SubscriptionsGo to the Subscriptions Centre to manage your:My ProfilePeople who use the internet and cellphones are not more isolated than those who don’t and, in fact, have larger and more diverse social networks, a new survey suggests.The study seems to refute research from earlier in the decade that suggested embracing technology comes at the expense of close personal connections.The size of people’s “discussion networks” the circle of people with whom people talk about important issues is 12 per cent larger among people who use cellphones than among those who don’t.The survey also found these networks were nine per cent larger among those who use instant messaging, and nine per cent larger among those who share photos online, than among those who don’t use these technologies.Full storyDo you think high internet and cell phone usage has a good effect on people’s social skills?(poll)Internet freedom: Should government have the ability to shut down the internet?The Egyptian government shut down access to the internet and the country’s cellphone data network early Friday, according to media reports. Internet and cellphone data service was unavailable throughout the country, making it impossible for news of the protests. Continue reading this postAccess to information: Does Canada need to be more open with data?TTC bus driver: Do you often see your local drivers texting?The Toronto Sun on Thursday published a picture sent by a reader of a TTC bus driver driving while texting on a mobile device.
You can choose to wake up with the built in alarm but you may prefer music from your own personal MP3 playlist, from songs broadcast from thousands of radio stations around the world as well as favorite music videos or news feeds. You can check AccuWeather to get a heads up on what to expect outside your front door and Naveq to check the traffic conditions between home and the office. A lot can happen while you sleep so catching up on your Facebook Friends is also very important..
My Local SettingsOttawaTens of thousands of Chinese workers at a factory that makes Adidas and Nike products stopped running for 2 weeks in a strike over the factory lagging payments for social security. In a country where the 60 plus population is five times the size of Canada entire population, this particular labour action may be a turning point. Until they give us compensation, we won leave.
South Korea enjoyed an $18billion trade surplus with the United States last year, although that was down from $23 billion in 2016, according to South Korean government figures. Cars account for more than 70 percent of the surplus. Automakers will be allowed to export 50,000 vehicles a year to South Korea, double the existing quota.