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Facebook launches messenger app

There is a hot new app in town, and it's by Facebook. The messenger app is a new, stand-alone messenger application for your cell phone. Currently it is available for the Android and iPhone markets,...

London riots: Social media sparks clean up and rioter identification

In the early aftermath of the London riots, social media such as Facebook and twitter have mobilized people to help clean up the damaged streets. As with the Vancouver riot cleanup, many...

Penticton assault: online vigilantes take to the web to catch suspect David Wesley Bobbitt

Users of online information aggregator site, Reddit, have come together to spread the word about David Wesley Bobbitt, a man accused of assaulting and detaining a 22-year-old Penticton woman...

Can Google Plus compete with Facebook?

Stephen Harper (and his cat) is on Google Plus. Should you?

Margaret Atwood for mayor: author's tweet-fight with Toronto Councillor Doug Ford results in cheeky campaign

The "Margaret Atwood for Mayor" site appeared after the Canadian literary icon's defiant exchange with a City Councillor over Toronto mayor Rob Ford's proposed cuts to their city's library...

Police ask virtual vigilantes not to mete out punishment

Virtual vigilante action uncalled for, police say, in a press release emailed to media this afternoon.

Fired for tweets: cautionary tales

  Twitter can connect you to the world. But 140 characters can also result in  loss of face, or job for the irresponsible tweeter. Case in point, New York Democrat Anthony Weiner'...

Lawyers warn that even average social media users risking jobs with their tweets

TORONTO -- Manchester United is considering a ban on tweeting after star Wayne Rooney responded to a heckling soccer fan with: "I'll put u asleep within 10 seconds u little girl.'' Rocker Courtney...

Tweets can land you in court, but now there's cyber insurance to bail you out

As an increasing number of tweets and Facebook postings speed onto the information superhighway, some will inevitably crash and burn. But unlike drivers caught in a car wreck, users behind careless...

Federal parties get a Facebook fail

Heavy-handed social media campaigns leave young voters cold