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What Is Curation and Why It's Important for Learning and Work: A Basic Introduction

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Thank you Robin, excellent

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:34 PM


Martin Couzins and Sam Burrogh introduce in simple words the importance of curation and its relationship with their story and work.


How do we get to the information that is really useful?

How do we get to it quickly?


A good introduction for beginners. 7/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/qxm9ElX4jaM 


Check also the related article: http://learnpatch.com/2013/08/how-content-curation-can-help-transform-workplace-learning/ 




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7 Ways Technology Affects Business Productivity

7 Ways Technology Affects Business Productivity | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
With mobile technology, business software, and productivity apps at the forefront, you could easily benefit from a faster-paced work environment and employees who want to share, work together, and get things done quickly by using many of the same...

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Richard Platt's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:48 AM

Note to Self:  The Curator of Wearables and IoT:  Technology moving at High Speed, 1st Information, then Knowledge, and finally Wisdom, watch for those who can do this, most do not think or reflect on what they know or apply.  In Business and Technoloygy being applied The fast will eat the slow, and the best competitor will be a fast, hungry, intelligent and cunning competitor who seeks to learn and win at the same time.  Companies that do not embed this will be has been's

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The Shifting Sands of Marketing Excellence

The Shifting Sands of Marketing Excellence | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

In my recent post, I talked about the need for Agility, Authenticity and Passion along with the “four C’s” which describe the pillars of great marketing today. Let’s take a look at some examples of great marketers and great companies who are putting these pillars into practice.

 

Customer-centric. Customers are in control. They decide how and when to connect with you and your company and they vote with their online voice, dollars and attention. Customer engagement – an elusive achievement — is the number one asset to a business today and the number one goal for marketing to pursue. Customer engagement is only possible when customer’s wants and needs are put at the center of everything we do....


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Thank you Jeff, excellent read and insight. 

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, October 3, 2013 11:21 PM

Excellent post from Sandra Zoratti talking about the shifting sands of marketing excellence in the importance of being a customer-centric curious, communicative.

Bill Weigall's curator insight, October 4, 2013 4:25 AM

Confirmation of the importance of focus groups and market research.

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The Future of Search: 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Released

The Future of Search: 2013 Search Engine Ranking Factors Released | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

Google claims to use over 200 signals in its search algorithm. While we don't know what exactly these signals are, it's helpful to examine high-ranking pages so that we can begin to understand the characteristic of pages search engines like to reward.

 

This can give us a "hint" as to the ranking factors the search engines actually use.

 

Read More:  http://moz.com/blog/future-of-search-ranking-factors


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Dan Aldridge's curator insight, October 11, 2013 6:45 AM

If you like to get into the guts of SEO on Google, then this post by Cyrus Shepard will really help.

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Direct Marketing More Relevant Than Ever

Direct Marketing More Relevant Than Ever | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
Burgeoning digital channels and new avenues of customer insight give marketers new opportunities to build affinity and sales through direct marketing.

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Social media and Direct Marketing--a great marriage.

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Thomas James's comment, September 26, 2013 3:21 PM
@callum. Yes i agree with your insight the social media increase has increased direct marketing. Also emotional bonds are a key characteristic for brand loyalty so agree with the article and you fully on this.
Enele Westerlund's comment, September 26, 2013 4:44 PM
Blake, DM's definitely efficient because of it's direct nature. It does exactly what it is meant to do. The article was an interesting read and it is true that direct marketing may also help to strengthen a relationship between a product/company and a consumer.
Calvin Henton's comment, September 26, 2013 6:24 PM
Direct marketing tools is very effective and through social media it is a way of engaging companies and consumers to communicate and gather information that would help reach the target audience. It is also a source of bond between your target consumers and the product.
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What is it with Twitter?! - exploreB2B

What is it with Twitter?! - exploreB2B | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
I'm a big believer in the potential of social networks to take businesses to new levels of customer engagement. There are a large number of businesses that are doing it well; they post ...
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Interesting, thought provoking, and engaging!

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Why we need trust – and seven ways to build it

Why we need trust – and seven ways to build it | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
If I offer you my trust am I:

Agreeing with you
Doing what you ask of me
Offering robust feedback
Protecting your feelings
None of the above

What is considered a sign of trust to one may appear as a betrayal to another.

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Don Cloud's curator insight, September 18, 2013 4:56 AM

Trust must first be given in order for others to then give their trust to you.

Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:13 AM

As I's said before, trust is the foundation of any great relationship both professional and personal! How are you building trust?

