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Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

Toronto Lingerie Designer teaches Self Love

  This Valentine’s Day, Mary Young wants people to focus on self love rather than feeling lonely. “Knowing your worth and your value isn’t defined by whether you get a bouquet of roses or you have a partner to be with, it’s about how much you love yourself and who you surround yourself with,” said Young. The Gladstone Hotel hosted […]

by Cherileigh Co· · Arts & Life, students
Toronto vine star mourns the loss of the app

Toronto vine star mourns the loss of the app

Ryersonian reporter Esther Lee talks to Toronto Vine star Kurtis Conner about the death of the app.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News
Calistus Alexander is the current brain behind @RyersonProblem. (Kayleigh Robinson/Ryersonian Staff)

@RyersonProblem prepares to pass torch

The @RyersonProblem Twitter page needs someone new to run the account. Calistus Alexander, a fourth-year business student, now posts from the Twitter handle. But after running the account for two years, he is about to graduate, so he will soon have to pass the torch. The page is a space for students to voice complaints about Ryerson, anything from commuter […]

by Kayleigh Robinson· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
(Courtesy Jason Howie/Creative Commons)

Life Without Instagram: My Journey Through a Six-Day Cleanse

By MacKenzie Patterson Just six years after its inception in 2010, Instagram has blown up to epic proportions. It boasts 400 million monthly users, and most companies actively promote their products and services on the app. Teenagers and adults under the age of 35 are especially active on the social networking platform. It’s rare to hear someone in their teens […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Editorial, Opinion
Courtesy Emily Battaglini / Ryersonian Staff

Photography student gets up-close-and-personal with 11,000 strangers online

19-year-old Emily Battaglini credits her impressive Instagram following to vulnerability.

You are what you share…or are you?

You are what you share…or are you?

The way we decide what goes on our social media pages typically winds down to one consideration: what we want people to know about us.

by Ban Ibrahim· · Arts & Life, Fashion, Health, Media, Photography, Videos
Instafamous celeb talks about Essena O’Neill and social media

Instafamous celeb talks about Essena O’Neill and social media

Instagram celebrity @ajuukix tells us her thoughts on social media and model Essena O’Neill quitting the platforms.

by Ryersonian Staff· · Arts & Life, Videos
(Courtesy Facebook)

Your Facebook flag filter doesn’t solve anything

Would introducing flag filters for every country that experiences tragedy really make a difference?

by Krista Robinson· · Editorial
Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

Social media aflutter after Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry post at Ryerson’s MAC

A picture of Toronto Raptor Kyle Lowry with a basketball? No big deal. Lowry at the Mattamy Athletic Centre? I’m listening. Add in a drone and a cryptic message of more to come? I gotta know!

by Emerson Brito· · Basketball, News, On Campus, Sports
Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 38

Ryersonian Weekly Wrap Episode: 38

The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.               This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap: Federal election updates from Social Media Lab’s PoliDashboard app. A new cafe is opening right around campus […]

by Alysia Burdi· · Audio, News, Podcasts
Starting Up: Crowdbabble

Starting Up: Crowdbabble

Starting Up is an audio series featuring young and promising entrepreneurs on campus.   In this episode ,business reporters A. A. Ali and Veronica Silva Cusi talk to Crowdbabble, a social media analytics company. Abbas Alidina, Crowdbabble founder and CEO, talks about the importance of social media analytics and how their software-as-a-service business model works well with both small and big […]

A screenshot from the app (Courtesy Twitter/@PhMai).

TRSM’s Social Media Lab monitors election buzz using new online tool

The Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management recently launched an online tool that helps monitor social media buzz about Canadian politics and the upcoming federal election. Called PoliDashboard, the tool monitors Twitter activity containing the hashtags #cdnpoli and #elxn42.   PoliDashboard was launched online on Sept. 15 and was revealed to the public last Tuesday, when […]

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News, On Campus, Politics
10 Dundas East . (Veronica Silva Cusi / Ryersonian Staff)

Ted Rogers School’s Social Media Lab finds new home

After a year of planning, the Social Media Lab at the Ted Rogers School of Management (TRSM) has officially opened its new home. The interdisciplinary research lab is now housed at 10 Dundas East, the hub of digital media research and innovation on campus. The official launch of the lab was held Tuesday night with key university officials on hand.

