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Twitter's staff male-dominated

Twitter's staff male-dominated | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
The firm is the latest in the tech industry to admit it has problems with gender representation among its workforce.
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How exciting that these social media tech firms are admitting and working on their gender imbalances! Get women and people of color in the the tech indusrty.

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Tumblr 2014 Year in Review

Tumblr 2014 Year in Review | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Tumblr’s Year in Review is a showcase of the best stuff on the internet from 2014.
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These are fun! Top gif art posts on Tumblr in 2014.

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Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App

Coming Soon To Iowa: Driver's License On A Smartphone App | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
The new app license will be available in 2015 at no additional cost to drivers, said Paul Trombino, director of the state's Department of Transportation.
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Iowa is making the best of technology and convenience!

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Wearing Your Intelligence: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence in Wearables and IoT | WIRED

Wearing Your Intelligence: How to Apply Artificial Intelligence in Wearables and IoT | WIRED | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Wearables and the Internet of Things (IoT) may give the impression that it’s all about the sensors, hardware, communication middleware, network and data but the real value (and company valuation) is in insights. In this article, we explore artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning that are becoming indispensable tools for insights, views on AI, and…
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What does it mean to create robots to perform duties we aren't ready to take responsibility for as humans? This article explores the theories behind AI.

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Giving S.M.A.R.T. Feedback to Millennials

Giving S.M.A.R.T. Feedback to Millennials | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Many managers today don’t relish giving feedback. In the past, feedback was associated with the annual review, a thoroughly unenjoyable hour where everyone involved couldn't wait for it to end. Today with Millennials as the future of our organizations, feedback is more central to the role of manager than ever [...]

Via Baillie Lumber
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The Millennial generation needs support and feedback to successfully contribute to the success of your company. Great article. 

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Baillie Lumber's curator insight, December 9, 8:22 AM

Regardless of an employees generational alignment, proving good, timely, and measurable feedback is always a good practice!  The authors point that Millennials have grown up in an instant gratification and constant feedback environment is a good one.  It is up to us as managers to adapt and get the best out of each employee.

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November 2014 - Jeff Meyer's Blog

November 2014 - Jeff Meyer's Blog | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Baillie Lumber Blog
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Great blog post by our client @Baillie Lumber: Crisis Creates Opportunity. 

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How to choose the best platform for your personal website

How to choose the best platform for your personal website | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
From Tumblr to WordPress to Squarespace, there are countless ways to craft a personal website. Here's how to choose the platform that's right for you.

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Know your platforms before you choose to get the maximum expose you desire. 

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Twitter to begin tracking which apps you download

Twitter to begin tracking which apps you download | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
An upcoming Twitter update will add a setting that allows the social network to keep track of the apps you download, the company announced Wednesday.

Via Steven Krohn
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To enhance our experience, Twitter wants to know what else you do on your smartphone. 

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Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials

Amid The Stereotypes, Some Facts About Millennials | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
"Millennial" is the demographic buzzword of the moment. But are young adults today really so different from previous generations? We charted some numbers to find out — and spotted interesting trends.
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This is a different perspective of the Millennial generation. 

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Must-Have Social Media Tools Every Small Business Needs

Must-Have Social Media Tools Every Small Business Needs | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
If you’re eager to add a few hours to your day while improving your productivity, read on for these top ten must-have social media tools!
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Can never have too many tools. 

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Our Clients Talks About CESSON 3 0 - Mark Stefanick - YouTube

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See our latest testimonial given by the CEO of Advantage Benefit Solutions

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How to be loved on Social Media

How to be loved on Social Media | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Every man and his dog (or should that be cat) are now on social media. So if you’re a business trying to fight through the masses to be adored by the public

Via Jessica Kelly
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Nice, no nonsense suggestions for how to be the cool kid in social media realms. 

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Jessica Kelly's curator insight, November 7, 6:48 PM

This is great for newbies -- and for old hands who need reminders to stop the auto-DMs, to stop spamming w/RTs, and to engage the "brain to fingers filter" before posting.

Anne Mercer's curator insight, November 10, 10:06 AM

A few reminders for those either new to social media and for those trying to shake old habits.

