At this point, you’ve already seen “Instagram Husband.” Right? If not, you’ve been living under a rock for the better part of a week. “Instagram Husband” is a parody of our social media culture, making fun of our obsession with taking pictures of… well… everything. From ourselves (in awkward poses) to our food, we’re a culture of people who are obsessed with documenting every part of our lives.
We’d like to say a big thank you to all of you who supported us when we ran our survey last November. As we promised, we are sharing the results of the survey with everyone.
We asked freelance writers questions that provide insight into our work and industry as a whole and put together the data into one graphic.
To give you a quick overview of the results, here is a summary of the key points. [Read more…]
Conservative blogger Erick Erickson makes no apologies for shooting bullet holes in a copy of The New York Times that featured a prominent opinion editorial about gun control on its front page and then posting a picture of it online.
In the wake of recent terrorist attacks over the last several months in Beirut, Paris, San Bernardino, Aden and several other prominent cities, people are starting to look to an unusual place for help: social media platforms. In this new generation of terrorism, Facebook monitors itself.
As you may have heard by now, Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg and his wife Priscilla Chan announced that they will be donating 99% of their Facebook shares. But, in the strictest sense, that’s not exactly true, and the way the couple is going about giving their money away has raised quite a few eyebrows.
On an internal level, companies have become immersed in Big Data, gathering information at astronomical rates. This data often remains within the company – but when using data visualizations, there are many potential applications of company data for reader engagement.
Readers are more data savvy now than at any time before, so tell them a little of what you know. Here are a few creative uses for data visualization that can boost your reader engagement. [Read more…]
If there is one thing that Americans can agree on, regardless of age, race, political affiliation or their views on whether or not meat really is, in fact, murder, it’s this: privacy is important and we do not want the government snooping through our business or our social media feeds….at least, not until someone drops the word “terrorism” into the conversation. Then suddenly a massive number of analysts immediately change their position to “well yeah, we need to know what those people are doing, for the safety of our kids!” [Read more…]
Last weekend, 48-year-old Sinead O’Connor posted one of the strangest and upsetting Facebook status that a celebrity has ever posted. In the Facebook update, O’Connor lashes out at her family after what appears to be a suicide attempt.
Do you constantly feel stressed? It might having something to do with your social media habits. It’s a symptom that is unique to this generation, and it’s known as “tech stress.”
Because our phones and tablets are likely linked to our work emails, there is little to no differentiation between what we think of as work time and time off. You might feel like having access to your work email is actually a good thing for your productivity, but it’s actually causing you tech stress.
Blogging for a living may seem like all fun and games, that is, until you realize that the buck stops with you. You can’t ask your “employer” for days off because you have a family affair. For employees, they usually have official holidays off, with the option of working on those days at higher rates.
While bloggers do have the option of not working during the holidays, there may be repercussions. We all know how important it is to have fresh content, and if you forget your blog for too long, traffic will suffer. And, if you are running a news blog, or something that relies on timing, then forgetting your blog during the holidays is a sure-fire way of losing out.
So how do you blog during the holidays? Here are a couple of tips that will keep you on track. [Read more…]