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Winnipeg Free Press (Newspaper) - August 1, 2015, Winnipeg, Manitoba C M Y K PAGE A2 Business B 6 Books D 21 Careers B 12 Classified C 10 Comics E 7, F 5- 8 Diversions D 18,19 Editorials A 14 Horoscope E 4 Homes G 1 Jumble C 11 Letters to the Editor A 14 Miss Lonelyhearts E 4 Movies E 5 TV B 4 Weather C1 2 . OBITUARIES A 22 Due to a change in policy by Western Canada Lotteries Corp., winning lottery numbers are not available by press time. Sunday’s and Monday’s papers will have both Friday’s Lotto Max and today’s 6/ 49 winning numbers. The Free Press will not publish Monday, Terry Fox Day. The circulation and display advertising departments will be closed. Classified advertising will be closed Sunday, but open Monday 12: 30 p. m. to 3 p. m. for obituary notices only at 204- 697- 7384. Regular office hours in all departments resume Tuesday. The Free Press and its employees wish you a safe and happy holiday. A 2 SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 2015 winnipegfreepress. com 964 REGENT AVE. W. 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OVER 900 VEHICLES ELIGIBLE FOR 0% TO CHOOSE FROM STK .# FT5 608 1 Available SPECIAL SALE HOURS! TODAY 8: 30AM - 6: 00PM MONDAY 10: 00AM - 6: 00PM LOTTERIES INSIDE WINNIPEG FREE PRESS 1355 Mountain Avenue Winnipeg, Manitoba, R2X 3B6 Privacy policy and questions www. winnipegfreepress. com/ privacy. html CIRCULATION INQUIRIES MISSING OR INCOMPLETE PAPER? Call or email before 11 a. m. weekdays or noon Saturday City / 204- 697- 7001 Outside Winnipeg / 1- 800- 542- 8900 press 1 6: 30 a. m. - 5 p. m. M- F. 7 a. m. - noon Saturday Closed Sunday fpcirc@ freepress. mb. ca TO SUBSCRIBE — 204- 697- 7001 Out of Winnipeg — 1- 800- 542- 8900 ADVERTISING Classified ( M- F) — 204- 697- 7100 wfpclass@ freepress. mb. ca Obituaries ( Sun- Fri) — 204- 697- 7384 Display Advertising — 204- 697- 7122 FP. Advertising@ freepress. mb. ca EDITORIAL Newsroom 204- 697- 7301 News tip 204- 697- 7292 Fax 204- 697- 7412 Photo desk 204- 697- 7304 Sports desk 204- 697- 7285 Business news 204- 697- 7301 PHOTO REPRINTS — 204- 697- 7063 City desk / City. desk@ freepress. mb. ca Letters to the editor / Letters@ freepress. mb. ca WATCH: World’s oldest known hockey stick at the Manitoba Museum TODAY ON . com READER SERVICE / GENERAL INQUIRIES 204- 697- 7000 Y OU might not realize it from looking at the picture of me attached to this column, but I have a lot in common with legendary American billionaire Warren Buffett. No, I don’t give away billions of dollars to charity every year and, no, millions of people around the globe do not hang on my every utterance, but, just like Buffett, I am on Twitter. As of Friday, just a little before noon, I posted my first message — those of us in the know like to call them “ tweets” — on the famed social- networking service that we older persons — defined as people who remember when William Shatner was captain of the Starship Enterprise — insist on referring to as, quote, “ the Twitter.” ( Fun historical fact: It’s a lot like Yee Olden Dayes when everyone who was anyone dropped dead of, quote, “ the Consumption.”) Anyway, despite being an old- school doofus with an irrational fear of modern technology, I bravely decided the time had come for me to join the “ hip” crowd and “ get with it” in terms of being a “ happening” kind of modern journalistic, dude, if you catch my subtle cyber- drift. I reached this brave decision the other day when the editor of this newspaper marched down to my office cubicle, looked me squarely in the eye and said something along the lines of: “ Doug, you are the only ( bad word) person at this newspaper who is NOT on Twitter. Maybe it’s time for you to get with the program!” So that is exactly what I did, knowing full well that Twitter, the insanely popular service that allows users to send and receive eensy- beensy 140- character messages, is one of those sensitive topics that divides our readers along age- related lines as follows: Typical response from older readers: “ Twitter? Huh? You mean that thing that is — how do you say it? — on the line? Isn’t that part of that socalled Intraweb thingy? Do they have that on computers now? Also, where are my glasses? While we’re at it, why don’t they play any good music on the radio these days?” Typical response from younger readers: “ Twitter? Seriously? Mwuahahahahaha! That is so 2013, you pathetic, wrinkled creature. I mock your ignorance of popular culture. We modern young people no longer care about Twitter, or Instagram, or Snapchat, or Vine. Most of us have had microchips implanted in our brain stems so we can share random thoughts and photos of LOL cats simply by blinking. Your pathetic attempts at being hip sicken us!” When Buffet joined Twitter, the first message he tweeted to a rapidly growing army of followers was this: “ Warren is in the house!” I do not know whether Warren wrote that himself or paid one of his underlings to come up with it for him, but that’s not the point. The point is on Friday, with no regard for personal safety, I tweeted my first official tweet. What did I tweet? Well, I do not want to ruin the suspense. Also, I can tell by the sophisticated way you are reading today’s column that you know everything there is to know about Twitter, so you can look it up for yourself. As anyone who has ever used a computer already knows, it is extremely easy to sign up for Twitter, so naturally I enlisted senior tech- savvy staff at this newspaper to hold my hand. Specifically, I persuaded digital content editor Karen Ditchfield to walk me through the process, which turned out to be more challenging than we had expected due to the fact that some ( bad word) spammer had stolen my ( another very bad word) email and used it to send out irritating spam, which, if there was any justice, would be a capital offence punishable by death. If you want to experience the thrill ride that was me joining the Twittersphere, go to www. winnipegfreepress. com and check out multimedia editor Tyler Walsh’s video of the process, paying special attention to the looks of exasperation on my younger colleagues’ faces when I announce to our newsroom that I am going to conquer “ the Twitter.” What really matters, fellow older persons, is that I am now your champion — the King of Twitter, the Twittinator, Mr. Sweet Tweets, you get the idea — leading the way for other unsophisticated users of a certain age. If Uncle Doug can do the Twitter, then you can do the Twitter, too. We might as well explore this brave trendy cyber- world together, kids. You can follow me by visiting Twitter. com/ WFPDougSpeirs, and I, in turn, will follow you. ( Yes, I’m talking to you, Warren Buffet!) Given the way it’s gone so far, you should probably go first. Because apparently I don’t have a clue where I’m going. doug. speirs@ freepress. mb. ca Now you can join me on ‘ the Twitter’ In the Doug House Doug Speirs PHOTO ILLUSTRATION BY MELISSA TAIT / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS Doug Speirs has finally joined Twitter, delayed a bit by a pesky spammer. NO PAPER MONDAY Tuesday, Aug. 18, will be Winnipeg Free Press bonus days to Saturday- only and Thursday, Friday Saturday subscribers. BONUS DAY A_ 02_ Aug- 01- 15_ FP_ 01. indd A2 7/ 31/ 15 9: 27: 22 PM

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