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Technology

Who invited the 800-pound Gorilla?

When value is not as it seems Web portals like Alta Vista and Netscape were great but it was the search engine that really kicked things off, and screwed things…

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Peer Stories

Rick Knight asks, “Is history repeating itself?”

A long time Internet user feels a sense of deja vu. Rick Knight is a graphic designer with decades of experience in social media. He’s also joined Peer’s early adopter…

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Technology

How much does Google know about you? Here’s how to find out!

Google is watching you. It’s how they make their money. In fact, the more they watch you, the more they can monetize your data. But how much do they know…

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Social

Data Leaks & Privacy Violations: It’s Okay to Be Afraid

Another large and egregious Facebook breach reminds us how unsafe our personal data really is. According to WIRED, over 1.2 billion user records collected from Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter users…

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Social

Are social media users to blame for the spread of fake news?

Perhaps social networks should blame themselves. In July 2018,  WhatsApp removed the quick forward button and restricted the forwarding of messages on their platform in an attempt to stop the spread…

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Technology

Why don’t I control who I am?

Especially online where it is easy? It was late 2014 and I was making preparations to move back from the UK to Vancouver after 3 years running the EMEA operations…

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Social

Being social is natural, today’s social media is not.

People are social beings and it is only natural to want to belong to a network of people to facilitate being social.   However the network you join must be…

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Social

Many people use social media to make money and it is killing them.

Our data is worth a lot of money to social media companies. It was worth $40 billion to Facebook alone in 2017. Lately, there has been a lot of focus…

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News

The Decentralists – Hot Topix: Regulation Rigamarole

Bill C-10 has faced criticism for granting a large amount of power to the CRTC, who are unelected regulators and receive very little guidance from Parliament or the government.

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Business

Why Slack & Microsoft Teams are terrible for Small Business

Slack and Microsoft Teams were built to bring company communication into the modern age, replacing email chains with text message-style notifications and direct message influenced conversations.

While these applications can promise to revolutionize how businesses operate, there are hidden dangers within both that can end up being a bad deal for most small to medium-sized companies.

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