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Global ‘Random Hacks of Kindness’ to benefit social good this weekend

Global ‘Random Hacks of Kindness’ to benefit social good this weekend | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
This weekend, some of the best and brightest minds from 25 locations all over the globe will get together for an event called "Random Hacks of Kindness" to collaborate on ...
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Vadim Lavrusik: Curation And Amplification Will Become Much More Sophisticated In 2012 | Nieman Lab

Vadim Lavrusik: Curation And Amplification Will Become Much More Sophisticated In 2012 | Nieman Lab | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

Vadim Lavrusik is the Journalist Program Manager at Facebook and he makes interesting points about:

 

For the last year, much of the focus has been on curating content from the social web and effectively contextualizing disparate pieces of information to form singular stories.

 

 

In 2012, there will be even more emphasis not only on curating that content, but also on amplifying it through increasingly effective distribution mechanisms.

 

Because anyone can publish content today and report information from a breaking news event, the role journalists can play in amplifying — and verifying — that content becomes ever more important.

 

Curation itself will continue to evolve and become more sophisticated. As the year has gone on, breaking news itself has taken on new forms beyond the typical chronological curation of a live event. In the new year, we’ll also see new curated story formats. And we’ll see new tools that allow those formats to take life.

 

But the mentality of content curation needs to evolve, as well. there is still little emphasis on making sure that the content is effectively distributed, across platforms and communities.

 

The coming year will see a more balanced approach. Whether it’s a written story or one curated from the citizenry using social media tools, we will see a growing emphasis placed on content amplification through distribution.

 

If content is king, distribution is queen.

 

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10 Favorite Montana Business Facebook Pages - Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt + Coffee | Business | Montana Business

10 Favorite Montana Business Facebook Pages - Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt + Coffee | Business | Montana Business | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
10 Favorite Montana Business Facebook Pages - Red Caboose Frozen Yogurt + Coffee Tweet Friday, 27 May 2011 06:57 The importance of social media is...
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A Wrap Up Podcast of Recent Social Media Stories

A Wrap Up Podcast of Recent Social Media Stories | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
This is a podcast on links to interesting social media stories we Tweeted about yesterday.
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Opera Company of Philadelphia "Hallelujah!" Random Act of Culture

www.operaphila.org -- On Saturday, October 30, 2010, the Opera Company of Philadelphia brought together over 650 choristers from 28 participating organizations to perform one of the Knight Foundation's "Random Acts of Culture" at Macy's in Center...
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The Microsoft Employee 3 - Console Ban

XoB PaTrIoTs and Shatty return as Microsoft Employees. We find a kid giving the old mouth in a game of Black Ops, so we decide to hit the party scene again. The kid feels quite confident in disbelief at first, but he hits after a few swings.
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Google I/O 2011: Crisis Response 2.0 - Empowering Developers in Times of Crisis

Prem Ramaswami, Steve Hakusa In the last decade, pervasive cellular data and Internet access have enabled new approaches to saving lives and reducing misery in times of crisis.
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6 tools to measure your personal branding efforts

6 tools to measure your personal branding efforts | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
This post is by Erik Deckers, blogger, speaker and co-owner of Professional Blog Service in Indianapolis.
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» The best free social media tracking tools you should know about » Social Media

» The best free social media tracking tools you should know about » Social Media | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Measuring social media is one of the areas of online marketing that is still frequently discussed and we still haven’t found that magic number yet! But there are lots of free tools ...
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Curate the Cloud: Is Human Curation the Silver Lining in the Content Cloud? | Steve Rosenbaum

Curate the Cloud: Is Human Curation the Silver Lining in the Content Cloud? | Steve Rosenbaum | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

Steve Rosenbaum wrote in this article:

 

"Content in the cloud is a natural evolution from storing files on our desktops-but the content creation explosion that has overfilled our inboxes and overwhelmed our social networks won't be solved by moving the growing mass of data from a private realm to a public one.

 

In fact, there's a solution on the horizon that promises to keep the clouds fluffy and the content contextual. It's the "curated cloud," and it's the next big thing.

