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5 Social Media Trends for 2014, New Research

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Social media research reveals which social media trends are important, including social listening, social advertising, integrated marketing and more.

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Graig Angarella's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:36 AM

To begin, I agree that it is important to actually listen and respond to the feedback you and your company receive through social media, otherwise, what's the point? Customers want their opinions to be heard, so it's important to take the time to hear their input and then take action. Secondly, I can honestly say that social advertising and email updates are not very appealing to me, however, if the message is short and to the point, and has somewhat of an intriguing factor in it, it may grab my attention. Also, and again this is just a personal opinion, but I feel like adding a little humor never hurts. Lastly, I agree that it is important to keep tabs and documentation of your social media links and pages, because that is how you will be able to keep track of what is successful and what is not.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:43 AM

Interesting advice to consider as we aim to better  use social media to strengthen our messsage about the value and importance of the preservation of cultural heritage. 

Erica Thayer's curator insight, March 18, 2014 1:43 PM

This article discusses five trends that are expected to arise in social media marketing during the year of 2014.  The trends include: the importance of social listening, social advertising, the integration of email and social media, the assembly of a social media team, and social media return on investment.  While reading the article, I was intrigued by the discussion of the relationship between email and social media.  With the rise in popularity of social media, most (including myself) would think that email is booming obsolete in terms of creating relationships with companies.  I consider email to be a platform for communicating with coworkers and friends, but not really a popular way to communicate with current and potential customers.  This article claims that companies can encourage email subscribers to connect on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter, creating more social visibility.  It claims that by sending an email, the company has more control over their relationships and can extend them.  I am not sure if I agree with this point 100%, as I am a firm believer in two way communication and it is unlikely that a customer will reply to an email sent by a business.  I also felt that the discussion on social media ROI was interesting, as it seems that measurements are still confusing to companies and we're still unsure how beneficial social media marketing is.  It is important to have a measurable goal and to understand the preferences of the target market in order to be able to measure any kind of return on investment.

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5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering

5 Types of of Snack Size Content for Social Media Marketing Worth Considering | AppHappening Blog For Mobile App Fans | Scoop.it
Content on social media networks Is vital to create engagement with your prospects and customers. There is a fast emerging trend for content to be written and produced in snack size bites. This could be video, text or visual mediums. Provide the entree first and the main meal second. So it is all about the temptation.

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Ryan DePoppe's curator insight, February 28, 2014 10:44 PM

Snack size, perfect for social media. 

Gary Stevens's curator insight, March 2, 2014 6:13 AM

Less is more. Some ideas on producing web content for audiences that have increasingly shorter attention spans.

Debra Hess Norris's curator insight, March 16, 2014 10:44 AM

Helpful advice.... brevity is necesary.

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U.S. Navy buys into smart glasses trend in deal with Vuzix

U.S. Navy buys into smart glasses trend in deal with Vuzix | AppHappening Blog For Mobile App Fans | Scoop.it
It will be interesting to see what the Navy uses smart glasses for. But better training is a no-brainer.

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, February 26, 2014 11:26 PM

Augmented reality goes to work

Bill Miller's curator insight, February 27, 2014 10:16 AM

...this may be a major trend...very intriguing!

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It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined

It’s official: Apple sells more computers than all Windows PCs combined | AppHappening Blog For Mobile App Fans | Scoop.it
Apple’s Mac desktops and laptops may still count for a fraction of the global market for PCs, but when you tally up all the computers (iPhones, iPads, etc.) on which people actually get things done, the number of computers sold by Apple exceeds the number of Windows-based PCs shipped worldwide in the fourth quarter of...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 13, 2014 9:01 AM

This is important, because these numbers are dependent on Apple's mobile sales as well as their desktop/laptop sales. To me, it's proof that this is a more mobile world, and more have to catch up to it. It's amazing to me that more isn't being done to create content for mobile at this point--more than what's already out there.  When it comes to my desktop/laptop, I'm still firmly a PC gal on Windows 7 at the moment. But for mobile, as regular readers here know, I'm firmly an Apple gal, and can't imagine using anything else. I'm not saying that other things are bad, but I do love my iPhone and iPad immensely and have had less issues with them as compared to my husband and son who have Android devices. Just sayin'. 

--techcommgeekmom

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By September coding will be mandatory in British schools. What the hell, America?

