Media matter

Feb 04, 2014

Have you checked your Facebook lookback yet? You can't share it, which most of us found odd for a site built on social-sharing, but checking yours will still probably fill you with feels (unless you don't like feels, in which case, we retract that statement). "My facebook look back video is such beautiful nonsense," Buzzfeed's Ryan Broderick mused. "Oh look, Facebook has turned me into one of those sentimental people who put together collages of their life," sighed Scott Deveau at the National Post.

In more sobering matters, journalists around the world are uniting to call for the release of fellow reporters (mainly those with Al Jazeera) who have been arrested in Egypt. Their act of defiance: wearing a gag colored like the Egyptian flag, shared under the hashtag #FREEAJSTAFF. "Please Share!" pleaded Middle Eastern correspondent Sheera Frenkel with Buzzfeed.

Meanwhile, The New York Times is responding to actor Philip Seymour Hoffman's death as a call to investigate the grim and growing heroin trade that lies behind it. Ginia Bellafante there shares, "Incredibly, heroin-related deaths climbed 84% btwn 2010 and 2013 in NYC, highest rate of overdose, in Staten Island."

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