by Veronica Cusi· · Business, News, On Campus, Videos
What’s Trending? That’s not a bomb…

What’s Trending? That’s not a bomb…

Find out how much support 14-year-old Ahmed is getting on social media after the clock he brought to school was mistaken for a bomb.

by Cole Deakin· · Videos, What's Trending?
The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 28

The Ryersonian Weekly Wrap: Episode 28

            The Ryersonian weekly wrap is a news audio series produced by senior students in the School of Journalism in Toronto. It features weekly news from ryersonian.ca and from the Canadian University Press.       This week on The Ryersonian weekly wrap,  we bring you a show chock-full of Ryerson Student Union (RSU) news.  Including, the final tallies […]

by Ryersonian Staff· · Audio, Podcasts, Top stories
Law enforcement says social media posts are admissible in court. (Susana Gomez Baez / Ryersonian Staff)

Social media fair game in police investigations

Oversharing on social media can be innocuous enough, but it seems that some don’t realize that what they post on the Internet — especially if it’s offensive or illegal — can later land them in hot water. Police arrested and charged a 16-year-old Pittsburgh teen with murder Monday after he sent a picture taken with the body to a friend […]

Zidane Mohamed at the Feb. 2, 2014 all-candidates debate. (Ryersonian staff)

Sheldon Levy calls Zidane Mohamed’s posts applauding police killings “disgusting”

Ryerson president Sheldon Levy has called social media posts made by Zidane Mohamed, Unite Ryerson’s candidate for vice-president education, “digusting.” “If you find me a stronger word than that to express myself, then please fill it in,” he said. The Ryersonian reported Jan. 29 that Mohamed had posted messages on his personal Facebook and Twitter accounts applauding the killing of […]

by Nicole Thompson· · News, On Campus, Top stories
An illustration of how the #Paid process works.

DMZ startup wants to get #Paid for making deals between celebrities and companies they endorse socially

A recent addition to Ryerson’s DMZ aims to broker deals between companies and the celebrities that might endorse their products on social media. Its name hits the nail on the head: #Paid. Co-founder Bryan Gold says #Paid allows the brand and celebrity to communicate in a chat room about product posts online through mediums such as Twitter, Instagram, Vine and YouTube — all with the […]

Reactions: Jian Ghomeshi charged with four counts of sexual assault

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by Samantha Sobolewski· · News
Mohammed Ali, known online as Abu Turaab, is a former Ryerson student who says he left the country to join ISIS.

ISIS fighter, a former Ryerson student, continues to promote jihadist ideology online

An ISIS jihadist, who says he was in the aerospace engineering program at Ryerson, continues to promote his extremist opinions on social media. Mohammed Ali, who goes by the name Abu Turaab, created a new Twitter account on Thursday after the site suspended his original one. In his first tweet from his latest Twitter account, Ali said, “help me spread […]

by Ramna Shahzad· · News, Off Campus, Top stories
New Ryerson social media group asks students about their love lives

New Ryerson social media group asks students about their love lives

As it gets colder outside, people are layering up to keep their head, feet and hands warm – and their hearts. A new Ryerson social media group, RU_inlove, was on campus Tuesday and Thursday asking students about their love lives and looking for those wanting a hand to hold during the holidays. “We thought, what would be fun? What do […]

Belleville Bulls forward Jake Marchment was suspended 15 games by the OHL for comments made on Tinder. (Courtesy Belleville Bulls official website)

Ryerson’s Ivan Joseph reacts to OHL suspensions

The Ontario Hockey League (OHL) announced last week it has suspended Peterborough Petes forward Greg Betzold, and Belleville Bulls forward Jake Marchment 15 games each for making offensive comments on Tinder. Both players engaged in a “social networking activity” that goes against league policies, including “Respect in Sport Harassment and Abuse.” Betzold and Marchment made unacceptable comments to women on […]

by Laura Lehman· · Hockey, Sports
A student exchanges opinions on a television show, while watching said show. Ryerson researchers say are exploring this phenomenon, dubbed the "second screen experience."

