Fake News: How Does It Affect Us?

Categories: Social Media, Writing
Published May 30, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

In a world of clickbait articles and sensationalized reports, it can be easy for people to dismiss any information they don’t agree with as “fake news.” Although there are sources that may be more credible than others (your local news channel vs. your Facebook feed, for instance), the widespread distrust of the news media in general has made it increasingly difficult for our nation to effectively communicate about issues that impact all of us.

Kittens, the Internet, and Kittens on the Internet

Categories: Social Media, Writing
Published May 23, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Full disclosure: this article is going to discuss the grammar of online content. I know this doesn’t quite meet Buzzfeed levels of entertainment, but I firmly believe that everyone who uses the internet desperately needs to brush up on their writing skills. Also, in a sincere effort to make this dry topic a little more appealing, I’ve included some photos of adorable kittens to illustrate my points.

What the Heck is Content Cucumber?

Published May 21, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Take a second and picture yourself scrolling through Netflix, searching for the perfect show to binge-watch this week. I’m not talking about blasé “Netflix and chill” content; I mean high-quality productions that you actually want to pay attention to.

After skimming through seemingly hundreds of low-budget horror movies and cringe-worthy sitcoms, you might finally stumble upon a hidden gem that you thoroughly enjoy… but wouldn’t it be easier if these awesome shows appeared automatically? Or if the entirety of Netflix was customized for your exact specifications?

How Do You Come Up with an Idea?

Categories: Writing
Published May 20, 2019

Written by Content Cucumber

Imagine if medical scientists gave up on researching potential cures for diseases, or if the entirety of NASA no longer cared about what lies beyond our solar system. Try to picture a future where musicians stop composing, artists permanently put away their painting supplies, and all engineers decide that technology needs no further development. Worst of all, imagine how you would feel if your favorite author decided to stop publishing new books—in the middle of a series. Sounds like a pretty miserable world, right?