Linda Allen's comment, September 18, 2013 9:29 AM
Thank you for sharing; trust is key for all relationships.
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The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers

The Influence Landscape: The Evolving Power of Shapers & Influencers | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

Even as recently as twenty or thirty years ago, the people with influence were relatively easy to spot: the President or Prime Minister of a nation, religious leaders, CEOs, and probably your parents.


Their influence was based on a combination of position, experience, knowledge, wealth – and most importantly control of the channels of communication to the “people,” for to have power influence must be spread.


No longer – the influence landscape has already shifted dramatically and will continue to evolve.


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Thank you for sharing Kenneth; fascinating information. Great read.

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Annemarijs's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:06 AM

Wie heeft de macht in deze groeiende netwerksamenleving? Zij die de meeste invloed uitoefenen, maar zijn dat nog dezelfde die dat vanuit hun functie of geboorterecht altijd gehad hebben?

Alex Watson's curator insight, October 18, 2013 8:39 AM

Interesting read.

Tom Hood's curator insight, October 19, 2013 8:29 AM

Great visual of the modern leader and to quote Jim Collins,m"we are moving from organizations well managed to networks well led." Essentially, the leaders of today will be more like association executives than command and control CEOs of the past. What do you think about this?

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E-mail is crushing Facebook, Twitter for selling stuff online

E-mail is crushing Facebook, Twitter for selling stuff online | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
In past four years, online retailers have quadrupled rate of customers acquired through e-mail.

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Glad email is not out of the game!

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Chris Bryan's curator insight, August 29, 2013 10:35 AM

Funny how you see headlines that claim email is dead right along side reports that claim the exact opposite. This report from Custora shows email crushing the biggest social sites when it comes to actually selling something. 

Chris Bryan's comment, August 30, 2013 9:49 AM
Not by a long shot Linda. That email list of yours is a gold mine!
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What Is Curation and Why It's Important for Learning and Work: A Basic Introduction

Duration: 4':01"


Via Robin Good
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Thank you Robin, excellent

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Robin Good's curator insight, August 22, 2013 12:34 PM


Martin Couzins and Sam Burrogh introduce in simple words the importance of curation and its relationship with their story and work.


How do we get to the information that is really useful?

How do we get to it quickly?


A good introduction for beginners. 7/10


Original video: http://youtu.be/qxm9ElX4jaM 


Check also the related article: http://learnpatch.com/2013/08/how-content-curation-can-help-transform-workplace-learning/ 




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5 Easy Ways to Connect With Online Influencers

5 Easy Ways to Connect With Online Influencers | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

Following these tips to meeting influential people in your niche can help you get the exposure for your startup you've been looking for.Having even just one relationship with an online influencer can have a significant impact on your business. Online influencers are people who have a dynamic personality that comes across online and they command the respect of other key players in their niche. Relationships with influencers are sought after by business owners because these people help shape consumer decision making by popularizing products and ideas, and promoting things across multiple channels.The good news is that many top influencers also happen to be fairly accessible, even when you think it's impossible to connect with them. Here are five relatively easy ways to connect with powerful influencers who can hopefully help your business get to the next level...


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Linda Allen's comment, August 16, 2013 10:34 AM
I agree with this article Jeff, I'm always a little shocked when a influencer - such as yourself; actually acknowledges my invite or question. Like the article states; you do need some commonality or something they can relate to yourself.
Ali Anani's curator insight, August 16, 2013 9:14 PM

Influencers are not sleeping ones if you reach them

Chris Agro's curator insight, August 17, 2013 7:32 AM

Join the conversation - add value to the discussion and do it on a consistant basis. Building blocks getting noticed in a sea of chatter.

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Hacking Content Marketing: How a Parking Ticket Turned into 40,000 Customers

Hacking Content Marketing: How a Parking Ticket Turned into 40,000 Customers | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
Sometimes content marketing arrives in a regular, anticipated form, like a daily newsletter. But it's often at its best when it takes on a slightly less traditional format. Find out how a start-up ...
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Not sure I have the courage to use a parking violation as content marketing; however he did have success! Another way to curate content!

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Snap Snippets - 45 Quick Sales Tips from SNAP Selling

Super fast read Jill Konrath shares 45 quick sales tips on how to engage crazy-busy prospects and increase sales.
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Jill is an expert!

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Playing To Win: Mobile Gamification Done Right

Playing To Win: Mobile Gamification Done Right | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
Gamification is becoming a serious business. ;
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Game on!

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Former Vikings players help raise money for disabled Vets

Former Vikings players help raise money for disabled Vets | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
The Vikings don't play until Monday, but that didn't stop a group of Viking's fans from celebrating their team over the weekend-- this time for a good cause.

