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Content Curation: Is Information Overload a Myth?

Content Curation: Is Information Overload a Myth? | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Clay Johnson, author of "The Information Diet," believes that consumption -- not overload -- is the source of our information problems. An interview with Johnson is featured in this episode of O'Reilly Radar. http://www.curationprofits.com 


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9 Ways Students Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Careers

9 Ways Students Can Use Social Media to Boost Their Careers | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Yes, the "new" resume is Twtter followers and social media reach. Marty


By Kate Brodock 


If you’re a Generation X-er or older, you likely use social media to cut it in the real world. You may also use social networks for personal reasons, but it’s always with the understanding that you’re a professional.


But newer generations of college graduates began their social media experience as a very personal one.


And the shift to using social media for career development may seem optional.


But it’s a necessary evil at the very least, and can actually be quite beneficial to your future at the very best.


Much like searching for a job, if you start curating your social media presence after you graduate, you’re already behind.


By thinking about how to use social media professionally while you’re still in school, you can position yourself as forward-thinking, forge stronger industry connections, and strengthen your on-paper credentials, making you a much more attractive candidate to your future employers.


Here are nine things students should consider when starting to use social media professionally:


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What's the point of education?

What's the point of education? | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Our blogger says it's time for a national debate on the purpose of education and wants teachers to join in...

"What's the purpose of education? Is it inculcation? Is it to pass on important values and ideas?

 

Or is it more developmental? Is what we're looking for in education the "drawing out" of innate abilities and interests? Is the important thing to find what is unique about every individual and focus upon that? Or is a broad education more important?

Is there one purpose of education?"


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Ecommerce Copy Writing Secrets | Atlantic BT

Ecommerce Copy Writing Secrets | Atlantic BT | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Writing great ecommerce copy isn't as hard as you think, but there are secrets, tricks and proven techniques for better search engine optimization and conversion.

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My riff from Atlantic BT blog. Marty

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Pinterest Leading Content Curation BOOM

Pinterest Leading Content Curation BOOM | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
This piece was written by Mia Pearson.for The Globe and Mail.

 

To say Pinterest is growing quickly is an understatement.

 

Brands have opportunity to capitalize on new sites that celebrate online content in a personal way and Pinterest leads content curation boom

 

Here are a few highlights:

  

**According to a report from Shareaholic, Pinterest now drives more referral traffic than YouTube, Google+ and LinkedIn combined.

 

**It recently became the fastest website to attract more than 10 million unique monthly visitors.

 

**Time magazine named it one of the 50 best websites of 2011 and Techcrunch named it the best new startup of 2011.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/authors/mia-pearson/]

 


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janlgordon's comment, February 10, 2012 6:05 PM
Shinya Sakemoto Thank you for this piece, I really appreciate it.
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How we use data: To learn from a metric, break it apart

How we use data: To learn from a metric, break it apart | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

To explain our approach, let’s use an example applicable to anyone with a website: traffic sources. We care about traffic sources because if we can better understand who’s sending us new users, we can better serve those users. Most tools like Google Analytics offer lots of data about traffic sources. For each source we can consider a range of metrics, from the number of visitors, to how long they spend on the site, how many of them sign up, and more.

To get to the trends we care about, though, we need to take a step back. First, we should focus our attention on the single most important metric; then, to find the trends, we can take that metric and break it apart — that is, we can look at its components. While the overall metric can help us understand which items are most important, its components will tell us why they are important.

For many online businesses like us, that key metric for web traffic is straightforward enough: revenue. Of course all of the other metrics around engagement are important too, but ultimately we hope traffic will drive people to sign up and purchase a plan.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 10, 2012 5:11 PM
Agree as a former Director Ecommerce I can Atest to the idea that what is actionable often requires component part breakdown and then reassembly. Great Scoop Paulo hope you will enter our Curation Contest (have a scoop called Content Curation Contest).
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5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics

5 Essential Spreadsheets for Social Media Analytics | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Social media analytics and tracking can be very time-consuming and expensive. Here are five ready-made spreadsheets you can copy for free.
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Internet Marketing Is Alive And Magical

Internet Marketing Is Alive And Magical | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Bursts, Links and understanding how WE must change to be GREAT Internet marketers is a FURTHER journey only a few will take....

Wrote this on Satuerday when I was supposed to be doing something else. Was fun and have received lots of positive feedback. Marty
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5 Things You Can Learn by Drilling Down on Traffic Sources in Google Analytics

5 Things You Can Learn by Drilling Down on Traffic Sources in Google Analytics | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Blog post at Houston Search Engine Marketing and Optimization Services : Did you know there is more to the Referral Traffic Sources in your Google Analytics than just the referral domains themselves?

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Creating the Desire for Change

Creating the Desire for Change | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

When change in the way your business operates becomes inevitable, it is imperative that you create in your employees, the desire for participating in the process of effecting the required change.


We all know that resistence to proposed change, is one of the biggest stumbling blocks faced by managers, in introducing any significant change in a business. Creating desire for the change in your employees is a key step in ensuring that the necessary change is successfully introduced.


