Why Twitter Should Be Seen As A Complete Failure

As much as it saddens me to say this, I’m more and more convinced every day that Twitter has failed as the communication vehicle it originally set out to be. You see, the original idea for Twitter was that it was going to create an atmosphere where people could communicate with lots of people AND as a result, give those … Read More

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Remaining Unknown in a Viral World: Popularity, ASMR and Celebrity Status

Earlier today, I was examining the statistics on my website and realized that I have about 1.5 million hits on my site since I started it. That appears to be a lot, but then I started to think to myself that not a lot of people comment on it or send me messages based off of my web site (or … Read More

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Bob Jenkins, middle manager at a Wyoming Applebee’s, is being closely watched as last male executive not accused of sexual harassment

Today, according to inside sources, Bob Jenkins, a tenured, two-year manager at an Applebee’s in Wyoming, is being closely monitored to make sure that no sexual harassment claims are made against him. As he is the last semi-senior executive of any corporation in America who has not yet been implicated on charges of lewd and inappropriate behavior towards any female … Read More

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This Time, I’m Not So Upset By Netflix’s Price Increase

The last couple of times Netflix decided to raise its prices, I was a vocal advocate against it and a denouncer of all things Netflix. The first time, Netflix decided to cut a line between its new streaming services and its CDs by mail programs, effectively charging you twice as much if you wanted to keep both, which originally were … Read More

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“The First One Is Free” and “Foot in the Door” as gimmicks don’t work with television shows

A new trend has started with networks and their television shows. Instead of trying to hook you with their television shows by airing them and then creating buzz (or creating buzz first and then airing them), they’re trying a new process of trying to hook people by presenting one episode in one location and then hoping that will lead to … Read More

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What’s most annoying about the Equifax Data Breach

By ┬ánow (September 8, 2017), most people have heard that there was a data breach at Equifax that has made over 143 million Americans vulnerable (about half of the entire country). Read more about it here. Equifax hasn’t done itself any favors since the breach. First, it waited a month to let anyone know that their security was compromised. Second, … Read More

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The Fear of Pissing Off Your Audience While Trying to Get One in the First Place

One of the problems of being political or taking a political stance is that chances are pretty good that you’re going to end up pissing off someone when you didn’t intend to do just that. As a writer, my goal is always to entertain as many people as possible, so whenever I deal with political issues, I get scared that … Read More

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ASMR: One of the strangest phenomenons to hit Youtube

So, a couple of months ago, I was having trouble falling asleep at night, so after a bunch of frustrated attempts to sleep, I did what any 21st century geek would do: I turned on my computer and Googled something that had to do with sleep. And that was how I came across a video of a woman on Youtube … Read More

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The Problem With National Intelligence and Classified Information

One of my pet peeves has been the concept of classified information. It’s commonly used as a gatekeeper to give some people access to information and keep others away from it. When people talk about it and think about it, it’s often considered of significant importance that this information is kept classified and away from other people who don’t have … Read More

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Customer service is becoming an artifact of a time that has long since passed

The other night I was watching Game of Thrones on HBO Now through my Apple TV (yes, how many products can I mention in one sentence?). Up until now, Apple TV and HBO Now has been a great service where I’ve really enjoyed the shows and the quality used to bring them to me. However, on this evening (and the … Read More

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