Categories
Blog

On Covid, Privacy, and the Internet: Reflections from a gen z/millennial

by Dallas Cant Just last week I came across Greg Ferenstein’s Medium article about the “Birth and Death of Privacy.” In it, Ferenstein notes that privacy, as it is generally understood today, is a relatively new concept and the desire to keep certain aspects of our lives with ourselves or those very close to us […]

Categories
Blog

Family Zooms and COVID Holidays

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers Oh what a year it’s been with COVID-19 raging around the world and in our communities. We’ve been responding and pivoting to the ever changing demands of trying to stay safe for months now. For many of us over the holidays, this has meant keeping to ourselves […]

Categories
Blog

Find Family Blog Lines on Facebook!

By Dallas Cant We’ve recently set up a Facebook page for Ta[l]king Care: Family Blog Lines. Like the page for updates and notifications about new blog posts and info about the upcoming, M/I/K collection! Whether you loathe Facebook (or the folks behind it all), find it a useful platform to keep connected with those you […]

Categories
Blog Uncategorized

Mini-matrix: Controlling and surveilling kids’ online activity

by Sohpie Ashton Kayte Thomas explores setting boundaries with her kids surrounding their internet use and presence online in blog post, Internet safety and your kids Perhaps specific to the times to the generation I was born in, I learned about ‘stranger danger’ on the internet at the same time that I learned about ‘stranger […]

Categories
Blog

Covid Curiosities Pt. 2

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers In the context of Covid, how has your relationship to technology shifted? COVID, STOCKHOLM SYNDROME, and TECH: What happens to Blame in cases of Need  Covid has changed its meaning to me. Back in June, in Winnipeg MB, I thought of it as a global pandemic that seemed to have missed […]

Categories
Blog

Covid Curiosities: How has technology impacted your Covid experience?

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers Oh what a question this is! Since the onslaught of COVID-19 and the incessant pivoting of adjusting to the ongoing series of closings, openings, lock downs and shut ins, technology has enabled me to remain safely at home while also connected to others and earning a living. […]

Categories
Blog

Data privacy… laws and our lives online

by Fiona Joy Green and Jaqueline McLeod Rogers COVID-19 pandemic reveals major gaps in privacy law, says watchdog As previously separate realms merge into the confines of a single screen, how can Canadians ensure their data is being protected? Government response lags behind the rapid digitization of our lives. Complacency reaps consequences.

Categories
Blog

Probing products : what are we buying? drink flavour enhancers

by Jaqueline McLeod Rogers I switched to zero-cal water flavor enhancers a few years ago– surely a nominal change–better for health than soda and coming in a small bottle so not producing mounds of plastic or glass in packaging. The more I have grown to like these things–orange, cherry and grape–the more my resolve to […]

Categories
Blog

SodaStream revisited

by Fiona Joy Green A bit of research shows that SodaStream is not without controversy. First developed in 1903, owned by various UK companies, and solely owned by Cadbury Schweppes in 1985, it was sold in 1998 to Israeli company Soda-Club. In 2012, a line of soda machines was designed emphasizing sustainability and SodaStream was […]

Categories
Blog

On track: Using my media, not theirs

by Fiona Joy Green As a cycling enthusiast, I feel ill-prepared and incomplete without my little computer attached to my handlebars that monitors my distance, speed, cadence and time. Unlike my fellow cyclist friends who have accounts with the cloud to record and share online recording of routes, distance, speed and other stats, I prefer […]