The original open web known for its blinking text, pixelated images and blue hyperlinks was participatory. It was a production space where the people who enjoyed using it, also helped make it. “Back then it was messy and it was always broken and it was always really ugly,” Canadian journalist Sue Gardner says. The web was a space for free […]
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Sylvia Ta Part-time business administration and marketing Alias: Sylvia Beautycakez on YouTube For Sylvia Ta, being a YouTube personality was not part of her plan when she uploaded her first hair tutorial in high school. “It was actually kind of a fluke,” said Ta. Ta created the video for a friend living afar who had asked her how she had […]
The Ryerson Students’ Union closed down the comments section on its Facebook page on Saturday after an eruption of heated posts. On Friday, some students reacted angrily after the RSU removed a video post for alleged anti-Muslim hate speech. The video, called “Hamas on Campus,” suggests that the Ryerson group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) is associated with Hamas […]