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  • Carleton University student tracks F-bombs on Twitter

    It gets dropped without warning and can strike anywhere in the world, laying waste to rational arguments and leaving a trail of offended sensibilities in its wake.

    But the linguistic threats posed by the F-bomb on Twitter pale in comparison to its entertainment value, according to a Canadian computer science student who has made it his mission to track the global prevalence of this word-based weapon on the social networking site.

    Martin Gingras's fascination with the popular profanity prompted him to create, a website that tracks the use of the word in real time.

    By combining features from two of the web's most widely used applications — Google Maps and Twitter — the site allows readers to observe where in the world F-bombs are falling and in exactly what context they are being used.


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    Carleton University student, staff groups demand governance changes

    Some Carleton University staff, faculty and students are speaking out against proposed restrictions they say will effectively muzzle their representatives on the board of governors.

    The university is currently reviewing the board's bylaws and have proposed a number of changes, including restricting who is eligible to sit at the table.

    "We saw this as an attack on student and labour representation on the board," said Michael Bueckert, president of Carleton's graduate students' association. "Graduate students have been shocked."