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Your 5 Minute Guide To Shine On The Web With The New Scoop.it

Your 5 Minute Guide To Shine On The Web With The New Scoop.it | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

It’s no secret the the crazy world that we affectionately refer to as the Internet is full of noise and chaos. When developing an online content strategy, professionals and small businesses always end up asking themselves the same question: “I’ve got all of this amazing content, but how will I be found?”


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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, October 2, 2013 12:03 PM

The new Scoop.it explained in 5 minutes on Business 2 Community as a guest post from our own Ally Greer.

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12 Experts Share Top Curation Tips

Six steps to easy content curation.

 

Curation is sometimes confusing. Everyone has a different definition and it's used in many different ways as part of content and marketing strategies.

 

I asked 10 of my favorite curation experts for their best tips, tools, their favorite curator and suggestions on innovative uses of curation. Each is a curator on Scoop.it, my favorite curation tool and channel. New and experienced curators are going to learn from their advice.


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Thank you Jeff; excellent Tips. I'm very interested in curation; not comfortable yet. I very much appreciate your expertise and Robin Good's! 

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Lee Wise's curator insight, October 7, 2013 7:54 PM

Some will enjoy this resource!

wanderingsalsero's curator insight, October 20, 2013 5:12 PM

I haven't read this yet but "panels" are always a good way to get a synopsis of any subject......in this case: curation.

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:51 PM

It seems so simple here!

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6 Insider Secrets To Creating Contagious Content [Infographic]

6 Insider Secrets To Creating Contagious Content [Infographic] | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
Creating contagious content is not exactly the easiest endeavor in the world for bloggers, but these insider secrets should send you in the right direction.
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Excellent Resource

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12 Scalable Link-Building Tactics

12 Scalable Link-Building Tactics | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

'Through all the debates about link-building and link-earning, one thing is clear: High-quality links are still an essential part of any SEO strategy. This post offers 12 of today's most effective and scalable tactics to build your link portfolio.

 

The tactics listed in this post are from the 4-part newsletter series launched a couple of weeks ago.

 

Below are the guidelines covered by the series, mostly about implementing some of the most scalable link-building tactics today. These can be used by agencies, SMBs and enterprise-level companies'.

 

Read More: http://moz.com/blog/12-scalable-link-building-tactics


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Linda Allen's comment, September 18, 2013 10:42 AM
Excellent share! Thank you!
9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 18, 2013 7:56 PM

Scalable Link Building Tactics from Moz

Elsie Whitelock's curator insight, September 23, 2013 5:44 AM

a bit heavy for non techie types but useful

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Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally

Curated Guidelines and Examples for Aggregating Content Professionally | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

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Thank you for sharing Robin, excellent read and your insights

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Therese Torris's curator insight, September 8, 2013 12:00 AM

See Robin's insight as he recommends two articles

Alfred Hankell's curator insight, September 8, 2013 7:23 AM
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Among the types of content curation that are broadly used, content aggregation has been one of the first and most popular approaches that has naturally sprung up.

Content aggregation itself can be carried out in many different ways, from a completely manual approach to a fully automated one, with many different shades in between.

 

If you are interested in learning more about these, and about how to aggregate content in the most ethical and professional fashion, I strongly suggest reading these two short articles written by two curation professionals:

http://mindymcadams.com/tojou/2013/aggregation-and-curation-in-journalism/ ;
 http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;

  The first, by Mindy McAdams is a curated version of the second one which was published more than a year earlier by Steve Buttry. Together they do an excellent job of clarifying to the non-expert what curation and aggregation are all about.

 

The two articles offer clear guidelines, real-world examples and recommendations on how you can make content aggregation provide true additional value to both the content sources used and to the readers alike.

 

 

Recommended. 8/10

 

Original article: http://stevebuttry.wordpress.com/2012/05/16/aggregation-guidelines-link-attribute-add-value/ ;



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Stephen Dale's curator insight, September 9, 2013 1:29 AM

A useful introduction to the mechanics of "curation"

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Sketchlot- A Great Collaborative Whiteboard for Teachers and Students

Sketchlot- A Great Collaborative Whiteboard for Teachers and Students | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

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Nanotechnology T-Shirt to replace batteries? Towards wearable energy storage

Nanotechnology T-Shirt to replace batteries? Towards wearable energy storage | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

If current research is an indicator, wearable electronics will go far beyond just very small electronic devices or wearable, flexible computers. Not only will these devices be embedded in textile substrates but an electronics device or system could ultimately become the fabric itself. Electronic textiles (e-textiles) will allow the design and production of a new generation of garments with distributed sensors and electronic functions. Such e-textiles will have the revolutionary ability to sense, act, store, emit, and move – think biomedical monitoring functions or new man-machine interfaces – while ideally leveraging an existing low-cost textile manufacturing infrastructure.
All these wearable and potentially textile-embedded electronic gadgets will require power; and it wouldn't make sense to have to plug your sleek flexible sleeve display into a bulky lithium-ion battery brick. Researchers are therefore pushing the development of wearable energy storage. Especially supercapacitors with a cable-type architecture could lead to flexible energy storage devices that can remove traditional restriction and achieve a subversive technology that could open up a path for design innovation.
Researchers have now demonstrated that flexible cotton threads can be used as a platform to fabricate a cable-type supercapacitor.


