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.

Top 10 Things Parents Do When Kids Go Away For The Weekend

The Huffington Post Canada | Kristy Woudstra | Posted 09.21.2016 | Canada Parents

"Enjoy silence, then wish my kid was home to make noise."

Being A Photographer In The Age Of Social Media

Freaktography | Posted 03.18.2017 | Canada Living

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.

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.29.2016 | 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.

I'm Leaving Reddit Because it Gives Racists a Platform

Reginald Braithwaite | Posted 07.14.2016 | Canada Business
Reginald Braithwaite

I have been a Redditor on and off since its very beginning. Reddit is a business. And, it seems, a manifestation of the sincerely held extreme libertarian views of its founders on the subject of free speech. These are nice theories to debate. The practical reality is that Reddit seems to have overtaken Stormfront as the world's largest white supremacy community. And thus, every page view turns into some fraction of a dollar that powers a server that hosts hate. Hate for me and my children. Hate for my great-grandparents coming here.

Teens Reveal What's Cool Today

The Huffington Post Canada | Isabelle Khoo | Posted 05.01.2015 | Canada Parents

With the latest fads and trends coming and going so quickly, it's hard for us parents to keep up. So what's cool today? Let's go directly the keepers ...

Margaret Atwood's Timeless Advice For Writers

The Huffington Post Canada | Zi-Ann Lum | Posted 12.30.2014 | Canada Living

Margaret Atwood took to Reddit on Monday to share her most colourful piece of advice for aspiring writers yet. The renowned Toronto-based author p...

Upvote This: Vancouver Redditors Help Former Addict

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 05.15.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Reddit users are prolific and inquisitive, but kind is not a common adjective applied to people on the social networking site where the anonymous comm...

Bolt Comes Loose During Air Canada Express Flight, Smashes Into Window

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.28.2014 | Canada British Columbia

A passenger on an Air Canada Express flight from Penticton to Vancouver got more than a scenic view when he watched a bolt break off the plane and emb...

What It's Like To Be An 'Ugly Woman'

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.24.2014 | Canada Style

You know those days when your confidence is just gone and all you want to do is stay inside and hide your face? For some, these days come once and a w...

Vancouver Election 2014: Ask The Mayoral Candidates Anything

Andree Lau | Posted 12.14.2014 | Canada British Columbia
Andree Lau

With the blessing of the moderators of the /r/Vancouver subreddit, we reached out to the three main Vancouver mayoral candidates to see if we could facilitate AMAs. After much juggling of their very busy schedules, we're excited to announce that they're keen to participate in this online experiment.

Taking a Leap From the Kitchen to the Dragons' Den

Vikram Vij | Posted 12.07.2014 | Canada Living
Vikram Vij

On October 15, I make my debut on CBC's Dragons' Den as one of two new members of the Dragons team. I'm very proud to be included in such an incredibly illustrious line-up of respected business people and to take my place alongside them on such a great show.

These Cute Pets Seriously Suck At Hide And Seek

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.15.2014 | Canada Living

One person pet hides while the other person seeks. Sounds simple, right? In our new favourite set of images posted by Imgur user diabolusquemscies ...

13 Flight Attendant Secrets You've Always Wanted To Know

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 04.29.2014 | Canada Travel

If you fly, you've seen them in action but unless you work in an airline, you probably have no idea of the rigours flight attendants endure while on t...

B.C. Baby Named By.. The Internet?

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada British Columbia

If you were having trouble picking a name for your new baby, who would you ask? One Kelowna man is turning to the whole Internet. Stephen McLaughli...

This is the End of Civil Discussion

Jeff Paterson | Posted 10.28.2013 | Canada Politics
Jeff Paterson

I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers...

LOOK: Girl's Incredible Transformation After Surgery

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.09.2013 | Canada Style

It took three years and three jaw surgeries but a young woman has a new look and a new lease on life. Reddit user weezerbeth posted a before-and-af...

LOOK: Young Woman Ages Herself To 70 Years Old

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 10.08.2013 | Canada Style

Most women use makeup to play up their best features, cover up unwanted spots or erase signs of aging but one young lady decided she wanted to know wh...

Hilarious: Not Redneck Enough For Alberta

The Huffington Post Alberta | Posted 10.07.2013 | Canada Alberta

Proving that Alberta humour extends beyond Edmonton city boundaries, Calgarians are having nice chuckle at their own expense after one of their own po...

Watching the Watchdog: Will This Man Bring Quality to Online Journalism?

Tim Knight | Posted 06.01.2013 | Canada
Tim Knight

He's young, lean, handsome, well over six feet tall, has dark, curly hair, a smile that makes women go weak at the knees, wants to build a better world and is the son of a famous Liberal Party leader. No, he's not the one you're thinking of. Instead of trying to become the next prime minister of Canada, this one's trying something even tougher.

Reddit Questions For PM Cover Science, Pot And More

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 03.11.2013 | Canada Politics

“If you could ask Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper one question that he had to answer truthfully, what would it be?” That was the questio...

Anthony Bourdain Talks Drugs, Paula Deen And Quebec

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 02.26.2013 | Canada Living

When Anthony Bourdain took to Reddit to answer reader questions, we expected drug references and some hate for the Travel Channel, but professing his ...

Can a Hashtag Really Influence Politics?

Adam Kingsmith | Posted 03.17.2013 | Canada Politics
Adam Kingsmith

Social media isn't a replacement for real-world action -- it's a way to coordinate it. The fact that apathetic Internet users who plague our respective newsfeeds cannot click their way to a better tomorrow does not mean that dedicated actors -- those who would be in the trenches regardless -- cannot employ social media effectively.

Gen Y Politically Engaged? #GiveMeABreak

Daniel Alexandre Portoraro | Posted 02.05.2013 | Canada Politics
Daniel Alexandre Portoraro

2012-11-19-slavkoaskingybanner.jpg We've mistaken being politically opinionated for being politically engaged. We simply give off the appearance of being so, by "sharing" and "publishing" articles from the New Yorker, Harper's, The Atlantic, Foreign Policy -- look at me, this is what I read! Aren't I an intellectual treat? An opinion doesn't mean a thing -- but a vote does. The sooner that we stop pretending that 140-character messages makes us politically engaged the better off our generation will be.

Pillow Talk? Unbelievable Steps A Winnipeg Hotel Took To Please A Customer

The Huffington Post Canada | Joanna Adams | Posted 08.17.2012 | Canada Travel

Winnipeg's Fairmont Hotel honoured a highly unusual request from Calgary resident Gord Relph, to the delight of over two million people in just three ...