Author: Tommy Moll

Figuring it Out: Witnessing – As Easy as Posting a Picture of a Cat?

Is there a limit to the amount of baby or animal posts from one individual on Facebook? According to Baratunde Thurston in a comical take on acceptable social media practices, it’s forty-seven. In this radio conversation we hear why certain people shouldn’t share on Facebook and even how we could avoid seeing their posts. What we don’t hear is why people post pictures of kittens and babies. A New York Times marketing presentation breaks down research on the reasons why people share by using social media. Some people in the study share because they know that they will gain...

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Figuring it Out: Don’t Go Trying to Change Me

Somewhere along the line I picked up the idea that the more monitors you have, the better. I don’t know if this comes from some dream I had when I was a kid watching sci-fi movies like Minority Report or from seeing artsy people who do graphic design and video editing. All I know is that I like having a couple of monitors, and I’m okay with the fact that I think in some way it makes me look slightly cooler than I actually am. When I’m writing I’ll often have multiple tabs available on a browser on one...

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