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Comment Possible Fail Safe (Score 1) 118

I was looking through the text of the game and came across this gem:

270 A dark fog creeps in to surround you. From somewhere in the fog you
270 hear a stern voice. "This Adventure has been tampered with! You have
270 been dabbling in magic, knowing not the havoc you might cause thereby.
270 Leave at once, before you do irrevocable harm!" The fog thickens,
270 until at last you can see nothing at all. Your vision then clears,
270 and you find yourself back in The Real World.

Comment Re:It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 1) 416

>>So just to be clear, there are more verified people sharing progressive views, and you think that's elitist?
Who said that there are more verified people sharing progressive views? The "verified" thing as a whole appears elitist. I didn't say it is per-se, just objectively I can see how it would look that way. I wasn't even arguing with you. I was simply saying how it looks.

Comment Re:It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 2) 416

I'm unambiguously Liberal, and to me there is an appearance of elitism. I'm not necessarily among those droves who you say would be leaving Twitter, but I certainly don't typically comment on high profile posts, simply because I know it would be a waste of time, as my reply would quickly get drowned out by blue-checked accounts who rise to the top quickly. I never said this was unjust or even a problem, but it definitely is a reality.

Comment It's easy for it to look that way. (Score 4, Informative) 416

It does look elitist. I'm not so sure that it's a nefarious scheme so much as a by-product of a sorting algorithm. It would be nice to be able to easily sort those responses. When showing replies to a Tweet, Twitter prioritizes the verified accounts, as they are typically more visible (more followers see and like their replies). We see them first, even if we have no clue who the person is. For high profile accounts, like the president, there is bound to be thousands of responses. If even a small percentage of those are "blue checks", they tend to drown out the other responses. Their voice gets a priority. It can be pretty tiring, especially when the first few people responding have multiple replies. They appear to be "hogging" the comments.

Comment Re:lol amazon prime (Score 5, Informative) 244

I found that often, even though we are paying Prime fees for free shipping, the shipping fees are still often reflected in the cost of the item. I don't know why I keep Prime. They seem to be double dipping at times. When you search for the same item and find it for a lower price, it's likely a non-prime item, and often the price difference is pretty much in the ball park of the 2-day shipping cost.

Businesses

The Death of the Click (axios.com) 129

Sara Fischer, writing for Axios: For the past 10 years, we've operated on the premise that the most important digital metric is the click that refers a person to a website. That click usually comes from a social distribution channel, like Facebook or Twitter, or a search engine, like Google or Bing. But according to industry experts, the click referral is becoming an idea of the past, soon to be replaced by content exposure. [...] Most publishers have designed their websites to measure user interaction through clicks, not scroll rates or time spent on stories. As the industry moves away from click-through rates (CTR's) as the most meaningful marketing metric, those publishers will have a difficult time justifying the effectiveness of their platforms for marketers.

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