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Have Scooter, Will Travel

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 09.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Sorry, everyone, but here is a social media user who puts all of us to shame. Eileen Bry — make that @nana_bry — is an adventurous senior from ...

Back Selfies Are Now A Thing

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 08.07.2014 | Canada Style

It’s official: selfies are taking over the world. While we’ve seen everything from the belfie to the snelfie catch on on social media, the latest ...

A Conversation With YouTube Stars Humble the Poet and Superwoman #Leh

Raji Aujla | Posted 07.31.2014 | Canada Living
Raji Aujla

YouTube stars Lilly Singh and Kanwer Singh, better known as Superwoman and Humble the Poet sit down with Raji Aujla to talk about the process of creating their viral music video, #Leh.

How Social Media Has Helped My Depression

Sandra Charron | Posted 09.16.2014 | Canada Living
Sandra Charron

Rather than seeing nothing after I post a particularly bleak tweet or a caption speaking about mental illness, my notifications explode with questions and comments, all curious and positive about this awful invisible assailant. Total strangers will send their love and prayers out to me. Others will thank me for being brave and outspoken.

How to Carve Out Personal Time Away From the Computer

Linda Lauren | Posted 09.09.2014 | Canada Living
Linda Lauren

Computers afford us a lot, and social media has its pluses and minuses, but what the Internet can't truly replicate is the spirit when all our senses are engaged and we are participating in life outside the screen. That's what's missing. That's why there's less time for living. Here's how to use social media and create a balance so that you enjoy the moments of living more fully.

The End Of Instagram As We Know It

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 06.10.2014 | Canada Business

Instagram users in Canada are set to see vintage-looking photos interspersed with branded posts as the photo-sharing platform introduces ads later thi...

Go Deal With Your Own Insecurities Instead of Censoring Social Media (NSFW)

Erika Lust | Posted 07.30.2014 | Canada
Erika Lust

Rihanna recently had her Instagram account deleted after posting one of the topless photos from her very racy, very stylish spread in Lui magazine earlier this month. Even though Instagram maintained it was an accident (who in their right mind would piss RiRi off on purpose?) and reinstated the account, it had still been wiped squeaky clean.

What I Learned This Week: The Three-Word Secret to Tourism Success

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.19.2014 | Canada Travel
Andy Nulman

Most greeting moves are micro, but their effects are macro.They set the mood and the tone for one's stay, no matter how long and no matter where, be it a few nights in property, two weeks at a destination or even an hour or so at a simple restaurant or attraction.

Photographer's Instagram Account Shut Down For Breastfeeding Picture

CBC | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Living

A former Winnipegger living in Toronto is battling Instagram after it briefly shut down her account after she posted a photograph of herself breastfe...

How Instragram Made Me an Artist

Taha Muharuma | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada Impact
Taha Muharuma

If you told me four years ago that images taken with my smartphone would be featured in art publications, in exhibitions and appreciated by a loyal following across the globe, I'd say that's crazy. Then along came a digital photo platform (Instagram) that said instant expression was OK and that you could learn as you go. Instantly, when you sign you up, you're an artist.

What I Learned This Week -- The Most Important Thing for Artists to Create

Andy Nulman | Posted 07.12.2014 | Canada
Andy Nulman

A decade ago, I composed a foreword to a book called "Business Skills for Creative Souls." A corporate primer for artistic types put out by Montreal'...

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

Lydia Lovric | Posted 06.08.2014 | 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 06.07.2014 | 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 04.30.2014 | 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.