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Our Thigh Gap Obsession Worries Me for Young Women Everywhere

Angie Campanelli | Posted 10.07.2015 | Canada Living
Angie Campanelli

When I was a teenager and well into my twenties, women encountered similar pressures both on television and in print. The difference is that now we can't just blame corporate advertisers for showing unrealistic body proportions. This time, it's real people teaching other real girls how to strive for and achieve these (at times) unhealthy body sizes.

Someone Photoshopped A Man Bun On Donald Trump

The Huffington Post Canada | Monika Markovinovic | Posted 10.02.2015 | Canada Style

Cover your eyes.

Olympian Picks Her Baby's Name From Twitter Campaign

CP | Donna Spencer/The Canadian Press | Posted 09.28.2015 | Canada Alberta

The Olympic gold medallist and her husband appealed to Twitter under the hashtag #NameMyBaby.

The Best Personal Brand Is an Authentic One

Marco Pasqua | Posted 09.25.2015 | Canada Business
Marco Pasqua

Branding is such a powerful tool. Every year across North America, companies spend billions of dollars in advertising to ensure their products are seen by the masses. The reality is, you don't need to spend a ton of money to put yourself out there. In fact, each and every one of us is already the head of a major brand -- our own.

How One Tweet Can Help Launch Your Career

Lina Duque | Posted 09.21.2015 | Canada Business
Lina Duque

One tweet that I wrote two years ago got me into the office of a C-suite executive and launched one of the most important relationships in my business today. I could have set up my meeting with her the old-fashioned way -- but Twitter helped me bypass potential obstacles and removed hierarchical barriers. Establishing yourself as a thought leader on Twitter can give you an edge.

Overcoming Back-to-School Social Anxiety in the Social Media Age

Dr. Shimi Kang | Posted 09.15.2015 | Canada Living
Dr. Shimi Kang

What happens when the tools that are supposed to connect us end up segregating us and making us feel excluded? The overuse of social media and the subsequent underuse of real-world skills has resulted in difficulty for many to socialize meaningfully -- leading to feelings of loneliness, social anxiety and depression.

Twitter Gives Harper A Questionable Crocodile Dundee-Type Makeover

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 09.11.2015 | Canada Politics

"Harper's new Australian campaign manager Lynton Crosby suggests a makeover."

Canada's First Digital Election Will Change How Campaigns Court Votes

Lindsay Finneran Gingras | Posted 09.04.2015 | Canada Politics
Lindsay Finneran Gingras

Has a hashtag ever influenced a vote? Probably not. Did a Twitter meme ever sway a key voting demographic? We will have to ask #bathrobeguy, but I'll wager no. But when we talk about digital, we're talking about strategy far beyond these primitive social tactics. We're talking about a suite of tools that reinforce, strengthen and improve traditional and key campaign functions.

Canada Finds A Home On Twitter

CP | Stephanie Levitz, The Canadian Press | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada Living

The Foreign Affairs department began tweeting from @Canada in November, two years after they acquired the account from a Spanish man who'd registered the name back in 2007.

The Most Canadian Tweets Ever?

CP and Huffington Post Canada | Posted 08.29.2015 | Canada

OTTAWA — Ahead of the November 2014 launch of the official @Canada Twitter account, Foreign Affairs staff and the minister's office kicked around id...

Is Your Business a Slave to Social Media?

Mary Charleson | Posted 08.18.2015 | Canada Business
Mary Charleson

It's time to be strategic and forget about the rest. I'm not necessarily advocating that you pick two platforms and dump the rest. But you could certainly focus 80 per cent of your effort on those two that are well aligned, and put the others you've established in maintenance mode -- updating basic info from time to time.

Fake News Story Sends Twitter Stock Soaring

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK — Twitter's stock briefly spiked on Tuesday after a fake story said the company received a $31 billion buyout offer. The story, which ci...

Burger Battle Cries: Flat top vs. Grill

Tiffany Leigh | Posted 07.03.2015 | Canada Living
Tiffany Leigh

There's nary a person who can deny the seductive charms of a burger. Once you've found "the one," you'll fiercely defend it as your favourite -- to h...

