In case you haven't been on the internet today and this is somehow the first thing you see, let us brace you. The first Presidential Debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump took place last night. A record 100 million Americans were expected to tune in and watch the candidates square off.
Here at SquareOffs one of our main goals is to cure comment chaos. Current online debate systems (i.e. commenting systems) such as commeting sections on articles, and Facebook comments are used by 55% of Americans, while 78% report reading the comment section, according to Nieman Labs.
It’s incredible to think that a full year has passed since the inaugural Techweek KC where we were one of the lucky recipients of a Launch KC Grant. This year we are not only hosting a panel, Thursday at 1:30 but, also hosting a party at our Lead Bank Office. This grant accelerated our trajectory as a company tenfold. As most entrepreneurs know, not all of these milestones are tangible, but we’ve managed to narrow it down to a few big ones.
We recently had the honor of being featured in Howard Tullman's column in Inc Magazine. It was thrilling to work with someone that truly understands how SquareOffs is trying to revolutionize online polling and increase user engagement. Below is an excerpt from the article, and you can read the whole thing here: http://squareoffs.co/2byexkW
We are very lucky to have such a tight knit team at SquareOffs, and if you've ever worked for a startup or small company you know how important this is. We are even more lucky to have Shawna Westphal or "the glue" on our team. Our CEO, Jeff, said that,
I still remember the first time I went to book a flight through Spirit Airlines and thinking how can it possibly be this cheap? Then I got to the part where you have to pay for a seat and thought, "huh, this is strange but, I'll allow it", then they wanted me to pay for my bags, and by the end the price was significantly higher than where it started and I was significantly more peeved than when I started.
Reader engagement is the core purpose of content and inbound marketing. Yet, often enough we find ourselves grasping for the right resources to engage our readers.
Since the Olympics began last week there has been a slew of articles published criticizing announcers for their comments during events. We are in the discussion web era where everyone has an opinion and they are voicing them loud and clear. The question is, are announcers being insensitive or is the discussion web looking for the next thing to write about?