Five tips for savvy marketing on social networks

Around five years ago, online marketing usually meant sending out tons of e-mail, or creating a Web site that showcased your products. Mass and targeted e-mail marketing still produce results, research shows, and

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Nestor Arellano

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

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

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

Facebook creams MySpace in popularity battle

The pioneer of the social networking phenomenon has been totally overshadowed as Facebook Inc. recorded almost double the number of global visitors in December than longtime leader Inc.Facebook, once thought of as

Published on: January 27th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin and Juan Carlos Perez

Smart recruiting through social networks

Online social networks are a great way to recruit the "best and brightest" and employers only ignore them at their peril, experts say."To portray your company as worthy of having top talent, it's

Published on: January 23rd, 2009 Jennifer Kavur

How to Twitter your way to marketing success

(Read how Facebook improved sales for Coke in related story and video "Facebook app fuels 'after hours' buzz around Coke energy drink")As e-mail filters get more intelligent and computer users routinely ignore the

Published on: December 30th, 2008 Michelle MacLeod

Toronto student creates new video identification system

A student at the University of Toronto has created a digital video identification system that may shine some light on the techniques used by YouTube and other Internet companies to protect copyright and

Published on: December 10th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Facebook developers irked by app verification process

Facebook now gives its developers the option of submitting their applications for review to obtain a seal of approval, but some developers aren't thrilled with the program.Via its new Application Verification Program, Facebook

Published on: November 20th, 2008 Juan Carlos Perez

Saving your online reputation is no cake-walk

An unsavory connection from your past. An annoying link to your name that's dragging down your career. A spicy quote you tossed off to a reporter that you wish you could take back.

Published on: November 19th, 2008 Tracy Mayor

MySpace takes on iTunes – launches free “on-demand” music streaming site

Social network MySpace lobbed a shot across the bow of Apple iTunes last night with the launch of MySpace Music, a new site that offers free on-demand music streaming along with MP3 downloads

Published on: September 29th, 2008 Heather Havenstein

Social net junkies…be wary of what you post online

If you thought posting the clip of you and your pals doing a Girl's Gone Wild impression on YouTube was a cool idea – think again.One of the viewers could turn out to

Published on: September 8th, 2008 Nestor Arellano

Facebook says ‘misrepresentations’ behind Canadian privacy probe

The Federal Privacy Commissioner's investigation into Facebook's alleged violation of Canadian privacy law is based on "misrepresentations" of the social network's policies, according to a Facebook advisory board member.It could have been settled

Published on: September 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson

Malware miasma

Malware threats on the Web grew at an exponential rate over the first half of 2008, security experts say.During this period, there was a new Web page infected with malicious content every five

Published on: August 5th, 2008 Brian Jackson