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TikTok
Learning from her friends that TikTok view counts were all zeros, and thinking that this was a signal that TikTok was about to be banned, my friend's 12-year-old daughter ran up to her mom and excitedly said, "OMG! Will things go back to normal now?" Continue Reading →
Seems like Big G is sad that TikTok has surpassed YouTube on some important viewing metrics, so… YouTube is going to start testing a new feature on mobile that will allow users to record 15-second long multi-segment videos. Continue Reading →

TikTok For Business

TikTok is getting organized. The addictive, endorphin-producing, AI-driven social video network has organized its advertising tools under the "TikTok for Business" banner. Continue Reading →

When Social Media Works

If you haven't seen this TikTok video made by Mary Jo Laupp, you should take a moment to view it. It went viral the other day, and it is being credited with starting a "No Show" Protest that has had a powerful impact on politics this past week. Continue Reading →

Regulating Twitter

Twitter Bird in Cage
Imagine a universe where Twitter is fully regulated, an alternative Twitterverse. This is not a place that will ever exist, but sometimes it's helpful to simplify complex issues to help think them through. What would your perfect Twitterverse be like? What rules and regulations would have to exist? Would the world be a better place if your imaginary Twitterverse existed, or would it just present us with a different set of complex issues? Continue Reading →
Making More Money The New Fashioned Way
There's a funny article on The Verge about a pizzeria owner making money by buying his own $24 pizzas from DoorDash for $16. Considering that NYC just passed some laws limiting what third-party delivery services, this is kind of a strange twist. Continue Reading →
Ordering Food by Phone? Check the Number
An old phone hack is causing all kinds of anxiety and grief right now. For years, Grubhub and other third-party delivery services have assigned forwarding phone numbers to restaurants in order to use a simple voicemail system to charge for suspected phone orders. Continue Reading →

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