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Facebook Algorithm Change Hurting News Sites’ Organic Reach

By on Dec 17, 2013 in Ideas | 0 comments

Monday afternoon brought an unpleasant surprise to the CBS Sacramento Facebook page. News stories that were posted to the Facebook page weren’t gaining any traction. We’ve dipped our toes into advertising on Facebook, but for the most part we are dependent on Organic Reach—basically how a post would show up in people’s News Feeds based on shares, likes and comments. At one point on Monday, our numbers dropped significantly. I’m not going to share exact numbers, but percentages instead. Posts made during that time had a total reach approximately 10 to 25 percent of what similar posts were getting earlier in the day. Again, that’s not a 10 to 25 percent drop, that’s 10 to 25 percent, period. Google is one of our top referrers for our traffic, but Facebook also plays a significant role in how much traffic our site gets. Losing 75 to 90 percent of our...

DVD Review: Parade’s End

By on Sep 14, 2013 in Archive, CBS Sacramento | 0 comments

“They could not have picked a worse person to review this.” Those were the reassuring and entirely accurate words from my girlfriend after finishing Parade’s End. I’m the guy who has managed to fall asleep during Downton Abbey, Pride and Prejudice, and some third British period piece that’s making me drowsy just thinking about it. And the beginning of Parade’s End had me worried I’d need to load up on Adderall ahead of time. The five-part BBC-HBO miniseries billed as “spanning from the Edwardian era to the chaos and destructions of World War I” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens—a man so good, he frustrates everyone around him to the point of madness. The five-part BBC-HBO miniseries billed as “spanning from the Edwardian era to the chaos and destructions of World War I” stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Christopher Tietjens—a man so good, he frustrates everyone around him...

Final Fantasy All The Bravest: The cash grab to end all cash grabs

By on Feb 1, 2013 in Archive | 0 comments

Before putting fingers to keys, I went through many different ways to begin this review. Don’t want to start off the new site with too much hyperbole after all. But after careful thought and consideration, I could only reach this conclusion: Final Fantasy: All The Bravest is the most asinine cash grab I have ever seen. From the screenshots provided in the iTunes Store, it looks like you’re buying a competent game. And yes, in theory, it’s competent. Insofar as I have yet to run into a crash or terrible lag issues. HOW TO DUMB DOWN AN RPG First off a little background: The battle system in Final Fantasy games starting with Final Fantasy IV used what’s called an Active Time Battle system. Instead of both sides getting one attack per turn, a gauge fills up for each character. Once it’s filled, they can attack. In case you didn’t notice, All The Bravest...

One weed

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Triple circle

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Colorful wall

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Ready to pounce

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Buzzing in

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