Andy McIlwain

Content and community at GoDaddy. WordPress advocate. Web geek. Obsessive doodler. Caffeine junkie.

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Andy McIlwain

4 days ago

In Georgia, Sean Hannity is just another landlord hiking the rent

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Andy McIlwain

4 days ago

That’s the essence of Kubrick’s dark prophecy: as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

theatlantic.com

Andy McIlwain

4 days ago

If we lose those quiet spaces, or fill them up with “content,” we will sacrifice something important not only in our selves but in our culture.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

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Andy McIlwain

4 days ago

Once I was a scuba diver in the sea of words. Now I zip along the surface like a guy on a Jet Ski.

Is Google Making Us Stupid?

theatlantic.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

How Buffer Grew Their YouTube Channel by 59% in 30 Days (Step-By-Step Case Study)

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Wherever people are, however they access the web, whatever special considerations need to be made to accommodate them … we should build our products to support them.

The Illusion of Control in Web Design

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

VR and AR, while nascent markets today, are expected to explode over the next several years.

Apple's working on a powerful, wireless headset for both AR, VR

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Podcasters might start thinking about the questions they want their podcast episodes to be the answer for.

Instant Translation, Lookahead Scrubbing, and More: The Future of Google Podcasts

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Audio discovery through search is game-changer, and could be a catalyst for podcast audience growth, particularly on Android devices.

Google’s Plan to Make Audio a First-Class Citizen

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Podcasts will show up in Google Search as a “first-class citizen” alongside the text, image, and video results you are used to seeing.

Exclusive: Inside The New Google Podcasts Strategy That Could Double Audiences Worldwide

blog.pacific-content.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

How to Find and Reuse Your Best Content [Tools]

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

How to Create Pillar Content Google Will Love

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Savvy, niche online sellers can be successful by taking advantage of this new retail landscape.

Worried About Amazon Taking Over Your Industry? Here's What to Do

inc.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Marketers may be taking behavior into account, but they’re largely ignoring context and emotion.

Getting Customer Experience Right

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

The GDPR Is Leading Some Publishers to Shut Off Open Exchanges

emarketer.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

What Are Consumers Doing to Keep Their Personal Data, Well, Personal?

emarketer.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Line cooking, done well, is a dance—a highspeed, Balanchine collaboration.

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

newyorker.com

Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

If you’re online, you’re being tracked.

How the bathing suit you looked at online once follows you around for two months

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

Facebook’s approach to content moderation isn’t proactive, it’s reactive. And sporadically reactive at best.

Content mods would solve an urgent problem, if anyone were willing to pay them

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Andy McIlwain

7 days ago

“Echo” is a good name for Amazon’s device because it creates an algorithmic feedback loop in which nothing original emerges.

Style Is an Algorithm

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Andy McIlwain

9 days ago

Put an air gap between your brain and the internet.

Style Is an Algorithm

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Andy McIlwain

9 days ago

How good of a tastemaker can a machine ultimately be?

Style Is an Algorithm

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Andy McIlwain

10 days ago

“Private equity controls management and the board of directors. They can fire anyone at any time. They sit at both sides of the table. There is no one looking out for the workers.”

The Strike: Chemicals, Cancer, and the Fight for Health Care

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Andy McIlwain

10 days ago

Each of these traits warned users that the rectangle was a promotion, so they could confidently ignore it.

Banner Blindness Revisited: Users Dodge Ads on Mobile and Desktop

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

How to Tell a Story

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

Building a database of notes via forms and spreadsheet apps. Love it, and wondering why I'm not already doing it. 😶

Keep Track of What You Find

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Andy McIlwain

26 days ago

How We Curate “10 for Today”

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

The fish may be just as fresh on Friday, but it’s on Tuesday that you’ve got the good will of the kitchen on your side.

Don’t Eat Before Reading This

newyorker.com

Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

Write as often as you have something to say, with the goal to publish once or twice each week.

How to Ride a Wave of Growth, or Revel in Its Crash

animalz.co

Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

It’s easier to get readers’ attention if you have multiple opportunities to do so.

How to Ride a Wave of Growth, or Revel in Its Crash

animalz.co

Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

When we design our cities differently, when we get the densities and the mix of uses right, then you can choose to forgo the long commute – you can walk or cycle.

We designed Canada's cities for cars, not people – and the people are dying

theguardian.com

Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

Capital should follow talent, not talent following capital.

The Valuation Obsession – AVC

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

The problem is us, the tech sector, and the mindset that valuation is the scorecard by which we measure ourselves.

The Valuation Obsession – AVC

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Andy McIlwain

34 days ago

It’s not the buildings that strike fear and loathing into the hearts of neighbors. It’s the demographic implications.

A Relentless Desire to Control

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Andy McIlwain

37 days ago

Andrew Chen on finding the “fresh powder” in growth

blog.intercom.com

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

Effortless Ways to Lose Weight and Eat Healthy

jamesclear.com

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

Actionable content and calls to action are two very different things.

How to Evolve Beyond “Actionable Content”

animalz.co

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

Library tourism

austinkleon.com

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

Folks, CSS is not broken, and it’s not too hard.

The Cult of the Complex

alistapart.com

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

The need for readers

austinkleon.com

Andy McIlwain

38 days ago

BuzzStream Data: The Outperforming Outreach Tactics We Learned From Analyzing 12,000 Campaigns

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Andy McIlwain

39 days ago

Onboarding: A College Student Discovers A List Apart

alistapart.com

Andy McIlwain

39 days ago

A Magic Shield That Lets You Be An Assh*le?

shift.newco.co

Andy McIlwain

39 days ago

Product marketing strategy at a product first company

blog.intercom.com

Andy McIlwain

39 days ago

Top of Funnel Content Creates All Kinds of Problems—But You Should Create It Anyway

animalz.co

Andy McIlwain

39 days ago

When customers can operate both privately and independently, we’ll get far better markets than today’s ethically bankrupt advertising and marketing system could ever give us.

GDPR will pop the adtech bubble

blogs.harvard.edu

Andy McIlwain

46 days ago

Rebuilding the WordPress Edit Screen

humanmade.com

Andy McIlwain

46 days ago

Our feeds have grown stale and are littered with ads and celebrities and influencers: people who are still posting actively, professionally, obligatorily.

I’m Sorry To Report Instagram Is Bad Now

buzzfeed.com

Andy McIlwain

46 days ago

The internet is a utility world for me now. It is efficient and all-encompassing. It is not very much fun.

I Don’t Know How to Waste Time on the Internet Anymore

nymag.com

Andy McIlwain

46 days ago

I think it’s up to us to make sure we always have our own newsletter, our own website, something that is not controlled by somebody else.

Luvvie Ajayi on Being Generous With Your Work

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