A Bug With A Logo?

We all know that we need to take our online security seriously, but we rarely do anything to improve our own situations. Even when we hear about data breaches, the odds that we’ll go and change passwords are relatively slim. We might get occasional emails and updates from the sites we log into about our […]

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Is There A Tech Bubble?

Economic bubbles are fascinating, provided you don’t have your own money tied up in a given market. There tends to be an element of true ridiculousness about most of these bubbles: during the first ‘official’ economic bubble, people were willing to pay up to ten times as much as they made in a year for […]

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You Need A Network That Promotes Your Stuff On Social Networks

Especially among new bloggers just starting out online, deciding just how much time to invest in networking on social media is tough. There’s no one true way to build up a great network for yourself; heck, there isn’t even a clear picture of what great connections might look at. Some people point to in-depth conversations […]

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How to Stay Connected with the People You Want to Work With

I’ve been at a lot of networking events lately and I’ve met some incredibly awesome people. I keep a list of people who I want to work with in the future and I’ve definitely added some names to that list. But I do keep running into a problem: how do I stay in touch with […]

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You Are Here: New Maps You Should Have on Your Radar

Maps tell us a lot about our world; the maps from You Are Here more so than most. It’s a project from the Social Computing Group at the MIT Media Lab which publishes a new map every day. For Portland, the site has so far shared maps of bicycle crashes, coffee shops, and street greenery. […]

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Advocacy Journalism: How Passion Will Drive the News You Read

Brand journalism is firmly established; the thought that any major company wouldn’t set aside a portion of its marketing budget to create its own publications was outdated even before the internet changed everything. John Deere developed The Furrow in 1895 to share news and stories that would interest the company’s core customers and other companies […]

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When Travel Throws You For A Loop

Travel is fun, but travel is also trouble — even if you are dedicated to a set personal schedule, trains and planes only run at certain times. Stepping outside your usual patterns also increases the chances that something can go wrong, whether that’s a cancelled flight or a lost bag. But we like traveling. We […]

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The Value Of Routine

Building routines into your day is rarely an easy process. I’ve gone out of my way to structure my life so that following my routine is the easiest option; I walk to my office because I picked a location that is a pain in the posterior to find parking around, for example. It’s worth going […]

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How Obamacare Shows the Employment System isn’t Working

About a third of the people who are getting the most benefit from Obamacare are between 18 and 34. That’s a good thing from the point of insurers; it’s the demographic least likely to need major healthcare so payments from that group support insurance for demographics more likely to need care. But it’s also an […]

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A Personal Story Always Wins in Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is a rather simple idea: Need some money? Ask people for it! But the implementations of that concept just keep expanding. The Kickstarter model, where campaign operators promise a diverse array of rewards is just one version of how crowdfunding can play out. Others include: Asking for straight up donations (usually best when the […]

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