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How to moonwalk in 5 easy steps
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Been moonwalking since 1983. Don't need a graphic.
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Testing the waters with reporting again.

Of course, my first go is not just a dog story — but a story about 189 dogs.

Go home and hug your puppy!
 
How 183 of Whistler's infamous sled dogs became house pets: http://theprov.in/1hCbXUv

Know someone looking to add to their family? Here's a glance at the last 6 dogs up for adoption: http://theprov.in/1ldieG3

#britishcolumbia #dogs #doglovers #dogsareawesome #sleddog #whistler #animaladoption #SPCA  
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Note to the V&A: a 3D-printed gun still kills people http://t.gu.com/oWYo3

Why are we not allowed to be shocked that the museum has acquired Cody Wilson's 'Liberator' handgun, a working firearm, just as another US shooting occurs? Jonathan Jones writes on art and sensationalism
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I was thinking, "I fear for the day ...", but I imagine it's already here. Scary stuff.
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The Globe has three Communities Editors embedded in its newsroom. Is this the approach more newsrooms need to take?
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This is labour intensive but worth the outcome.
 
Trying something different with election coverage this year.

The idea is to publish a feature on a specific election issue (this one is "jobs") and try to keep the discussion alive for a few days. The feedback you see at the link below has been gathered today from Twitter, Facebook and the bottom of the story itself. (The main feature is in the central position.)

We'll publish a selection of this feedback in tomorrow's print edition, then on the third day we focus on politicians' responses to our users' comments.

We'll be exploring eight issues in total -- two per week for duration the four-week campaign.
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Not a surprise.

Facebook social reader apps rose quickly in numbers, due to having to join/use the app to read or view content, then it begins to look like spam.

Wouldn't be surprised to find out if others, like myself, search the headline online rather than click-through. (Sorry Yahoo, any celebrity stories I may or may not read aren't meant for the public to know about.)
 
People are apparently sick of frictionless sharing
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If you do add a social reader, you can keep the articles that you read from being broadcast in your feed.

http://mashable.com/2012/05/15/facebook-tips-power-users/#640792-Hide-What-You-Read
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Book Review: Robyn Doolittle's Crazy Town is part Rob Ford biography, part journalism-school case study http://natpo.st/1fzUzxB
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Care about international aid? My wife, Elaine O'Connor, has published an ebook with Vancouver newspaper The Province that tells 50 inspiring tales of B.C. charities.
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NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured the best views yet of a hexagon-shaped cloud blanketing Saturn: http://on.natgeo.com/1bpSGDi
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Staples will start selling the Cube 3D printer in June.
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Whoa - tons of people are looking up Anne Frank on Wikipedia after Justin Bieber's gaffe over the weekend: http://ow.ly/k4SMi
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Johnny Galecki is Chunk & Conan is Sloth in the best "Goonies" re-enactment you didn't know you needed. 
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    Social Media Editor, 2010 - present
  • The Province
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Social Media Manager, The Province
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I'm a former reporter, current social media editor and online editor at The Province in Vancouver, B.C. News junkie with a specific interest in social media and tech news. Mildly crazy dog lady.
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Facebook ‘Likes’ Could Help You Pick Out a New Dress
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Fashion retailer C&A is starting a new initiative in Brazil called Fashion Like. On a built-in digital readout, C&A will display how

The Best and Worst Times to Share on Facebook, Twitter
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Link shortening and tracking service bit.ly has released new data on the best and worst times to share links on popular social networks.

Here's the Best Time to Share on Pinterest
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Data from Bitly show's the best time of the week to share on Pinterest, and ranks the major social networks by user attention.

Facebook Will Enable Custom 'Action Links' for Reacting to Shared Content
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Facebook will add a set of "action links" to its social networking service that gives users a third way to react to posts in their news feed

10 Video Tips for Businesses on Pinterest
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Pinterest is a great way to share ideas in a visual form. Here are ten tips on how you can use video marketing on Pinterest,

[Infographic] How to Get More Pins and Repins on Pinterest | Dan Zarrella
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Data about Pinterest is sparse because they've been slow to release their API, but I was able to utilize search engine APIs to pull some dat

Great selection of items, from baby furniture to clothing and accessories. While some items are higher-end, there's still plenty of affordable, stylish items for parents looking for not-your-average gear. They have a great selection of cribs, but like most stores, only carry a limited number in-stock for you to view.
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