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Jaime Woo
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Jaime Woo is a Canadian writer with a focus on the social effect of technology and social media. He has spoken at the influential SXSW interactive conference, the Toronto International Film Festival, and Rotman School of Business (at the University of Toronto). He has appeared on national television and radio programs such as BBC News, Q with Jian Ghomeshi, Metro Morning, Globe and Mail, Metro Toronto, Xtra, and the AV Club. He is the author of Meet Grindr: How One App Changed The Way We Connect.

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Looking Ratings Start Off Slow (UPDATED)

(7) Comments | Posted January 22, 2014 | 12:45 PM

Last week, a day after the series premiere of True Detective, HBO trumpeted that the show, starring Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson, was the biggest debut since Boardwalk Empire in 2010, having pulled in 2.3 million viewers. Girls also did spectacularly with its third-season premiere, drawing in 1.1 million viewers...

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Open Letter to Grindr Users: I Am Not Rice, He Is Not Curry

(3) Comments | Posted June 28, 2013 | 9:00 AM

Hey, sup?

Yeah, I'm talking to you, dude. I saw your pic and thought you were super-cute. You have a nice smile, but I'm sure you hear that a lot.

I'm going to keep this brief, because, you know, no one wants to chat forever on Grindr. Stop reducing men...

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How Mad Men Viewer Reaction Disappoints

(9) Comments | Posted June 12, 2013 | 5:23 PM

Bob Benson, as he is, isn't enough.

This is what a vocal part of the Mad Men audience has been expressing, from critics to recappers to commenters, about the mysterious young man who was subtly introduced at the beginning of season six and has culminated with last Sunday's episode where...

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Is Bob Benson Mad Men's Stonewall Connection?

(57) Comments | Posted May 29, 2013 | 1:11 PM

Season 6 of Mad Men still has a few more episodes to go, but I'm already getting excited for the seventh. Not only will it be the final season, but it will bring the critically acclaimed series into 1969. And what big thing happened in New York that year? Stonewall.

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Why The End of Toronto's 'Gay Scene Magazine' Fab Matters

(7) Comments | Posted March 13, 2013 | 10:10 AM

After 19 years, fab, Toronto's "gay scene magazine," is being shuttered.

Since its inception in 1994, fab reported on local events, parties, and people, and it acted as a concierge for gay male culture. Its existence as a polished, full-colour magazine that was free and widely available --...

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Is Grindr a Slot Machine in My Pocket?

(53) Comments | Posted February 23, 2013 | 1:22 PM

I have deleted Grindr three times.

I've also downloaded the app again every time afterwards. Something would always pull me back in. And as I watched it download I'd think to myself, "Here we go again." Sure, there were cute men, flirty banter, and electric meetups. But, was I just...

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