Canadian rock singer Usher-ing new online community for musicians

With a newly-arrived baby bringing a second booster seat to the kitchen table, Canadian musician David Usher is finding it tough to keep up with his numerous social network accounts – Twitter, Facebook,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 Brian Jackson

Three tips for getting the most from the new Facebook

When Facebook redesigned the look and feel of its site last month, the social network took some design cues from Twitter, the service that allows users to share short messages with their friends,

Published on: April 9th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

Twitter denies Google buyout rumours

Twitter Inc. co-founder Biz Stone today denied widespread rumors that its acquisition by Google Inc. is imminent. The rumors erupted late Thursday when tech blog site TechCrunch, citing two anonymous sources, reported that

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Juan Carlos Perez

Twendz taps Twitter trends and tracks tweets

Okay, I admit it - I'm new to Twitter, and so even the most basic Twitter applet is fascinating. But I've found that many of these services tend to overwhelm you with the

Published on: April 7th, 2009 Barbara Krasnoff

Six Tweet tips to get the most from your Twitter search

It's easy to miss little gems of information on Twitter, the social networking service that allows users to exchange short messages. Because we all can't spend hours in front of the service, we

Published on: April 6th, 2009 C.G. Lynch

How to become the pied piper of Twitter

How do you get on Twitter's suggested follow list? It all comes down to a gut check, according to Twitter. In a post on Twitter's official blog, co-founder Biz Stone explained Twitter's process

Published on: March 27th, 2009 Ian Paul and Carrie-Ann Skinner

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

Researchers devise attack that could pulverize Twitter

Computer security researchers have devised a new Twitter attack that they say could spread virally, much like a worm on the microblogging service. The attack, posted online Thursday by researchers at Secure Science,

Published on: March 23rd, 2009 Robert McMillan

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

Twitter over SMS back in Canada … but will those Tweets cost you?

There was a time when all Canadians could freely send and receive tweets via a text message on their mobile phone. But no longer. For a while, the service was absent completely. But

Published on: March 10th, 2009 Brian Jackson

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

Eight free user-friendly apps to help you in your job hunt

Everyone is trying to save money these days, whether they're employed or unemployed. So what does the job seeker on a budget do when he or she needs new software? In addition to

Published on: March 5th, 2009 Meridith Levinson and C.G. Lynch