DT Exclusive: Social Media in the Classroom with Steve Woodward

DT Exclusive: Social Media in the Classroom with Steve Woodward

Social media in the classroom has been a subject of some tension in the academic world, as many are concerned that the mandatory use of social media platforms might put student’s data at risk. However, as the new technology becomings increasingly intertwined with our day-to-day lives, some professors have started to integrate the new media into […]

Round 3: Privacy concerns emerge after FBI breaks into iPhone

Round 3: Privacy concerns emerge after FBI breaks into iPhone

It looks like the FBI didn’t need Apple’s help after all. The United States government has asked a federal judge to remove the dispute order over Apple after the FBI successfully bypassed the security encryption on an iPhone recovered from a domestic terrorist attack last winter. The order has ended what was being anticipated as a long […]

Apple pleads their case at latest launch; the FBI remains crafty

Apple pleads their case at latest launch; the FBI remains crafty

The latest renditions of the iPhone and iPad weren’t the only things on display at Apple’s latest product launch in Cupertino, California. CEO Tim Cook used the stage to acknowledge the company’s proactive stand against the FBI, ensuring his customers that Apple will do whatever it can to protect the privacy and data of its users. The comments […]

UBC’s Engaging Students in Open Education: a social media snapshot

UBC’s Engaging Students in Open Education: a social media snapshot

Open education continues to be a hot topic across the province, most notably when the Province allocated over $500,000 to the development of free and affordable textbooks. This past week at UBC carried on the momentum for the open learning movement, marking the campus’ inaugural Open Education series, highlighted by a panel of provincial leaders […]

Why all the kids are flocking to the ephemeral web

Why all the kids are flocking to the ephemeral web

It seems like just yesterday Generation Y’ers like myself would hide from our parents on the private recluse that is the world-wide-web. Our obnoxious dial-up modems opened new channels of communication that extended far beyond the household landline. Suddenly I could hold private conversations with my friends while building a solid network of contacts on old-school […]

Tale of the Tape: Apple vs. the FBI

Tale of the Tape: Apple vs. the FBI

What happens when one of the largest technology companies on the planet goes toe-to-toe with the most iconic domestic police agency in history? Hint: it’s going to be nothing short of a fifteen-round slugfest. Apple made waves earlier this month when it refused to alter it’s iPhone technology for an FBI investigation. The tech giant’s refusal goes directly against […]

Oh, snap! Here’s six sneaky Snapchat secrets you might not have heard

Oh, snap! Here’s six sneaky Snapchat secrets you might not have heard

One of the most interesting narratives that has emerged in the relatively short lifespan of social media has been the rise of Snapchat. The ephemeral social network has come to threaten the stocks of Facebook and Twitter after narrowly escaping the great Zuckerberg’s grasp (okay, maybe ‘narrowly’ is a bit of an exaggeration, but I’d […]

A Linkedin temporary tattoo decorates the forehead of Baptiste Vauthey at the 2010 Bay to Breakers race in San Francisco. Vauthey's father works for the company.

Stay sharp on social media: 10 LinkedIn Do’s and Don’t’s

As the last members of the human race that will be able to remember video stores and landlines, millennials are also the first generation to have their entire adult lives recorded by social media. The Generation Y’ers are finally starting to cultivate their professional careers, and keeping up a positive presence and reputation online is the key to making […]

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How ‘open data’ can actually be closed

Last October, I had the privilege of covering Open Access Week for the Digital Tattoo Project, where some of the most forward-thinking minds in the world of ‘open access’ learning delivered a series of presentations that ultimately boiled down to one essential idea: everyone should have access to knowledge and information. The premise seems obvious, […]