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What do you think of the documentary "Inside Job" by Charles Ferguson?

A global dashboard for opinions, questions and statements on politics, environment,economics,trends,gadgets,services, you name it!

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As Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites grow, so does scrutiny - The Denver Post

As Kickstarter and other crowdfunding sites grow, so does scrutiny - The Denver Post | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
"The question isn't whether or not you're able to raise millions fairly quickly," said Lynn Turner, a former chief accountant for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. "The question is what do investors get back for the money that they put in? If 12 or 24 months down the road, it turns out that those investments don't pan out and people aren't getting a decent return, it'll result in crowdfunding getting shut down just like the penny-stock markets got shut down."

 


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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Latest Social Media News
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How to Kick Start Social with Google+ - Great video!

The Google Plus (+) "Hangout" feature is an excellent feature for Small Businesses or those that are trying to gett theirs off the ground and really running.


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Why Don't Governments Kickstart Program Funding? - LockerGnome

Why Don't Governments Kickstart Program Funding? - LockerGnome | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
We could use the Kickstarter model to upgrade the governmental project funding system that hasn't really been modified in forever.

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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Crowdfunding World
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Super Indie Update - Crowd Funding: How Much is too Much?

In no way is this an attack on the video game industry, Kickstarter, or crowd funding in general and I think David Crane is no doubt a huge inspiration...


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Thomson to test power of Google+ Hangouts and Twitter in socmed trial - Travolution.co.uk

Thomson to test power of Google+ Hangouts and Twitter in socmed trial - Travolution.co.uk | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Thomson, a part of the UK largest travel firm Tui Travel, is to trial Google+ Hangouts as a way to communicate with customers before they travel.

A live video Hangout will be offered to holidaymakers preparing to visit Thomson’s exclusive Sensatori Resort in Crete this month.


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9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure

9 Businesses Using Pinterest Contests to Drive Traffic and Exposure | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Pinterest Contests for Business: Learn how running contests on Pinterest is a great way to expose your brand to a large audience and attract new followers.
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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Planning and Control (and more)
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(Dutch) Rechter voorspelt: oudere werknemers worden massaal gedumpt

(Dutch) Rechter voorspelt: oudere werknemers worden massaal gedumpt | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Maar gevolg is wel dat deze groep in de WW/bijstand en het is volgens mij de vraag of je daar zoveel mee opschiet qua geld, en tot op het bot gefrustreerde grijsaards die wel gaan stemmen… dit lijkt me een te grote stap in ...

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Is Social Media the New Word of Mouth? [RESEARCH] | Global Leaders

Is Social Media the New Word of Mouth? [RESEARCH] | Global Leaders | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

This year's Buyersphere report learned that buyers are crazy for content. And it sees social media as the word of mouth of the future.


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Building The Perfect Marketing Pin

Building The Perfect Marketing Pin | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Pinterest 's extraordinary growth has been without comparison.

For business, it could have a profound impact on your reach, this depends on you know what you’re doing when it comes to creating perfect marketing pins.

The skills and knowledge necessary when creating perfect marketing pins aren’t always clear and easy to learn. The service is still too young to yield any good research about what really is the best way to go about creating these business pins and how to promote them.

Andrew MacCarthy has created this Infographic Building The Perfect Marketing Pin For Pinterest, essential tips on creating the perfect marketing pin, to help you get the most out of your "Pins".

Here are ten tips on how you can optimize your pins for your business when you are creating perfect Pinterest pins. Make sure you also have an interesting and engaging tag text for your pins.

 

Ideally, you want people to engage so other people know there is a value in your pin, which might encourage comments.

If your pins aren't intriguing they won’t make much of an impact at all.

This is the true sauce behind creating perfect marketing business pins.

Making an impact is what you should be aiming for. Use pictures that draw the user in.

 

Pinterest has so much potential, increasing further influence when you use it.

Creating perfect marketing business pins is just half of the fun. Receiving feedback and response to your pins is not only fun but inspiring as well. Don’t miss out on the growth of Pinterest. As their features evolve, there will be even greater possibilities.

