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We've learned more about #whalesharks in the last decade than all the preceding years combined, so by way of #DecadeinReview, here's my take on some of the key developments (a thread)
A quick squizz at #GoogleScholar shows 1,690 entries for Rhincodon typus (the scientific name of whale shark) before 2010, and 3,800 entries since. I know there's a big date bias in GS, but little doubt that it's been a huge decade for WS #science
One of the Big Things that emerged was the phenomenon of whale shark *aggregations*, or as we like to think of them, *constellations*. The biggest known to science, >400 animals at once, was described in 2011…
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▪wrote a book
▪wrote another book
▪edited 13 books
▪wrote 2k+ articles, columns, investigative series & holy crap 400k tweets.
▪survived a violent rape
▪survived 7 surgeries
▪survived 2 collapsed lungs
▪survived a PE
▪survived paralysis
▪fought Trump
▪write three more books
▪keep doing kick-ass journalism
▪get a motorized wheelchair and wheelchair lift and keep fighting for #disabled people like myself
▪kick Trump out of the people's house
▪live to see 2030
So I want to go back to this #DecadeinReview again, because lists are easy reading but don't tell the whole story. Nearly dying 5 times between 2009 & 2019 informed literally everything I did/do. It propelled me to walk away from people who dropped me when I couldn't center them.
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To expand on this line of thinking, 2010 - 2020 should be remembered as a time of democratic retreat in the US. #DecadeinReview thread 👇🏽
Liberal democracy the US arguably began in 1965 with the Voting Rights Act. It was the first time in the US when all non-felony convicted adult men & women had an enforced right to vote.…
That kicked-off an imperfect era (…) where Americans generally increasingly gained real access to the ballot.
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I finally have a legit personal & professional news announcement, and it doubles as a #DecadeinReview #lookback: I am moving to Philadelphia in the new year to join @PhillyInquirer as a digital producer! 10.5 yrs ago, I had just finished an internship w their health desk. 1/?
@PhillyInquirer A lot has happened since then. My 1st FT #journalism job @bkreporter where I burned shoe rubber cultivating love/appreciation of #localnews in my home borough as a reporter/magazine EIC/digital editor for four years, then @bklyner, #freelancer life and, currently, @flipboard. 2/?
@PhillyInquirer @bkreporter @bklyner @Flipboard Leaving @flipboard as breaking news editor is bittersweet. 6 mos turned into 2 yrs thanks to valuable work & amazing colleagues who made a remote newsroom feel interactive & seamless. Shoutout @gabyaschwarz @SonaliKamboj @jeelsey @sfine88 @thekenyeung @miaq. 3/?
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From Chile to Palestine, from Haiti to Indonesia the last decade has been marked by mass protests, riots and uprisings.

Here are some of the most iconic protest and riot photos from around the world of 2010 - 2019 #decadeinreview
First tweet clockwise:
Chile 2019, Palestine 2018, United States 2014

This tweet clockwise:
Chile 2019, Egypt 2011, Haiti 2018, Burkina Faso 2014
Clockwise: Catalonia 2018, Chile 2019, Greece 2010, Indonesia 2019
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