Welcome to my blog, my outlet for keeping my passion for writing alive! While I like to write about tech trends, social media, online security and marketing, I do throw in the odd article about current events or entertainment from time to time. Hope you enjoy!

Don’t Shoot The Facebook Messenger, Just Yet

Facebook Messenger

The one thing social media is good for is spreading info like wildfire—whether it’s true or not. The latest scare to hit the web is over Facebook Messenger. From now on if you want to get Facebook messages on your phone, you need a separate app. That’s not the bad news. It’s the Terms and Service that are freaking people out. Is Facebook Messenger really as bad as everyone thinks?

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Trivago Needs To Go. Now.

Trivago Guy

Seriously. I thought it was a joke. I really did! It was funny—at first. Oh the silly stylist who approved the run-down beltless look for their disheveled spokesman. What were they thinking? But the joke didn’t end there. Oh no, it kept going, and going, and going. I don’t think I’ve seen a TV screen in the last 2 months without Joe McDumpsterdiver on it! Trivago’s crossed the line. It needs to go. Now.

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Rate This Location!

Three stars rating. Hand cursor.

Looks like Facebook has another new ‘feature’ to go alongside the likes of suggested friends, apps or ‘people you may know’—enter ‘rate this place’. Chances are if you’ve checked-in somewhere in the past, Facebook wants to know more. How would you rate that?

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Say Goodbye To (Canadian) Spam

Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation

Come July 1, while Canadians celebrate our country’s birthday, it’s us that get a present! Canada’s new anti-spam legislation (CASL) rolls out in full force. It’s good news for consumers, bad news for small businesses.

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Online Storage Wars

Online Storage Wars

The battle for all of your cloud-based needs is heating up! I’m not surprised, and say bring it on! Up until now, the convenience of online storage was a costly one. That’s all changing now!

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Canada’s Watching (You)

Canada is watching you

I’m used to hearing news about the U.S. government spying on its country, but here in Canada? No, that would never happen… Guess I was wrong. Canada’s privacy watchdog is pointing a finger at Ottawa, claiming government officials are using social media to spy on all of us—for no reason at all.

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Look Up – Live Life The Real Way

Look Up

Unless you’ve been living under a rock the last few days, you’ve seen the latest video to go viral, Look Up. Since its debut on April 25, the film aimed at getting people to unplug from social media and actually talk to each other has created quite a buzz online, with over 18 million hits so far. Ironic, don’t you think?

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Stop Using Internet Explorer

Stop using Internet Explorer

Another day, another Internet Explorer security threat. The latest big bad to hit the IE family is so severe that the US Department of Homeland Security is urging the public to stop using the browser until it’s fixed. I have a better suggestion. Stop using Internet Explorer!

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Facebook Just Got A Whole Lot Creepier—Again

Facebook Nearby Friends Screen

While many of you were busy counting down the minutes to a four-day weekend, Facebook gave us an Easter gift that’s better than chocolate—a new feature, called Nearby Friends! You’ll never guess what it does. That’s right, Facebook is making it easy for you to know how close your friends are, at all times!

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US Airways: How Not To Do Social Media

US Airways Plane

What started off as a routine customer complaint via tweet, turned into the greatest “oops” in the history of Twitter. How do you respond to a passenger angry about ignored tweets? By saying you value their feedback and tell them where to send it, linking them to a NSFW image of a woman having sex with a toy airplane, of course.

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