Facebook customer outreach on privacy policy backfires

Facebook's recent attempt at playing democracy are perhaps a good example of a Web site that's gone too far with user engagement and promised more than it is able, or willing to deliver.

Published on: December 11th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Online poll takers just messing with us, poll shows

The creditability of online polling is being called into question by a poll that’s been running on ITBusiness.ca since March 29. When posed the question “Do you ever vote in online polls?” and

Published on: July 4th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadians more wary of giving personal data to marketers: study

Canadians are getting more protective of their personal information than they were five years ago, at least when it comes to giving that data to marketing professionals.Twenty-seven per cent of Canadians say they

Published on: July 3rd, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook ads pack little punch, poll finds

A new poll suggests Facebook ads just don't work.Four out of five Facebook users have never bought a product or serviceas a result of ads or comments on the social networking site, accordingto

Published on: June 5th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Facebook Questions: an in-depth look at the new feature

Facebook recently launched a new question-and-answer feature that helps supply answers to important questions such as "Where's the best burger in New York City?" or "Which smartphone do you use?" The new feature

Published on: March 28th, 2011 Ian Paul

Most Canadians find soft spot for CRTC

Given the recent uproar over the Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission’s (CRTC) decision that usage-based billing was an acceptable practice, you might think Canadians are eager to see the out-of-touch regulator canned. But that’s

Published on: February 15th, 2011 Brian Jackson

Four free services to create an incredible Web site

Sometimes I like to reminisce about the good old days of amateur Web site development – back when Notepad was your best choice for an HTML editor, frames were all the rage for

Published on: March 12th, 2009 Brian Jackson