Photographer’s scam exposed on Groupon

Social buying site Grouponwas forced to pull a photography deal off of its website on Wednesday, after it was revealed that the photographer was using stolen photos to promote herself. The deal was

Published on: September 20th, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson Purewal

Connecting with Jonathan Lister, LinkedIn Canada chief

Define meta? Jonathan Lister says he was recruited for LinkedIn Canada's first country manager post through the professional network itself. It makes you wonder if his previous employer, Google Canada had found him

Published on: September 10th, 2010 Brian Jackson

iTunes Ping: a peek at the new social network’s privacy settings

Ping is Apple's music-centric social network that is integrated into iTunes 10. From a privacy standpoint, it's pretty straightforward--as opposed to Facebook's multitude of privacy settings--but then again, Ping is also very limited

Published on: September 7th, 2010 Nick Mediati

Google acquires Toronto-based social gaming firm

Google shows no signs of stopping its social networking start-up shopping spree--it acquired social gaming service SocialDeck on Monday. The acquisition was announced Monday via the SocialDeck blog. It is Google's fifth acquisition

Published on: August 31st, 2010 Sarah Jacobsson

Interview with Facebook’s new head of Canadian operations

Jordan Banks wants to bring Facebook to your fridge and your car.Really. The new managing director of Canadian operations Facebook sees a future where the social graph isn't connected to your phone or

Published on: August 13th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Taking stock of Facebook’s flaws at 500 million users

Facebook has a huge problem. No, it's not privacy, security, application spam or even horrible P.R. from the upcoming movie, "The Social Network." These are short-term annoyances for the company, but not existential

Published on: July 23rd, 2010 Mike Elgan

Motorola Backflip serves up social media with unique form factor

If you consider yourself the ultimate social media junkie, Motorola may have the smartphone for you.The Backflip offered up on the Telus Mobility network is one of three Motorola smartphones on the market

Published on: May 26th, 2010 Brian Jackson

LinkedIn on a roll, considering Canadian presence

While Twitter gets ready to embark on an experiment that will finally monetize its 140-character messages and Facebook feels international pressure for its privacy gaffes, LinkedIn is quietly cashing cheques relatively free of

Published on: May 17th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Twitter squashes bug — and followers too

For all the Twitterers who were fretting about where their followers went earlier today, fear not. They're back.Twitter engineers have corrected a bug that was messing with users' followers on Monday. To fix

Published on: May 12th, 2010 Sharon Gaudin

How to commit digital harakiri

Remember the good ol' days, when you only had one Inbox to check once or twice a day? Those were simpler times.Things have changed as the communications paradigm of our modern, digital and

Published on: February 19th, 2010 Brian Jackson

Four steps to protect yourself on Facebook

If you're one of the 63.7 million people playing the popular Farmville game on Facebook, you've probably noticed a change in how you earn points. FarmVille's parent company, Zynga, agreed last week to

Published on: November 13th, 2009 Kristin Burnham

Facebook Lite offers networking without the clutter

Facebook has made a potentially risky choice in designing Lite, the simpler version of its social network that is generating much buzz: Lite doesn't run any of the tens of thousands of external

Published on: October 20th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Facebook faces thousands of angry users after ‘missing accounts’ fiasco

After a database problem knocked out the accounts of about 150,000 Facebook users for more than a week, the social networking site said today that most are now back up and running.Despite the

Published on: October 15th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin

Facebook fuelling anti-social behaviour, says archbishop

The head of the Roman Catholic Church in England is warning that Facebook, texting and e-mails are destroying relationships and may even lead teens to commit suicide. Archbishop Vincent Nichols, head of the

Published on: August 6th, 2009 Sharon Gaudin