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September 12th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. The Internet Slowdown – On Wednesday, ArcStone took part in the Internet Slowdown, an online demonstration meant to show the world what the Internet could be like if the FCC doesn’t take appropriate action on net neutrality. Not really sure what net neutrality stands for? Alicia, our IT Director at ArcStone, wrote an eloquent piece describing […]


September 10th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture, Technology

Today, September 10th, 2014, ArcStone is taking part in the Internet Slowdown, an online demonstration meant to show the world what the Internet could be like if the FCC doesn’t take appropriate action on net neutrality. Net neutrality (also network neutrality or Internet neutrality) is the principle that Internet service providers and governments should treat […]


September 5th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Midwest Autumn Getaways – Looking for some fun places to watch the leaves turn colors this fall? In the Midwest, late September/early October is the perfect time for that. Midwest Weekends put together a list of 20 of the best places to enjoy autumn. 2. FindMeFish – Fish are an elusive bunch, so you […]


August 29th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Toronto’s Anti-Littering Campaign – Toronto is cleverly bringing littering to the forefront with their new anti-littering campaign. Think before you toss that candy wrapper out the window. 2. Pit bulls in a photobooth – What happens when you put dogs in a photobooth? Photographer Lynn Terry did so and answered our question by sharing […]


August 27th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Culture, Social Media

You can’t scroll down your Facebook feed without seeing videos of your friends throwing buckets of ice water over their heads and doing the #ASLIceBucketChallenge. Mashable is calling this the “Harlem Shake” of the Summer. So, why this? What makes something go viral? Let’s start by examining the early days of the #ASLIceBucketChallenge. According to […]


August 25th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Design, Marketing, Tips

Content is an integral part of creating or redesigning any website. High quality, engaging content is the reason people come to your site, and it’s why they return over and over again. Too often, content is seen as the last step of a web design process, the final to-do that is hurriedly finished in the […]


August 22nd, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. MN State Fair – The big question every year when you go to the MN State Fair is: What new food are you going to try? With so many new items to check out and fun things to do and see, you better bring the best walking shoes you have. 2. The Simpsons Marathon […]


August 18th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Marketing, Tips

Have you heard of negative SEO? It’s the process of using SEO tactics to negatively affect a website’s health and visibility on the web. Negative SEO tactics may range from buying links or intentionally building lots of low-quality links to causing malicious damage to a website by hacking it. This isn’t a new thing. Black-hat […]


August 15th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Scribble Pen – Have you looked at objects and want to duplicate the exact color in design? The Scribble Pen can help you do just that by allowing you to hold the pen up to any object, and it will transfer to your mobile device or paper. The creators recently hit their Kickstarter goal […]


August 8th, 2014
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FILED UNDER Friday Five

1. Vessyl – Ever thought about what you intake in calories via liquids during the day? The inventors of Vessyl have. The cup counts the calories in each drink you intake and adds it up in an easy-to-manage app — perfect for those who are watching their waistline and health. 2. Data Never Sleeps – […]