Social Media

Beijing celebrates Egypt revolution two years later: The SinoFile

Some keywords remain blocked, but Chinese authorities seem to see the Egyptian Revolution as a cautionary tale against itself.

Sex talk slips by censors on Sina Weibo

Proof that Chinese authorities are more concerned with censoring political subversion than maintaining their idea of public decency.

Beijing wages war against apocalypse "rumors"

Is Beijing working extra hard to prove 'rumors' are a dangerous phenomenon in the People's Republic?

Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson launches official Sina Weibo account

Screenshot of Mayor Gregor Robertson's Sina Weibo page.

Facebook speaks out about Amanda Todd post-mortem bullying

The social media giant tells VO readers how to prevent other acts of bullying.

Lust, Caution: China's love-hate relationship with iPhone5

Countless Chinese netizens are excited for the unveiling of the iPhone5 -- but not all of them.

Roll east, young artists: #TracksonTracks creating a cultural journey

Bands, documentarians, photographers, social media makers onboard a VIA Rail from Vancouver to NxNE Fest in Toronto: what hijinks could possibly occur?

Wine tasting with a social twist

So you think you know wine? I thought so, until I put myself to the ultimate test: a “paper bagged” pour at Wine Tasting with a Social Twist.

The woman who sued Facebook

Vancouver filmmaker Debbie Douez is taking on Facebook's ability to use information in advertising without a user's knowledge or consent.

Ayoudo’s Social Garden connects green thumbs across Vancouver

Local tech startup Ayoudo launches a new initiative to help gardeners across Vancouver to connect via social media this spring.