To creep or not to creep

What do my dental hygienist, the person who crashed their car into mine, the person who bought my guitar off of Kijiji.com and hundreds of other seemingly random people have in common? They have all been creeped by me on Facebook. Yes, I am a creeper. But before you start finger wagging at me, you […]

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UMSU is now following you on twitter!

Candidates in this year’s University of Manitoba Students’ Union election might be able to make use of a new tool in their campaign: Facebook. Jason van Rooy, the current chief returning officer (CRO) for the UMSU elections, explained that last year’s candidates discussed the issue and agreed not to use such tools during the campaign […]

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Social networks hand over the microphone

What’s on your mind? This is the question phrased on the homepage of the micro-blogging, social networking giant Twitter.com. Users of the website, along with followers of social media counterpart Facebook.com and lesser utilized sites, have chosen in drastic numbers to avoid directly answering the query with whatever mundane thought occupies their brain at that […]

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Google Me: The search giant’s social network

Google Me, Google’s answer to social networking, is rumoured to be near completion. The rumour is so widespread and pervasive that most large tech sites report it as a foregone conclusion. FastCompany.com reports, “The leak comes from Adam D’Angelo, co-founder of Quora, a cloud-sourced community question-answer forum, and it’s interesting as he was formerly chief […]

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UMSU elections Facebook-free

This year, the supplementary rules for the upcoming University of Manitoba Students Union (UMSU) election campaigns bans candidates from using Facebook.com to gain support for their campaigns. After the supplementary rules were brought to UMSU council during their last council meeting, a handful of members expressed their dissatisfaction with the rule. Some thought that election […]

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Bill Gates looks to improve online education through grants

Bill Gates has recently announced in his 2010 annual letter that he will be offering grants from his foundations to further the usage of online learning. One aspect of online learning is the availability of video lectures online. Many free lectures from universities appear on such websites as AcademicEarth.org, whose goal is to “bring the […]

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Universities need to learn from Facebook and Twitter

The Internet is constantly becoming more advanced, but is taken for granted as a passive tool for gathering information and being entertained. Social networking, one of the more actively engaging tools in use online today, is only a relatively recent development. It didn’t exist in the recent past, although it could have; its creation was […]

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