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CRTC Denies BCE’s Bid to Acquire Astral

CRTC denies Bell’s bid to take over Astral; finds deal to be counter to public interest OTTAWA-GATINEAU, October 18, 2012 – Today, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) denied BCE’s application to acquire control of Astral Media’s television and radio services because it is not in the public interest. Astral Media operates 84 radio stations and 20 pay and
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Corporate Social Media Policy

Social media is in it’s best form social. That of course means it leans heavily on the individual. As such social media guidelines should be used as a guide and not a policy. This will allow people to participate in social media in a smart way by being educated rather than being told what they can or can not do.
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Nova Scotia MLA Asks for Action on Employers Demanding Passwords

A private members bill from opposition Liberal MLA, Andrew Younger, is being considered by the Nova Scotia provincial government. The bill would make it illegal for employers to ask from current or prospective employees for their social media passwords. The bill was tabled on April 23, 2012 as a way to help alleviate privacy concerns on this matter. Much ado
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Changes? What Changes? Facebook Changed Ad Sizes

    Marketplace ads, until March 31, had a 110×80-pixel image and 135 characters of copy. This is now changed to  a 99×72-pixel image and 90 characters of body copy.  According to Inside Facebook, Even though existing documentation on Facebook still refers to the 110×80 dimensions, the site seems to have already begun resizing images to 99×72 automatically. The company
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New Facebook Page Profile size

Facebook sent out this message to Page owners in the weekly page update. I usually ignore this email as it mostly is just stats that one can access in more depth from the page: Hi, On April 26, we will be updating the size of the profile picture on all Pages. We are letting you know about this small change
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Facebook Pages Timeline Migration Guide

On March 30, 2012 all Facebook pages will automatically get the new timeline design. Don’t Panic. There is time. First off, if you are having a good return on your page investment, carry on as usual. The addition of the timeline gives a few new items, takes some others away, but in general pulls together a lot of changes in
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Q & A: How will the country’s copyright laws affect Canadians?

This article first appeared in Global News : Global Edmonton TORONTO – On Jan. 19, Canadians watched in awe as key players in the digital world – Wikipedia, Wired, WordPress and Mozilla to name a few – orchestrated what has been dubbed the “largest protest in history.” The tech companies teamed up in an effort to raise awareness about two
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When Warrants are Gone, Where is the Accountability?

The federal Conservative government in Canada is set to pass lawful access legislation that will allow law enforcement (or any government agency) to, without warrant and without any legal precedent, to force ISP and telecoms to provide personal information on any Canadian. This is not limited to a computer, but also extends to mobile devices. This is a cost that
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Getting Page Likes the Wrong Way

  Since this is the first post by this page, I am thinking that they are using this photo to make things viral for their page, rather than any statement on animal cruelty. The image is shocking, but the source is not known. The subject matter is off topic with the page. If it the page had many posts and
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Brand Attacks on Social Media – Back it up and React

Not many things can be as hot topic responding as the issue around the fur trade. First let me make it clear, I am not wading into that debate! I am only using this as an example of how things can go wrong quickly in social media and this is a great example. Your company may very well sell lawn
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