Facebook launches its new TikTok clone, Instagram Reels
The new Instagram feature will let users record and edit 15-second videos with audio, and will let users add visual effects
TikTok sale puts Canada between Trump and China, again, experts say
On Aug. 3, Trump told reporters he would ban TikTok in the U.S. unless Microsoft or another American company bought the app by Sept. 15
Twitter and Facebook become targets in Trump and Biden ads
Since the last presidential election, Facebook and Twitter have banned voting-related misinformation
New Hootsuite CEO replaces founder amid ‘reckoning’ for social media
Former Zendesk COO headquartered in San Francisco will take over as of July 6.
Facebook pays $9.5M to end Competition Bureau’s privacy probe
Social media site gave the false impression privacy settings would give users control over who could see and access personal information.
Fastenal fires Canadian worker who criticized holiday gift via Twitter
Dismissed just before New Year’s Day after he posted a tweet chiding the company for the gift choice.
Trudeau warns Internet regulation could be used to repress citizens, free speech
He made his case at a gathering of civil society and government representatives from some 100 countries.
‘Privacy-focused’ Facebook puts the spotlight on groups
The social media giant is overhauling its flagship platform.
Tips to help small business owners choose a marketing method
Many owners find that low-tech marketing methods can work for them.
Ottawa poised to beef up bill to prevent foreign election interference
Liberals also want to see more transparency for political messaging on social media.
The math behind Trump’s tweets and the science of key words
His Twitter networks consistently split up into precisely five communities.
Zuckerberg: Regulation ‘inevitable’ for social media firms
No consensus and few specifics about what that might look like – or even what the biggest problems are.
Data of 620,000 Canadians improperly shared with consulting firm: Facebook
Overall, 87 million users affected, nearly 82% believed to be located in the US.
Preventing social media from interfering in Canadian elections
A full public archive of all online ads would combat election and advertising manipulation.
Facebook launches tools to help small biz expand globally
Businesses can choose countries they want to target and identify at customers in specific regions.
Putting content to work
Create fresh content you can post or tweet for effective discovery of your brand.
Safety agency calls on automakers to speed up recall repairs
Forum finds that completion rates for serious recalls, including faulty air bags, are below 15%.
Social media and the distracted thinker
Internet devices are rewiring our brains, but not in a good way.
Social media becoming more important tool for investors, survey shows
Institutional investors globally remain skeptical but recognize growing importance of social media.
Small business is a big job creator
Word of mouth recommendation remains tops for landing a job with small businesses.
Budget 2.0: social media tools will be key to communicating federal budget
Research suggests more people are streaming live events, such as the federal budget, on tablets and smartphones.
Internet remains uncharted territory for Canadian businesses
RBC poll suggests Canadian businesses struggle to keep up with online technologies.
Execs divided on social media, but still spending: report
Concerns over brand perception weigh heavily.
Firms struggle to implement crisis plans
New survey suggests not enough firms ready to communicate with stakeholders during crisis