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The Secret Online Life Of Teenagers [Infographic]

The Secret Online Life Of Teenagers [Infographic] | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Are you a teenager, and do you know you are practicing unsafe behavior online? A secret online life is not only bad for your computer but dangerous to you.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.bitrebels.com/social/secret-online-life-infographic/

 


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The Formula Behind Facebook Engagement [infographic]

The Formula Behind Facebook Engagement [infographic] | Current Updates | Scoop.it

A constant challenge for Internet marketers targeting Facebook has been gaining engagement. Generally brands and page admins have defined engagement as things such as likes, shares, and comments, but more importantly to gain reputation with Facebook’s algorithm.

This infographic created by SocialMouths and American Express OPEN illustrates ways to help make a Facebook page’s post a bit more popular through optimization of post elements such as short posts, the use of emoticons, the best times to post, and contest ideas...


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Do Educational Video Games Actually Work?

Do Educational Video Games Actually Work? | Current Updates | Scoop.it
As video games become increasingly popular tools in the classroom, it begs the question: Do educational video games actually work?

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cheyann keith's curator insight, February 21, 9:49 AM

from what i see they do 

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5 Free Tools for Creating Infographics

5 Free Tools for Creating Infographics | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Generally, people don’t have the time or energy to sit and plow through pages or screens of text; they want to be able to ingest information as quickly and easily as possible. With the recent rise of infographics (information graphics), what used to require an avalanche of stats or analyses to dissect, can now be interpreted and relayed into an easy-to-read, fun, and visually appealing schematic – and an excellent content marketing concept. Infographics, when designed well, can be applied to different online sites and social networks.

Summarized at the article are 5 free tools (with links) that allow you to start creating simple infographics or explore the potential of data visualization...


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Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:33 AM

The Tools Needed To Get You Started in Using Infographics

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We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI

We Need Social Producers: Catalysts for Conversations, Info & ROI | Current Updates | Scoop.it

This piece came to me from my fellow curator Jan Gordon. She is an EXCELLENT curator and if you follow her curation it will help your business a lot.

What I really like about this piece is its basic question -- are you sharing your biz stories for messaging or for engagement? These are two very different activities and will generate different results for your business.

Read Jan's excellent review below, read Brian Solis' article, and start shifting your storytelling so you can achieve better business results!


This wonderful piece was written by Brian Solis and as always, he captured the essence of what's needed to move your content to the next level, where your audience becomes an active participant. This is where relationships and communities are built, brand advocates, word of mouth and commerce follows if this is done right.

 

Here's what caught my attention:

 

Social Producers are the new storytellers

 

**To thrive in social, mobile and new media in general, we need much more than content producers, we need a new breed of designers that grasp the elements of online sharing and have mastered the ART of social media

 

**They know how to  trigger desirable (and social) actions, reactions and transactions

 

**A new genre of social producers are taking aim at developing content strategies that are not only consumable, they're shareable, actionable and act as catalysts or sparks for relevant conversations.

 

**These social producers are in fact masters of their domains and understand the culture and the laws of information commerce within each

 

The difference between Social Producers and traditional content creators is they begin with social outcomes

 

**they understand the relationship between cause and effect and they bake-in conversation starters related to an integrated and business-focused strategy

 

**Social producers think about the overall experience and the effect where a social object is at the center of the dialogue and interaction they envision....within each network

 

**The overall story and outcome defines the nature of the social object.

 

Takeaway

 

**Beyond shareability, the social producers also think about resonance. Conversations on social networks move quickly.


**What was trending an hour ago gives way to  the next social object that captures everyone's attention until that too is replaced by the next shiny object and so on.


**Resonance is a technique that allows a social object to enjoy a greater lifespan and continue to swim upstream while other content strategies wash away in real-time.


**As you think about your content strategy for social networks, do so from the perspective of a social producer.

 

**While the social effect is certainly a goal, the social effect is also the result of social design.

 

**In the end, people are going to talk, so give them something to talk about!

 

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

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/Qvxa6J]


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janlgordon's comment, September 25, 2012 8:10 AM
Marty, I loved your insights and comments, right on the money - this is indeed one of those articles that ignites that spark in me and I can see in you as well - taking static content and moving it to the next level. Thank you for your kind words and wisdom as well.
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 25, 2012 9:05 AM
Thanks Jan. I think your notes are more valuable than the article and this is NOT the first time that has been true :). Certainly the article by itself isn't as powerful as article + your note, so the very definition of the benefit of content curation - content becomes more valuable with each touch :). M
Josette Williams's comment, October 1, 2012 1:14 PM
Really happy you like this article Gust.
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6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [#Infographic]

6 Hot Trends in Educational Technology [#Infographic] | Current Updates | Scoop.it
Where does your school stand when it comes to adopting the latest classroom innovations?

 

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http://www.edtechmagazine.com/k12/article/2012/11/6-hot-trends-educational-technology-infographic

 


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easel.ly | create and share infographics -- visual storytelling

easel.ly | create and share infographics -- visual storytelling | Current Updates | Scoop.it

An easy way to create infographics and posters with ready-made visual themes - vhemes.

 

Wow -- I see several templates I'm going to use today for my work with clients. What fun! This platform looks easy to use and I hope it is. Talk about some great visual storytelling!

 

In the meantime, I hope you find some templates you can use. Enjoy playing!

 

Thanks to fellow curator Baiba Svenca for finding this and sharing!

 

This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it ;


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Alfredo Corell's comment, November 12, 2012 11:30 PM
Everybody could be relaxed... it's finally working back. Enjoy!!!
Nuava Solutions's curator insight, December 19, 2012 7:35 AM

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Cb Bowman's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:31 AM

The current wave in marketing and/ or knowledge sharing. 

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All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides

All You Need to Know About Infographics: Tips, Tutorials, Guides | Current Updates | Scoop.it

Let’s be honest, we don’t like to read big pieces of text. Text-heavy graphs are rather difficult for understanding, especially when dealing with numbers and statistics. That is why illustrations and flowcharts are often used for such kind of information.

An infographic, or a visual representation of study or data, like anything else, can be done right or wrong. How to create a successful infographic? A good idea and a good design.

 

Stop by the link for more on what defines an infographic, what contributes to its popularity, as well as the various types of infographics and references for tutorials and best practices.

 

Additional topics covered include:

The major parts of an infographic How to create an infographic Developing ideas & organizing data Research & sources Typography, graphics & color Facts & conclusions Designing & Editing
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HC's curator insight, April 30, 6:26 PM

Some good tips here...

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The Conversion Rate Optimization Report – 2012 Stats

The Conversion Rate Optimization Report – 2012 Stats | Current Updates | Scoop.it
For every $92 spent acquiring customers, only $1 is spent converting them. Clearly something is wrong with this picture!

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Krishnan Unni's curator insight, January 20, 2013 1:25 AM

I have always felt that most businesses focus on the eyecandy for their websites, not on ROI. When it comes to ROI, eyecandy has to give way to usability heuristics, information architecture, neuroscience and conversion optimization.

 

This report on conversion optimization reflects the need for focus on ROI and things that matter on your website.