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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.

Social Media: The Steroids For Extremism

James Di Fiore | Posted 05.10.2016 | Canada Living
James Di Fiore

Discourse has been hijacked by a special brand of lunatics, people who are seemingly normal in real life but spit venom in the online world. Like comic book villains, they get caught up in their own drawn out monologues or zippy one-liners, both designed to stifle debate and destroy even the hint of a robust discussion, while feeding our minds a fool's gold hit of adrenaline.

11 Ways To Target Canadians On Twitter

Melody McKinnon | Posted 04.26.2016 | Canada Business
Melody McKinnon

If hundreds of people voluntarily follow you into a room to hear everything your company has to say, it should be easy to work the room and make sales. Twitter is that room, learn how to work it.

Decide Now Who Will Delete Your Digital Ghost When You Die

Judy Mann | Posted 04.20.2016 | Canada Living
Judy Mann

I lost someone very special to me to cancer. It was a short battle -- it ended just four months after her diagnosis and just slightly more than six months after she was off sick from work. Then, a few months later a notification popped up on my LinkedIn.

Cat Stuck On Hydro Pole Saved In 140 Characters Or Less

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 04.15.2016 | Canada British Columbia

#savethePrincetonBCcat

The World's Oldest Tweet Kinda Sucked

The Huffington Post Canada | Brian Vinh Tien Trinh | Posted 03.21.2016 | Canada Business

#HappyBirthday!

Being A Photographer In The Age Of Social Media

Freaktography | Posted 03.17.2016 | Canada Living
Freaktography

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.

In Personal Injury Disputes, Your Metadata Is Fair Game

Maia Bent | Posted 03.01.2016 | Canada Living
Maia Bent

Over the last few years, as sharing of personal information on social media has become more ubiquitous, many personal injury cases in Ontario are being decided on evidence gathered from plaintiffs' social media accounts, which provide 'metadata' creating a time and location stamp of a user's online activity. And it's all admissible as evidence in court.

This Habs Twitter Campaign Backfired In The Most Offensive Way Possible

CP | The Canadian Press | Posted 02.24.2016 | Canada

Tweets containing racial slurs ended up on their Twitter feed Tuesday night.

Twitter Reports Flatlining User Growth

CP | Michael Liedtke, The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

"Twitter is looking kind of old now that there are younger, sexier platforms out there."

The Timeline Is Changing, But It's No #RIPTwitter

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 02.10.2016 | Canada Business

Twitter isn't growing much, and the company wants new ideas.

Twitter Shuts Down 125,000 Accounts Linked To Terrorism

CP | Tami Abdollah, The Associated Press | Posted 02.07.2016 | Canada Business

Social media is increasingly becoming a tool for radicalization.

Motherhood Is A Constant Challenge - And Not Just On Facebook

Tara Mandarano | Posted 02.04.2016 | Canada Parents
Tara Mandarano

At the end of the day, the Facebook motherhood challenge doesn't make us measure ourselves in an unfair way. We do enough of that on our own. Is there anything wrong with singling out your mum friends to tell them you think they're doing a great job? Hell no. Am I proud to be a mum? Hell yes.

A Social Media Guide For Moms Returning To Work

Kathy Buckworth | Posted 02.02.2016 | Canada Parents
Kathy Buckworth

Getting back into the workforce after spending time at home with kids has always been a challenge. But today, with the proliferation of social media, it can be an additional hurdle to turn what have been your personal musings and reflections on life into a professional online profile as you hunt for that perfect job.

Outage Hits Twitter

CP | Youkyung Lee, The Associated Press | Posted 01.19.2016 | Canada Business

Sporadic outages began early Tuesday morning.

Twitter Shares Tank On Report Of New 10,000-Character Tweets

The Huffington Post Canada | Daniel Tencer | Posted 01.05.2016 | Canada Business

If true, that would work out to somewhere in the vicinity of 1,600 to 2,000 words per tweet.

Those Fake Selfie Smiles Hurt More Than You Think

Chakameh Shafii | Posted 12.29.2015 | Canada Living
Chakameh Shafii

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'm Finding My Voice After Experiencing Social Media Anxiety

Tyler Keating | Posted 12.24.2015 | Canada Living
Tyler Keating

There have been countless times in 2015 that I've wanted to post something and didn't bother. Occasionally these posts can be found in my drafts but most often they are deleted. Why do I let this happen? Surely someone must care for what I have to say? But then I think again.