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Love Is In The Air -- Can We Make It Last?

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.14.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

More and more I hear Canadians making mean and disparaging comments about those who disagree or have different points of view. I also hear racist remarks, which is terribly distressing. It's not who we are as a nation. Some of the things said after the shooting at the Mosque in Quebec made me feel like I was at a Trump rally. And I'm not ashamed, or afraid, to say I don't like it.

I'm Loving The Resistance Trump's Travel Ban Has Caused

Fransi Weinstein | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Politics
Fransi Weinstein

Don't know about you, but I'm really loving the fact that U.S. citizens and CEOs (in ever increasing numbers) are standing up to Donald Trump, calling him out, defying him and fighting back. And it doesn't look like they have any plans to give up any time soon.

Trolling On Social Media

Jessica Gerlock | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada
Jessica Gerlock

Photo Cred: Karolina Grabowska The term "trolling" in today's generation refers to complete strangers writing offensive online posts with the purpos...

How To Be There For Someone In The Digital Age

Teresa Messineo | Posted 02.08.2017 | Canada Living
Teresa Messineo

We have never been so connected. Our social media brings us together in practical ways. We can reconnect with missing classmates. Childhood friends. I know a woman who saw a post and donated her kidney to a friend of a friend she had met once in grade school, some thirty years before. I myself lost contact with my only cousin and had given up hope of ever seeing him again when I found his profile picture smiling back at me from that familiar blue background.

Twitter To Hide Abusive Tweets, Block Violators From New Accounts

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2017 | Canada Business

The company is also adding a "safe search" feature.

Should We Have Sympathy For Sean Spicer?

Robert Waite | Posted 02.06.2017 | Canada Politics
Robert Waite

Spicer, at 45 years of age, is no neophyte. He has served as press secretary to four Republican Congressmen. In short, he should know better. At a minimum, he should have known that he'd have about as much chance controlling his own destiny in a twitter-mad Trump White House as did those monkeys the Americans used to send into space to test the Mercury space capsules. Meaning none.

The Easiest Way To Navigate This Media Minefield

Mitch Joel | Posted 02.01.2017 | Canada
Mitch Joel

It turns out that nobody knows what's what when it comes to the media anymore. Who do you trust for your news and media? Now, picture that media outle...

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.

Cat 'Burglar' Gets Locked Inside Bank, Twitter Has Field Day

The Huffington Post Canada | Posted 12.01.2016 | Canada

It would have been the purrfect crime.

Twitter Accidentally Suspended Its CEO's Account

The Huffington Post Canada | Sarah Rieger | Posted 11.23.2016 | Canada Business

He lost most of his four million followers.

Twitter Suspends Alt-Right Accounts In Hate Speech Crackdown

CP | Bree Fowler, The Associated Press | Posted 11.17.2016 | Canada Business

Alt-right calls it a coordinated attack on users with certain viewpoints.

Biased Election Coverage And Consumption Will Have Consequences

Mary Charleson | Posted 11.02.2016 | Canada Politics
Mary Charleson

The media on both sides of the political aisle may well be painting a picture of what they want to see happen, not what is an accurate prediction of what could happen. And because we all willingly are consuming and sharing media as we always have been, we are confident in our own views of the likely outcome.

Mass Layoffs At Twitter

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 10.27.2016 | Canada Business

Twitter is struggling with competition from Facebook, Snapchat and others.

How The Real Estate Industry Is Evolving In The Digital Age

The RentSeeker.ca Team | Posted 10.14.2016 | Canada Business
The RentSeeker.ca Team

With over 90 per cent of renters and home-buyers starting their research and property search online, realtors, property managements firms and REIT's are now spending most of their marketing budgets on digital and web-based advertising tools and features which provide for an increased return on investment (ROI).