‘Second screen experience’: Ryerson researchers delve into new social media phenomenon

It’s common knowledge that Twitter is one of the world’s leading platforms for exchanges of opinion. But recently, people have taken the social media behemoth to a whole new level by tweeting their reactions in real-time as they watch TV. The phenomenon, dubbed the ‘Second Screen Experience’, has become so widespread that experts have begun researching the television viewers who […]

by Lee Richardson· · News
From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

From Ray Rice to sweat shops, ethics expert weighs in on recent controversies

Ryerson University Prof. Chris MacDonald is one of the world’s leading business ethics bloggers. His site, businessethicsblog.com, features more than 1,100 posts on stories such as the domestic abuse scandal of professional footballer Ray Rice, religion in corporate culture and Facebook’s (ever looming) privacy control controversies. His commentary fuses philosophical and business perspectives when analyzing current events. MacDonald’s writing has […]

Anatoliy Gruzd is the director of Ryerson's new Social Media Lab and an associate professor at the Ted Rogers School of Management. (Laura Calabrese/Ryersonian Staff)

Lab for social media research comes to Rye

A Social Media Lab that will help students develop research techniques and professional skills is now open at Ryerson. The lab’s director Anatoliy Gruzd said students — as users of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat in their private lives — can recommend hypotheses, and then generate tests that researchers less familiar with these platforms may have missed or overlooked. “There’s a difference […]

(Russell Sabio/ Ryersonian staff)

This student vows to make Ryerson’s campus more positive

by Samantha Lui· · News, On Campus, Videos
(Christina Dun/ Ryersonian staff)

An exclusive chat with the “face” behind Ryerson Problems

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
(Jason A. Howie/ Flickr)

Is it legal to hire based on your social media profile?

As winter semester comes to a close, students scramble to submit job applications in hopes of landing a summer job. More employers are requiring candidates to include their social media account names in the application process. But what exactly are individuals agreeing to when they send their account user names? This was the exact discussion at the “Is that legal? […]

by Sam Sim· · News, Top stories
7 unforgettable moments from Sochi

7 unforgettable moments from Sochi

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by Maham Abedi· · Interactives, Sports, Top stories
The MadCap: Episode 4

The MadCap: Episode 4

Twitter: @TheMapCapTO Here are the stories mentioned in this podcast: “My Man Jeremy” by Michael Cera Kmart commercial “Selfie” is word of the year First selfie Social media experiment Sarah Warne’s article about social media

by Greg DeClara· · Audio
All it takes to get fired is a single tweet

All it takes to get fired is a single tweet

“Rick Nash is getting married at the resort and apparently it’s a big deal.” That was the relatively harmless tweet made by Syra Dhaliwal back in July about Canadian hockey player Rick Nash. The tweet ultimately led to her termination at the Rousseau, a JW Marriott Resort & Spa in Muskoka. The former Wilfrid Laurier political science student’s shift began […]

by Sarah Warne· · Features, Interactives, Top stories
How to get fired through social media

How to get fired through social media

For the full story, check Sarah Warne’s feature on the value of maintaining a clean digital identity. [<a href=”//storify.com/flarkcon/tweets-and-comments-that-could-get-you-fired” target=”_blank”>View the story “Tweets and Comments that Could Get You Fired or Worse” on Storify</a>]

by Arman Aghbali· · Features, Interactives, Off Campus
Five Social Media Don’ts According to Hamza Khan

Five Social Media Don’ts According to Hamza Khan

Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. These are the top three social networks and are used by millions of people across the world. Yet, these online identities can be viewed by anyone, including potential employers. Hamza Khan, Ryerson University’s Digital Community Facilitator, says that one out of three employers will reject candidates based on something they discover about them online. “I know […]

by Sarah Warne· · Features, Media

Kids should learn to cope with bullies

Kids can be mean. In fact, they can be vicious. They scare their peers, their siblings, and we have even seen them terrify adults. National calls for bullying awareness and school initiatives are not working. If they were, Saskatchewan teen Todd Loik’s epitaph wouldn’t read: bullied to death. Loik is the latest casualty in the war against bullies. His name […]

by Emma Jarratt· · Opinion