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Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets

Twitter widens experiment that turns favorites into retweets | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it

Twitter is well known for testng out new features on users before either rolling them out permanently, tweaking them for further testing, or tossing them into the trash can.

Its latest idea involves automatically retweeting selected favorited posts from followed accounts, a feature that is already reshaping the timeline of many users.


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Want to Be a Better Blogger? Embrace Structure

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“ Learn why structure is helpful when you are writing blog posts.”
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Ten Common Blog Writing Mistakes | Visual.ly

Ten Common Blog Writing Mistakes | Visual.ly | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ This is an infographic on the top 10 common blog writing mistakes. Blogging is a rewarding activity for people who love to write down what they feel,”
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Digital Marketing Disaster? Hope You Have An Emergency Plan!

Digital Marketing Disaster? Hope You Have An Emergency Plan! | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
Much like FEMA recommends for other types of disasters, you need an emergency plan in place for potential marketing disasters — and in fact, many emergency preparedness tips are applicable to marketing disasters as well. Below is a quick list to help you get prepared for a marketing crisis.
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14 social media trends for 2014

14 social media trends for 2014 | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
" The importance of content in the constantly evolving era of social media will be the major social media push of 2014. This presentation captures the 14 of the trends resulting from this bigger movement. "
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143 Blogging Ideas To Create Epic Content - http://rightmixtech.com

143 Blogging Ideas To Create Epic Content - http://rightmixtech.com | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ According to a Hubspot study, businesses that blog have 126% higher lead growth than those who don’t. Once you publish about 24-51 posts, your blog traffic can grow by as much as 30%. There is more than enough proof that business blogging helps you increase your visibility and generate leads. And let us assume you [...]”
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How to avoid trouble at work by being social media savvy

How to avoid trouble at work by being social media savvy | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ There’s no doubt social media can make a number of work tasks infinitely easier. But it can also be a land mine of potential snafus that at best cause professional…”
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The dumbest generation? No, Twitter is making kids smarter

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“ A big change was found in how students were writing – and it was a positive shift”
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Hospital Impact - Set rules for docs on social media

Hospital Impact - Set rules for docs on social media | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
Back in 2011, I wrote a Hospital Impact post about why doctors should be careful when using social media. I'm not changing my stance on the issue, but I recognize that social media, and clinicians' use of it, has come a long way in a short amount of time. If it was accepted before, it's expected now!So what prescription should doctors write for themselves when it comes to using social media? The answer is pretty simple. Use it, and remember what it's for!Recently, the Rhode Island Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline issued guidelines for doctors on how to use social media appropriately. I'm glad they did this for two reasons--First, it lets doctors know that it's OK to post out there in the big social sphere, and they won't lose their license by doing so. Second, it gives them the dos and don'ts of what to do.A lot of doctors already have figured out that social media is a great tool. They are leaders in the field, and their social media use has allowed them to voice their opinions on hot health topics, to serve as thought leaders in the healthcare and social media, and to simply share information.Kevin Pho (@KevinMD on Twitter and on his blog) and Wendy Sue Swanson (@SeattleMamaDoc on Twitter and a blogger for Seattle Children's Hospital) are two people who immediately come to mind. They learned early on the power of social media and have been touting the benefits of connecting with people through these channels for years.They've been tweeting, speaking at conferences, and becoming leaders in the industry through their openness to and their acceptance of new technology to reach people, help people, and just maybe, make people healthier.Don't forget the other side of the coin. There have been some well-publicized cases of physicians using social media inappropriately. In one such case, a R.I. physician posted protected patient information on Facebook. She was fined, and she removed her Facebook account. In a more recent case, a physician clearly stepped over the line when talking about a patient's chronic lateness and a stillbirth.That's why having official guidelines is not only recommended, but also a necessary part of hospital business these days. Well before the R.I. Board of Medical Licensure and Discipline developed its guidelines, we developed rules for our physicians. By arming our physicians with the information they needed, they would be less likely to get into trouble, and perhaps be less timid about using social media as a communication tool.When the R.I. Board came out with its guidelines, we saw it as an opportunity to remind our own physicians of the guidelines we already had in place. From our own @RIHospital, I'm thrilled that one of our emergency medicine doctors, Megan Ranney, M.D. (@MeganRanney), has taken to Twitter like a pro. The Associated Press even interviewed her for a story on the release of the new social media guidelines."I do think you have to use your professional judgment," Ranney said in the article. She also gave good advice--think twice before posting something.In today's social world, hospital communications and marketing efforts must include keeping doctors abreast of the many uses of social media. Get them on board, let them comment, let them blog--being "social" can help position your hospital's brand positively, if, of course, the tools are used appropriately.
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When Is It Time to Stop Blogging? - Jeffbullas's Blog

When Is It Time to Stop Blogging? - Jeffbullas's Blog | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“In an increasingly web centric world, more people are blogging, whether for business or pleasure. Here are 5 reasons why maybe you should stop blogging. (When Is It Time to Stop Blogging?”
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What Would Shakespeare Tweet? We Imagine 12 Literary Legends on Twitter

What Would Shakespeare Tweet? We Imagine 12 Literary Legends on Twitter | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ In his new book, “Writing on the Wall,” The Economist’s digital editor Tom Standage looks back at “social media” throughout history, from the papyrus scrolls that carried communiqués in the days of the the Roman empire to the Tudor-era Devonshire...”
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16 Creative Ways to Use Twitter for Business | Social Media Examiner

16 Creative Ways to Use Twitter for Business | Social Media Examiner | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
Twitter for business: Use these creative ways to bring new life and renewed business purpose to your Twitter efforts.
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How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio

How to Write a Professional Social Media Bio | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
Tips from writers and experts on how to write a professional bio for Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+.
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Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms

Many Ways to Tell a Story: How Transmedia Is Transforming Education In and Out of Classrooms | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, June 12, 2014 6:03 PM

Transmedia, a broad descriptive word that literally translated means “across media” and encompasses many strategies that transverse industries, is generally regarded as the use of multiple media platforms to tell a story or story experience. Though the word “transmedia” is thought to have entertainment franchise origins, its adaptation for education purposes is both valuable and becoming more and more common. While teachers like Sansing are using coding and programming in their language arts instruction, others are taking advantage of increasingly sophisticated apps and interactive media for classroom use.

