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Smartphone sales to hit 1bn a year for first time in 2013

Smartphone sales to hit 1bn a year for first time in 2013 | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Accountant Deloitte predicts the smartphone will become a mass market phenomenon and an everyday object worldwide

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Natalie Stewart's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:45 AM

The smartphone is predicted to become a mass market phenomenon this year, with annual shipments soaring to 1bn globally for the first time, although a fifth of the devices will rarely be used to go online.

However, research in several countries suggests one in five owners of these sophisticated portable computers rarely or never connect to the web. Hundreds of millions may not even bother to subscribe to a data package from their mobile network.

 

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20+ Best Small Business and Marketing YouTube Channels

20+ Best Small Business and Marketing YouTube Channels | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
It’s a little known fact that a small percentage of YouTube channels actually contain useful content that can help your business.

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Shamelle's curator insight, December 28, 2013 10:20 AM

Sets a good example for the rest of us

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A Day In The Life Of The Internet – infographic

A Day In The Life Of The Internet – infographic | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

'There are close to two and-a-half billion people online around the world – this number has grown 566 percent since the year 2000 – and 70 percent of them use the internet every day. As you might imagine, with that kind of presence, which amounts to more than a third of the global population, quite a lot happens over the course of each 24 hours.

The Internet never sleeps.  Is it possible to even fathom the idea of any given moment without someone in the world being connected to the Internet for one reason or another?  It wasn’t that long ago that the Internet wasn’t even a thing, but anymore it’s something that we can’t do without.  ztake a look at “A Day in the Life of the Internet”...


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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 22, 2013 1:58 PM

Think we are in the middle of a collaborative revoluton or what?

Taylor Mergele's comment, May 22, 2013 2:05 PM
Absolutely. I'm willing to admit that I'm a part of all of those statistics!
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Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap

Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

 

 


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Great tool and technique for long term campaigns.

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David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Excellent ;-)
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 26, 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 11:28 AM

Uso de mapas mentales en la curación de contenidos.

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10+ Step by Step Guide in Creating Authority Building Machine | All Infographics

10+ Step by Step Guide in Creating Authority Building Machine | All Infographics | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Infographic on Creating Authority website and Business building machine with social Media marketing, link building and content marketing in Google Search Engine

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Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 27, 2013 4:05 PM
10 + Guide étape par étape dans la création de machines de construction Autorité | Tous Infographies.

"Infographie sur la création site Autorité et machine à construire des affaires avec le marketing des médias sociaux, le renforcement des liens et la commercialisation de contenu dans moteur de recherche Google"...
























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Why Mobile Advertising is Future Emerging Market Opportunity | All Infographics

Why Mobile Advertising is Future Emerging Market Opportunity | All Infographics | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Infographic on Mobile Advertising and its Future business advertising opportunities with Top mobile earning business methods and monetization

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Smartphone sales to hit 1bn a year for first time in 2013

Smartphone sales to hit 1bn a year for first time in 2013 | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Accountant Deloitte predicts the smartphone will become a mass market phenomenon and an everyday object worldwide

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Natalie Stewart's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:45 AM

The smartphone is predicted to become a mass market phenomenon this year, with annual shipments soaring to 1bn globally for the first time, although a fifth of the devices will rarely be used to go online.

However, research in several countries suggests one in five owners of these sophisticated portable computers rarely or never connect to the web. Hundreds of millions may not even bother to subscribe to a data package from their mobile network.

 

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5 "Rules" for Journalists Using Storify

Storify is a great tool that provides journalists with a new (fun!) way to tell stories. I teach in the SF State journalism department and we're encouraging our students to experiment with this new tool.

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How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog

How to Schedule your Pins on Pinterest | Jeffbullas's Blog | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
As an avid social media user you’ve probably jumped straight into Pinterest and quickly discovered that pinning can take up an enormous amount of time. Here is a tool that will save you a lot of time, increase traffic and clicks to your pins.

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Anthony Burke's comment, October 6, 2012 8:33 AM
Thanks for sharing - was looking for a tool like this to discipline myself as I was spending far too long on pinterest - is it so addictive :)
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3 Obscure Skills You Need to Succeed in Social Media

3 Obscure Skills You Need to Succeed in Social Media | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Social networks go in and out of style.Pinterest is all the rage this year. While Facebook stock is at an all-time low.And there's a new "must-use" tool that pops up every other week.Fortunately, none of that really matters.

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How gamification is altering the fabric of business and HR | HRZone

How gamification is altering the fabric of business and HR | HRZone | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Recruitment, talent management, performance management - you name it, gamification is changing it.
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How journalists are using Facebook's new live Q&A feature

How journalists are using Facebook's new live Q&A feature | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Facebook is rolling out a feature that lets journalists host live chats on pages or on profiles with more than 10,000 followers    

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The Real Secret To Networking - Porter Gale

The Real Secret To Networking - Porter Gale | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

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Must Every Company Be A Media Company? #socialmedia #storytelling

Must Every Company Be A Media Company? #socialmedia #storytelling | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

Every company is a media company. Or it should be. That’s the cry of social and content marketers today. They point to the open and direct channel that businesses have to their consumers and the wider audience that did not exist, arguably, prior to 2004 when Chris Shipley popularized the term “social media” in his book, Clue Train Manifesto.

