Canadians struggle mightily to manage multiple online personas

Socializing online is more than a pursuit for Canadians – it's a passion, a recent survey suggests. Most Canadians spend more than three hours a day online, and manage an average of seven

Published on: March 17th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

Beware of firing employees for negative Facebook comments

With social networks, we're all instant publishers of information. If you say something about your employer over Facebook or Twitter, you should be prepared to own up to the consequences. But companies would

Published on: March 16th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Facebook redesigns services to out Tweet Twitter

Twitter Inc. is at a critical juncture now that the popular Facebook Inc. has redesigned its services to, well, be a lot more like Twitter, according to analysts.Facebook announced late yesterday that its

Published on: March 9th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and Michelle MacLeod

Employer alert – Cut out the sneaky snooping

Employers are increasingly trolling the web for information about prospective employees that they can use in their hiring decisions. Consequently, career experts advise job seekers to not post any photos, opinions or information

Published on: March 4th, 2009 Meridith Levinson

Five formidable Facebook frauds and how to protect yourself

Beny Rubinstein knows computer security. An employee of a Seattle-area tech giant with 20 years of IT experience under his belt, Rubinstein has seen a side of the industry that most people will

Published on: March 3rd, 2009 J.R. Raphael

How to stop social networking malware from ruining your PC or identity

As social networking tools change the way we communicate, spammers have begun turning their attention to services such as Facebook and MySpace, tricking users into installing viruses, launching fraudulent websites and deploying malware

Published on: February 27th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Facebook users worldwide protest site’s controversial privacy practices

You didn't actually read through the Facebook Terms of Use webpage when you signed up for a Facebook account, did you? By my count, it's more than 3,700 words of legal mumbo jumbo

Published on: February 19th, 2009 Thomas Wailgum

U.S. is world’s spam capital, Canada “no longer” among top offenders

Five years after Bill Gates declared that spam would be a thing of the past within two years, spammers continue to cause problems for computer users, using sites like Facebook and Twitter as

Published on: February 12th, 2009 Melba-Jean V. Bernad

Royal Bank uses student blogs to give down-to-earth financial advice

If you're looking to pinch those pennies as tightly as possible in these days of recession, try brewing your own cup of Joe instead of making that daily trip to Starbucks for the

Published on: February 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Twitterers in 180 global cities unite to raise $500,000 for clean water

See related story and video: E-giving explosion: For many Canadians charity begins online The micro-blogging tool Twitter is often viewed as a one-way broadcasting tool for PR flaks to post press releases and

Published on: February 9th, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

How to quickly start using Twitter for business and get incredible results

Twitter remains a very nascent social network, so if you don't know how it works or what it does (or you haven't even heard of it), don't feel bad. In fact, you're still

Published on: February 5th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Get your customers to do your marketing with Web 2.0

Today, with consumers shopping less but demanding more value from every dollar spent, the buzz around brand is understandable. Brand loyalty is crucial to improving sales – and customer satisfaction is the best

Published on: February 3rd, 2009 Michelle MacLeod

Facebook redesign still frustrates many developers

Dave Morin, 28, sits at the epicenter of the Facebook Economy, and at first glance, the backdrop looks pleasant. Outside Facebook's headquarters in Palo Alto, gentle sunshine bathes the wine bars, sushi restaurants

Published on: February 2nd, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Facebook Connect lets users “take control” of privacy while surfing

Facebook Connect is one log-in approach to the Web that can help users take control of their privacy while they're surfing, according to the social network.The new service, launched Dec. 4, allows any

Published on: January 30th, 2009 Brian Jackson