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In answer to my question about the decline of my favourite poetry blog, Al Rempel passed on the link to the new plan for Harriet (Thanks, Al!). Apparently Facebook is where it's at now, which means I'm out of luck. No one tell the folks at the Poetry Foundation about this story:

Google Canada reports that the top online search related to "Facebook account" is "delete Facebook," while the fastest-rising related query is "deactivate Facebook account," up 40 per cent over the past 90 days. Worldwide, the search engine's results on Facebook account deletion ballooned from 15.9 million to 19.5 million between Tuesday and Thursday alone.

You thought you'd break us by taking our favourite poetry blog, didn't you Facebook? Ah, but this has only strengthened our resolve. Facebook resistors, unite! Our moment is at hand. Take it away, William:

Poetry Blogger: Blog? Against that? No! We will join. And we will network.

William Wallace: Aye, resist Facebook and ye may lose a few flaky readers. Join, and you'll network with them... at least a while. And sitting at your computer, many pokes from now, would you be willin' to trade ALL the days of networking, from this day to that, for one chance, just one chance, to come back here and tell Mark Zuckerberg that he may take our readership, but he'll never take... OUR FREEDOM!


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