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

Lydia Lovric | Posted 04.08.2014 | 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.

I'm Not Cool Anymore, And Here's Why I Don't Care

Heather Lin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Canada Living
Heather Lin

Cool means surviving a work day on only two hours of sleep and still being able to laugh and stay upright. Cool means buying jeans one size up and NOT crying about it - but still keeping the old ones because you know, you may one day find time to exercise after the kids turn 16. Cool means being able to pick your own definition of the word and not letting others decide what it means.

How I Use Instagram to Keep Me Honest in the Gym

Jordan Cieciwa | Posted 02.28.2014 | Canada Living
Jordan Cieciwa

If you look through my Instagram, right next to a workout photo you'll see a wing night, or something to do with me having fun. The reality is, I use my social media as a tool to stay honest with myself, and really try to help fill the void for inspiration.

Are You Turning Your Child Into a Social Media Monster?

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

While older folks may not have started society's social media obsession, we may, surprisingly, be the ones who are unwittingly facilitating our kids' dependence on it through our own actions and examples. To this end, we should take a long hard look at our social media behaviour.

So Starbucks Got Your Name Wrong? Get Over It, Princess

Jonathan Naymark | Posted 04.15.2014 | Canada Living
Jonathan Naymark

Do you really want to know why a barista not remembering their name offends people? Because people think they are special. Everyone thinks that his or her drink order is special and that his or her name is special. Everyone is too busy being offended about how they are special to realize that to an hourly employee trying to get by, you're just another non-fat, extra hot, no foam double latte.

Don't Be Fooled By the Instagram Personal Trainer

Lee Boyce | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Lee Boyce

As unregulated an industry as personal training is, the world of social media has made things even more...interesting. This public eye-candy "showcase," as it were, is only popularizing the cosmetic superficiality of exercise and fitness training.

Why Canadians Love Taking Selfies

Joseph Ottorino | Posted 03.22.2014 | Canada Living
Joseph Ottorino

I've taken the occasional selfie myself, but I did raise an eyebrow when Oxford Dictionaries chose "selfie" as their word of the year for 2013. This made us here at Virgin Mobile want to dig a little deeper to find out more about the self portrait. To celebrate the "year of the selfie", we conducted a study to discover Canadian selfie habits.

This Instagram Road Trip Is Making Us Jealous

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.23.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Wouldn't you love to give up life's responsibilities and just go travel? That's precisely what two Vancouver women have done with a journey that has g...

Get Connected!

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

By now you're already following The Huffington Post B.C. on Twitter and Facebook, so we figured we would take this time to shine a light on some other...

B.C.'s Top Instagram Accounts

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 12.20.2013 | Canada British Columbia

Looking for some local love on your Instagram feed? We don't blame you! Our province is beautiful, and these Instagram users remind us why on the r...

Just Because I Can Live My Whole Life Online Doesn't Mean I Should

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 02.17.2014 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

I stopped journalling because I got online. I don't think that's a bad thing, but I am realizing that reconnecting, thinking how to package myself and my experiences in a palatable way, and "making memories" is getting in the way of actually living them. That is the one thing that today's technology has taught me. I may be able to get information and companionship instantly, but it doesn't mean that I should.

The Top Five Things Parents Need To Know About Kids and Social Media

Samantha Kemp-Jackson | Posted 04.08.2014 | Canada Living
Samantha Kemp-Jackson

If your kids see you jostling to get the best shot of the most mundane moments of life, just so that you can post a picture of it on your Instagram account, they'll follow suit. If you post inappropriate images or comments on social media, the will be seen by your children, guaranteed. Limit and moderate your own social media activity.

Smartphones Just Love This Place

AFP | Relaxnews | Posted 12.13.2013 | Canada Travel

(Relaxnews) - For the second year in a row, a destination in Bangkok has bagged the most Instagrammed location of 2013, suggesting that Thais are seri...

Why School Music Programs Should Get Instagram and Garage Band

Wes Marskell | Posted 02.03.2014 | Canada Music
Wes Marskell

For music programs to stay and to continue being relevant, they need to be modernized. In a perfect world, students would have access to computers with recording capabilities and music editing software so they could learn to edit, produce and mix. We need to understand how music and careers in the arts have changed and find ways to teach classes that reflect this ever-shifting landscape.

