It is an opportunity for us to reflect on the language and ideas that represented each year.So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.While the ABC affiliate didn't post direct links to the ads, the station said that many such advertisements were listed on the Phoenix Craigslist site and "other major U. markets." Many of the ads were somewhat subtle in nature while others were blunt and to-the-point.But based on the examples provided by the TV station, the listings appeared to be from renters seeking "financially distressed" roommates.Is trading sex for rent the new trend on Craigslist?
Lumber, fire and politics shaped its destiny, but not always advantageously.While it's assumed that there are probably female renters looking for male roommates, many of the examples provided by ABC15 were male renters seeking desperate women.Earlier this year, the realms of law and new media collided when Lori Drew was hit with federal charges for creating a fake My Space page and harassing a neighboring teenager, who then committed suicide. technology, prosecutors are reportedly searching Facebook and My Space for photos of defendants to use as character evidence in sentencing hearings.As Canada marks its 150th anniversary of nationhood, Ottawa is on the cusp of changes that will transform it over coming decades in ways scarcely imaginable to earlier residents."We're going through one of the most significant transformations in our history," says Mayor Jim Watson.But the image of him sticking his tongue out at a party is far more likely to color a judge’s (or anyone’s) perception—a phenomenon that’s been proven by more than anecdotes.Our Word of the Year choice serves as a symbol of each year’s most meaningful events and lookup trends.The pending arrival of light rail transit is responsible for a good part of that.It is expected to change the way we get around, to help revive key downtown streets and to have a profound effect on city development.To back up its claim, ABC15 provided a few samples.One ad from Fountain Hills was titled "Free rent and Corvette for live-in hottie girl roommate." Another listing said that there was a spare room for rent, and only ladies were allowed to apply.