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Can a new wave of apps kill the 5-star rating system?

Can a new wave of apps kill the 5-star rating system? | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
A new wave of apps aims to replace the increasingly crowded space of long-winded five-star user generated reviews (like those on Yelp and Amazon) with straightforward social recommendations.
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How apps, codes and the smartphone changed shopping

How apps, codes and the smartphone changed shopping | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Savvy shoppers save, plan and make wish lists — all in the palm of the handTop picks: Apps and websites for shoppersRetail: Analysts say holiday sales will rise...
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Who Owns An iPad? Video Gaming Men With Pets

Who Owns An iPad? Video Gaming Men With Pets | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Or is it just about everyone? ;-) The info graphic also has one interesting data point on the high usage of the iPad that occurs in front of a TV. Something that had already been measured before but which reinforces the conclusion. Definitely a lightweight entertainment device.
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Useful Social Media | Social Hospitality - Evolution of Social Commerce | Social Infographic

Useful Social Media | Social Hospitality - Evolution of Social Commerce | Social Infographic | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Social Commerce is one of the hottest social trends in 2011 and the folks at Useful Social Media have put together an infographic social commerce timeline.
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It is always better to give than receive. Balancing customer acquisition AND retention efforts.

It is always better to give than receive. Balancing customer acquisition AND retention efforts. | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Let’s face it, especially during this time of year when the holidays are approaching, we can tend to think of all the new and shiny toys and gifts that await us, and overlooks things.
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Best of the Week #197 | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials

Best of the Week #197 | Abduzeedo | Graphic Design Inspiration and Photoshop Tutorials | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
It's time for our best news of this week. We have a lot of graphic and web design, a bit of architecture, ads, tech news, awesome reads and other crazy stuff!
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The Ultimate Guide for Mastering Long Tail Search

The Ultimate Guide for Mastering Long Tail Search | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Learn what long tail keywords are, why they're good to target, and how to get started with a long tail search strategy.

**** Long tail SEO is the only way to go now with so much noise in the space.
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Social Media Marketing - The Most Valuable ROI | Atlantic BT

Social Media Marketing - The Most Valuable ROI | Atlantic BT | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Hunting social media marketing ROI can make it easy to ignore the most important point - you company, brand and product must have a social media marketing strategy.

*** My article for Atlantic Business Technolgies (where I am Director Marketing) about Social Media Marketing's undeniable importance. Here is my favorite line:

 

Customers will forgive, guide and understand failure. Soon no existing or potential customer will forgive social absence.

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7 Tips For Facilitating User Generated Content for SEO

7 Tips For Facilitating User Generated Content for SEO | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
7 User Generated Content tips for SEO.
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Federated Wikis: How Drag-and-Drop Between Federated Wikis Creates a New Model for Publishing and Sharing

Federated Wikis: How Drag-and-Drop Between Federated Wikis Creates a New Model for Publishing and Sharing | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

This new "federated" wiki model innovates three ways.

a) It shares through federation,

b) it composes by refactoring and

c) it wraps data with visualization.


The "story" is a collection of paragraphs and paragraph like items. The "journal" collects story edits. Should you take my page and edit it as yours, I can see what you've done and may decide to take your edits as my own.


(Thanks to Howard Rheingold for pointing me to this new resource. Check his outstanding newsradar at: http://www.scoop.it/t/infotention)


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The Authority Building Machine | Infographic | Vertical Measures

The Authority Building Machine | Infographic | Vertical Measures | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
This Internet marketing infographic guides you through the key tactics that can be used to build authority for your website.

These tactics fall into three major categories; link building, social media marketing and content marketing.


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maxOz's comment, November 17, 2011 12:05 AM
Thanks Cyndee & Johnny for your support
Cheers
Michele
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Why Disruptive Innovation Never Looks Like Disruptive Innovation

Why Disruptive Innovation Never Looks Like Disruptive Innovation | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
. The king of the proverbial mountain either is too focused on their business or too dismissive of newcomers that are too small to compete, too weird for mainstream adoption or too non-related to their core business. It's why most can't recognize disruption until disruption has already occurred.