This excellent article, outlines 5 actionable outcomes needed to efffectively introduce any change, and suggests 5 strategies for creating the desire in your employees for the change process to be successful.


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Yes I believe we should not jump the gun without first creating and stimulating desire to change.

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6 Social Media Rules For Creating Brand Evangelists

6 Social Media Rules For Creating Brand Evangelists | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
There’s a vast expanse between the transactional moment when a consumer likes, friends, or follows a site and the instant that same consumer becomes a brand evangelist, entering into a state of emotional commitment.

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Build a Better Tweet

Build a Better Tweet | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

"A new study from Carnegie Mellon’s School of Computer Science called “Who Gives a Tweet: Evaluating Microblogging Content Value”"

 

There is some good research and advice in this article.

 

Via @MeganHillWriter


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Social Search: Yes Social Is Impacting Search Rankings

Social Search: Yes Social Is Impacting Search Rankings | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Is social impacting the SERPS (search engine rankings). Signs point to "yes" for now according to my SEO friends and this article from Stephen Peacock.

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Growing Teacher Professionalism

Growing Teacher Professionalism | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Fascinating diagram of what it takes to be a teacher these days echos a trend discussed in a meeting today with a trusted educational resource company.

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BI Awards From Entrinsik - First Ever!

BI Awards From Entrinsik - First Ever! | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Finally a cool tool to help empower users, Entrinsik's Informer, and special awards for all those hours digging for data truth.

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Wish I had a little trophy for all those hours bent over VisiCalc, then Lotus and then Excel. Seems like anyone who wades in with nothing, comes out with the fish of better decisions and understand should receive an Operational Award from Entrinsik :). Marty

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6 Ways Pinterest Promotes

6 Ways Pinterest Promotes | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
The best way to think of Pinterest, if you’re not familiar with it, is as your personal or business bulletin board – it’s where you pin pictures of things...

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Facebook's monster mobile numbers: Over 425M users across ...

Facebook's monster mobile numbers: Over 425M users across ... | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Facebook's users have access to the service through mobile sites, feature phone products, and smartphone apps on Android, iOS, and Windows Mobile. In the S-1, it claims that the Facebook application is the “most frequently ...
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, February 10, 2012 5:21 PM
SOT Miguel and a great scoop that is going to help me sell Mobile First.
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Excel for Educators: Friends Don't Let Friends Use Pie Charts

Excel for Educators: Friends Don't Let Friends Use Pie Charts | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Pie charts work best when comparing the proportions of two categories. But the problem with pie slices is that it is difficult for users to compare the area of the slices. If you just need to communicate something very basic ("A is bigger than B"), it's probably okay. However, if you need users to understand details (or change over time), then a bar chart is a better graphic. People are much more accurate at reading length, rather than wedges. Labels are simpler to apply. (Although this is kind of an ugly example of pie vs. bar, it does make a good point about why bar graphs are better.) Take a look at this redesign of a pie chart to bar graph on Junk Charts for a good illustration of some of the issues.


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Educational Technology Guy: Project Based Learning

Educational Technology Guy: Project Based Learning | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Project Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to teach students content, 21st century skills, and engage them in something fun and educational. I spoke more about PBL in an earlier blog (http://www.techlearning.com/blogs_ektid17052.aspx) and we had some great reader comments (Tech&Learning, May 2009, page 14). Today I'd like to give some tips and ideas on how to get started with PBL in your classroom.


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The Gamified Classroom

The Gamified Classroom | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Part IV: Looking at Busy Work This is the fourth part of an ongoing series on the role of gamification in modern education by Andrew Proto.
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6 Reasons You Need to Charge More

6 Reasons You Need to Charge More | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

I’m a reluctant Capitalist. I didn’t grow up with a lot of money (my dad was a country preacher, and my mom was a schoolteacher), and the transition from academia to building a start-up and then running my own consulting firm has been rocky at times.

 

The one thing I still hear almost every week is “You need to charge more,” and I preach the same message to new SEOs even as I try to remember it. This post is a reminder to myself (and to you) of why what you charge matters, and why it’s not just about greed...


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17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

By Neil Patel

 

Everywhere you look there is social media. It’s in our homes, businesses, places of worship and schools. And everywhere you look people are using it and talking about it.It seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service.

 

What’s a marketing professional to do?

 

To help you cut through the clutter I thought I’d share with you 17 must-use social media tools that have helped my clients and their businesses. You’ll also get my reasons for why you should be using these tools, too.

Download Social Media Tools Guide:  http://bit.ly/wJAQIK 


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Marketers Who Share Content Drive Traffic, Gain Customers [INFOGRAPHIC]

Marketers Who Share Content Drive Traffic, Gain Customers [INFOGRAPHIC] | BI Revolution | Scoop.it
Content marketing is an industry that is booming, though most companies outsource these services or don't take advantage of sharing content.
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Doing The Business With Social Media . . .

Doing The Business With Social Media . . . | BI Revolution | Scoop.it

Here's a great low-down on the essnetial soacila media tools for your small business via Tone Agency


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David Blundell's comment, February 8, 2012 4:03 AM
And now with correct spelling too! Many thanks to Tone Agency for a great post . . .