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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.
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"Enjoy silence, then wish my kid was home to make noise."
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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.
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 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.
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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 of cool -- teenagers! On Monday, Reddit decided to...
Margaret Atwood took to Reddit on Monday to share her most colourful piece of advice for aspiring writers yet. The renowned Toronto-based author participated in her third Ask Me Anything and said writ...
Reddit users are prolific and inquisitive, but kind is not a common adjective applied to people on the social networking site where the anonymous comments can often get vicious. Tommy Castelli expecte...
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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 embed itself in the outer window. Matt Langlois post...
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 while, but for others, like Reddit user throwmeaway...
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.
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.
One person pet hides while the other person seeks. Sounds simple, right? In our new favourite set of images posted by Imgur user diabolusquemscies on Friday, cute little dogs and cats try their hardes...
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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 the clock. When it comes to jobs, few titles carry...
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 McLaughlin runs namemydaughter.com, a website that asks visito...
I'm no John Ivison, Christie Blatchford, Chantal Hebert, Ezra Levant, Christopher Hume, Andrew Coyne or Margaret Wente. Heck, you could find bloggers on this site who routinely write superior than me...
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 what she would look like when she was in her twiligh...
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-after photo of herself on Tuesday which showed her incr...
Proving that Alberta humour extends beyond Edmonton city boundaries, Calgarians are having nice chuckle at their own expense after one of their own posted a photo that plays on more than one provincia...
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.
“If you could ask Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper one question that he had to answer truthfully, what would it be?” That was the question Reddit user ropshubop asked Sunday, prompting a wave of...
When Anthony Bourdain took to Reddit to answer reader questions, we expected drug references and some hate for the Travel Channel, but professing his love for Quebec was the icing on the cake. The TV...
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.
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.
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 days. Relph, who was in town on business, filled o...
Some of the Internet's leading websites, including Wikipedia and Mozilla, will go dark today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA). The U.S. bills have generated massive public protest over proposed provisions that could cause enormous harm to the Internet and freedom of speech.