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Nielsen | Social Media Report 2012

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Great compendium of stats on social media courtesy of my former employer.

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How to Get People to Listen to You on Social Media

How to Get People to Listen to You on Social Media | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

It's unlikely your social media posts will enjoy the level of popularity as say, a President Obama or Justin Bieber, but you certainly don't need to be a White House resident or have a trendy chili-bowl haircut to make your voice known. It just takes a few key strategies to put your company out there.


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I love this quote from the article:

 

"Listen to your audience.
Have you ever been on a bad date in which the person wouldn't stop talking about himself or herself? It's a huge turnoff. The same "it's not all about me" etiquette applies to social media interactions. "

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Megascanz Mobile Site Builder | Facebook

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The Megascanz HTML5 Mobile web Site Building Software can be used by anyone that has even the most basic computer skills.

There is no coding or even design experience required and the quality of the sites you will be able to build using our simple

 

Megascanz mobile site builder will be outstanding when you compare it to other builders on the market today and the best thing is the sites will automatically write the latest mobile coding that is hot right now for mobile design, that being HTML5 CSS3 on a jQuery mobile code architecture ,all this without knowing one line of code from the person designing the mobile site.

 

Our preloaded templates mean you just select a style of site that you like picking the preferred colour scheme for that site and then cut and pasting your own new content to the site in place of the old content. Most Users will already have their web site content so usually you can simply cut and paste from there.

 

 

https://megaclickz.infusionsoft.com/go/msb/a16

 


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High School Ring Returned 50 Years Later | #scuba #scubadiving

High School Ring Returned 50 Years Later | #scuba #scubadiving | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
Brad Swain Scuba diver Brad Swain found a high school class ring at the bottom of a Connecticut lake nearly 50 years ago, and spent about 40 years tracking down its owner.

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The #Montreal "Just For Laughs" Festival is happening now. Have you been?

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Smart sharks pass on feeding tips | #ocean #shark #scuba

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Sharks have the ability to learn from each other's behaviour, US scientists find.

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Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia

Education And Learning Curation: Discover Thousands Video Lessons From Best Teachers With Knowmia | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Knowmia is new San Francisco-based startup that offers a video lesson platform for teachers and students.

Knowmia are building the largest marketplace for short-form video educational content and the tools for teachers to create and publish outstanding content.

 

 

From "About Us" on official website:

"Knowmia is a destination for learning that features short video lessons from great teachers everywhere. We help you to find what you need to succeed in school in a personal, affordable, and time-efficient way. By bringing together a wide range of video lessons and making it easy to find what you need, we help you with challenging topics, prepare you for an upcoming test or new course, and find the right teacher for your style of learning..."

 

From review article on GigaOM:

"At launch, the site includes about 7,000 videos in a broad range of subject areas, from geometry and algebra to chemistry and physics to world history and American literature. The videos, which are about one to ten minutes long, have been mostly culled from YouTube and Vimeo and then reviewed by teachers working with Knowmia to provide editorial notes, create relevant quizzes and tag content according to subject, topic and skill.

 

Going forward, Knowmia will encourage teachers, as well as public and nonprofit groups, to add more videos. As the site grows, the plan is that the initial videos and tags will provide the foundation for additional notes and teacher-provided tags, which help teachers and students discover content.

 

The idea is that if students (mostly high school, for now) need extra help in a certain subject, say algebra, they can just go to the site, search for “quadratic equation” and instantly choose from a handful of short videos on the topic.

 

Knowmia’s focus on providing curation and structure, as well as sophisticated tools for teachers, will help distinguish it from other online platforms...."

 

Read full review article on GigaOM:

http://gigaom.com/2012/08/14/flip-video-co-founder-launches-learning-platform-knowmia/

 

Check out it here: http://www.knowmia.com


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10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning

10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Excerpted from long but very interesting article by Master Curator Robin Good:

 

"Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught and the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

These factors are:

 

1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized:

New digital literacy skills are of such great importance. They provide the mental tools for individuals to be able to evaluate, assess, filter and organize information in more effective ways than they have done until today.

