Greetings from Ohio…where the only thing less unpredictable than the GOP nomination is the weather!
On to the week’s stories:
1. How massive is 18 billion coffee pods? No matter how hard you try a picture will always be worth a 1,000 words. Especially when you’re trying to communicate the impact of extreme numbers. (Thanks John, for the article!)
2. Facebook wants you to share more personal info. Why? Because they are suffering from a content problem. It has quickly devolved into a link sharing platform.
Best of last week: In case you missed it, last week’s most viewed ‘Ben thinking’ article was about the “are they or aren’t they?” health benefits of standing desks
3. The death of breaking news. Saying “breaking news” is like saying “talented reality star” – there is no such thing. There’s just news anymore. And one leading media company is swearing it off, calling it “a commodity.”
4. Your fitness tracker may be cheating on you. Your wearable is supposed to track calories and fitness for you…but it might just be telling you what you want to hear.
Video: One Question, One Answer returns: Our spring premiere features Will Reed, our new digital marketing manager. Find out what digital trends have caught his attention so far in 2016.
5. This will be a difficult conversation to have. But it’s better than not having one at all.
Just for fun: Did you see the best April Fools joke…that kind of wasn’t? Hamburger Helper dropped a rap album that sounds as delicious as it tastes (thanks Kelly O.!).