Companies Should Watch What They Tweet

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Twitter’s dope. It’s a great social media platform. You can customize your timeline to get the exact content you want. Unlike Facebook, Twitter doesn’t come with obligatory friends or follows. You sat one desk over from a guy for the first half of third grade. On Facebook: you’re keeping up with his family trip to Branson. On Twitter: What guy? Who cares? You owe him NOTHING. Furthermore, your mom isn’t on Twitter (sorry Susanne), so your edgy views on parking meter attendants can fly uncensored. You can “like” the fan page of a celebrity/athlete/comedian on Facebook, but Twitter gives you a direct line from the person’s brain. If you’re not enjoying your tweeting experience, you’re not discriminating enough when it comes to who you follow. You have total control over your timeline...

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Tips for Thinking Up Creative Blog Topics

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creative idea lightbulb full of colorsBlogging can be a necessary evil. (That is, for those who don’t love blogging.) It gives content out to readers, helps raise clout and search position with engines. It also gives customers something to subscribe to and learn from. But in order to host that content, of course, you first have to come up with original ideas.

And, as it turns out, there’s a certain flair to topic creation. Which I’m about to explain … at least how I do it. Of course there are multiple ways to do anything, and every tactic will work better for each person. Which is why I encourage any blogger to take this list with a grain of salt. And it adjust it to your own liking, kind of like actual salt.

Start by Brainstorming

Come up with as many ideas as possible, and write them down. (Or type them out...

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What’s the Average Computer Age?

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oldcomputerThis June, my MacBook Pro turns four. An age that seems, in electronic ages, like an antique. Four entire years of service, during which it’s used eight-plus hours per weekday and sometimes on weekends. Because of Netflix.

In its many years, however, sketchy things have begun to happen. Sometimes it turns itself off. Before which, lights and colors flash in warning. Other times the screen just goes black. Once I opened it for the day only to have 50+ word documents open themselves up, with no ability to click or close the program. However, once the computer turns back on, it works great. Word loads, Chrome pops up at my disposal, and so on. Except it also clears its own cache. (I love a good and used cache! Who wants to search terms or type in entire URLs when they don’t have to?)

My b...

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Danny Goes Abroad

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I’m in England right now – Oxford to be more specific. I love it here. It makes me feel like the least cool version of myself. It’s not that I feel particularly out of place appearance-wise. I got a haircut before the trip. I dress alright. When I open my mouth, however, I feel distinctly different. I’m sure you’ve heard someone with a British accent speak before, so you understand how cool it is. But until you’ve traveled across the pond, you’ve never been in the minority.Oxford Street

It sounds like a blast: adding the “er’s,” the self-deprecation, the acute politeness. I want nothing more than to join in with my own rendition. I am excluded unfortunately. It’s not that my British accent (whichever incarnation comes out) is terrible by American standards...

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Crushing It with Candy: The Game We Can’t Stop Playing

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If you’re like millions of others (us included), you’ve jumped on board the Candy Crush train. And in all likelihood, the Soda Saga as well. You’re matching and playing your way to the top any chance you get. Whether that means bedtime, while watching TV, or any other spare moment you might happen to get, you’re in the trance. After all, there’s a reason this game is one of the highest grossing of all time. Which is even more impressive considering most of its players opt for free versions. (But maybe accidentally hit the new lives button every week or so.)

For the low-down on your favorite game’s stats (and more), check out this comprehensive infographic.

candy crush saga infogrpahic with stats

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