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Nick Jonas on five favourite things about Canada, answers your social media questions – Breakfast Television

I had the chance to chat with pop star Nick Jonas Tuesday morning, and I asked him his five favourite things about Canada as well as ask him the questions you sent me on social media.

Take a look at the segments below:

Nick Jonas on his five favourite things about Canada

Nick Jonas answers your questions from social media

And in case you missed it, check out his segment with Jenn Valentyne this morning:


Easy tools to back up your computer, mobile, and social media – Cityline

As aired on Cityline, Monday, Sept. 23, 2013, on City.
Details at: http://www.winstonsih.com

As always, you can watch previous episodes of Cityline at Citytv.com, or via the City Video iOS or Android apps! Cityline airs 9 a.m. on City across Canada. Check Citytv.com for all television air times across the country.

Show notes:

Best Buy (for computer)

www.bestbuy.ca

– Seagate Backup Plus

– Western Digital My Passport

Google Drive (for mobile)

www.drive.google.com

Backupify  (for social media)

www.backupify.com


Breakfast Television: My foray into morning TV

Since early 2011, I’ve had the pleasure of working with the folks at City (formerly Citytv) where I was welcomed on the team as their technology expert for Canada’s #1 daytime lifestyle show, Cityline with Tracy Moore.  I later on was brought on to work with the Rogers Digital Media team at Cityline.ca, writing and assisting with the daily operations of Cityline.ca, where I stayed for approximately 18 months.

Winston Sih - Headshot taken Dec. 2012 in Toronto. MENDES PHOTOGRAPHY/Valter Mendes

Winston Sih – Headshot taken Dec. 2012 in Toronto.
MENDES PHOTOGRAPHY/Valter Mendes

Having believed in the City vision for over two years has taught me that this is a place where you get to carve your own path, turn your concepts into reality, and where you aren’t just boxed into a job.  Rogers has always been a place where I had a voice, and could prove my talent to colleagues, superiors, and everyday viewers like you.

The specifics of my new role have been kept silent over the past month, but I’m thrilled to finally be able to announce that I’ll be joining the Breakfast Television team in Toronto starting July 8 under the new title of Digital Media Producer-Correspondent.

As for what you’ll see on-air day to day, I’ll be the show’s digital media correspondent, bringing what you’re talking about around the breakfast table and online to air–bridging the gap between your at-home conversations and our on-air hosts.

I’ll also be populating BTtoronto.ca and other City websites across the country with web-exclusive editorial content, interacting with you around the clock through our Twitter and Facebook pages, and allowing viewers to tell us what you want us to talk about!  It’s you, the viewers, who drive our show!

You’ll continue to see me on Cityline as the resident technology expert, bringing all that’s hot in the tech world to homes across Canada!

I’ll be working closely with the In-House Productions team at Rogers Media, so stay tuned to City in the near future for more!

My alarm clock is adjusted to 3:30 a.m., and it’s such an honour to be able to work alongside industry professionals including Dina Pugliese, Kevin Frankish, Frank Ferragine, Jennifer Valentyne, and the great folks behind the scenes.

A huge thanks goes out to Jordan Schwartz, Vice President of In-House Productions, Rogers Media, and Andrea Gagliardi, Senior Director and General Manager of Broadcasting, Rogers Digital Media, for believing in my work and for extending this opportunity to me.


Does Instagram own your photos? – CityNews & 680News

I appeared on CityNews at 6 and 680News to talk about Instagram’s change in terms of service and privacy policy with reporters Saphia Khambalia and Momin Qureshi.

Update: 

Instagram published the following update blog post and revised terms of service, in response to the public’s reaction:

Earlier this week, we introduced a set of updates to our privacy policy and terms of service to help our users better understand our service. In the days since, it became clear that we failed to fulfill what I consider one of our most important responsibilities – to communicate our intentions clearly. I am sorry for that, and I am focused on making it right.

The concerns we heard about from you the most focused on advertising, and what our changes might mean for you and your photos. There was confusion and real concern about what our possible advertising products could look like and how they would work.

Because of the feedback we have heard from you, we are reverting this advertising section to the original version that has been in effect since we launched the service in October 2010.

You can see the updated terms here.

