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Getting Social Networks to Socialize

Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 13, 2007 as Getting Social Networking Sites to Socialize Appeared in the Tyee on August 14, 2007 as Cracking Open Social Networks Social networking sites such as Facebook and MySpace have become part of the daily routine for millions of Internet users who […]

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August 14, 2007 3 comments Columns Archive

Facebook Growth in Canada

Thought Balloons has a great chart breaking down Facebook's growth in Canada over the past three months.

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July 24, 2007 3 comments Must Reads

Another Facebook Ban

Stephen Taylor and David Akin report that the Conservatives have banned Facebook for ministerial exempt staff.

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May 25, 2007 Comments are Disabled Must Reads

Facebook in Action

Further to my column on Facebook this week (including the new BBC version), a reader points to EcoFraud, a very sophisticated environmental activism site that the uses Facebook as the first step of action (thanks Ian).

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May 11, 2007 2 comments Must Reads

Facing Up To Facebook Fears

My weekly Law Bytes column (Toronto Star version, homepage version) examines the recent controversy associated with Facebook, including student suspensions for postings and the Ontario government decision to ban access to the site for thousands of bureaucrats and elected officials. I argue that while the merits of Facebook is open to debate – some love it, others hate it, and many simply do not understand what the fuss is about – there should be no debating the fact that many of these policy responses are unnecessary, knee-jerk reactions to an emerging social phenomenon that is poorly understood.

The recent backlash against Facebook has generally on centered around two concerns – derogatory comments and workplace productivity (ironically missing the real sources of concern such as the privacy impact of posting deeply personal information). 

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May 7, 2007 14 comments Columns