Tweets

Why Do Facebook "Likes" Have So Much Power Over Us?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.01.2014 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

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.

Canada's Marmite Ban Is Making Britain CRAZY

Huffington Post Canada | Posted 01.24.2014 | Canada Living

News of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency's recent crackdown on certain British food products—including the all-sacred Marmite—has caused a huge...

Twitter Reacts To Mandela's Death

The Huffington Post, Canada | Posted 01.25.2014 | Canada

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 w...

WATCH: Bitcoin Fever Hits Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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 Vanc...

Heather Graham's Selfie Bigs Up Vancouver

The Huffington Post B.C. | Posted 10.02.2013 | Canada British Columbia

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....

Why Do We Need To #Humblebrag?

CP | Michael Oliveira, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.20.2013 | Canada Living

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 mu...

Not Even Death Can Stop You From Tweeting

CP | Victor Ferreira, The Canadian Press | Posted 05.10.2013 | Canada Business

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 ...

How Derogatory Language Hurts us All

Zach Paikin | Posted 12.23.2012 | Canada Politics
Zach Paikin

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.

How to Control Your Tweeting

Penny Will | Posted 10.01.2012 | Canada Living
Penny Will

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:

Watching the Watchdog: Stats Don't Lie, Political News Falls Short

Tim Knight | Posted 08.27.2012 | Canada
Tim Knight

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.