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Top 10 TV Stories of 2013

2013 was a beauty. While some may claim that television is a dying medium in a digital age, I say that couldn’t be less true. In 1970, at the time considered the peak of television, Americans spent 1,226 hours a year watching television. By 2009, it had jumped to 1,774 hours. Our online habits do…

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Top 10 #Hashtags of 2011

This past April, the late great Jack Layton described Stephen Harper’s crime policies as a “hashtag fail”. Many Canadians most likely responded, “what’s a hashtag?” Well, according to Twitter, the hashtag is used to mark keywords or topics in a Tweet, all indicated by the symbol #. Here are ten of 2011’s most hyped hashtags.

Top 10 TV Shows of 2011

Television often acts as a little slice of escapism in a hectic world. 2011 was a year of unrest in many ways, and so television, with its little vignettes of un-reality, was perhaps more important to some than ever before. TV is also often an arena for the exploration of hot-button issues and social taboos,…