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 work in the apparel business; this would be an amazing product. Apparel has always been a walking bill board for a company; this would be amazing.

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JanHenk Bouman's curator insight, August 30, 2013 12:05 AM

Bekijk ook deze TEDtalk over nano-energyvan Justin Hall


http://www.ted.com/talks/justin_hall_tipping_freeing_energy_from_the_grid.html
 

 

 

Wat is nanotechnologie?

 

http://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanotechnologie

 

Nanotechnologie is de techniek die het mogelijk maakt te werken met deeltjes in de grootteorde van nanometers (afkorting nm, een miljardste van een meter).

Dit is een schaal van grootte die net boven die van atomen (0,060 nm tot 0,275 nm) en eenvoudige moleculen ligt. Een criterium is dat een structuur in op zijn minst één dimensie minder dan 100 nanometer groot is. Veelgebruikte toepassingen van nanotechnologie zijn de emulsie van kleine deeltjes ('nanodeeltjes') titaniumoxide in verf- en vernissoorten, deeltjes in zonnebrandcreme, cosmetica, koolstof ingeckotape (sterk plakband, principe bewezen, in ontwikkeling)[1][2], zilver in voedselverpakking, kleding, verband, desinfectiemiddelen en huishoudapparatuur en cerium als katalysator bij verbranding.

De grote opslagcapactiteit van computergeheugens is tevens een toepassing van nanotechnologie. Een probleem van nanotechnologie is de onbekende giftigheid van de nieuwe producten.

 

David Bell's curator insight, August 31, 2013 2:20 AM

New corporate "casual tee-shirt days" to avoid battery running out?  ;)

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The Haircut That's Taking Over Hollywood. Next Stop: Global Domination

The Haircut That's Taking Over Hollywood. Next Stop: Global Domination | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

Want to change up your look for Spring? Got for the "It" style: The bob. (RT @MartynMaxey: The BEST bob hairstyles to try http://t.co/J3U2LxExzr)


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Love the Bob!

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Must See Social Media Statistics | Social Media Today

Must See Social Media Statistics | Social Media Today | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it

Social media marketing is not just a trendy word, it is fast becoming and in some cases already is a viable acquisition channel for most businesses.In fact, Hubspot reports that 70% of business-to-consumer marketers have acquired a customer through Facebook. If you are still having trouble convincing your boss that social media is worth the investment, here are 28 must see statistics for 2013 to make him/her jump on board....


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Statistics for Social Media -- 

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:06 AM

The Jury is in! Time British business took notice and started using Social media properly to gain more and better targeted business. COntact me on 0800 689 9689 to discuss

Béatrice Tétaz, ACC's curator insight, August 12, 2013 11:02 PM

very usfull #aequaONLINE

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 13, 2013 11:06 AM

Need help convincing your boss or senior management about the value of social media? These 28 stats will help you.

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Rabbit TV tops 1m subs | Advanced Television

New entry surprises with ore than 1 million subscribers. Rabbit TV, the latest entry into the Internet TV device market, has quickly reached over one million units sold only 18 weeks after its launch in the US, further demonstrating a growing consumer acceptance for Internet-based entertainment viewing.FreeCast, the company behind the online television and movie network servicing Rabbit TV subscribers, has amassed what it claims the largest virtual content library and guide of freely available entertainment over the web. FreeCast also offers Rabbit TV subscribers a vast selection of newly released box-office hits, the latest cable episodes/series, live events, sports, and premium channels on a pay-per-view basis. The company is pursuing a true ‘a la carte’ select-and-pay offering for price-conscious consumers....


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Comparable to Hulu?

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 10, 2013 11:56 AM

After just 18 weeks, new entry surprises with ore than 1 million subscribers. 

Jeff Domansky's comment, August 10, 2013 12:02 PM
Not sure how this compares to other TV tools, but the trend is clear. Social TV is taking over.
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Twitter's Lead Generation Card: The Next Thing in Marketing

Twitter's Lead Generation Card: The Next Thing in Marketing | Boundless Thinking | Scoop.it
Twitter's new Lead Generation card could be a powerful tool in the social media marketing arsenal. It allows businesses to embed a landing page within a tweet
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