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.

The CBC Must Demand Access to Future Leadership Debates

Wade Rowland | Posted 08.11.2015 | Canada Politics
Wade Rowland

In an election campaign that is extraordinary in so many ways, one of the more noteworthy changes is that there could be as many as five English-language leadership debates. More surprising and perplexing still is the way the CBC has abdicated its obligation as our public broadcaster to provide coverage of these events. The CBC, with its unparalleled household penetration, was not among the motley assemblage of television and web outlets that carried the initial Rogers-produced debate last week, nor will it be involved in the Globe and Mail/Google/YouTube effort next month.

Learn How To Understand An Australian In Less Than 3 Minutes

Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.15.2015 | Canada Living

So THAT'S what all those *$!% abbreviations mean!

That Lemony Snicket Netflix Trailer May Be Fake, But We'll Still Watch It

The Huffington Post Canada | Joy D'Souza | Posted 07.07.2015 | Canada Living

On July 5, a 35-second trailer (which can be seen above) was posted on YouTube, and has been viewed over 1.9 million times. Posted to an account named...

This YouTuber Shut Down Makeup Shamers In The Best Way Possible

The Huffington Post Canada | Madelyn Chung | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Style

"I just want people to know that makeup is fun... If you want to go for a red lip and crazy-bold eyes, do it. There are no rules to makeup. [It's] there for days when you just wanna look hella good."

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.

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.

Paul Walker's Memory Comes to Life in "See You Again" Song Covers

Farzana Hassan | Posted 06.27.2015 | Canada Living
Farzana Hassan

The song "See you Again" by Wiz Khalifa featuring Charlie Puth, composed in honour of Paul Walker, has inspired countless covers by many young artists on YouTube. The haunting melody of the song, the feelings of love, nostalgia, longing, remembrance, sadness and consolation, recently led me to discover some wonderfully composed covers of the song.

How to Make Better Travel Videos

Parmjit Parmar | Posted 06.20.2015 | Canada Travel
Parmjit Parmar

Making a travel video is an effective way to share your travel experiences with your readers and viewers. Today it's so easy to shoot a video with your camera, your smart phone or a videocam. Are you telling a unique story? Are you capturing the mood, people and the destination in the best possible way?

Paying For YouTube: The Next Experiment In The TV Revolution

CBC | Posted 06.11.2015 | Canada Business

Would you pay to watch YouTube videos, uninterrupted by advertising? That's a question a lot of business analysts — and users — are now pon...

Good News (Sort Of) For People Sick Of YouTube Ads

CP | The Associated Press | Posted 04.09.2015 | Canada Business

LOS ANGELES -- YouTube will soon give viewers the option of paying a monthly fee to skip ads. On Wednesday, the online video service sent a letter ...

► 'Blood' Pouring From Vancouver Bus Ceiling Terrorizes Riders

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.25.2015 | Canada British Columbia

"Bus might need an exorcism."

►Yes, The State Of Vancouver Real Estate Is Certainly Laughable

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.24.2015 | Canada British Columbia

Watch this with the sound on.

Disgusting TV Prank Hits Vancouver Newscasters

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 03.18.2015 | Canada British Columbia

The obscene "joke" originated in the U.S.

WATCH: Raging Vancouver Driver Gets What He Deserves

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 03.10.2015 | Canada British Columbia

It's called karma.

YouTube Stars Cheer On Their Younger Selves In Empowering New Video

The Huffington Post Canada | Julianna McDermott | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Living

Imagine your teenage self. You’re feeling awkward in your changing body, anxious about grades and confused by the world of dating. You’re uncertai...

► B.C. Man Films His Own Rescue From Car Wreck

The Huffington Post B.C. | Jesse Ferreras | Posted 02.26.2015 | Canada British Columbia

He had blacked out while driving and hit a pole at 60 km/h.

4 Essential Social Media Tips for Brands and Bands

Dani Oliva | Posted 04.22.2015 | Canada Business
Dani Oliva

Plug Yourself! Photo Credit: Crystal Morris 1. BE CREATIVELY CONSISTENT How do you plug yourself on social media? Create new relevant content on ...

► Surrey's Biggest Fan Releases New Video

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 02.04.2015 | Canada British Columbia

There's no mistaking that porkpie hat and those distinctive dance moves.

What I Learned This Week: How and When to Say Goodbye

Andy Nulman | Posted 03.06.2015 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

After eight years and three months of blogging (yes, it's been going on for many years before I hit the pages of the Huffington Post), a lengthy period of discipline, dedication, research and introspection that spawned 1,077 posts, you are now reading my last one.

She Dominated Social Media In 2014

Relaxnews | Posted 12.23.2014 | Canada Music

Pop star Katy Perry takes the top spot among the stars of social media for the year to date. In a ranking taking into account stars' buzz and foll...

WATCH: Mini Tornadoes Of Steam Spin On B.C. Lake

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.04.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Kelowna’s chilly winter air and the relatively warm waters of Lake Okanagan came together last week to put on a frosty show. A cool YouTube video...

►B.C. News Anchor Compares Son To A Tumour To Change How We Think

The Huffington Post B.C. | Rhianna Schmunk | Posted 12.02.2014 | Canada British Columbia

In a moving video, veteran B.C. broadcaster Tamara Taggart compares her son to a tumour — and changes how we think about people with special needs. ...

YouTube Personalities Pick The Best Of B.C.

The Huffington Post B.C. | Andree Lau | Posted 11.27.2014 | Canada British Columbia

Do you like YouTube videos that make you laugh? Then you've likely seen the work of Matt Dennison and Jason Lucas, who hail from Richmond, B.C. Bet...

What I Learned This Week: Why Normal is a Necessity

Andy Nulman | Posted 01.10.2015 | Canada Business
Andy Nulman

Just got back from a thoroughly enjoyable long weekend in New York. Saw two plays (The River, with Hugh Jackman, and the spectacular A Curious Inci...