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Why loyal binge-watchers are good for business

Customers who subscribe, binge download, then cancel can be as loyal - and profitable - as any other.

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Why I have trust issues with LinkedIn #91: random refreshes.

LinkedIn's ropey JavaScript sometimes triggers page refreshes while I'm in the middle of composing a masterpiece

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A word to the content thieves

Pressure to post on social media has triggered an epidemic of copyright theft. Expect a backlash to start soon.

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The thankless task of naming London Overground Lines

Much angst was caused by renaming 6 lines on London's transport network. Was it worth it?

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YouTube is stalking me. I think I know why...

When recommendations from my personal account started leaking to my business one, I had to investigate...

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Why AI Art is bad for your brand

Using Generative AI to create images for social media posts might be quick and easy but increasingly it looks cheap and unoriginal

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As the sun sets on marriage: a cover image

Generative AI does have a role to play in design. I use it for inspiration and tactical, time pressed demands

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Why I'm growing tired of Social Media (and how to fix it)

Social media has lost a lot of its appeal of late. Maybe we need a return to the heady days of underground zines?

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An earthquake, an aircraft fire and why Threads failed

The catastrophic start to 2024 in Japan showed why Threads would-be Twitter alternative has a long way to go

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LinkedIn slideshows

A selection of slideshows created for LinkedIn, each designed to expand on a core concept

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Please stop sharing fake news for "likes"

You might get a few quick likes now, but search engines are catching up with those who share fake quotes online...

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Is a 15 second attention span really a 'Gen Z Thing?'

Watching clips from TV shows is the latest thing to set Gen Z apart from other generations. Apparently.

My name is Ross Hori

I'm a freelance writer, designer and photographer. By day I create articles, features and reports. At night I take photos and write fiction.

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