 

2) A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs:

Learners will soon need some guidance in selecting the most appropriate course, instructor, approach and institution to achieve their goals most effectively.

 

3) From a Static, Unchanging World of Information To a Constantly Changing One:

a) Some of us dedicate their efforts to find, identify, monitor and update which are the most relevant "information sources", hubs or curators in every possible area of interest.

b) We equip our youth and ourselves with appropriate mental tools to be able to carry out such tasks.

 

4) Real-World Information Is Not Held Inside Silos Like Academic Institutions Pretend:

Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements.

 

5) Fast-Food Information Consumption In Rapid Decline - Curation Is the New Search:

Google has lost its "mojo". Search results have become increasingly unsatisfactory as they are often polluted by irrelevant, commercially-driven results or by large brands which Google likes to favor over small, independent and - hard to verify - information sources.

Researchers, educators and guides prefer to refer to trusted "curators" of specific information areas rather than to rely on Google-style secret and commercially-driven algorithms.

 

6) The Job Market is Rapidly Changing:

Outside of traditional "professionals" as doctors and engineers, companies recruiting new people are looking more for "skills and experience" than for degrees and certificates.

Today, the job marketplace requires people who can "think". People who can come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems...

Content curation offers a practical and immediately usable approach to help new learners train themselves in developing such very skills.

 

7) Alternative Certification Systems Are Emerging: Open Badges:

Here a few simple ideas.

Move from teaching and certifying to:

a) curating talent - breed new talent by providing motivated learners with the ideal conditions to study, research and develop new ideas.

 

b) curating educational resources for a specific area of interest / language / region / by creating and maintaining highly qualified "learning paths", and providing assistance, specialized training and resources, to those in specific need of it.

 

c) curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller.

 

8) Teachers and Professors Can Now Curate Their Own Textbooks:

Academic and independent teaching curators will design new textbook and teaching curriculums / learning paths. They will do so by selecting and pulling together the best and most relevant material in a variety of formats and configurations to satisfy the needs of many different "audiences".

These individuals will create also great collections of exercises, case studies, real-world examples, people's profiles and toolkits to further facilitate the exploration and learning of such topics.

 

9) Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors:

There are now tens of learning marketplaces and platforms that allow anyone to offer and sell courses online. From WiziQ to Udemy the number of alternative services making it possible for anyone to deliver a "professional" course is rapidly increasing.

Today, anyone can become both a "resource", a supplier of content as well as a curator / editor / publisher of new curated content resources such as book collections, expert guides, curated and annotated lists of resources, examples, or templates galleries.

 

10) Growing Demand for Trusted Guidance Over Learning Content and Curricula:

Traditional academic institutions may indeed become trusted curators and guides to the greater universe of information out there, while specializing their efforts for a set of specific areas, needs and communities of interests.

With such abundance and variety (in quality) of educational materials, learners will soon express a growing demand for trusted guides to help them in selecting quality learning guides, sources, hubs and more than anything, curated learning paths and toolkits to explore and learn deeper about a specific topic.

This is where the opportunity for both sides lies."

 

 

Each factor is analyzed with more information, examples and external links. Read full, long and interesting article here:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/


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Curate Your Online Fashion Store And Earn For Items Sold From It: Boutine

Curate Your Online Fashion Store And Earn For Items Sold From It: Boutine | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Boutine is a women clothing and fashion platform allowing you to create custom collections and to earn commissions on the items sold through it.

 

From Techcrunch: "Sourcing items from a variety of indie designers, over half of whom are international, Boutine organizes and presents the pieces in a drag-and-drop interface where women can create looks using tops, bottoms, dresses, handbags, jewelry and other accessories.

 

Of some 300 signups from designers, Boutine curated the selection down to just 75 designers, with help from a team of experts from the fashion industry.

 

In addition to the mix-and-matching Boutine allows, users can also add their own Instagram photos to their collections (as the outfits or outfit groups are called). This allows them to start with a photo of something they already own, then find other items to match with it.

 

For example, you could find a necklace to complement a date-night dress, or some new jeans to go with a shirt you love. When collections are complete, they can be shared to all the usual places – Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, or even blogs via embed codes or a WordPress plugin.

