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  1. Don’t Let Them Know You’re Gone: How to Post on Social Media Safely When Traveling

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    According to a new survey conducted by Allstate Insurance, many Canadians are unwittingly putting their homes at risk when they travel. This is happening when users post their absences or whereabouts on the Internet. The survey found that almost one quarter (23 per cent) of polled Quebecers...
  2. Facebook Introduces Live Video and Collage

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    This week, Facebook announced the new features, Live Video and Collage to a select percentage of people in the U.S with iPhones. These two new social media tools allow users to bring photos and videos shared on Facebook to life in a new way. Live Video allows viewers to see what users are...
  3. Primus Survey Shows Canadians Still Clinging to Landline Phones

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    Are you curious about how many Canadians are still using landline telephones? Primus Canada was. The telecommunications provider worked with research firm Angus Reid and polled 1,516 people across Canada to find: 83 percent of Canadians have an active home phone line. Despite the smartphone...
  4. Salesforce.com Continues Acquisition Spree with Halifax Startup, GoInstant

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    Salesforce.com will buy Halifax-based software firm, GoInstant for $76 million USD. GoInstant, founded in 2010, provides software that allows people in different locations to browse websites together. The 'co-browsing' technology is helpful in sales calls and customer support functions. "When...
  5. Kobo Owner, Rakuten Takes $100M Stake in Pinterest

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    Japanese eCommerce leader, Rakuten, owner of e-reader company Kobo, said it plans to invest $100 million in the trendy social media site, Pinterest. Pinterest, which allows users to 'pin' images and follow other people's images in an online scrapbook framework, is enjoying a tremendous surge...
  6. British Columbia Has Top Provincial Website

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    If you've been waiting to check out your provincial website to see if it lives up to the best, a Stratford Institute study released on April 18th has cut the legwork on that project significantly. British Columbia takes the top spot for its eGovernment initiatives, namely  providing the best...
  7. Walmart Canada Awards Digital Marketing Contract to Twist Image

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    Marketing agency, Twist Image is ready to get to work on Walmart Canada's digital marketing vision. Walmart conducted a competitive review and awarded the contract to the Toronto and Montreal-headquartered agency based on its strategy, execution and thought leadership. Emma Fox, Sr. V.P. of...
  8. Shaw Media Teams With Social Network Firm, GetGlue

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    Shaw Media said it has formed an exclusive partnership with GetGlue, a leading social networking platform for entertainment in North America. Canadians will now be able to "check-in" to their favourite TV shows, including the season premiere of Top Chef Canada on Monday March 12 th at 10 PM...
  9. Four out of five Canadians went on-line for personal use in 2010

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    The following statistic might surprise some readers of Digital Home but a Statscan report released yesterday found that 80% of Canadian aged 16 years and older used the Internet for personal use in 2010. In its 2010 Canadian Internet Use Survey, the federal reporting agency found the largest...
  10. Two thirds of American adults use social networking sites

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    Almost two out of three (65%) of adult internet users in the United States now say they use a social networking site, up from 61% a year ago, according to a recent report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The researchers also say that if marks the first time that...
  11. The Digital Forum reaches 100,000 Members

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    Just before midnight, at 11:49pm on August 24th, 2011, the Digital Forum at Digital Home signed up its 100,000th member. The milestone sign-up comes almost ten years after our first member , yours truly, signed up on December 25th, 2001 at 12:00 noon. Since that time, the Digital Forum has...
  12. Canadian tech users meet on the Digital Forum

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    Every month over half a million people visit the Digital Home Canada website looking for objective, independent information and advice about Consumer electronic hardware and Canadian service providers such as Bell TV, Shaw Cable, Telus Mobility, MTS, EastLink, Cogeco and Videotron. Often...
  13. Report: One in four consumers getting tired of “Social Media”

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    According to recent report from Gartner, some online users are displaying what the researchers are calling “social media fatigue.” In a survey taken last December and January of over 6,000 users in 11 countries, almost one in four (24%) said they use their favorite social media site less than...
  14. MySpace sold for $35 million

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    Six years after it bought the site for $580 million, News Corp has agreed to sell MySpace to Specific Media, a California-based online advertising network, for $35 million. The deal also gives News Corp a 5% stake in Specific Media. In 2006 and 2007, Myspace was the most popular social...
  15. Study finds Facebook users are a happier bunch

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    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends, are more politically engaged, and get more support from their friends. The findings are interesting because they appear to contradict commonly...
  16. Study finds Facebook users are a happier bunch

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    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that Facebook users are more trusting, have more close friends, are more politically engaged, and get more support from their friends. The U.S. survey of 2,255 American adults conducted last fall found...
  17. Social Media users more deeply involved in voluntary groups and organizations

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    A recent survey by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project has found that the internet is now deeply embedded in group and organizational life in America. The group found that three out of four American adults are active in some kind of voluntary group or organization with...
  18. Less than 1 in 10 American Adults use Twitter

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    Just eight percent of American adults who use the internet are Twitter users and only two percent actually use it on a typical day according to a new report by the Pew Research Center’s Internet & American Life Project. The survey also showed that 74% of American adults are internet users...
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