Coffee Shop Behavior: Do You Trust Others With Your Belongings?

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As a lover of free wifi, I’m often on the lookout for the next greatest work spot. (I love my home office and all, but sometimes you just need some people watching; it’s a proven fact.) That means working at favorite coffee shops, libraries – I hold memberships to four right now, with addresses that may or may not be current – restaurants, friends’ houses, and sometimes, elementary schools. So long as the server’s accessible, I can work from pretty much anywhere. It’s also a welcome change.

However, mobile working also brings along some interesting challenges. For one, I can’t give the “I’m not at my desk” excuse. Sure I don’t carry my computer 24/7; that thing gets heavy. But it’s also quite easy for my “office” to move with me...

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Tips for Keeping a 2016 Journal

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As the current year shrinks smaller and smaller, we start looking to the months ahead of us, and how we can use 2016 as a springboard for improvement. That might be a personal goal, with our job(s), relationships, or ourselves as a whole. And while some certainly look to broad goals in order to create their resolution, others prefer to focus on something in particular. Like running a marathon, reading X number of books (which is my goal, BTW), and so on.

One of our favorites, however, comes in the form of keeping track of live events … in a medium other than social media. By writing a journal instead. It’s a hobby we readily encourage, and are asked about on a regular basis. And with the start of the year coming our way, what better time to commit to writing?

Reasons to Start a Journal

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We’re Over Pop-Up Ads, What’s Next, Marketing Teams?

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NoPopUpsWith more and more users logging online to do their research, entertainment, etc., it’s no surprise that the Internet is also where marketing efforts are focused. Entire teams are devoted to getting more folks to a company’s webpage. With users already online, it’s a lateral move. But one that’s encouraged through any number of efforts. Including banner ads, pay-per-click ads, social media profiles, and more. But lately, it also means pop-up ads. Where sounds and photos – sometimes even entire videos – jump onto our screen without our permission. It’s a move that obstructs whatever we were trying to do, and essentially forces us to pay attention to a brand. That is, until the pre-determined time is over and the ad once again falls to the background.

But here’s the thing, marketing team...

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What Does TSR Do? Answers to Some Frequently Asked Questions

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question party with confettiWe get it, the mention of robots in The Social Robot can be confusing. And maybe we aren’t that great about marketing our favorite niches sometimes. Two scenarios that, combined, might make it hard to understand what TSR does, or why we’re doing it. To remedy the above, however, we’re making an entire blog dedicated to FAQs – one that explains what we do, where we do it, and why they might need our services. Along with any other questions that might arise along the way.

If you have a question that isn’t answered on the list, feel free to get in touch. You might even see your queue in round two!

What Does TSR Do?

We offer writing and editing services...

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Social Media and Sensationalizing: When Can We Cut the Drama?

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click bait cartoonAlmost every time I log into Facebook, there’s an article about something big and bad that’s taken place. Maybe it’s about something big and good, like someone being cured of cancer. Either way, it’s a topic that’s dramatic and borderline unbelievable – written to gain clicks, not necessarily to inform the reader. Of course there are the rare mediums that have actually done their research and provided fact-checked information. But for the most part, there are titles full of lofty claims with zero-to-little information baking them up. Opinions are blatantly thrown into the writing. And there’s nothing more to the story than the original title – which may or may not have proven itself to be true.

These types of articles are called click bait, and they’ve all but taken over Facebook...

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