Year: 2015

14 Degrees of Visibility

Brinton charts 14 degrees of visibility all the way from black type on a yellow background (the most legible) to blue type on red (the most offensive). This research is certainly nothing new today, but gets you thinking about how the theories have been exercised. Take, for example, the classic hazard symbols, or street signs—they …

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Parents Want to Know: Why Doesn’t iPad Have Multi-User Accounts Yet?

It absolutely baffles me that there is no “Parent Mode” on iPads for adding multiple logins. Amazon does it insanely well with its FreeTime offering (my kids love it) on both Kindle DX tablets as well as “regular” Kindles. Android does it well and allows for parents to easily set up multi-user accounts on one …

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Episode 20: Thinking Out Loud 94: There Are Sharks in This Water – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna talk about when your writing is ready to reveal to someone else. They talk about the danger of releasing it too soon when you haven’t had enough time to mold it and shape it. They also discuss that if you put your writing out there too soon, then it’s going to impact …

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Episode 19: Thinking Religion 60: The When, Where, and Why of the Nativity – Thinking.FM

This week, Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson examine the When / Where / Why of the Nativity and discuss historical accuracies of the stories as we’ve interpreted them in our present culture. Show Notes: 6 Misconceptions about the Nativity | The Blaze Crossan on the Nativity | BeliefNet The Nativity Story | IMDB Life of Brian Wise …

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Homer Simpson Saves His Business with YouTube Ads

“YouTube isn’t just a place for brands with primetime budgets, it has become a powerful tool for small and medium businesses too. If it works for Homer Simpson, it can work for you. YouTube video ads help your small business succeed on the web, just like Mr. Plow.” Well played, Google. But they are right… …

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Lower Salary Potential

I’ll take my Religion major any day… USC considers charging different tuition for some majors | The State: “‘Look at what it costs to deliver an engineering degree than it does to deliver a philosophy degree,’ USC President Harris Pastides told trustees Tuesday. ‘Yet these two students pay the same amount of tuition.’ After the …

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Customer Service via Facebook Messenger

Interesting to see the first company utilize Facebook Messenger for customer service, but it’s not the first instance of companies using messaging platforms such as WeChat to do so… Rogers offering customer service via Facebook Messenger | Marketing Magazine: “Rogers claimed to be the first telecom company in the world to offer customer care via …

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Authenticity, Social Media, and Presidential Candidates’ Digital Strategy

Mod lineup includes Tablet @tigmobtablet, Mobile @tigmodmobile, and Laptop @tigmodlaptop shown here in cognac. Designed to house your daily gear – also a fantastic inflight companion. #tigmod A photo posted by THIS IS GROUND (@thisisground) on Dec 14, 2015 at 8:27am PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js I think we have two different definitions of “authenticity,” especially as it …

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Episode 18: Thinking Out Loud 93: Working Out the Wrinkles as Writers – Thinking.FM

Elisabeth and Merianna are reunited and it feels so good! They discuss finding reason, meaning, and purpose in writing in decisions we make as writers. They also discuss creating purposeful pauses rather than head-scratching confusion. They also ask how can I revise to achieve the effect I want in the reader? My Reviews Are Disappearing …

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Episode 17: Thinking Religion 59: Trump and Symptoms of a Deeper Problem – Thinking.FM

Thomas Whitley and Sam Harrelson discuss domestic terrorists and the Carolinas, the myths of American Progressivism, creation stories, Trump’s views of citizenship, hate licenses, and the soft cultural underbelly of fear. Show Notes: Why Franklin Graham says Donald Trump is right about stopping Muslim immigration | The Washington Post Jerry Falwell Jr. is the worst …

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