2020 Ramadan Twitter

Representation matters

Statistics Canada‘s 2011 National Household Survey reported 1,053,945 Muslims in Canada, 3.2% of the population.

7,850,605 people reported “No religious affiliation.”

Ramadan starts tomorrow and it is nice to see elected leaders embrace, celebrate with, and represent the people they serve.

Justin Trudeau – Prime Minister of Canada


Chrystia Freeland – Deputy Prime Minsiter of Canada


Jagmeet Singh – New Democratic Party leader


Doug Ford – Premier of Ontario


John Tory – Mayor of Toronto


This is home

I bet some of the 130,835 in “Other religions” are Jedi.

2020 Twitter

Twitter embed alerts

Twitter allows embedding tweets on external websites:

Embed Tweet menu option
“Embed Tweet” menu option on a tweet by Shawn “#BlizzardsNow” Micallef

This is great for adding content to news articles, websites, blogs, etc. Twitter also ensures that the tweets are displayed using your current name, photo, and the latest Twitter design.

However, there are no alerts for when your tweets are embedded, and that’s rather unfortunate because I would like to know when someone is using my tweets.

As of April 2020, the embed HTML code is:

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-dnt="true">
    <p lang="en" dir="ltr">
        Looking forward to transitioning into my weekend tweets shortly. There will be a brief service delay while we switch sensibilities.
    &mdash; Three Geese Radius (@shawnmicallef) <a href="">April 17, 2020</a>
<script async src="" charset="utf-8"></script>

So, one solution is to create a Google Alert for: “@{{username}}”

Google Alert for detecting embedded tweets on the internets

This will not detect every instance of an embedded tweet, but if Google finds it on a site they’re crawling, they will send you an email about it.

2020 Coronavirus Infographics


A graphic visual representation of information, data, or knowledge intended to present information quickly and clearly:

Everybody <3 infographics