 

By Andrew MacCarthy . http://bit.ly/N6XC7w

Source. http://bit.ly/TL8Xci


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John van den Brink's comment, August 18, 2012 2:19 AM
Michele you're welcome. Have a great weekend!
Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Crowdfunding NL
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'Politiek moet crowdfunding stimuleren'

'Politiek moet crowdfunding stimuleren' | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Crowdfunding, het vergaren van investeringen bij het publiek, lijkt een prachtig principe. Maar het MKB loopt nog niet massaal warm. Hoe kan deze vernieuwende vorm van financiering terrein winnen?


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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from FMT Crowdfunding
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Crowdfunding op je eigen site dankzij WP-plugin IgnitionDeck

Crowdfunding op je eigen site dankzij WP-plugin IgnitionDeck | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Voor crowdfunding kun je aankloppen bij een van de platforms die er is, maar heb je al een publiek of een fanbase dan kun je ook werven op je eigen site. Bijvoorbeeld dankzij de Wordpress plugin IgnitionDeck. Een mooie plugin met goede integratie van o.a. nieuwsbrief software Mailchimp en Aweber.

Nog geen iDeal integratie, maar dat is vast een kwestie van tijd! 

 

(Via @merchandise)

 

 


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State bank funding to help major firms go private - China Daily

State bank funding to help major firms go private - China Daily | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
State bank funding to help major firms go privateChina DailyWhile Chinese stocks struggle to attract US investors, private-equity groups are seeking to buy out some of these companies with funding provided by State-owned China Development Bank.
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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Mapmakers
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Inside Job OFFICIAL Trailer HD EXCLUSIVE 1080p

*Genre: Documentary *Director: Charles Ferguson *Cast: Matt Damon In theaters: October 8th, 2010 From Academy Award® nominated filmmaker, Charles Ferguson ("...

 


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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Latest Social Media News
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Big investors rethinking social media

Big investors rethinking social media | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Venture capitalists and angel investors so hot on social media just months ago have largely turned their backs on the space, investors say.

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(Dutch) Sprout - 'Er is hoop voor crowdfunding in Afrika'

(Dutch) Sprout - 'Er is hoop voor crowdfunding in Afrika' | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Crowdfundingpionier Pim Betist richt zich met zijn bedrijf Sellaband niet alleen op Afrikaanse muzikanten, maar ook op Afrikaanse geldschieters.

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Ook Symbid heeft al meer dan een miljoen voor crowdfunding opgehaald

Ook Symbid heeft al meer dan een miljoen voor crowdfunding opgehaald | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

"Symbid, een Nederlands equity-based crowdfunding platform, helpt ondernemers bij de financiering van hun start-up via de verkoop van aandelen aan de crowd. Nadat het prijswinnende platform actief is gaan crowdfunden heeft het ondernemers geholpen aan meer dan €1 miljoen aan financiering oftewel €100 duizend per maand." 

 

In een persbericht is te lezen dat acht ondernemers hun plan volledig via Symbid gefinancierd hebben zien worden. 

 

"Onder de ondernemingen is bijvoorbeeld "Het Bombardement", de Nederlandse oorlogsfilm met Jan Smit over het bombardement op Rotterdam dat wordt geproduceerd door de makers van Shouf Shouf Habibi en van de internationaal bekroonde productie Zwartboek. Verder wordt ook "Lost in Time" een mobiele game waarmee spelers zich in de Middeleeuwen van een stad wanen en uitgerust met een iPad de stad ontdekken, gefinancierd via Symbid."

 

Eerder dit jaar ging crowdfundplatform  voordekunst al door de grens van het miljoen heen.


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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from EPIC Infographic
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Photos Drive The Most Engagement on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC]

Photos Drive The Most Engagement on Facebook [INFOGRAPHIC] | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

According to a new infographic from global communications company M Booth and media measurement and analytics company Simply Measured, visual content is not only taking the online world by storm; it’s also driving engagement!

