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How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See

How One Guy in Oregon Made the Best U.S. Map You’ll Ever See | Digest | Scoop.it
American mapmaking’s most prestigious honor is the “Best of Show” award at the annual competition of the Cartography and Geographic Information Society.
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The best map ever ... Hand crafted.
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“Pretty Little Liars” Star Troian Bellisario Reacts To Photoshopped GQ Photo

“Pretty Little Liars” Star Troian Bellisario Reacts To Photoshopped GQ Photo | Digest | Scoop.it
“Pretty Little Liars” star recently challenged the way we look at “perfected” photos in magazines. Specifically pointing out when Photoshop becomes more dominant than being s…
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This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED

This Illustrator Makes $100K Selling Virtual Paintbrushes | Design | WIRED | Digest | Scoop.it
Illustrator Kyle Webster’s client list includes The New Yorker, The Wall Street Journal, and The Atlantic, but last year more than half his income came through the sale of virtual paintbrushes.
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Why LinkedIn Will Suck Up All Your Marketing Dollars—and Why You’ll Like It - Kapost Content Marketeer

Why LinkedIn Will Suck Up All Your Marketing Dollars—and Why You’ll Like It - Kapost Content Marketeer | Digest | Scoop.it
For a time, marketers didn’t know how to spend their advertising budgets. Newspapers were graves, readers glazed over Internet sidebar ads, and business ow
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I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In

I sure do Love Sunshine – And the Light I’m In | Digest | Scoop.it
All of the events I've shot lately have been under man-made lights. Gymnastics in a gym and the Wisconsin Water Ski Convention and Expo in a convention center. I do love natural light most...
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Future of SEO in a Social Content World

SEO is beyond keywords and links. Here are future trends for the role of SEO that focuses on a customer centric, integrated marketing approach. By Lee Odden.


Via Guillaume Decugis, Neil Ferree
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Ajish Kumar's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:45 AM

Good one.  Future belongs to optimization of contents for users.

Mohammed ALAMI's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:17 AM

Even Content for marketing should be SEOed

Neil Ferree's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:16 AM

Links & Words Matter (but) Social Shares is the New SEO

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Politicians get office decor down to a fine art | brisbanetimes.com.au

Politicians get office decor down to a fine art | brisbanetimes.com.au | Digest | Scoop.it
Australian MP's offered valuable art from government
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Sweet! World's largest gingerbread house raises money for hospital - TODAY.com

Sweet! World's largest gingerbread house raises money for hospital - TODAY.com | Digest | Scoop.it
The world’s largest gingerbread house is turning tons of sweetness into thousands of dollars in charitable goodness in Texas. Proving the... (Ever dream of having your own life size gingerbread house?
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A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Wonderful Visual Outlining The 7 Steps of Good Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Digest | Scoop.it

Today's post is one example of this collaborative co-construction of the content of this blog. I was sent this wonderful graphic from one of my readers and I found it very relevant to what we have been talking about in the digital storytelling section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. The infographic below has been designed by CMA and features the 7 steps to the perfect story.


Via Jeff Domansky
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Great visuals for telling your story.

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LaraBadioli's curator insight, December 2, 2013 7:59 AM

Know your hero inside and your monster outside: tell everything with the rulde 2+2. 

Nick Hester's curator insight, December 2, 2013 12:08 PM

Story telling is an extreemly effective marketing technique, its also more interesting for the recipient.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 5, 2013 3:40 PM

Great one.

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The 10 Smartest Cities In North America

The 10 Smartest Cities In North America | Digest | Scoop.it
Which cities are doing the most to become the sustainable connected innovative city of the future
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An Infidelity Scandal Just Shuttered a Major 'Biblical Patriarchy' Organization

An Infidelity Scandal Just Shuttered a Major 'Biblical Patriarchy' Organization | Digest | Scoop.it
A major conservative Christian organization shuttered its doors on Monday after its president, Doug Phillips, resigned from his position in the wake of an extramarital affair.
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Meditation is Changing the Future of Football

Meditation is Changing the Future of Football | Digest | Scoop.it
Football and yoga, they go together just like beer and pretzels, right? Ask the Seattle Seahawks and they’ll tell you how their meditation and yoga practic
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Tom Cable "I was attacking men's self confidence"
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Case Study: How to Write Content for Construction Companies | ContentRunner Blog

Case Study: How to Write Content for Construction Companies | ContentRunner Blog | Digest | Scoop.it
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How to write content for Construction Companies..Great Read!!

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40 Examples of Using Circles in Web Design

40 Examples of Using Circles in Web Design | Digest | Scoop.it
In this gallery article we showcase 40 effective examples of circles in web design.
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A Star in a Bottle - The New Yorker

A Star in a Bottle - The New Yorker | Digest | Scoop.it
Years from now—maybe in a decade, maybe sooner—if all goes according to plan, the most complex machine ever built will be switched on in an Alpine forest in the South of France.
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The 10 Best Social Media SlideShare Presentations of 2014

The 10 Best Social Media SlideShare Presentations of 2014 | Digest | Scoop.it
We've collected 10 of the best slideshare presentations of 2014 that cover the world of social media - Twitter, Facebook, strategies, and metrics.
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10 good slide shares for social media

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Video is Content, