How to Social Media Outside Without Ruining Everything: A step-by-step guide

This article is a part of The Growler’s Outdoor Guide. Find more tips for outdoor adventure and dining here.  You’ve got to hand it to her: Mother Nature is photogenic as hell. She knows her angles, doesn’t have a bad side, and looks flawless in every light. We should all be so lucky to have … [ Read more]

How do you really feel about that Facebook post?

Facebook’s “like” button is about to get some company, reports the Associated Press. Facebook has been testing alternatives to “like” in about a half-dozen countries, including Ireland, Spain, and Japan. On Wednesday, Facebook started making “haha,” ”angry,” and three other responses available in the U.S. and the rest of the world. In changing a core part … [ Read more]

Facebook says we’re even more connected than we think

Facebook ran the numbers and concluded that we are all much closer than the traditional “six degrees of separation,” reports The New York Times. The social media giant released a report on its blog Thursday, February 4, announcing “each person in the world” is separated from every other by “an average of three and a … [ Read more]

30 Days of Biking

By Patrick Stephenson In March 2010, during an especially balmy and bright Minneapolis spring, best friends Patrick Stephenson (yours truly) and Zachariah Schaap co-founded a Social Media Beast named 30 Days of Biking. The premise of 30 Days of Biking was beautifully simple: Pledge to bike every day in April, 1–30, no matter the weather, … [ Read more]