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Disappearing Ink

Newspapers are in crisis. Advertising revenue is down (and therefore so are the funds available to put out printed pages and maintain up-to-the-minute websites). Print circulation has been declining for the past 25 years and even digital circulation for all but the biggest, national brands has fallen. Alt-weeklies and smaller regional papers began shutting down. at record […]

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The Best Apps to Coordinate Groups Online

Messaging platforms are meant to help groups get organized, make plans, and facilitate meaningful interactions. Depending on the group and the situation, utilizing other tools could also be helpful with anything like scheduling meeting times, arranging plans, and making decisions. If you’re a little league coach planning an away game for the team, a messaging […]

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Are You Buying Into Instagram Influencers?

If you’re on Instagram, surely you’ve seen advertisements as you scroll down your feed. Sponsored posts often include banners that say “Learn More” or “Buy Now” and, when clicked, lead you to a website. Just like every other social media platform, Instagram is overrun with marketers doing their best to influence your decision making and […]

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Shop Local and Build Community

These days, it’s easier than ever to buy the things you need – perhaps even easier to buy the things you don’t need. In the age of technological convenience, we have a large number of ways to purchase something. Beyond the classic trip to the store, there is a growing list of methods for purchasing […]

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Can You Distinguish Real News from Fake News?

It’s likely that you are closely following news about the rescue of the Thai soccer team stuck in a cave. The crisis is so dangerous and so close to everyone’s hearts that the entire world is watching to see what will happen next. And when it comes to Americans, they are more than likely watching […]

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Managing Group Members Online

As the moderator of an online group, you are responsible for keeping group members informed on organization news and events, facilitating discussion, and more. It’s necessary to know your duties and have a plan when it comes to managing group members, whether they are neighbors in your homeowners association, parents of the school soccer team […]

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