History Behind ‘Black Friday’

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History Behind ‘Black Friday’

As the biggest shopping day of the year approaches, we were curious where this annual post-Thanksgiving Day binge originated. Zacks has the “Complete History of ‘Black Friday'”. Did it start as a publicity stunt for a retailer? The simple …

How Shoppers Look Online, Buy In Store

Adweek has an interesting infographic that explains how shoppers look online before buying in stores and vice versa. The term that is given for this type of person is “omnishopper”. There are a few shopping patterns identified by Criteo, the …

Reddit Grows Up

The freewheeling content found on the Internet is starting to see boundaries. In the wake of Russian fake news and other outrageous content, more aggregating websites are looking at the need to manage their content. Reddit, whose website is “the …

Differences Between Bing and Google SEO

Search Engine Journal explains five key differences in how Search Engine Optimization (SEO) works for Google and Bing. Most businesses might be focused on Google search rankings; however, more than a third of all searches are done using Bing. Both …

LinkedIn’s Hottest Topics

Since Microsoft purchased the social network, it has been growing rapidly in followers and content. There are now 106 million users on the platform and there appears to be a good deal of new content being added. As an example …

Our Changing Veteran Population

Pew Research Center has just released new statistical information about the changing veteran population in the United States. There are five key statistics that are mentioned. All point to great change in how we care for our veterans and who …

Ambient Computing: No More Computers

This is the first we’ve heard the term “ambient computing”. It comes from an article in USA Today about the disappearance of visible computers. This striking future prediction is based on the idea that artificial intelligence will be so integrated …

Is That Gift Instagram Worthy?

Generation Z girls want holiday gifts and experiences that are worthy of an Instagram post. That’s according to this story in Adweek taken from research recently released in “Sweety High’s, ‘2017 Gen Z Holiday Gift Giving and Holiday Report'”. From …

Social Media: A Dilemma for Government

Social media works best when a dialog is created between the organization and the individual. State and local governments have found it hard to get residents to follow their social media if they only push out information, so having an …

Google Search’s Twitter Results: A Problem

Search results on Google often give preference to Twitter and tweets. Mashable has come out with strong criticism of these Twitter results, explaining that it leads to the proliferation of “fake news” and “false information”. Jason Abbruzzese, the writer, shows …