 

According to the site FAQ, Boutine charges a 20% commission on products sold, and Stylists (that’s you) would receive a 10% commission for putting the look together.

 

Boutine collects the total commission and distributes the appropriate amount to the Boutique Owner, meaning the bloggers, stylists, and fashion enthusiast who are the active participants building collections on the site."

 

 

(Source by Techcrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/08/boutine-lets-women-build-their-own-virtual-boutiques/)

 

How it works: https://www.boutine.com/how_it_works

 

Video demo: http://youtu.be/v36ViTDlib0

 

Try it out now: https://www.boutine.com

 

 


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5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing

5 Ways Crowdsourcing Improves Your Content Marketing | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

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"In content marketing, you don't have to go it alone. Use your fans and your customers to launch crowdsourcing initiatives to create bigger, better content.

 

Here are five ways crowdsourcing is impacting the future of content marketing:

 

1) Crowdsourcing speeds up the content creation process:

You will never have enough time in the day to create the amount of content you want to create.

With sites like CrowdSource.com, you can employ a scalable crowd of workers to create your content. With scalable labor, the only limitation to posting 5 articles per day is your budget.

 

2) Crowdsourcing gets your customers & potential customers involved:

Invaluable crowdsourcing systems build in options for your community to produce work, not just paid crowdworkers. Letting your target audience get involved is like handing out the mic at a conference.

 

3) Crowdsourcing gets your target audience invested:

Not only do your customers and potential customers get involved and actually tell you how to sell to them, but because they were involved with the process, they’re also now invested.

 

4) Crowdsourcing offers you diversity and creative choice:

One of the main draws of using a site like Genius Rocket to crowdsource a commercial or viral video is the number of options to choose from along the way. Imagine what your video would look like if you or your internal team created it.

 

5) Crowdsourcing inherently atomizes your content marketing process:

It always starts out this way because crowdsourcing is not natural. In a country where everything must be bigger and better, reports were due yesterday, and quantity & quality must be equally outpaced, it’s tough to imagine that projects need to be broken down into steps that could take no more than seconds to accomplish. However, to effectively use crowdsourcing, every project must be atomized as small as possible.

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.convinceandconvert.com/content-marketing-2/5-ways-crowdsourcing-improves-your-content-marketing/


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Webinars Curation: Find, Rate and Organize The Best Online Events and Lessons with Hublished

Webinars Curation: Find, Rate and Organize The Best Online Events and Lessons with Hublished | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Hublished has announced a new web service, launching privately this fall, that allows "publishers" to host, upload and deliver live webinars, and for "peers" to find, curate, organize and save the most interesting ones into their own collections / hubs.

For the first time ever, educated consumers and professionals can discover and share live, recent, and upcoming content from brands and experts.

 

"Hublished solves two problems, for the two different types of users that will be on the site.

 

For experts and brands, whom we call Publishers, Hublished is a central location they can promote upcoming webinars and upload recent ones, in order to reach new consumers and generate leads. For professionals and industry enthusiasts, whom we call Peers, Hublished provides a discovery and curation platform that helps them separate the hacks from the experts when it comes to cutting-edge information and continuing education."

 

Source: http://nibletz.com/2012/08/new-jersey-startup-hublished-is-the-virtual-convention-connection-interview/

Find out more / request an invite: http://hublished.com

 

 


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Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime

Bitly Launches New Social Search Engine: Realtime | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: Bitly announced new service called Realtime. It's a social search engine in private beta for finding the most clicked on Bitly links. It allows users to filter searches by keywords, topic, social network, country, target domain, language.

From review article on The Verge:
"Bitly's calling it an "attention ranking engine," and that seems apt in our testing so far. Unlike Twitter's trending topics or the competition, you're able to find out which webpages are most shared, rather than simply the most viral comments on those stories.

As reporters, we're definitely fans of the idea: we can see it being a very useful tool for people who want to know what's interesting right this moment.

Of course, the results are only really useful if Bit.ly gains popularity yet again: Most social networks have their own URL shortener these days..."