Going forward, rather than obtain permission from you to introduce possible advertising products we have not yet developed, we are going to take the time to complete our plans, and then come back to our users and explain how we would like for our advertising business to work.

You also had deep concerns about whether under our new terms, Instagram had any plans to sell your content. I want to be really clear: Instagram has no intention of selling your photos, and we never did. We don’t own your photos – you do.

Finally, there was also confusion about how widely shared and distributed your photos are through our service. The distribution of your content and photos is governed by our privacy policy, and always has been. We have made a small change to our terms to make that as clear as possible.

You can view the current terms and privacy policy, as well as review the updated terms and privacy policy that will take effect on January 19, 2013.

I’m proud that Instagram has a community that feels so strongly about a product we all love. I’m even more proud that you feel empowered to be vocal and approach us with constructive feedback to help us build a better product. Thank you for your feedback, and I look forward to all that Instagram has to bring in the New Year.

Thank you,

Kevin Systrom co-founder, Instagram

680News — Part one:

680News — Part two:


Canadian textual phone habits revealed 2

Virgin Mobile Canada finds that as the weather gets cooler, Canadians are turning up the heat – shockingly sending steamy messages at work, church, and even family reunions.

“The facts are in.  Whether it’s sultry or sweet, daters love to have good text in their life,” said Andrew Bridge, managing director at Virgin Mobile Canada.

Courtesy Virgin Mobile Canada

In a survey conducted by Leger Marketing for Virgin Mobile, Canadians feel very strongly for having proper texting etiquette – an increasingly important aspect in relationships and dating.

According to the survey, one in four Canadians say that adding someone on Facebook is usually how they make the first move with a love-interest.

62 per cent of young Canadians report engaging with a prospective lover through text, and 40 per cent believe texting has enhanced their love life.

The survey says the number one place for sending steamy messages is in the office.  30 to 34 year olds are most likely to send “sexy textys” while on the clock.

Canadians surveyed most commonly said that texting made them braver and flirtier.

The survey below gives you a crash course on what matters most to Canadians:

–       Your English teacher was right – grammar does matter!  The number one texting turnoff was bad spelling or grammar when texting with potential dates so watch your spelling carefully.

–       Young Canadians want a side of personality with that text.  Don’t be afraid to let the true you shine in those messages, because texts lacking personality ranked as one of the top texting turnoffs.

–       Slow to respond?  You give flaccid text.  Half of women surveyed shared that a slow response time will get you nowhere because an immediate response to a text screams, “very interested.”  Men, just because the clocks fall behind this season, doesn’t mean you can.  Throw out the “three day rule” playbook and text your lady back already!

–       Poke! Poke! has officially replaced the Ring! Ring!  23 per cent of Canadians who are dating like to use Facebook to make the first move, while only 19 per cent would consider calling a potential suitor.  Time to update that Facebook profile!

When it comes to specific texting trends per province, this is what the survey said:

–       Atlantic Canada deserves a big thumbs award.  More than three quarters (78 per cent) of Maritimers using text messaging to keep in touch with a love interest or significant other.

–       Quebecers are the most patient.  23 per cent thought that waiting a week to respond to a text was playing hard to get.

–       To Ontarians, texting is the new wingman!  Half of Ontarians surveyed say that texting makes their love life better.

–       Manitoba and Saskatchewan residents are too sexy to be shy.  When it comes to sending sexy messages, 42 per cent of them admit to this steamy behavior.

–       B.C., the brave.  British Columbia is home to some of the most fearless Canadians, and we’re not just talking on the slopes.  More than half of west coasters surveyed say they are braver via text.

–       Don’t expect an Albertan to kiss and tell.  When asked how exciting their text life is compared to their sex life – one-fifth didn’t know or preferred not to say.

“More than a third of Canadians first ask someone out via text and one-quarter of Canadians do it via Facebook.  And, almost half of Canadians will send a text to their crush after a first date,” Bridge said.  “Daters are just more comfortable making those first few moves with the right steamy text.”

For a full view of the infographic on Canadian textual phone habits, click here.

**The survey was completed online from August 30th to September 7th, 2012 using Leger Marketing’s online panel, LegerWeb, with a sample of 1045 Canadians aged 18 to 34 who own a mobile phone.  A probability sample of the same size would yield a margin of error of ±3.0 per cent, 19 times out of 20. **