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April 11th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Marketing, Social Media

Facebook announced on Friday that they’ve updated the News Feed algorithm to reduce the amount of spammy posts that’ll show up in users’ News Feeds. They’ve cracked down on three types of posts – those that exhibit: Like-baiting Frequently circulated content Spammy links The good news is, most of us are not taking part in […]


April 11th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Going Green – The ArcStone office has taken the initiative to be more environmentally friendly. We were already using cloth towels instead of paper and were mindful on what we print, but we are working with Terracycle with more specific recycling. Now that Spring has finally arrived, a compost bin is in the works […]


April 10th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture

Hello and welcome to my desk! This is my little troll friend. If you were around in the ’90s, chances are you’re well acquainted with this bright-haired, belly-button-bejewelled troll. Yes, there is a green jewel in his belly button. He guards my desk at all times from sheep trying to cross, and other such intruders. […]


April 9th, 2014
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  Heard about Twitter’s redesign? The micro-blogging network now gives greater focus to your photos and tweet interactions. The most noticeable change is the larger cover photo that spans the width of the entire profile page. The recommended header photo size is now 1500 x 500 pixels, (it was 1252×626 before) so you will want […]


April 4th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture

Am I infatuated with ‘Whoopi’ Goldberg because she’s on the very short and exclusive list of those with an EGOT? No. Do I admire her because she turned that boring church choir into the talk of the town in Sister Act? Also, no (ok fine, yes and no). Do I even know why I’m drawn […]


April 4th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. NPR – The weather this winter has given us plenty of watercooler talk, from the impossible parking to the less-than-stellar driving conditions — and let’s not forget the cold. Looking for something else to talk about? NPR has developed an app to help alleviate those awkward moments when you run out of things to […]


March 29th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture, Marketing

Have you seen the Cadillac’s Poolside commercial that starts out, “Why do we work so hard? For this, for stuff?” I saw this commercial a few weeks ago and it made me feel a little sick and kind of mad. It’s all about stuff and commercialism at its worst – not to mention the rich […]


March 27th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture

I’ve worked at ArcStone for over twelve years so I have amassed a pretty impressive stable of desk oddities to garnish my workspace. From my jumbo sized Homer Simpson PEZ dispenser to a deactivated hand grenade, few of these items offer any real utility beyond the pleasure of simply owning them and occasionally tilting back […]


March 26th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture, Music, Tips

I recently ran across this Neil Gaiman quote… “I don’t know if what you’re saying is true. It may have been true once, a long time ago. But it died. And you don’t know. And you’re walking around being haunted by dead ideas… Look around and see where you are today.” I wrote it out […]


March 21st, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Vine – You can now follow ArcStone on Vine. Here is a piece from Nick Longtin, our Integrated Content Engineer, who used a “super secret” way to capture the sunrise at the ArcStone office. 2. Taxes – Don’t know what counts as an expense and what doesn’t? The deadline to file taxes is fast […]