Request an invite now and try out it: http://rt.ly

 

More info on Bitly Blog: http://blog.bitly.com/post/28157667321/from-bitly-labs-say-hello-to-realtime

 

Read review article on The Verge: http://j.mp/QYCQXM


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ScubaEarth™ Now Live... For PADI Members! #scubaB2B #scuba #scubadiving

ScubaEarth™ Now Live... For PADI Members! #scubaB2B #scuba #scubadiving | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
ScubaEarth™ – the new online PADI resource for everything scuba – opened to PADI Dive Centers and Resorts on 24 September. This one-stop site is where users can research, plan and share their...

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2013 Water, Sports & Travel Festival in Fort Lauderdale - Will you exhibit? | #scuba #scubadiving

2013 Water, Sports & Travel Festival in Fort Lauderdale - Will you exhibit? | #scuba #scubadiving | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
The 1st annual Water, Sports & Travel Festival, taking place April 26-28, 2013 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, encompasses a series of city-wide events for those people interested in active lifestyle water-based sports.

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You can learn to #scuba dive even in the middle of a desert! | #scubadiving

You can learn to #scuba dive even in the middle of a desert! | #scubadiving | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
TIDWORTH-based frontline soldiers have been learning how to scuba dive – in the middle of the Afghan desert.

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Do not ship #scuba cylinder with air in it! HazMat team called in for suspicious package. | #scubadiving

Do not ship #scuba cylinder with air in it! HazMat team called in for suspicious package. | #scubadiving | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
Employees of the post office at 721 4th Avenue were evacuated while a hazardous materials team investigated a package one worker said was "hissing."...

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Irish man hoping to reclaim brother's #scuba dive record with 15hrs underwater

Irish man hoping to reclaim brother's #scuba dive record with 15hrs underwater | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it
A man is hoping to reclaim his brother's world record for the longest ever scuba dive after being caught short during his first attempt.

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@MTLChildrens Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament: This coming Monday! #montreal

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The 16th edition of The Montreal Children’s Hospital Foundation Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, September 10, 2012 at the Royal Montreal Golf Club.
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Google Search Starts To Reward Curators, Collections and Quality Lists

Robin Good: In the overall effort to improve the quality of its search engine result pages Google is continuining to make significant improvements to its search engine.

Starting from now all users worldwide can see Knowledge Graph results showing up on top of search results as a visuable and browsable list of alternative options to explore.

 

Not only.

 

Google is now officially going after the gathering and curation of the best list, collections and guides on just about any topic.

 


From the official Google Blog. Read it carefully:

"Finally, the best answer to your question is not always a single entity, but a list or group of connected things.

It’s quite challenging to pull these lists automatically from the web. But we’re now beginning to do just that.

 

So when you search for [california lighthouses], [hurricanes in 2008] or [famous female astronomers], we’ll show you a list of these things across the top of the page. And by combining our Knowledge Graph with the collective wisdom of the web, we can even provide more subjective lists like [best action movies of the 2000s] or [things to do in paris]."

 

 

Very interesting. 8/10

 

Read more about it:

http://googleblog.blogspot.it/2012/08/building-search-engine-of-future-one.html

 

Watch video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mg91_trV4hY


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10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning

10 Key Reasons That Make Content Curation Important for Education And Learning | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Excerpted from long but very interesting article by Master Curator Robin Good:

 

"Content curation will play a major role both in the way we teach and in the way we educate ourselves on any topic. 

This article, builds up over my recent presentation on Content Curation for Education that I delivered at Emerge2012 virtual conference.

In that presentation I claimed that the adoption of "curation approaches" will directly affect the way competences are taught and the value that can be generated for "others" through a personal learning path.

 

In this article I outline ten key factors, already at work, which, among others, will very likely pave the way for a much greater and rapid adoption of curation practices in the educational / academic world.

 

These factors are:

 

1) An Overwhelming Abundance of Information Which Begs To Be Organized:

New digital literacy skills are of such great importance. They provide the mental tools for individuals to be able to evaluate, assess, filter and organize information in more effective ways than they have done until today.

