In this post for our ninth birthday celebrations, we’re taking a look at the gaming industry of 2008. Controllers and crisps at the ready. Mad as a March hare The year started off slow, no notable games were released in the early months… EXCEPT CSI: Hard Evidence, what a classic DS game. But on a serious […]
Hi, I’m Tom. I firmly believe that education teaches how to write incorrectly. I am by no means an expert… but I’ve been in education all my life so I do have an opinion. Writing for education At a young age we are taught that using ‘big’ words directly relates to your level of intellect. The bigger […]
2016 might have universally sucked for everyone. But there was one glimmer of hope: Shabi was formed from the pairing of Shannon and Abi. Here’s their story. Way back in December 2015, we expanded the Crocstar team to include three interns. Shannon and Abi have stayed with us as content producers while the wonderful Anaaf […]
We’re of the opinion that it’s not important how many followers you have, it’s how many followers actually engage with you – though it’s hard to keep this mantra in mind when your last social post only got five likes. If you’re wanting to grow your Instagram following in time for a new product launch […]
Here at Crocstar, we’re partial to an emoji or two (or three). Earlier this year Christine went to a talk at SXSW called ‘The Linguistic Secrets Found in Billions of Emoji’, she wrote all about the secrets in her blog post. If emojis have become a type of language support, are they capable of forming […]
Why is society so keen for us to dread Monday? Most of us can trace that feeling of cold dread back to Sunday nights before school. But we aren’t at school any more. There are no grown ups telling us what to do. We are the grown ups. And we’re in control.
It’s almost like a rite of passage. Like birth, puberty, marriage and death, swearing properly for the first time changes us. Try and say you didn’t feel fantastic after emitting your first swear. The sheer relief of releasing the expletive that you’ve tried so hard to contain for most of your childhood – what a high! Welcome to the adult world – you’re going to hate it.
Nothing. I’ve got stuff to do – didn’t even hurt that much anyway.
Cry. A big ugly cry.
Swear: that really fucking hurt.
Tom writes: I write the social posts for Crocstar and some of our clients. To do my job more efficiently – and to keep my brain organised – I use several tools. Maybe some of them can help you too. Here’s a list of the tools we use everyday: Skype SproutSocial Google apps Asana Trello Why do […]
As users, we read content on the web to gain information. But what if that information is sensitive? What if your users are turning to the web to find an answer to a question that’s likely to cause pain?
Abi writes: We are Instagram obsessives at Crocstar. We’ve blogged before about the benefits of setting up an Instagram account, but we were so excited about the latest stats we just had to share our latest thoughts on using the photo-sharing app. So here’s how to make the most of your posts so you can reach the right people.