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Twitter Moments: There’s no Lightning

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I was so excited about Twitter moments. Twitter, with all its real-time data, was destined to hit a home run here. Hire a staff of people to curate and capture what we’re talking about and drive conversation to the point where current users are excited and new users sign up …

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The Friday Fix: Oct. 30, 2015

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Welcome to the Friday Fix, where I share random thoughts to ponder before the weekend. Happy Halloween: Every year I see friends on Facebook dressing up and I think about it for a brief second. And then that second passes. This year I’m trying especially hard not to eat Halloween …

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Behold! The peanut butter cup stuffed burger

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Oh, Canada. What were you thinking, eh? There’s a place up there called The Works Gourmet Burger Bistro, and they’re known for their unique stuffed burgers. Normally, that’s like a Juicy Lucy, which is when they put the cheese inside the patty. But that’s tame compared to what they’re doing …

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Bacon makes social media sizzle

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A huge part of my job as a social media editor and manager is engaging our audience on multiple platforms, everything from Twitter, Facebook and Instagram to Tumblr, Ello and Periscope. Today when hilarious Chicago Tribune columnist Rex Huppke wrote a hilarious column (registration may be required to read the column in …

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OMG! Frosted Maple Bacon Pop-Tarts

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Frosted Maple-Bacon Pop-Tarts. Need I say more? No, seriously, need I? I mean, c’mon. Warm golden brown sugary maple goodness with bacon bits. These are real and they sound spectacular, and they’re coming soon to a supermarket shelf/breakfast table. And there are other flavors, but honestly none as exciting as …

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Hurricane Patricia: Strongest hurricane ever

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Some of you may know this, but for those of you who don’t I always wanted to be a meteorologist, and I had a very specific goal in mind. I wanted to be the director of the National Hurricane Center. As a young child, I had a fascination with tropical …

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UPDATE NOW: New emoji awaits

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Here’s a question to ponder: Who would have ever imagined the world would get excited about a taco emoji? But we are. And it’s not just the taco. It’s the burrito. And the hot dog. And the cheese. And the unicorn. And the squirrel. And let us not forget the …

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Apple updates: WatchOS 2.0.1 and iOS 9.1

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Apple updates galore! Apple released a bunch of software and website updates, but the most important two are updates for iOS and the Apple Watch. Here’s what’s new for the Apple Watch. • This update contains new emoji characters, performance improvements, and bug fixes, including: • Fixes an issue that …

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Happy Back to the Future Day

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Happy Back to the Future Day, everyone. It boggles my mind that today is Oct. 21, 2015. Boggles. My. Mind. I am what’s none as a Back to the Future junkie, and if that label doesn’t actually exist it needs to because I am proud to be one. For those …

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Today for lunch, a 2.48-mile walk

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Today for lunch, I had a 2.48-mile walk. I was able to get some sunshine and be rained on a bit all in the span of 42 minutes. I was thinking of grabbing a cup of soup from somewhere, but I really needed to clear my head more than I …

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