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The British Government just put America to shame by mandating a programming curriculum in all primary and secondary schools. The UK Department of Education has been fiddling with the idea for awhil...

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:20 PM

This is a very hot topic to me.  When I took a proposal writing course last summer, I chose to write a (fake) proposal seeking funding for initiatives to teach 3D printing at my son's school.  While doing the research on STEM curriculum initiatives to support my project proposal, there were a lot of articles about the UK curriculum changes to add more STEM topics to school curriculums starting at the kindergarten level, including the basics of computing and coding. I agree with this article that I don't understand why bigger initiatives aren't being brought to the forefront to make this happen in the US--or anywhere, for that matter. It was just a little bit of coding that I had learned as a child, and a little bit that I learned as an adult that helped me get to where I am today. I am not a developer, but I understand how computing works, and that helps me immensely as a technical communicator.  

 

Having a digital education doesn't mean only understanding how to use a laptop or tablet. It means also understanding how it works, and how to make it work--or at least have an understanding of how it works enough to respect what full-fledged developers do. If any country is going to get ahead, it needs to start now. 

 

I grew up when personal computers were just becoming mainstreamed. I remember my father bringing home an Apple II from work, and I learned some BASIC to draw pictures and such. I didn't learn elementary HTML until 15+ years later--and that was 17 years ago. My son is very used to having computers around him due to having computing parents. He thought one of his friends was "poor" because they didn't have a laptop or desktop out for everyone to use, or at least each person didn't have their own, like we do. (For my husband and I, we both brought our own desktops/laptops into the relationship, and then inherited another machine we let our son use. So, no, we aren't rich. LOL).  But he's very used to being around computers. Not all kids have this advantage, and yet in this day and age, they should. 

 

So, BRAVO to the UK for its forward thinking and initiative. It's going to be a big adjustment, and it'll be a lot of work to keep up with ever-moving technology, but it'll be advantageous to its student population in the end. The rest of the world needs to catch up. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Enterprise mobile report details iOS dominance, most popular business apps

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Good Technology's quarterly Good Mobility Index report shows growing focus on enterprise apps by businesses (Enterprise mobile report details iOS dominance, most popular business apps | Mobile Technology - @InfoWorld
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Four weather apps, four radar experiences | Breaking Apple News ...

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Other than checking the temperature or the forecast, I often use the radar function of weather apps. I like seeing radar in motion, so I can guesstimate.
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Emerging Business Technology Meetup - Mobile Apps: Native or Not?

Mobile apps: native or not? George White, Principal Consultant / Cantina Consulting (@Stonehippo) Introduction to native vs non-native mobile app development...
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10 New Ideas and Products That Will Change Business as Usual in 2014 - Forbes

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Not all of these new companies and products are groundbreaking, but some will break existing business models and bankrupt others.
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Top 10 Best iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks & Apps 2014 For iPhone & iPod Touch

Top 10 Best iOS 7 Jailbreak Tweaks & Apps 2014 For iPhone & iPod Touch SEE Top 10 FREE iOS 7 Cydia Tweaks & Apps https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0hebhhSYgo ...
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Best Apps for the iPad Air

See a complete list of the Best Apps for the iPad Air. Including apps that let you play flash games on your iPad, store secret files, and more! Let us know w...
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The Allure Of Anonymous Confessional Apps 'Secret' And 'Whisper' - NPR (blog)

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NPR (blog) The Allure Of Anonymous Confessional Apps 'Secret' And 'Whisper' NPR (blog) Declarations like these — some plaintive, some fueled by professional frustration and some just plain gossipy — tumble forth anonymously on the new app Secret,...
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TuTwit Digitel

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LinkedIn Introduces New Insights to See Who's Viewed Your Profile

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Have you ever wondered who is checking you out on LinkedIn?
LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile feature includes new visual analytics and insights into your potential professional suitors.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, February 26, 2014 5:35 AM

LinkedIn komt met nieuwe, gevisualiseerde statistieken over bezoeken aan je profiel. 

Agi Anderson's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:59 AM

So who's been viewing you?

Heather Koroll's curator insight, February 26, 2014 8:14 PM

add your insight...

 
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Companies Try Augmented Reality as Potential Worker Tools | MIT Technology Review

Companies Try Augmented Reality as Potential Worker Tools | MIT Technology Review | AppHappening Blog For Mobile App Fans | Scoop.it
Augmented reality hasn’t yet lived up to its promise, but it could catch on in situations where it makes employees more efficient.

