The Comments Section Is Dying

Go to any mainstream news or entertainment website, and you might notice that the comments section has either been removed outright, or it’s a wasteland. This is probably why NPR, a platform known for its robust community of thoughtful commenters, recently announced that they’re doing away with their comments section in favor of

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Game of Thrones S5E8 Recap: Go Big or Go Hardhome

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Hey Game of Throners, sorry for the delay in this week’s episode recap. The Now Conspiring podcast gang gathered around to discuss the latest episode, “Hardhome,” and the results are as terrifying as you can imagine.

An interesting thing you’ll notice about this episode is that we talked a lot about the future of the series as a whole, for obvious reasons. Careful for spoilers if you haven’t seen this episode, and if you hate comparisons between the book and the show, this isn’t the podcast for you.

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Game of Thrones S5E7 Recap: ‘The Gift’

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Hey Throners, we have an awkward show for you this week…

“The Gift” is a significantly better episode than last week’s nonsense parade, not that this was a tough thing to pull off. I’m joined as always by my fun/cool cohosts as we do our best to unwrap this…well, you know.

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My Name Is Jon, and I Attack the Internet With Words

An unfortunate side effect of writing multiple blog posts a day is that you lose track of where your portfolio is going. I chose that word because it can mean a lot of things; for example: You lose track of what kinds of articles you “should” be writing. You also

Social Media is Making Us More Insecure

Disclaimer: a lot of you are probably going to disagree with me on this, and that is fine. I want to disagree with me. After all, social media isn’t just a hobby for me. It’s my profession, which hopefully makes what I’m about to say a little more validated. Social

How to Create Your Content Machine

“Whoa Jon! What’s a content machine?” Great question, voice in my head. Your content machine is how you take in content across multiple channels daily. It’s simply a collection of all of the news, blog articles, tweets, and one-offs that are being put in front of you by way of

5 Steps to Branding Yourself Online

If you have profiles on various social networks, then you have a personal brand. The problem is that you may not be keeping good track of this brand and how you’re perceived online. Luckily, there are simple ways for you to start creating a more consistent presence online, rewarding you