Category: Technology

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Unpacking Canada’s New Digital Charter

On May 16, Canada unveiled its digital charter, which appears to be (perhaps unsurprisingly) more policy paper than charter. In fact, it reads more like a shopping list of programs already funded and “coming...

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Please Use Less Social Media

Social media has been good to me. It’s paid many of my bills over the last ten years during my time as a social media manager and digital strategist. It’s won me international awards....

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Why Facebook Isn’t Going Anywhere

Collective rage against Facebook has become deafening over the last six months. It stands accused of killing everything from our attention span to journalism, to democracy itself. It’s been blamed for helping Russia subvert the...

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Little Data: Bringing Sexy Back

Forget about big data for a moment: it can seem like a mountain peak viewed from afar, a daunting, mist-shrouded goliath in the distance. Like a mountaineer contemplating a climb, tech-heads like you and...

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Why Canada Will Fail at Innovation

A recent Globe & Mail article described the stark choices facing commodity producers such as Canada in a world where commodity prices have been depressed for years, and look to remain so for the near future....