Social Media

Girls Around Me: Free iPhone app preys on women using Facebook, Foursquare

A new iPhone app makes it easier for stalkers to prey on women.

Oscar winners predictions based on Facebook and twitter mentions: infographic

The Artist and Hugo are favored to win Best Picture at the Oscars, but Facebook and Twitter suggest that The Help has far more buzz, according to social media mentions.

Yumemiru, the iPhone app that can control your dreams (maybe)

A new iPhone app claims to be able to influence your dream, be it to fall in love or to get rich. Is there anything an app can't do?

WTF is Pinterest?

Pin images you find on the web on the online pinboard "Pinterest," and create a community for "the things you love." Like Furniture. Simply, find a photo, and rake it with a "Pin It" button. The...

Local start-up Ayoudo uses social media to provide help and services

The power of Craigslist and the simplicity of twitter rolled into one? Vancouver's latest app is aimed at people who want to help each other through social media.

Open source municipalities: twitter, transit and apps a focus of Cities Summit - live blog

Speakers at Cities Summit discuss open source technology and the capacity for social media to help citizens connect with government. Read VO Publisher Linda Solomon's live blog for more updates.

FBI plots social media surveillance on Twitter, Facebook

The FBI plans to create a new application to monitor and map user content on popular social media websites.

No iPhone, no thanks: ungrateful Christmas gift recipients

Not getting the latest iPhone or iPad was apparently the biggest tragedy for some people this Christmas.

Was social media the newsmaker of the year?

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

Conversations with @andreareimer and @MayorGregor

The Mayor and Deputy Mayor give a break down on how Vancouver is increasing democracy and inclusion through social media.