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Prasad Panda
| September 2, 2015
| August 24, 2015

Crowd Tangle: See what is really working on Facebook

CrowdTangle’s founders started their tool in 2011. When it was founded, the app, which won funding from the Knight Foundation, tried to organize activism on Facebook by merging pages, events, and groups into one central place. In some cases, like the Occupy Wall Street movement, it worked great. In most cases, it didn’t.  So that version of CrowdTangle does not exist any longer. 

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Rachel Notley's team of newly elected Alberta NDP MLAs
| May 18, 2015
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Facebook and the news publishers who flirt with heartbreak

Image: Chris Lister/flickr

News without trust is rumour, bullshit and gossip. So, we've come to a pretty pass when publishers like the New York Times and the Washington Post are thinking about getting hitched to that lyin', cheatin', two-timing heart, Facebook.

But that is just what's happening.

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'Nothing Looks Familiar' asks: 'What does it mean to live in a body today?'

Nothing Looks Familiar

by Shawn Syms
(Arsenal Pulp Press,
2014;
$15.95)

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"I won't go out with another man on the killing floor," says Wanda, the narrator of 'On the Line,' in the opening line of Shawn Sym's debut collection Nothing Looks Familiar. "I can't stand the smell of them, or their attitudes."

Wanda's potential suitors work with her in a meat-packing plant, and carry the smell of dead flesh on their skin. Her preoccupation with their bodies' scent is understandable. It is also emblematic of the author's thematic concerns.

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Jim Prentice
| December 8, 2014
November 26, 2014 |
YWCA Rose Campaign's #NOTokay social media initiative calls on individuals to take a stand on violence against women by sharing their voices in response.

#BeenRapedNeverReported: I refuse to stay silent

Photo: flickr/Andy Melton

#BeenRapedNeverReported: I just did it.

When I read that Jian Ghomeshi had been fired, initially, I was shocked because I deeply respected his work. Then I read his statement on Facebook and something didn't seem right.

The repeated use of the words, "it was consensual" raised a red flag for me. Abusers are masters when it comes to explaining their actions as a misunderstanding: it was consensual; it only happened once; she seemed to like it; she never said no; I only gave her what she was asking, and on and on.

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