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Critics of the international movement have called it discriminatory and racist, citing it as an attempt to prioritize black lives over all others ("It's not just black lives -- all lives matter!"). And perhaps most significantly, many have accused the organization of inciting hatred and violence against police. Though these assumptions are completely false, the discovery of a co-founder's tweet talking about killing white people does nothing to quell these criticisms. Rather, it simply adds fuel to an already raging fire.
Your entire "content portfolio" reflects who you are and hence becomes part of your personal brand. I believe anything that you comment, share, recommend and "like" are also part of your content portfolio.
The Toronto Maple Leafs aren't having the greatest season. Some might say their upside-down flag at Saturday night's game was a sad form of symbolism. Leafs' fans paraded the team’s flag proudly duri...
"Go back home," read the racist remark left on Munira Abukar's campaign sign. The 22-year-old Somali-Canadian is running for city councillor in Toronto's Ward 2, Etobicoke North – the riding Doug For...
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how come today our moods are so often reliant on the responses we receive online? We are so affected by what other people think about what we post on social media that we'll even take down posts or photographs that don't garner a strong response.
News of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's recent crackdown on certain British food products—including the all-sacred Marmite—has caused a huge backlash in the U.K. The iconic yeast spread—a verit...
The world took to Twitter on Thursday following the news of Nelson Mandela's death. The former South African leader and long-time political prisoner was remembered for his inspirational struggle and a...
News of the world's first ever Bitcoin ATM propelled excited early adopters (and a whole bunch of media) to an unassuming coffee shop in Downtown Vancouver Wednesday. One excited customer uploaded a v...
In Vancouver to shoot "Flowers In The Attic," actress Heather Graham took to Twitter on Tuesday to rave about the city and its passion for bike lanes. "Most bike friendly place ever is @CityofVancouve...
TORONTO - So, you finally ran your first marathon. Do you rush online to share the big news with friends and followers on your social networks? How much proud and enthusiastic gushing is endearing and...
TORONTO - Twitter fanatics can now rest in peace comfortably knowing that they can continue to tweet from beyond the grave.Drew Matthews, 35, an avid Twitter user from Toronto is one Canadian who has...
During the debate, without thinking, I tweeted that Romney had just been "raped" by Obama. Realizing my mistake, I deleted the tweet seconds later and issued an apology later in the debate. It may have taken an idiotic mistake on my part, but I now appreciate more than before the importance of language in advancing our values. It is not enough to pay tribute to certain laudable rights-related causes every once in a while.
We must be serious about the issues in question in every aspect of our lives. We could collectively start by choosing our language more carefully and opposing the use of certain inappropriate words whose meanings have unfortunately become watered down over the years. I know that's where I'll begin.
Stupid tweets have ruined careers, relationships, political ambitions and Olympic dreams. So, why do we do it? Personally, I find I don't always make good decisions when it comes to using technology. "Oh My God! What have I done?" is my daily mantra. Until our social evolution has advanced, some solutions might be:
Seems that when you spend an hour watching Canadian TV news stories about politics, you get only about 15 minutes of real information. These scary numbers come from the highly respected charitable Samara Institute today. Samara has spent months doing all the research, the number crunching, and the drawing of conclusions. Will the newsrooms listen? Probably not.