 

This channel is a very powerful asset to businesses but, as the saying goes, with great power comes great responsibility. Marketers are quick to criticize companies who fail to take advantage of this opportunity and laud those that do. There are many great case studies about how business brands have wielded this power including the very recent example of the online battle fought between Tesla Motors, a popular car manufacturer, and the New York Times.

 

The issue arose when New York Times columnist John Broder wrote an article sharing a first-hand account of a Tesla Model S automobile that stalled on the highway.  Elon Musk, Tesla Motor’s CEO took his company’s popular blog and fought back.  Here’s a summary from the Content Strategist:

 

Tesla CEO Elon Musk, armed with 136,000 Twitter followers and a popular brand blog, fought back against a New York Times article by John Broder that offered first-hand account of the Tesla Model S stalling on the highway. Musk fought back on the Tesla blog, alleging that Broder falsified and sensationalized his account. Using data logs from Broder’s media testing, Musk presented compelling evidence to back up his claims. It’s hard to tell who’s right, but Tesla’s side of the story was celebrated and amplified throughout the Twitter and blogosphere.”


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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, February 24, 2013 11:07 AM

Good article that talks about how a company can use social media and their blog to control online message.

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5 Steps for Optimizing YouTube Videos

5 Steps for Optimizing YouTube Videos | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Not sure if your business should have a YouTube channel? Did you know that YouTube is the 2nd most popular and used search engine, with more searches than both Bing and Yahoo? So yes, your business...

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5 Top TED Talks about Social Media & Digital Media | Socially Sorted

5 Top TED Talks about Social Media & Digital Media | Socially Sorted | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
Some of the best minds come together to discuss the new world of the Social Web - Social Media and Digital Media Talks that get have you thinking!

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Things are Starting to Get Pinteresting

Things are Starting to Get Pinteresting | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it
What is Pinterest and How to Use it Pinterest has become the third largest , as well as one of the fastest growing, social media websites. After launching in March 2010, Pinterest was slow to gain ...

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10 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Business

10 Creative Ways to Use Instagram for Business | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

Instagram: Here's everything you need to know about sharing photos on this mobile app to give your business extra visibility and engagement.


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How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media

How to Consistently Out-Curate Your Competitors | Outspoken Media | Communications Strategy | Scoop.it

Excerpted from this interesting article on Outspoken Media:

"The facts are:

***Content curation is a needed skill that will only grow in importance as more big brands and publishers flood the Internet with all kinds of content.
***Curation can be a fun, rewarding and highly effective part of your online marketing mix.
***Curating content requires skill, tenacity and, above all, an unflinching focus on the needs of your audience.

 

The biggest temptation all search marketers face is to sell our souls to the Borg and AUTOMATE EVERYTHING.

 

An effective curation strategy requires a healthy variety of sources. If you expect any one tool to do all of the work for you, you’re going to miss a lot of remarkable content.

 

So, use a fancy tool as one of your filters, if you wish. But don’t fool yourself into believing you can just put it on autopilot and watch it magically send you everything you need to succeed.

 

If your goal is to curate content that provides true value for your audience, you’ve got to out-hustle all of the namby-pamby posers in your niche who claim to be curating, however half-heartedly.

 

Here is a collection of solid strategies and tasty tactics that will help you consistently out-curate your competitors.

1) Create Twitter lists of experts and thought leaders in your niche.

2) Save Twitter searches for relevant keywords.
3) Build customized MyAllTop pages to keep up on industry blogs.
4) Set up Google Alerts for targeted keywords.
5) Subscribe to blogs by RSS and view them in Google Reader.
6) Create topical lists on Facebook.
7) Perform keyword searches in Trackur.
8) Explore Regator’s curated blog directory.
9) Hunt down content by category on StumbleUpon.
10) Find applicable articles and experts with Topsy.
11) Join relevant LinkedIn groups.
12) Search Scribd’s documents database.
13) Dig into the bookmarked items on Delicious.
14) Keep an eye on curated niche sites that serve your audience, like Inbound.org.
15) Scour the Web with Snip.it and Scoop.it.
16) Drop your keywords into Bottlenose.
17) Scan the curated lists on List.ly.
18) Sign up for a personalized email digest from YourVersion.
19) Say hello to your little friend: Social Buzz.
20) Swing by Ice Rocket and ROCKZi once in awhile.
21) Ignore Google+ at your own risk. I dare you. #smooches.

 

Constantly Refine and Refocus Your Curation Strategy:

I like to cram tons of different sources into my content funnel at the beginning of each new curation project. Then, once I’m convinced I’ve cast my net wide enough, I begin the crucial process of whittling down those sources into a much more manageable list.

 

Be the Pickiest, Little Curator Allowed by Law:

If you’re going to out-curate your competition, every piece of content you serve to your audience has to be exactly the right piece of content.

Set high standards and strive to exceed them...."

 

 

Read full, long and interesting article here: 

http://outspokenmedia.com/online-marketing/how-to-consistently-out-curate-your-competitors/


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, October 2, 2012 7:08 AM
Great note Giuseppe. I moved it to Curation Revolution this morning. Marty
Giuseppe Mauriello's comment, October 2, 2012 7:22 AM
@Marty...I have seen your rescoop few minutes ago. Thanks for appreciation my curated article.
massimo facchinetti's comment, October 5, 2012 7:48 PM
I am far from being namby-pamby