Mr. Trump Is A Dirty Old Man

Aaron H. Emery | Posted 10.11.2016 | Canada Politics
Aaron H. Emery

The words of Donald Trump are not simply words attached to nothing -- floating in the ether. These are words (that matter), attached to actions (that matter), connected to women (who matter). Yes, the words speak to attitudes that Donald Trump so clearly holds. But the words also speak to actions that Donald Trump has not even begun to deny. When Donald Trump says: "I just kiss. I don't even wait", it is worth finishing out that thought. What doesn't Donald Trump wait for? What he's not waiting for is CONSENT."

Twitter Suspends 360K Accounts Linked To Violent Extremism

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 08.18.2016 | Canada Business

Twitter noted that there is no magic formula for identifying extremist accounts.

Why Nobody Predicted Trump Or Brexit

Neil Seeman | Posted 07.26.2016 | Canada Politics
Neil Seeman

Big Data and artificial general intelligence companies, the new darlings of Silicon Valley and organizations concerned with international security, should pay heed to what has happened this year. The Brexit vote proved that assumptions of fact, the springboard for all deductive or inductive reasoning-- are heavily prone to human error.

Defend Milo Yiannopoulos Even If You Don't Want To

Jason Najum | Posted 07.25.2016 | Canada Living
Jason Najum

Free speech, we say, is a principle we will defend to the death. Until perhaps we don't agree with what has been said. Then, suddenly, we are able to find very valid reasons to rationalize ourselves away from a supposed absolute value. Cases like Yiannopoulos' push our proclaimed moral positions up against the wall, compelling us to confront our human tendency towards personal bias. And that's why they are so interesting.

Leslie Jones And The Crime Of Shattering Male Expectations

Marcia Sirota | Posted 07.22.2016 | Canada Living
Marcia Sirota

The fact that Ms. Jones loves herself -- the fact of her obvious confidence and the ease with which she speaks her mind -- well, that's an awful affront to the misogynists who expect a "woman like her," i.e. "not pretty enough" or light-skinned enough (in their tiny minds) to stay in the background with her mouth firmly shut.

What Kim Kardashian Can Teach Us About Controlling The Narrative In A Crisis

Lindsay Finneran Gingras | Posted 07.19.2016 | Canada Business
Lindsay Finneran Gingras

The recent feud between Swift and Kardashian may, on the surface, look like petty celebrity gossip. But it tells us more about our modern landscape, demonstrating a master class in controlling the narrative and tearing down your competitor, than almost any relevant MBA case study.

Social Media Has Made Public Opinion A Meaner, Dumber Place

David Martin | Posted 07.08.2016 | Canada Living
David Martin

They say that Twitter has created a powerful new way for everyone to engage in political dialogue. I'm not so sure it's a good thing. One has only to look at the dysfunctional American political environment, the rise of Donald Trump and the decline of the European Union to see that the inmates take over the asylum.

Can Privacy And Social Media Coexist?

Natasha Koifman | Posted 06.23.2016 | Canada Living
Natasha Koifman

Recent experiences on Instagram got me thinking about the line between being open and too open, between sharing and oversharing. Is it possible to share personal details and pictures from my life and still be somewhat private? Is that even possible in the digital world? Is social media making the idea of privacy obsolete?

Millennials And Our Quest For Digital Supremacy

Raji Aujla | Posted 06.14.2016 | Canada
Raji Aujla

As digital natives, our adaptability to change is far superior than generations past. We swiftly adapt from VHS to DVDs and record players to cassettes to CDs and MP3s. We know what a floppy disk is yet can operate our digital lifestyle almost exclusively on Cloud. Our potential is limitless and our ambition is uncapped. We are pretty brilliant.

Password Leak Has Twitter Locking Down Millions Of Accounts

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 06.10.2016 | Canada Business

And a LOT of stupid people have the password "123456."

Twitter Is Taking Drastic Measures To Save Itself

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.24.2016 | Canada Business

Twitter Inc. hopes that the changes will re-ignite user growth.