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"Gratitude is the force multiplier": video of 2011 through tweets

A look back at all the big (and not so big) events this year via tweets. suggests gifts for your Facebook friends, but at what price?

According to, a romance novel is the perfect gift for Stephen Harper. But is that knowledge worth the loss of privacy?

Towards openness: Weekly Updates from

This week's news update comes from Managing Director Reilly Yeo. She explains why we're so happy about Bell's decision to stop throttling the open Internet, and why we still have a ways...

Was social media the newsmaker of the year?

Facebook and Twitter are powerful, but do they really set the agenda for Vancouverites?

Why we fight: Weekly update from

This is the Weekly News Update video for Thursday, December 15. This week, we talk about our fundraising drive, the latest news, and our inspiration to continue the fight for an open and...

It takes an Effin village to get through to Facebook

Irish woman wants social media site to cut her unfortunately named village some slack.

Battered RIM may be tossed out of huge Indonesian market

Company's refusal to build data hub in Jakarta may cost it second-largest market.

The Team: Weekly Update from

If it's December, it must be fundraising time.

How many sleeps to Christmas? There's an app for that

A Charlie Brown Christmas: coming to an iPad near you.

An iPad Christmas Gift Guide

Gift ideas from 99 cents to $49.99 for the iPadder in your life.