Why is the TL;DR Phenomenon Happening?


After reading “Faking Cultural Literacy” in the New York Times, I began thinking, “why is this happening?” which then snowballed into academic database perusing, which leads to the following words you’ll read … if this isn’t too long. So, is the TL;DR phenomenon here to stay or will we go back to our long-form reading […]

This Week in Restaurant Technologies #010: NRA Show Recap

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NRA Show Recap In this week’s show, I just returned from four days at the National Restaurant Show in Chicago, IL. I spent lots of time getting to know some of the new, hot technology companies in the NRA Show Tech Pavilion. 1. Privy, a customer tracking service, believe people want to be treated like […]

What Happens on Social Media During a Crisis?

We’ve grown to (mis)trust what we read on our social networks, which is both extremely beneficial and harmful. Social media allows us to connect and share in previously unimaginable ways, but it can also foster misinformation. It’s become like Shattered Glass, where fact-checking seems to not matter. We do sometimes second-guess the validity of what […]

Why Do We Act Differently Online?


Have you ever re-read a tweet or post from you or a friend and thought, “Well, that doesn’t sound like me/them at all…”? In The Need for Professionalism on Social Media, we read that many people do and say things online that they wouldn’t say in public. What causes this dichotomy, and why do we act […]