Social Media 1.0 Is Dying. Long Live Social Media 2.0

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 06.25.2015 | Canada Business
Eric Quon-Lee

Yelp has publicly admitted it is in trouble. Twitter is currently hunting for a new CEO and there are constant rumors they will be acquired. Is social media dead? The simple answer is no, social media will continue to live on. What the industry is seeing is the sun setting on Social Media 1.0 and the dawn of Social Media 2.0.

The Belly Button Challenge Is Body-Shaming at its Worst

Marci Warhaft-Nadler | Posted 06.18.2015 | Canada Living
Marci Warhaft-Nadler

For those of you who've been thinking that it's been far too long since the internet has given us a way to judge and hate our bodies, you can relax because there's a brand new "am I skinny enough?" challenge fresh from China that's trending like crazy, called the "belly button challenge."

The Search for the Next Twitter CEO Requires a Disciplined Process

Jay Rosenzweig | Posted 06.14.2015 | Canada Business
Jay Rosenzweig

The departure of Twitter's CEO Dick Costolo opens up new and exciting opportunities for the microblogging social network. Twitter is falling behind its social media competitors in attracting new users and keeping users active. The time is right for a new CEO and both investors and Twitter users are wondering what's next for the company, and what the next permanent CEO might look like.

What You Should Consider Before Hiring a Social Media "Expert"

Lisa Borden | Posted 06.09.2015 | Canada Business
Lisa Borden

There is no shortage of "gurus" or "experts" in an exploding social media field, but do they really have the experience, skills and understanding to support your business and boost your social capital? If you are looking to hire someone as your internal community manager, or ‎to outsource your social media, please consider the following.

Twitter Kills Website Devoted To Politicians' Deleted Tweets

CP | Steven Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | Posted 06.04.2015 | Canada Business

Twitter is apparently helping members of Congress protect themselves from ... themselves. Twitter has killed a website dedicated to publishing the ...

Lessons From #FHRITP About Public Shaming

Rania Walker | Posted 05.14.2015 | Canada Living
Rania Walker

It follows you, it traps you and in this specific case (like so many others) it can ruin your life. There is no trash bin on social media. Yet it seems to happen time and time again. And the offenders are shocked all the same when they become the victims of their own ignorance. Here is a short primer on how to avoid a bout of public shaming. It's certainly not the authoritative volume on how to avoid and rectify situations like this, but let's use this as a friendly reminder of how to stay out of trouble.

Social Media Can Help Rebuild the Dwindling #LeafsNation

Jeff Quipp | Posted 05.02.2015 | Canada Business
Jeff Quipp

Season after season begins with hope and promise, but ends with disappointment. The hopelessness of being a Leaf fan may continue to affect the franchise's followers, and therefore the bottom line, unless they look at alternative ways to mend that relationship. Building trust through social media is the best way to reach the most powerful fan demographic to date.

Twitter Stock Tumbles

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 06.28.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Twitter's stock dropped sharply as the company's revenue and outlook fell short of expectations at a time investors are looking for s...

Hey @Canada: That's Not Toronto!

The Huffington Post Canada | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 04.21.2015 | Canada Politics

Both cities have towers. But that's where the similarities end.

Social Media Is This Generation's Guerrilla Marketing

Jason Meller | Posted 05.28.2015 | Canada Business
Jason Meller

While maintaining your own blog is a great idea, you should also consider contributing to other, more-established, online communities within your industry or field of interest. The value lies in the fact that every piece of content you contribute -- which has your name attached -- may reach hundreds or even thousands of new people. All of whom can find their way back to your website or Facebook page.

Twitter Launches New App

CP | Barbara Ortutay, The Associated Press | Posted 05.26.2015 | Canada Business

NEW YORK, N.Y. - Download Periscope, Twitter's just-launched live video-streaming app, and you'll find people broadcasting all sorts of mundane stuff:...

#FOMO: Why Corporations Should Have it

Nick Cowling | Posted 05.24.2015 | Canada Business
Nick Cowling

A relatively newly-named phenomenon, Fear Of Missing Out (FOMO), has become a powerful communications insight. While the premise of FOMO may be simila...