 

2) A Growing Number of "Open" and Freely Accessible Teaching/Learning Content Hubs:

Learners will soon need some guidance in selecting the most appropriate course, instructor, approach and institution to achieve their goals most effectively.

 

3) From a Static, Unchanging World of Information To a Constantly Changing One:

a) Some of us dedicate their efforts to find, identify, monitor and update which are the most relevant "information sources", hubs or curators in every possible area of interest.

b) We equip our youth and ourselves with appropriate mental tools to be able to carry out such tasks.

 

4) Real-World Information Is Not Held Inside Silos Like Academic Institutions Pretend:

Curation fits in as a more appropriate approach to learning and to prepare for real-world work challenges, by allowing learners to construct meaning by having to research and to understand and to create new relationships between different information-elements.

 

5) Fast-Food Information Consumption In Rapid Decline - Curation Is the New Search:

Google has lost its "mojo". Search results have become increasingly unsatisfactory as they are often polluted by irrelevant, commercially-driven results or by large brands which Google likes to favor over small, independent and - hard to verify - information sources.

Researchers, educators and guides prefer to refer to trusted "curators" of specific information areas rather than to rely on Google-style secret and commercially-driven algorithms.

 

6) The Job Market is Rapidly Changing:

Outside of traditional "professionals" as doctors and engineers, companies recruiting new people are looking more for "skills and experience" than for degrees and certificates.

Today, the job marketplace requires people who can "think". People who can come up with creative solutions to unexpected problems...

Content curation offers a practical and immediately usable approach to help new learners train themselves in developing such very skills.

 

7) Alternative Certification Systems Are Emerging: Open Badges:

Here a few simple ideas.

Move from teaching and certifying to:

a) curating talent - breed new talent by providing motivated learners with the ideal conditions to study, research and develop new ideas.

 

b) curating educational resources for a specific area of interest / language / region / by creating and maintaining highly qualified "learning paths", and providing assistance, specialized training and resources, to those in specific need of it.

 

c) curating human guides, training future curators - by cultivating and supporting the development of skilled information-guides and coaches that possess the skills of a curator and those of a great story-teller.

 

8) Teachers and Professors Can Now Curate Their Own Textbooks:

Academic and independent teaching curators will design new textbook and teaching curriculums / learning paths. They will do so by selecting and pulling together the best and most relevant material in a variety of formats and configurations to satisfy the needs of many different "audiences".

These individuals will create also great collections of exercises, case studies, real-world examples, people's profiles and toolkits to further facilitate the exploration and learning of such topics.

 

9) Educational Marketplace Open to Thousands of Competitors:

There are now tens of learning marketplaces and platforms that allow anyone to offer and sell courses online. From WiziQ to Udemy the number of alternative services making it possible for anyone to deliver a "professional" course is rapidly increasing.

Today, anyone can become both a "resource", a supplier of content as well as a curator / editor / publisher of new curated content resources such as book collections, expert guides, curated and annotated lists of resources, examples, or templates galleries.

 

10) Growing Demand for Trusted Guidance Over Learning Content and Curricula:

Traditional academic institutions may indeed become trusted curators and guides to the greater universe of information out there, while specializing their efforts for a set of specific areas, needs and communities of interests.

With such abundance and variety (in quality) of educational materials, learners will soon express a growing demand for trusted guides to help them in selecting quality learning guides, sources, hubs and more than anything, curated learning paths and toolkits to explore and learn deeper about a specific topic.

This is where the opportunity for both sides lies."

 

 

Each factor is analyzed with more information, examples and external links. Read full, long and interesting article here:

http://www.masternewmedia.org/curation-for-education-and-learning/


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5 Ways To Promote Pinterest On Facebook Fan Page

5 Ways To Promote Pinterest On Facebook Fan Page | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by Social Media Examiner:

"Establishing a large audience of followers on Pinterest is one of the most important aspects of a successful Pinterest marketing campaign.

Here’s the skinny: Although during the setup process you can choose to link your Pinterest account to your Facebook personal page, there is currently no way to automatically hook up to your Facebook fan page.