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Fred Thiel's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:47 AM

Could you benefit from augmented reality in your  work?

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How NASA Is Launching 3D Printing Into Space

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The newest adopter of 3D printing isn't some hobbyist in a basement — it's NASA. The agency is already building some of its customized spacecraft and instrument parts using 3D printing.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 11, 2014 3:59 PM

3D printing! In space! It makes a lot of sense, really, as long as they are able to make it work properly. I've often thought that having a 3D printer at home would be handy for the same reason. This is proof that 3D printing isn't going anywhere, and learning the basics is going to be an important skills for kids to learn now for the future. 

--techcommgeekmom

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Sony Nextep Computer Concept for 2020 by Hiromi Kiriki » Yanko Design

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 18, 2014 10:28 AM

This is a really cool concept! Imagine...no kid could say, "I forgot my homework," that's for sure. This truly seems like an interesting direction for mobile computing. Talk about portable, provided it's not too heavy on one's wrist! It would be interesting to see how content is written for a device like this--not a typical screen, as it's a hybrid of a smart-device screen and a traditional screen. Would "regular" desktop content be used, what we know as mobile content be used, or some sort of hybrid? It'll be interesting to see if this comes to fruition in several years. 

--techcommgeekmom

Diana Costilla's curator insight, February 24, 2014 10:28 AM

Ultra Wow  :D       !!!Toma todo mi dinero Sony!!!

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Low-Stress, High-Paying Jobs

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Who doesn't want a high-paying job? Some of these high-pay jobs may come with high stress, but fortunately, we've found jobs that are low in stress and high in pay. Read on for jobs that offer flexibility, freedom, and good working conditions as well as hefty paychecks.

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:28 PM

My friend Craig Cardimon posted this, and pointed out #2 in the article. 

 

I think it truly depends on the job if it's low-stress or not. My last job, essentially doing the same thing, was very high stress, to the point that I thought I was having heart condition issues. My job now--similar job, but definitely significantly less stress involved, and I hope I can stay at this job a long time. High stress job--low paying. Low stress job--pays almost twice as much as the high stress job, plus I get to work primarily from home.  

 

In the end, I think a lot of it has to do with the workload and the attitudes of the company, especially towards all of its workers, contractors or employees, and having realistic expectations. But I think that's probably true of any job. 

 

--techcommgeekmom

DKW Online's curator insight, March 9, 2014 5:46 AM

We need more of these

Terrence Bristol's curator insight, March 14, 2014 1:01 PM

Low Stress, High Paying Jobs - I am looking to earn over 200K per month as an Entrepreneur . That is just me but if you are comfortable with a day job and the salary listed in the article, knock yourself out.  

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Google brings Windows apps to Chrome OS in latest Microsoft ...

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In a deal announced quietly this week, Google is partnering with VMWare to bring traditional Windows apps to its Chromebooks. The apps will appear in Chrome OS "similarly to how they run today" according to Google, and ...
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Analysing smart mobile apps and open hybrid cloud trends - CloudTech (blog)

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Savvy executive leaders are already prepared for the shift to more progressive business technology deployments throughout the enterprise.
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Artemis pCell technology promises wireless connectivity at fiber ...

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According to Artemis, current cell-based technologies goes through a lot of hoops in order to make sure that cells do not interfere with one another. Even mobile devices within the same cell have to be careful not to step on ...
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Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies

Author Dirk Nicol discusses the content and audience for his book, Mobile Strategy: How Your Company Can Win by Embracing Mobile Technologies. http://www.ibm...
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Business Intelligence One of Fastest-Growing Enterprise Mobile Apps - Enterprise Apps Today

Good Technology tracked strong growth in enterprise mobile app adoption in Q4 of 2013, with interest especially strong for custom applications.
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10 tips to help you make the most of Google Apps to get work done - TechRepublic

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10 tips to help you make the most of Google Apps to get work done TechRepublic As many companies, governments, and educational organizations consider making the switch to Google Apps, the question is raised of how productive one can be on the...
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New computer testing boosts technology in Sacramento area schools - Sacramento Bee

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New computer testing boosts technology in Sacramento area schools Sacramento Bee Sacramento-area school districts have spent millions of dollars in the past two years upgrading their broadband connections and buying computers and other technology...
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