In Defence of the Selfie: Narcissistic Body Positivity

Elizabeth Hawksworth | Posted 12.28.2013 | Canada Living
Elizabeth Hawksworth

Selfies, to me, are narcissistic. There's no denying that. But they also show the world who I feel like I really am inside. I am a great selfie taker; I get all my best angles because I know to look for them. The photos I produce are ones I'm proud of. For me, selfies document my journey with my own self-acceptance.

Is StarbucksDrakeHands A Hoax?

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.11.2013 | Canada Music

Last week, Piper Kennedy was just another aspiring model/actress in L.A. Then she went to Starbucks. One of the baristas struck up a conversation ...

When Bands Fake Their Online Popularity

Dani Oliva | Posted 10.29.2013 | Canada Music
Dani Oliva

To the untrained eye, social media numbers are important. However, if you delve, you'll notice inconsistencies. For example, a band may have a ton of "followers", but few likes on their photos. Alternately, a band may have lots of Soundcloud plays on a particular song, but few comments. Do not let buying popularity become the new form of radio DJ payola.

Does 'slanegirl' Show Social Media Growing Up?

Sandy Garossino | Posted 10.25.2013 | Canada British Columbia
Sandy Garossino

Know what's really great about Facebook and Instagram? No slanegirl. On Aug. 18, some undoubtedly intoxicated teens engaged in public oral sex at an Eminem concert. Photos were taken, shared and posted within minutes. At least two guys were instantly heralded across the web as heroes (literally), but the 17-year-old girl involved met an entirely different fate: within minutes she was globally famous as #slanegirl. Twitter, tumblr and Google erupted with photos. At lightning speed she was named, shamed, then hospitalized and sedated. So much for equality.

Social Media for Retailers: Instagram

Drew Green | Posted 10.23.2013 | Canada Business
Drew Green

If you follow me on Twitter, you're well aware that I am passionate about social media; it's part of what I do and an integral part of SHOP.ca's success. One platform I highly recommend and believe holds a lot of potential for e-commerce is Instagram. Here are my top reasons to get in Instagram.

Don't Blame Facebook for Cyberbullying

Jesse Miller | Posted 09.30.2013 | Canada Living
Jesse Miller

Parents: Facebook is not in the business of raising my child, nor should you expect Facebook to raise yours. It is not the responsibility of Twitter to make sure my child behaves well online -- it is my responsibility to make sure my child behaves in any environment. If we want major change, it will not come from laws or banning people from websites; it will come from parents, communities, and schools to engage in dialogue and education to raise children who have an understanding of digital citizenship and accountability for their online and offline actions, because accountability and respect still matter.

When Communicating in Business, It's Synch or Swim

Paul Barter | Posted 09.25.2013 | Canada Business
Paul Barter

Do you ever leave a voicemail for someone and get an email back? Have you had people text you while you're in a meeting and then get grumpy if you don't immediately respond? Different communication styles can be generational or cultural. Wherever they come from they're important and they will materially affect your career success.

When It Comes to Canadians' Health, Postal Code Matters

Andrew Boozary | Posted 09.23.2013 | Canada Politics
Andrew Boozary

Just last week, a new report from Statistics Canada underscored the importance of money on health. The authors bleakly noted that Canadians in the bottom rung of the income ladder were "more likely to die younger." Quite a lot younger.

8 Travel Apps to Make Your Summer Holiday Less Stressful

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 09.16.2013 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Between planning your flights, booking your hotel, finding food, and learning the local customs, travelling abroad and even domestically can be quite the hassle. Luckily, your journey can become a lot simpler (and much more fun!) by using some of these travel apps.

Yahoo's Billion Dollar Bet on Tumblr

Mitch Joel | Posted 07.28.2013 | Canada Business
Mitch Joel

If Yahoo can acquire sites like Tumblr and Hulu while pushing beyond their history of being a Web portal, spending a billion dollars on a platform like Tumblr and/or Hulu could well be the cheapest way for a company of that size and magnitude to not only save itself, but rebuild its brand reputation as a leader in the digital world.

LOOK: Where To Find Great Canadian Travel Photos

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 05.28.2013 | Canada Travel

Instagram may be notorious for filling your feed with photos of food, self portraits and the odd shot of Paulina Gretzky in a bikini, but for travelle...