | Canada Politics

The Conservative Party, for one, is taking shots at "lefties" on campuses and touting its ISIS airstrikes as a recruitment tactic.

7 Ways to Protect Your Personal Information With Facebook

Meg Sinclair | Posted 09.30.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

With all the wild rumours circulating about Facebook, it's sometimes hard to know what to believe. Will we start to charge people money to use our service? No. Do you have to copy and paste that scary legal message your friends are sharing? No, that's just a good old fashioned Internet hoax. But there are a few steps you can take on Facebook to protect your personal information, and we're more than happy to share.

Stop Posting That Facebook Fee Notice. It's A Hoax.

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada

Just like every other time.

The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.

360-Degree Videos Are Coming To Your Facebook News Feed

The Huffington Post Canada | William Alcopra | Posted 09.23.2015 | Canada Business

Now you can experience content on a whole new level.

A Reality Check for Sexuality Shaming

Jordan Sterling | Posted 09.22.2015 | Canada Living
Jordan Sterling

It's unfair to assume that the ad is suggesting that a public listing of your bedpost roster is necessary for safe sexual health. That's not the case. All it seems to imply is that you should simply be real about sexuality in this modern age -- you're probably not Christopher Columbus landing upon virgin banks.

Overcoming Back-to-School Social Anxiety in the Social Media Age

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

What happens when the tools that are supposed to connect us end up segregating us and making us feel excluded? The overuse of social media and the subsequent underuse of real-world skills has resulted in difficulty for many to socialize meaningfully -- leading to feelings of loneliness, social anxiety and depression.

How Canadians Can Help a Friend in Need

Kevin Chan | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Impact
Kevin Chan

We need to become better aware of the warning signs of mental illness. We need to ask more questions, press for better answers, and for those who need help, encourage them to get it immediately. We need to make the kind of deep, personal connections that prevent suicides.

As a Mom of a Child With a Severe Disability, Facebook Is My Salvation

Her Magazine | Posted 09.10.2015 | Canada Parents
Her Magazine

It is my connection to a world of people who have an understanding of a current challenge I am facing, parents who have experienced something I am struggling with and families who have tried various solutions to obscure problems only those with medically fragile children can relate.

Canada Shouldn't Count on Accidents to Build Successful Start-Ups

Paul Barter | Posted 09.08.2015 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

It's clear that as a society we need innovative new firms to step in and help solve our climate, health and social problems, while at the same time creating a profit for investors and jobs for all of us. The important question is: how can we assure that this happens?

Canada's First Digital Election Will Change How Campaigns Court Votes

Lindsay Finneran Gingras | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Lindsay Finneran Gingras

Has a hashtag ever influenced a vote? Probably not. Did a Twitter meme ever sway a key voting demographic? We will have to ask #bathrobeguy, but I'll wager no. But when we talk about digital, we're talking about strategy far beyond these primitive social tactics. We're talking about a suite of tools that reinforce, strengthen and improve traditional and key campaign functions.

10 Facebook Tips Everyone Should Know

Meg Sinclair | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living
Meg Sinclair

Change your relationship status without everyone knowing. Going from In a relationship to single? Prevent ringing the alarms by going to the about tab > family and relationships > changing your privacy settings to only me. Switch your status to single and changes will not appear in the news feed.

Facebook Reaches New Milestone

CP | Posted 08.27.2015 | Canada Business


Is Your Business a Slave to Social Media?

Mary Charleson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

It's time to be strategic and forget about the rest. I'm not necessarily advocating that you pick two platforms and dump the rest. But you could certainly focus 80 per cent of your effort on those two that are well aligned, and put the others you've established in maintenance mode -- updating basic info from time to time.

We Should Be Innovating With Privacy in Mind

Jennifer Osborne | Posted 08.07.2015 | Canada Business
Jennifer Osborne

Consumers want streamlined and intuitive products, but sometimes that comes at the cost of giving up some privacy. Businesses and developers want to create apps that will be used by many, which leads to monetization via fees, advertising and leveraging of data collected.

I'd Rather Diverse Facebook Friends Than a Clique

Jacki Andre | Posted 07.24.2015 | Canada Living
Jacki Andre

It worries me that we are being encouraged to groom our friend lists into small cliques full of yes-people. Because here's the thing: people are quirky and unique. Sometimes that quirkiness crosses the line or is just downright annoying. I get that. But the differentness of the people around us challenges us with new perspectives and helps us grow.

3-Year-Old B.C. Boy Heads Into His 3rd Open-Heart Surgery

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 07.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"It's scary. You have so many emotions — you're angry, you're sad, you're frustrated, you're happy, but you really just want your kid to make it out."

Sticky Situation: Should You Accept Your Boss's Facebook Invitation?

Julie Blais Comeau | Posted 07.09.2015 | Canada Living
Julie Blais Comeau

Even if you get along great, are you ready for her to have a front row seat on your daily life? What will you do if you click "Confirm," and on a Sunday morning, while you are sipping your latté and looking at your news feed, she sends you a private message with an urgent issue? And what will happen if you "Delete request"?

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

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.