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Our personal data is loose on the web, and it's near impossible to know who is collecting and mining it. Here are a few services that can help you... (Take control over your own data!
Georgina Lester's insight:
The sooner that we have the ability to control our own data the better. I do wonder what solutions will become available though to make that happen. I know of one group of people who have been working on this for a while, so I do have high hopes.
Report Uncovers Trends About How B2B Marketers Use Social Media KoMarketing Associates Recent Social Media Marketing research uncovers trends about how B2B and B2C marketers are using social media, with the goal of enabling marketers to uncover...
When considering whether to invest in a company, bankers and venture capitalists look first at the entrepreneur, then at the plan. They invest in people, not plans. It’s not the content of the plan that matters, but rather what it says about the entrepreneur — how she thinks, how she collects confirming and disconfirming data, how she uses it to build a strategy for success, how she builds a team.
We hope by now everyone is aware of the importance of SEO in gaining success through Internet. SEO includes ‘n’ number of ways to enhance the recognition of your website. Social Bookmarking is also one those easy and efficient methods used to promote your website across the Internet.
In a move that could raise some charges of anti-competitive behavior, Google has begun integrating Google+ brand page information in primary search results. The inclusion, noted by researcher BrightEdge, appears only for some brands at the moment.
Slate Magazine Is All of Twitter Fair Game for Journalists? Slate Magazine Publicly shaming random teens who use social media to complain about their expensive gifts has become a new holiday tradition.
"Mention the term SEO and what do you think of? Websites? Blogs, Google? They’re all correct, but what most people don’t consider is that it’s not limited to just sites.
Social media profiles and pages can be optimised as well. We put so much work into them that it’s easy to forget that there are many other little things that improve the chances of your page appearing in search engines.
While optimising your site is an important part of any SEO strategy, make sure you bring your social media pages into the mix as well.
Search engine optimization has not been dependent on a minimal number of factors for a long time now, such as number of times a keyword appeared on a page, and it continues to become a more complex web of on and off-page factors every month.
One of the more recent factors that has had an impact on search ranking is social media.
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.
Venessa Miemis is a pioneer and change agent, and every one of her posts is part of a mindset that is essential for anyone who wants to thrive in this new world. I selected this piece because it is something that I am struggling with now, perhaps you are too. There are great insights, and suggestions on how to create relationships that are empowering and productive.
Here's an excerpt:
**we embrace the gifts, skills and capacities of the individuals in the community
**We pursue common goals and not the goals of just one or two people who come forward but find a way to let everyone be heard
Only in the past few months have I heard this term “asset mapping” as a needed tool to surface hidden but available value, bootstrap communities, and get things done.
I could go on and on but want you to read the article.
I personally belong to private groups on Facebook, have various affiliations on other networks and I am continually struggling with the following:
**the ability to manage time constraints, (how can I possibly be on 10 networks, be on tweetchats at night)
** do my work which is very time consuming
**find time to eat and sleep and still have time for my wonderful life offline
**come together with these people and create something meaningful. I'm living in the question, what comes next........
I feel a responsibilty to other members to do my part and contribute in ways that I feel can help move things forward.
**As a content curator, I can bring articles like this to the attention of others
**It is my hope this will stimulate discussions
**introduce new ways of looking at things
**create tools and resources for us to function in a more cohesive manner
**make a difference in whatever way we see fit and create dynamic, meaningful relationships both within and outside of these communities
**Work together to help others grow and change
Selected and curated by Jan Gordon covering "Exploring Change Through Ongoing Discussions"