Esmeralda Portillo

Category Archive: ~ Blog (Min.)

  • Internal Link
    09th, December
    The Horror of Improper Internal Linking

    The internet is a wondrous place! It’s full of facts and funny memes that quickly become a rabbit hole of information you never thought you’d care to know: Ladybugs are carnivorous poisonous bugs; you didn’t need to know that but now it’s in your memory bank! Because of this endless stream of data I often find myself…

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  • Twitter Oops
    13th, November
    Twitter: You’re Doing It Wrong

    Twitter is a fantastic tool to connect with audiences and build relationships, and despite the business itself having some missteps, it will continue to bring people together to discuss the latest season finale or political blunder. Celebrities, who have some of the most passionate audiences, thus have much to gain from joining this growing social…

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  • How Are You Stick Figure
    15th, October
    “How are you?” A powerful question that loses its meaning every day

    Here’s a quick experiment: for an entire day, count the amount of times the phrase “how are you?” comes up, either by uttering it yourself or others asking you. Of those times, how often did you actually engage in conversation? Better yet, how often did you give a meaningful response, or  cared about what the…

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  • Cauton Spoiler Ahead
    30th, September
    TV + Social Media: You’re Doing It Wrong

    How often do you take a moment to stop and think how fascinating society is and how it’s evolved? There are some behaviors once the norm that are no longer so publicly accepted (e.g., smoking in bars)—in that same token, there are habits people have now that would be superfluous just a few years ago. One of the new…

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  • Stop the Hate Rage Gamers
    01st, May
    Stop the Hate (Gamers)

    In 2002 the world was introduced to Friendster, with MySpace soon to follow, but it was Facebook launching in 2004 and Twitter in 2006 that truly solidified the power of social media. These platforms have sparked millions of people to become more vocal of their ideals and opinions, and this in turn is shaping traditional…

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  • IGDA
    28th, March
    A Note on the IGDA Controversy

    Another party, another controversy, this time at the Game Developer Conference. You can be sure if there’s an article denouncing a party or event of some sort, it usually involves women. The IGDA has come under fire after news broke out that their GDC party last night had a group of scantily clad women dancing…

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  • Amazon Rumored Brick-and-Mortar
    23rd, March
    Clinging to my Brick and Mortar Stores

    Do you notice how your older relatives always start a sentence with “back in my day” when they’re about to complain? Like clockwork I would hear my mother criticize today’s gas prices, food prices, electricity… anything to do with money when compared to a few years ago. Now I’m beginning to fear I’ll start all…

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  • Tomb Raider
    16th, March
    Are the Brutal Tomb Raider Death Scenes Sexist?

    The new Tomb Raider is a reboot to a well-known and beloved series, enlightening us with the backstory to how Lara Croft came to be so skilled at what she does. From the minute Tomb Raider appeared on your television screen, she was shooting wolves in the face and managing to scale rocks and walls unclimbable to…

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