 

There’s a way to get Facebook fans to create exposure for you on Pinterest. Here are five ways to use:

 

#1: Get a Pinterest Tab for Your Facebook Fan Page:

The easiest thing to do is just go to Woobox and create a Pinterest tab for your Facebook fan page.

The Pinterest tab allows fans to view all of your boards and even your pins while staying on the Facebook platform.

 

#2: Post Pinterest Links as Updates on Your Facebook Page:

One way to build your follower base is to share the direct link to your Pinterest page as a status update and tell your fans WHY they should follow you on Pinterest.

 

#3: Promote Specific Boards on Your Facebook Page:

I recommend you promote a few different boards throughout the week.

That way, you have the opportunity to showcase your Pinterest account to a wider audience on Facebook, and you can introduce them to the diverse areas of value shared on your Pinterest page.

 

There are two ways you can promote a specific Pinterest board on Facebook.

- Update your status by uploading an image of a pin to Facebook. Add a description and include a link to the board on which that pin is featured.

- Post the link to your Pinterest board as part of a status update. An image of one of your pins on that board will be automatically generated.

 

#4: How to Promote a Particular Pin:

Sometimes the best way to really serve your Facebook community is to highlight the value that you are providing in one particular pin.

This is a great way to get maximum exposure when pinning your own original content. Remember these posts can and will be shared across Facebook by your fans.

The same two strategies apply here, as they do to promote a specific board above. You can either upload the image of the pin as a status update (or include a link in the image description), or you can just include the direct link to the pin in your status area.

 

#5: Promote Your Pinterest Contests on Facebook:

Contests and promotions are becoming all the rage on Pinterest. They are a very effective way to quickly add a lot of new followers and drive a ton of traffic to your site.

A great way to leverage both platforms is to promote your Pinterest contest on your Facebook fan page.

 

Read full article here:

http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/build-a-pinterest-following-with-facebook/


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 8, 2012 9:40 AM
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Steve Cassady's comment, August 8, 2012 10:34 AM
Thanks for scooping. Great tips
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YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel | TechCrunch

YouTube Gets An Investigative News Channel | TechCrunch | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article:

"YouTube is helping to launch a new channel with the Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR). The new “I Files” channel will curate videos from sources such as The New York Times, Al Jazeera, BBC, in a attempt to bring some much needed attention to the fledgling investigative journalism space.

 

The I Files team cites recent evidence that user-generated content on YouTube is a growing source of serious news for the average citizen. “That’s our assignment at The I Files,” writes Stephen Talbot for the Bay Citizen, “to be timely and relevant, to provide an outlet for a citizen journalist who captures an incredible moment on camera, but above all to dig deeper and to present well-reported and engaging stories that offer real information and insights.”

 

 

Read full article here: 

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/01/youtube-gets-an-investigative-news-channel/

 

Read also:

http://www.baycitizen.org/blogs/baybridges/cir-launches-youtubes-first-news-channel/

 

Visit the "I Files" Channel: http://www.youtube.com/ifiles


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News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories

News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories | Beautiful magazine | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slices is a news discovery app that allows you to find the news that interest you by "slicing" the Twitter timeline into topic-specific categories, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.

 

From Pandodaily official review: "Slices offers 21 searchable categories – humor, technology, sports, and so on – that lead you to people and lists to follow. Included among those top-level categories is the “Live Events” option, which allows you to select an event – a football match, say, or a TV show – and follow Tweets from a curated list.

Also of note: "...it synchronizes between mobile devices and the Slices website (slices.me), which means it knows which Tweets you’ve already read, no matter where you access it from.

 

...The “Timeline Slicer” also outdoes Twitter’s Lists as a way to organize the people you follow into specific categories. They’re easier to set up and easier to access, ..."

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/08/01/twitter-has-been-shred-into-slices-just-what-it-needed/

 

Slices is available on iOS, Android and the Web.

 

 

Find out more: https://slices.me

 

 


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 2, 2012 6:57 AM
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malek's comment, August 3, 2012 11:26 AM
I'm still working on it...looks promising.