Kristin Adair

Freelance Content Creator

United States

Hi, I'm Kristin! I'm a Seattle-based creative with over 10 years of experience in content creation, from copywriting to livestreaming and illustration to web design.

I have spent time writing at The Next Web and the now shuttered AOL property, WoW Insider, as well as various online publications as a ghostwriter.

The Next Web
Where You Are and Why It Matters: Twitter and Local Trending

These days, we're inundated with information. It comes at us from all directions, all the time - we'd be in serious trouble if we didn't have a couple of years to ease into it all. We try to handle and organize the information we come across in order to make it easier to digest.

The Next Web
In Social Media We Trust?

Every year, for the past ten years, the PR firm Edelman has released a trust and credibility survey called the Edelman Trust Barometer. This year's was recently released, but with some interesting results: Mainly that the trust in global business has risen across the board.

Shut Up And Take My Money: Thoughts on Blizzard's paid services

After playing for almost eight years, I've become accustomed to the fees that accompany World of Warcraft. It's just... part of the game. We pay a monthly fee so the developers can bring us new shinies and dragons to slay. We pay a monthly fee so our Community Managers can wrangle cats and serve as our voice. We pay Blizzard to keep WoW going. At what works out (in the US) to be about $0.50 per day, in my mind, there's never been a cheaper night of entertainment.

The quick guide to mistweaving

I didn't start my monk journey as many others did at MoP's release, but switched mains during tier 15 due to raid needs. My confidence was at an all-time low because monk healing felt so foreign, compared to other healing classes. After some time, I completely fell for my monk and want to share what I've learned along the way.

Patch 5.2 Beasts of Fable and Elite Battle Pet walkthrough

Patch 5.2 brings pet battlers a few excellent quality-of-life changes, as well as a few new battle pets to collect. But what really stands are the new Elite Battle Pets and quest line: Beasts of Fable. Initially, I was intimidated by the large health pool and strong stats, but liked the idea of putting together a team hand-picked to take on each Elite.

Patch 5.2 Prep: Get ahead of the game

Patch 5.2 will bring new dailies, new factions, another raid, and a kitchen sink. It's pretty much a super patch. With so many additions, you may start to feel overwhelmed at the thought of class changes on top of new grinds -- and you know, pets and stuff. Never fear, we're here to help you prepare!

The Next Web
Apple and Their Tablet: Game-Changers for Gaming

Apple has been at the forefront of personal computing innovation since 1976. It seems that there's a brick wall dividing the Mac users and PC users, but no matter which side of the wall you're on there's no denying what Apple has accomplished.

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Inspired Networking: What Children Can Teach Us

Kids say the darnedest things, but they can teach us a few things that we should carry into our every day interactions. We'd all like to think we know how to manage ourselves on - and off - the Internet, at least in our own way, but it's nice to have a refreshed way to look at it all.

The Next Web
Social Media Marketing: 5 Easy Things That Should Be on Your To-Do List

Some people can handle multitasking better than others. I tend to take it to the extreme - doing so many things at once that I get so unfocused, feeling like a headless chicken running around. Many of us interacting online manage multiple profiles, blogs and contacts to the point of information overload. If you’re a social media marketer, there are certain things you cannot let slide when it comes to almost every one of your campaigns — here are five straightforward things to add to your...

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The Doctor Is In: A Global Social Media Check-up [Case Study]

The scene has been steadily changing - social media is putting control into the hands of the consumer. It's been long coming, and organizations can't avoid it. Many organizations have been interacting with their community through blogs, but with the popularity of networks like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube, the stage for sending out promotions and ...