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2:51pm

Tue October 16, 2012
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Turnstyle Opinion: Which candidate is winning the social media race? It doesn’t matter

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It would be the perfect media narrative. Barack Obama, a candidate molded in the image of a technocratic Millennial’s fantasy who had a Facebook profile way back in 2006, is losing in the social media theater to William Mittens Romney, who is an actual grandfather. So shocking it has to be true. Cue the contrarian articles and arbitrary data-parsing. There’s only one problem: the debate is totally irrelevant.

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4:52pm

Wed October 10, 2012
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Turnstyle: OPD launches anonymous tip by text service

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Oakland residents now have the ability to send completely anonymous texts or E-mail tips about crimes to the city’s police department, officials announced last week.

In response to a rash of homicides, with five deaths in a span of 18 hours from Monday, October 1 through Tuesday, October 2, Oakland Police Chief Howard Jordan announced in a Thursday press conference that the city was taking new measures in its attempts to fight crime: fuller and more protected citizen participation.

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11:43am

Tue September 25, 2012
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Turnstyle Opinion: Time to socialize social media

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No one knows when the next Facebook redesign is going to come, but chances are you’re going to hate it. And if you’re on Twitter, you probably have opinions about the recent decision to excise third-party apps as well. There is always a sense of injustice when these autocratic changes are announced. The libertarians in the crowd will say “well if you don’t like the service, stop using the product” (conveniently ignoring, of course, that in these companies’ business models the user is the product).

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2:24pm

Fri September 14, 2012

Turnstyle News: Libya Embassy Attack – The Tangled Web of Tragedy

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It’s been difficult to be focused on anything but the slowly evolving news out of Libya today. The first thoughts through my head when I learned that a state department staffer was killed as part of a riot at the consulate in Benghazi was of Tehran in 1979. The Iranian Hostage Crisis had a huge impact on American politics. Not only was it a fateful blow to the Carter Administration, it set the stage for both the Iran-Contra scandal and tension that continues between Iran and the United States to this day. Deja vu all over again.
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It's been difficult to be focused on anything but the slowly evolving news out of Libya today. The first thoughts through my head when I learned that a state department staffer was killed as part of a riot at the consulate in Benghazi was of Tehran in 1979.

2:41pm

Mon September 10, 2012
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Turnstyle: Conference aims to jumpstart tech founders, and industry diversity

San Francisco Bay Area residents, techie or not, are swimming in the wisdom of startup culture, with its cognescenti profiting handsomely from the books and blogs that form the canon in their indust

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