 

In the past 3 years, the very nature of the web has changed. It changed from stored quality content to real-time, mobile, personal content. No longer is search able to find what's popular or relevant because the nature of what is being published has changed.

 

Relevance is now driven by where it comes from, who is publishing it, and when it was published. What we're seeing is the emergence of the curated web.

 

Curation makes the noisy web sensible again and is already the daily activity of the large majority of web users as they individually struggle to sort through the inbound noise.

 

Since it seems very clear that the volume of content isn't going to diminish, human curation may be the silver lining in the content cloud."

 

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Content May Be King, But Curation Is the Throne: 5 Ways To Add Value with New Curation Services

Content May Be King, But Curation Is the Throne: 5 Ways To Add Value with New Curation Services | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it

Excerpt from this article by Pawn Deshpande, CEO, HiveFire:

 

"Many marketers now use content marketing in their programs. What can communications professionals do to support marketers as they embrace this new approach? Content curation is one of the easiest and most effective ways to help.

 

PR agencies, content marketing agencies, consultants and freelancers are all benefiting greatly by providing content curation services that contribute to clients’ results and also bring in additional review. It is the best of both worlds.

 

If you are not already offering curation services consider the following value-add approaches:

 

1. Program Strategy:

The first step starts with selecting the topic the client will be curating on. For this, communications pros can provide counsel on identifying a relevant topic that is neither too broad nor narrow and has sufficient, regular content produced on it.

 

2. Day-to-Day Content Curation Services:

Enter the communications partner with the right industry knowledge to remove a relatively simple.

 

3. Content Development:

Curating content is important, but it’s just as important to create original content as well. This is the best way to insert key messages, properly position a company and keep audiences informed.

Curated content often builds the foundation for the content marketing pyramid. You can add a lot of value by helping your clients build upon this foundation.

 

4. Promotion and Awareness...

 

5. Social and Search Programs:

Curation is not simply about the content that lives on a website. In fact, many companies start curating because they want to kick-start their social media programs. Curation can certainly help add more vibrancy to a stale social media presence."

 

Curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

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Facebook Is King, But Twitter Chasing As Dominant Social Network Around The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Facebook Is King, But Twitter Chasing As Dominant Social Network Around The World [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Facebook Is King, But Twitter Chasing As Dominant Social Network Around The World [INFOGRAPHIC] (RT @SeniorManager: #infografía RT @GonzalezAragon Social Network Around The World: http://kcy.me/3t6q via @alltwtr #socialmedia...)...
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Simple Tech Life ..: What is RHoK [Random Hacks of Kindness ] ??

Simple Tech Life ..: What is RHoK [Random Hacks of Kindness ] ?? | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Presentation explaining what is Random Hacks of Kindness and how it is making the world a better place.
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15 Top PR and Social Media stories in 2010

15 Top PR and Social Media stories in 2010 | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
What a year 2010 has been for PR -- it's hard to believe it's almost over. Looking back, even as we look forward, here's 15 of the PR and social media stories that stood out for me in 2010.
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Social-media tools used to target corporate secrets

Social-media tools used to target corporate secrets | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
Social-media tools help grab corporate secrets for cash in new scams.
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5 Free & Easy-to-Use Listening Tools for Monitoring Social Media | MarketingProfs Daily Fix Blog

5 Free & Easy-to-Use Listening Tools for Monitoring Social Media | MarketingProfs Daily Fix Blog | Best of Social Media Tools, Tips & Resources | Scoop.it
MarketingProfs guest blogger Jason Miller shares links to his favorite tools for listening to online conversations about your business and brand. (RT @zoomerang: Check out Zoomerang's guest post!
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This Week’s Most Talked About Social Media Tools

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This is the second of a weekly series, in which every Friday, we’ll look at five social media tools and platforms that are on the rise.

Let’s get stuck straight in:

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4 New Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Using Social Media

4 New Ways to Celebrate Father's Day Using Social Media (lockergnome.com):
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