David Collet's curator insight, June 12, 2014 9:28 PM

I guess this another favorite topic for me. Imagine using transmedia to teach maths and include cross over language components. After all maths has a language of its own.

Dr. Pamela Rutledge's curator insight, June 18, 2014 12:15 PM

Transmedia approaches encourage (or even force) people to actively acknowledge and design for a fluid and multi-dimensional, rather than linear, media environment.  For the human brain, stories are not constrained by what's on the page. Transmedia begins to replicate how we think and encourages producers to innovate in each platform to create multiple touchpoints that facilitate our natural ability to imagine, project, expand and experience.   

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Facebook goes back to basics with latest News Feed redesign

Facebook goes back to basics with latest News Feed redesign | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
Almost exactly one year ago, Facebook laid out its vision for the future of News Feed. Facebook spent months refining its new design, which touted huge photos, a dynamic navigation bar, and Tumblr-esque profile photos. The company rolled out its new design to a fraction of its billion users, and then called the whole thing off. Users hated the new design. So for its next News Feed, Facebook went back to square one.
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A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter

A Dr. Seuss-Inspired Guide to Twitter | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“In celebration of Dr. Seuss' birthday, we thought we'd incorporate some of his style into an infographic offering tips for Twitter.”
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22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You

22 LinkedIn Secrets LinkedIn Won't Tell You | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ LinkedIn can be the best tool for building your brand. If you incorporate these seemingly counterintuitive techniques into your LinkedIn strategy, you will build a stellar profile, be visible to decision makers and be skilled at using LinkedIn as a career-management tool.”
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All you need to know about blogging that you can't be bothered to research for yourself because you're too busy blogging ...

All you need to know about blogging that you can't be bothered to research for yourself because you're too busy blogging ... | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“ Fig. 1. Passion at work: Blogging practices of knowledge workers (2009) by Lilia Efimova Doctoral thesis published by Novay. I’ve come to this thesis for a number of reasons: I’ve been blogging sin...”
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What's the Best Social Network Ever? A Table + Two Chairs!

What's the Best Social Network Ever? A Table + Two Chairs! | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“People do business with people, not with technology. Whether you are a person or a brand, to truly build long-lasting personal relationship with another person or a brand advocate you need way more than just a couple of tweets and a LinkedIn connection request, you need face-to-face time.”
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How Social Media Will Change Higher Education

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“ Social media will move from the edges of academe to being central to it, a new report says.”
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LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile Gets Analytics and Insights

LinkedIn's Who's Viewed Your Profile Gets Analytics and Insights | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
LinkedIn today revamped its "Who's Viewed Your Profile" feature with new visual analytics and actionable insights. The company says its goal is to give users more ways to manage their professional identity and increase their visibility across the social network. The update will begin rolling out to English speaking members around the world today; more languages will follow but LinkedIn wouldn’t say when.
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How Men and Women Use Social Media Differently in One Graphic

How Men and Women Use Social Media Differently in One Graphic | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
“Women dominate on Facebook, but men are more prevalent on Twitter (How men and women use social media differently http://t.co/6pIohPsbvV)”
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The Future of Social Media with the Net Generation

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“ Here are 7 trends that have been identified in the future of social media with the Net Generation.”
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WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service, German privacy regulator urges | NetworkWorld.com

WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure service, German privacy regulator urges | NetworkWorld.com | The Role of Social Media in Our Lives | Scoop.it
WhatsApp users should switch to a more secure messaging service now that it is being bought by Facebook, a German data protection commissioner urged Thursday.Facebook announced on Wednesday that it plans to acquire WhatsApp, a mobile messaging service with about 450 million monthly users, for US$12 billion in shares, $4 billion in cash as well as $3 billion in stock options.The deal could raise important data protection issues because the personal data of its users will likely be merged with Facebook data, said Thilo Weichert, data protection commissioner for the German state of Schleswig-Holstein.When communication metadata and content of both services is merged, it can be used for profiling and commercially exploited for advertising purposes, Weichert said.A Facebook spokeswoman declined to comment on Weichert's concerns and referred to Facebook's conference call about the acquisition on Wednesday, in which Facebook said that WhatsApp will continue to be run as an independent business.WhatsApp said in a blog post on Wednesday "nothing" will change for users.The company states in its privacy policy that it will not sell or share personally identifiable information such as mobile phone numbers with third-party companies for their commercial or marketing use without consent. But it may share that information with third party service providers "to the extent that it is reasonably necessary to perform, improve or maintain the WhatsApp Service."WhatsApp also says it will not use that information itself for commercial or marketing messages without consent, "except as part of a specific program or feature for which users will have the ability to opt-in or opt-out."Click headline to read more--
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