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Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD -- THE Journal

Social Media Turning Out To Help Teachers Gain PD -- THE Journal | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
While technology is very helpful for student engagement and motivation, where it really shines is in providing professional development and opportunities for teachers to collaborate with colleagues.
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This article lists examples of how social media can improve teacher awareness... maybe even keep them ahead of the kids ;)

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Five Content Marketing Tips for Every Holiday

Five Content Marketing Tips for Every Holiday | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it

This holiday season provides the perfect time to ramp up your marketing. After all, the season brings in more sales than the rest of the year.


But how do you engage customers during every holiday season throughout the year?


Here are some tried and tested tips that will make your holiday content marketing a success.


1. Create content that your customers will find useful and interesting

2. Make your content share-worthy
3. Encourage action from your customers
4. Run a holiday giveaway
5. Prepare as early as possible

Via Ivo Nový, massimo facchinetti, imaginetsa
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It's never too late to beef up the holiday content, and I mean all of the holidays. 

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aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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A Line of Incredible Suits Inspired by Ugly Christmas Sweaters

A Line of Incredible Suits Inspired by Ugly Christmas Sweaters | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Shinesty has released a line of three incredible suits inspired by ugly Christmas sweaters. The three designs are The Ugly Christmas Sweater Suit, the Holiday Tree Suit, and The Rudolph. Do you rem...
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Just in time for that holiday office party :)

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Computer with human-like learning will program itself - tech - 29 October 2014 - New Scientist

Computer with human-like learning will program itself - tech - 29 October 2014 - New Scientist | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
The Neural Turing Machine will combine the best of number-crunching with the human-like adaptability of neural networks – so it can invent its own
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Computers will soon self-learn and adjust to our needs. Scary and exciting huh?

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Top 10 YouTube sports ads that hit home runs in 2014

Top 10 YouTube sports ads that hit home runs in 2014 | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Sports ads from the World Cup and the Super Bowl earned millions of views on YouTube in 2014.

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This serves a good look from a marketing perspective. The very first youtube video listed is pure gold, but do you see why?

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The Effect Of Social Media On Teenagers - YouTube

Another school project, figured you guys could enjoy it maybe. Twitter - http://twitter.com/FaZeBloo Livestream - http://mlg.tv/bloo Instagram - http://insta...

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Interesting stats, teenagers are becoming socially aware much quicker with social media usage.

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Budsies, One-of-a-Kind Plush Toys Based on Children's Artwork

Budsies, One-of-a-Kind Plush Toys Based on Children's Artwork | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Budsies are custom handmade plush toys based on drawings and photos of children's artwork submitted by customers. Once a customer places an order with attached artwork, Budsies staff creates a one-...
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Look at what technology is capable of! This is a great business idea that is guaranteed  to give customers exactly what they want, catering to the individual 100% :)

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Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms

Tumblr and Pinterest now fastest-growing social platforms | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Even though Facebook maintains its reigning status as the largest social network, it has some quickly growing challengers: Tumblr and Pinterest.

Via Steven Krohn
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Now that you know what's growing, do you know the difference between these two platforms? They're similar, but not the same. 

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Court rules Google can arrange search results any way it wants

Court rules Google can arrange search results any way it wants | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
With the First Amendment behind it, Google is now free to put search results in whatever order it wants, according to a recent ruling by a US court in
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I wouldn't be too concerned, but here's another reason why we have to use other outlets for reference and knowledge besides the internet. 

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New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi

New York City is building 10,000 internet pylons for free public Wi-Fi | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Say goodbye to New York's public pay phones and hello to one of the largest public Wi-Fi experiments ever. A new city plan dubbed LinkNYC will replace public pay telephones with a console that...
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It's finally beginning! We fully support this. 

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11 key predictions on the future of social media

11 key predictions on the future of social media | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
What will social media look like in 2039? Experts say by then it will be integrated into wearables that will track our daily habits.
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Exciting and interesting guesses, like reading a bunch of paragraph-length short stories. 

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125 Best People to Follow on Twitter for Social Media Geeks

125 Best People to Follow on Twitter for Social Media Geeks | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
Do you LOVE social media but you're bored with your Twitter feed? No problem. Here are 125 of the best people to follow on Twitter for social media geeks.
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The founder of MOZ has a sweet mustache, and this list of social media geeks to follow will help you out a bunch too :)

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Social Media Cheat Sheet

Social Media Cheat Sheet | Alchemy of Business, Life & Technology | Scoop.it
the whole shabang in one neat graph
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Just keep this in front of your computer and half the work is already done :)

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