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Aug 09, 20185m read

LeBron Leads Change In His Hometown with the Opening of the I Promise School

By Ben Szurek In the course of his long and illustrious career, LeBron James has earned four MVP Awards and three NBA championships (as well as the Finals MVP Award in each of those). For eight...

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Aug 03, 20183m read

Has Sacha Baron Cohen Discovered America?

By Derek Willie “Who is America?” asks Sacha Baron Cohen in a curious interrogation of American politics, and perhaps more controversially, of the country as a whole. Hoping to explore “th...

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Aug 02, 20184m read

Demi Lovato and Opioids: America’s Problem

By Ben Szurek On July 24, a familiar name made its way into tabloids and headlines when Demi Lovato, the singer-songwriter and actress known for her hit songs “Skyscraper” and “Tell Me Yo...

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Jul 26, 20185m read

Donald Trump and the Future of Twitter Diplomacy

By Derek Willie There’s no quiet after Donald Trump’s Twitter storms. With every strike of digital lightning comes a firestorm of controversy—flurries of gushing praise and fierce criticis...

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Jul 25, 20183m read

With Marvel Absent, Comic-Con Explores Other Corners of the Superhero Genre

By Ben Szurek Every year, a bevy of the nation’s Sci-Fi and Fantasy faithfuls flock to San Diego for a celebration of geekdom — past, present, and future. They meet at San Diego Comic-Co...

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Jul 17, 20183m read

“Partners, Not Vendors”: Inside Spot.IM’s Publisher-First Philosophy

By Derek Willie “Partners, not vendors” isn’t the most catchy or aesthetically grabbing line to be printed on a laptop sticker. But despite its relatively bland prosody, Andrew Ahearn choo...

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Jul 13, 20183m read

Mixed Reactions as Trump Announces Judge Kavanaugh for SCOTUS

By Ben Szurek These days, I find little time for television. Gone are the middle school nights spent camped in front of the TV for hours on end. Besides the occasional Netflix binge, I find few...

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Jul 25, 20173m read

Haters Gonna Hate: Why Internet Trolls May Be Good For Your Website

It all started in the early nineties. The internet was new and online bulletin boards, digital forums, and newsgroups were prevalent. The stark anonymity that the world wide web provided made it...

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Jul 05, 20173m read

How Key Influencers Can Positively Impact Your Website

As more digital content becomes available for consumption every day, taking measures to set your website apart and stand out to visitors becomes increasingly crucial. While there are a number of...

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Spot.IM Contributor

Jun 14, 20173m read

The Pitfalls of Blocking Comments

As trolls continue to wreak havoc across the internet, it’s no wonder that some publishers have decided to shut down their comments sections. Beyond ill-intentioned comments simply being negat...

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