 

Here are some highlighted stats from the infographic that make the case:

 

On Facebook, videos are shared 12X more than links and text posts combined.
On Facebook, photos are liked 2X more than text updates.
42% of all Tumblr posts are photos. On YouTube, 100 million users are taking a social action on videos every week. Photo and video posts on Pinterest are referring more traffic than Twitter, StumbleUpon, LinkedIn, and Google+.


Via Jonha Revesencio
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Thanks for this! Inforgraphics rock!
Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from Curation, Social Business and Beyond
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How to Use Social Listening to Track Clients, Competitors & More

How to Use Social Listening to Track Clients, Competitors & More | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Shelly Kramer has written a great article for her blog on using social channels to listen to keep track of clients and competitors and a whole lot more.....

 

There's a wealth of information online beyond just managing your clients if you know what you're looking for.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

**find content

 

**inspiration

 

**competitive research 

 

**what people are saying about your brand

 

For example, she suggests you go to Facebook without logging in or openstatussearch.com you never know what you might discover here, but always have a purpose so you don't get lost in a sea of information.

 

Advanced Twitter Search

 

**veritable font of real-time information–think of it as an instant focus group that immediately dials you in to what’s trending all over the world .   

 

**I mean follow, your competitors and others important to your brand or your clients and prospects and put the information you can gather  there to good use as you work to develop and craft your integrated marketing strategies.

 

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

 

See full article here: [http://bit.ly/RzKBoB]


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Rescooped by Tomas Jansma | FlexMind from FMT Top Names
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(Dutch) 20 miljoen waardering voor eerste lichting Startupbootcamp, schrijft @ruudhendrikstv

(Dutch) 20 miljoen waardering voor eerste lichting Startupbootcamp, schrijft @ruudhendrikstv | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Ruud Hendriks vertelde in Top Names over Startupbootcamp, het initiatief om startups in een snelkookpan aan het werk te zetten en onder begeleiding een volgende stap te laten maken. Op NUzakelijk vertelt Hendriks dat de eerste lichting van Startupbootcamp zeer succesvol is: 

 

"Inmiddels hebben 9 van de tien startups termsheets met investeerders getekend met een gezamenlijke waardering van 20 miljoen euro. Die kunnen voorlopig dus vooruit. Onze tiende startup doet het nog beter, die groeit op eigen kracht zo snel dat er vooralsnog helemaal geen externe financier nodig is."

 

Op de vraag hoeveel geld er daadwerkelijk is opgehaald, zegt Hendriks op Twitter: "Ik schat een miljoen of drie. Had overigens makkelijk meer kunnen zijn maar er is niet meer nodig."

 


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Fundrise, crowdfunding for real estate, off to nice start

Fundrise, crowdfunding for real estate, off to nice start | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Fundrise, a newly launched company, is democratizing the cumbersome real estate investment industry by letting any person invest $100 for a share in the deal.


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Transmedia Storytelling From Lego: A World Without Limits

Transmedia Storytelling From Lego: A World Without Limits | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it

Omar Kattan: "Lego understood very early on that they’re not in the toy business, but instead, the imagination business. As a result of this, Lego brought their bricks to life through the magical power of story told through multiple platforms."


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1 Graph to Put Europe in Perspective - DailyFinance

1 Graph to Put Europe in Perspective - DailyFinance | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Come on, Europe! Can't you just fix yourself already? So say the Americans, but while the U.S.
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China to release corn, rice from reserves |Economy |chinadaily.com.cn

China to release corn, rice from reserves |Economy |chinadaily.com.cn | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
China will release corn and rice from state reserves to help tame inflation and reduce imports as the ongoing US drought pushes corn prices to global records.
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Can Employees Be Trusted to Work From Home? INFOGRAPHIC

Can Employees Be Trusted to Work From Home? INFOGRAPHIC | Buzz on Bizz | Scoop.it
Working from home is awesome. But it can also be highly distracting. One recent study found that more than 40% of employees who work from home pull double-duty watching TV or a movie.

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