Canadian Media, Tech, Gaming and Entertainment News

  • Thinking beyond print to support investigative journalism
    “” In the quarter ending November 30, 2008, and an overwhelming $3.7 billion debt. In the past 12 months, Canwest has also cut With traditional news funding models under siege, the former publisher of The Toronto Star John Honderich has taken a look at five potential options. His main focus is how to ensure that quality, investigative journalism continues to […]
  • National Post halts Monday edition during summer
    “” One of Canada’s two national newspapers, The National Post, will stop printing Monday editions of the publication for three months through the summer. From July to early September, the generally right-of-centre, decade-old CanWest newspaper will hold the presses one day a week in attempt to claw back some revenue shortfall. The stoppage will effect […]
  • Is Social Gaming the Problem or the Answer
    Ever since smartphones have taken over our lives and the ubiquity of social media has forced us to rethink the way we interact with one another, the fear of what it is doing to us psychologically has remained an important question. Anyone that has kids knows the difficulties of limiting screen time and, coming from […]

” If people can’t call you on a land line, a cellphone, a satellite phone — there’s always text messages, Facebook, Twitter messages, LinkedIn, e-mail, your Flickr site that shares your vacation photos while you’re still on holiday and online games that let you compete with people around the globe and around the clock .”

The online media world is ever evolving but one thing is certain, change. In the digital age, we are constantly connected to the internet with our computers, cell phones, internet of things, and more. The quote above is from an article written 10 years ago. What was once a fear of how we would turn out, has turned into a realization of what we have become.

Newslab was set up to create interesting content about the realities of how tech, entertainment and an always connected lifestyle intersect and have created a society that feeds of a continuous supply of regurgitated information. Sensationalism and viral content is not only evolving at a rapid pace but it has become an addiction, similar to gambling. The same high we get from hitting the jackpot on the slot machines at the casino is the one we feel every day, all day as we browse our news feeds, social media feeds, and text messages.