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tod

@tod@hci.social

National business journalist and agency owner.

🎙️Host, Today in Digital Marketing podcast 👨🏻‍💼President, engageQ agency
🇨🇦 Canadian 👩🏻‍🎤Gamer 💍 Married to hot scientist

#fedi22 #marketing #journalism #marketingnews #digitalmarketing #socialmedia #vancouverisland #nanaimo #canada #podcast #podcaster 🏳️‍🌈

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Foxmar , to Random stuff
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I have no idea how players build under the map but this was impressive. @Graham_LRR

https://youtu.be/NW379Op0qDk

tod ,
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@Foxmar @Graham_LRR Are you Xbox? I guarantee my CAMP will blow your mind. It’s seven shelters long, all linked, all tell a story. Including puzzles, codes, and more! I’ll gladly get on and into your game if you want to see it.

tod , to Random stuff
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Goodbye friend 😞

tod , to Random stuff
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How much for the email plan where I don’t get a “How did we do?” email survey every fucking time I talk to any company?

I’m going to start ranking each one the lowest possible score from now on, and put “It was fine until til you sent me this shit” in the comments.

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Never.
Trust.
AI.

tod , to Random stuff
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Honestly, LinkedIn… if you’re just going to shuffle the deck and yank three completely random jobs (completely unrelated to my background) out, just use “Random Jobs” as the header.

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God I hate this "let AI write your comment for you" tech.

Fuckin' techbros.

Nobody wants to live in your world, dudes.

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1/5 For the last two years I’ve been working on Plinky, sharing my work publicly while the app has been in beta.

Today it’s finally ready to go live in the App Store, and I’d like to not only share the app with you but share more about why I built it.

https://plinky.app/download

What is Plinky?

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tod ,
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@mergesort Seems like a nice app, but $200 for a lifetime license?!?!

Bruh.

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✨ Loops + Android
Shipping soon 🚀

Loops app on Android, showing the main feed

tod ,
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@loops How can we get on the iPhone test?

tod , to Random stuff
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I’ll say this about the new LinkedIn games — for the first time ever, I’ve promoted the LinkedIn app to the first page of my phone’s home page. Alongside the NY Times app.

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I've spent four months looking at AI spam on Facebook. I've messaged hundreds of people commenting on the bizarre images trying to determine if they are real, and to understand what's happening.

Facebook isn't the "Dead Internet." It's something worse:

https://www.404media.co/facebooks-ai-spam-isnt-the-dead-internet-its-the-zombie-internet/

tod ,
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@jasonkoebler I love you guys, but having to get a login link from my email every damned time I click a link is annoying AF. Why can’t I just use a password?!

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"Pause Ads" — the newest ad placement for media buyers — are generating some shockingly good results.

That's our lead story in today's podcast and newsletter: https://TodayInDigital.com

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@arnan @todayindigital That could very well be.

tod , to Random stuff
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My first perfect connections!

Connections
Puzzle
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And not bad for Wordle 1,044 4/6

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tod , to Random stuff
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Connections
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tod , to Cats
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Look at this handsome duuuuuuude.
That’s the post.

tod , to Random stuff
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NGL I don't understand all the hype around text-to-image

tod , to Random stuff
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The neighbours add another Fuck Trudeau flag, I add more lighting on the house.

DO YOU REALLY WANT TO PLAY THIS GAME WITH ME MOTHERFUCKERS?!?!

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tod OP ,
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@witix 🇨🇦 ❤️

BNONews , to Random stuff
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👋 Should we resume posting here?

tod ,
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@BNONews Yes please. I don’t use Twitter anymore. (Does anyone?)

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Connections
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tod , to Random stuff
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One more antiquated homophobic policy is shut down 🙂 🏳️‍🌈

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tod , to Random stuff
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Finally!! Please send address.

tod OP ,
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@sdm5 Yeah - even their staffers are dumb apparently.

tod , to Random stuff
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Another question:
On Xbox, is there any way to turn off the damage number displays? I can’t find anything in the settings for it.

tod OP ,
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@jake4480 We don’t have that checkbox on Xbox BUT when I went back just now I found it buried under a pulldown. I guess my first look at it didn’t think that menu item meant damage numbers.

Thanks!

tod OP ,
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@jake4480 It’s SO much easier to play without the numbers, I think.

tod , to Random stuff
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Honestly, these fucking Treasure Goblins! I run and run, and then I get swarmed by some damned skeletons who get in my way and I’m trying to run after the goblin AND collect his little gold droppings, and I swear I can hear the little fucker giggling and then he just gets away with what I assume to be a huge amount of gold and anyway I guess what I’m saying is FUCK TREASURE GOBLINS.

Okay I’m done.

tod OP ,
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@jake4480 That’s good advice. Thanks! Does he spawn randomly, or is there anything I can do to increase the odds of him proc’ing? And am I using the word proc’ing correctly?

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@jake4480 They have definitely added some things in just for total fun. Like those greed altars that give you like 10x the gold for killing things.

tod , to Random stuff
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LOL won't do "David Bowie," but had no problem with "Moira from Overwatch in male attire"

tod , to Random stuff
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Hey players… what are these green wisps? They seem to drop from certain enemies. I can “collect” them but they don’t appear to heal or buff my energy.

tod OP ,
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@retrovg I’m brand new to the franchise so im@not sure, but I don’t think I saw anything about a tree of whispers, and they seem to show up like every couple of hours. They “clear” after I run over them.

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@spytfyre @jake4480 Ahhh thank you!!

tod OP ,
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@jake4480 @spytfyre This is my first Diablo. I’m finding the mob fights comically easy, and the boss fights really hard. It’s a weird balance that way.

tod OP ,
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@spytfyre Oh! That's interesting! That actually makes me want to start up a different character.

And thanks for the tip on the clan. I'll join!

tod , to Random stuff
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CNN is now running affiliate ads in their lower thirds 😞

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tod , to Random stuff
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Do you guys ever get that bug in Chrome where you open www.x.com and all the text is like racist and homophobic and transphobic and just generally shitty?

I can’t seem to find anything in the patch notes about it.

tod , to Random stuff
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If you deliberately mispronounce a word on your TikTok channel (like calling a knife a “kah-Niff”) just for the cheap engagement bait, that’s an instant unfollow.

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Meanwhile, in a land where compassion and common sense hasn’t yet been abandoned… 🇨🇦

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I just enabled sharing to the fediverse on my Threads account.

I might regret saying this but I think this is a net gain for the fediverse, even if Meta is doing this to potentially appease regulators.

I’ll continue to use the Mastodon instances I helped start (hci.social and micro.blogs.pricneton.edu) but it’s nice to follow Threads folks from afar👋

Video one enabling fediverse sharing

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@andresmh I’m a little sad that Meta made it opt-in, and throws up a big “this might be reeeeeeally scary” page first, but it’s better than nothing.

Now, to convince all Threads users to turn that on.

tod ,
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@andresmh Yeah but I think that’s just for now, right? I believe they said they were working on it? (Though of course it would be very Meta to not)

tod ,
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@andresmh Hmmm… perhaps yeah. 😞

tod , to Random stuff
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Is a Poptart a ravioli?

tod , to Random stuff
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Serial podcast has another season out, and it is — of course — brilliantly edited and paced. Master storytellers, these people.

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I accidentally stumbled on a wedding in tonight

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@paul Can confirm. Bruh was very chill.

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