Agree and would add if you hear terms such as, "What is the ROI, I'm going to play devil's advocate or Twitter (and therefore social media marketing) is stupid," you are already in trouble, lots of trouble :).
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What is Content Strategy? | Bridgeline Digital

What is Content Strategy? | Bridgeline Digital | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Content strategy is more important than a lot of people think, find out what content strategy is & why it's important for your business.
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The Shocking Success and Promising Future of Crowdsourced Science - Forbes

The Shocking Success and Promising Future of Crowdsourced Science - Forbes | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Boston Globe science writer Gareth Cook provides an excellent historic overview of citizen science, and points out that this exploding trend, which we've been covering closely in this blog, is an innovative answer to the data-overload problem faced...
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Internet Summit Summary | Atlantic BT

Internet Summit Summary | Atlantic BT | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Internet Summit Summary of notes, pictures, links and other cool stuff from Atlantic BT.

******* Trying something new - crowdsourcing an event after it happened. Idea came to us working on ROI justification for the Raleigh Internet Summit from last week. If you attended share notes via Twitter to @atlanticbt. If you didn't attend send cool stuff the conference should have covered and we will mash it all up and see what we have. Link is to the summary (hoping it grows over Thanksgiving week). Thanks. Marty
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Why Becoming a Social Business is a Must for Brands | @waithash @B2Community

Why Becoming a Social Business is a Must for Brands | @waithash @B2Community | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
In a competitive business environment where many companies world-wide are facing dwindling profit margins due to the global economic melt-down, any world-class...
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Infographic Posters Reduce Huge Philosophical Ideas To Shapes And Colors | Co. Design

Infographic Posters Reduce Huge Philosophical Ideas To Shapes And Colors | Co. Design | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Can infographics get any cooler / hotter?
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Why the mobile app economy will keep growing quickly

Why the mobile app economy will keep growing quickly | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
A new PwC survey shows more than half of the polled smartphone owners use their handsets for three activities each day: basic communication, accessing news, weather or sports and social network usage.
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CSS Awards - 10 Well Designed Ecommerce Websites | Inspired Magazine

CSS Awards - 10 Well Designed Ecommerce Websites | Inspired Magazine | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Not my top 10 ecommerce ites but not bad.
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Where Content and Ads Meet? A: Digital Convergence.

Where Content and Ads Meet? A: Digital Convergence. | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
Fresh from conversations on brand evangelism from the Word of Mouth Marketing Summit, I thought I'd make this issue of business and technology trends about advertising and content online.
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My Grand Experiment: Turning Off AdWords

My Grand Experiment: Turning Off AdWords | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
I decided to try an experiment: What would happen if we turned off Google AdWords? Would search-engine optimization keep the phones ringing?

***** As an Internet marketer I would never suggest turning off PPC. The web is an ecosystem balanced between paid and unpaid, profitable and money losing, exciting and boring and quick and dead. After 15 years the only thing I know for sure is don't mess with the hidden connections of the most dynamic environment ever created as you do so, as this excellent article points out so well, at your businesses peril. Martin
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Creating Great Content for Your Online Community

Creating Great Content for Your Online Community | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
For online communities to thrive, there has to be good content in order to drive participation and discussion.
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Level343's comment, November 19, 2011 8:48 AM
You're welcome Martin :)
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Webinars Made Easy: Buzzumi - Free Webvideo Chat Platform

Webinars Made Easy: Buzzumi - Free Webvideo Chat Platform | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Buzzumi is a new online service which allows you to easily create a webcast in which you can transmit your audio and video signal, while attendees can text chat back at you.

Once you signed up, starting a new webcast is as easy as clicking Start. Webcasts can be "private" or "public" and you can decide whether they are free or paid and how much is the charge to get in.


Finally you can personalize the "look" of your webcast by selecting an existing wallpaper image or uploading your own.

Free to use: http://buzzumi.com/ 


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Ten Sites That Made The Web More Social - @haydn1701 @Forbes

Ten Sites That Made The Web More Social - @haydn1701 @Forbes | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it

Which websites made the web the vibrant social space that it is today?

It would be easy to answer Facebook but just as we saw last week with top ten creative sites, it pays to think about the stellar initiatives that are no longer around, as well as those that are still front of mind.


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The 9 Types of Collaborators [Infographic]

The 9 Types of Collaborators [Infographic] | Curation Revolution | Scoop.it
One size does not fit all. User adoption is no exception.

If you approach your collaboration strategy with a one size mentality, your rollout is far more likely to fail.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, November 18, 2011 4:26 AM
Thanks to maxOz for this excellent infographic and added maxOz to Scoop.it I'm thankful for http://www.scoop.it/t/thank-you