Serenity Caldwell is the managing editor at iMore, a features and reviews site for all things Apple. As part of her mission to help Apple users get the most from their iPhones, Serenity has penned a definitive series of articles for playing Pokémon GO, the mobile game that launched on June 6 and has since amassed more users than Twitter and higher engagement than Instagram, Facebook Messenger, Snapchat, and Tinder.
In this episode of Polygamer, Serenity and I theorize why Pokémon GO is so popular, especially compared to developer Niantic’s previous game, Ingress, and how covering the game aligns with iMore’s mission and Serenity’s beat. We also discuss the changing face of online journalism, as seen through our respective careers at sister publications Macworld and Computerworld; how all of Serenity’s jobs have come from Twitter, and how to get oneself noticed on that social network; effective strategies for both introverts and extroverts to be full-time telecommuters; stepping into the college classroom as a first-time educator; and roller derby, where Serenity is known as
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Links mentioned in this episode:
- Serenity Caldwell
- RollerCon — July 27–31, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada
- Boston Derby Dames Featured Skater: Artoo Detoonate
- Less Than or Equal #21: Serenity Caldwell
- Inquisitive #17: Call Off The Jam, with Serenity Caldwell
- All Macworld articles by Serenity Caldwell
- Serenity’s first seven jobs
- Serenity at Pixar
- Daisy Ridley closes Instagram account
- Let’s Play Batman: The Telltale Series
- "Someone is wrong on the Internet."
- castAR on Kickstarter
- How Pokémon GO is helping kids with autism and Asperger’s
- KansasFest, an annual Apple II convention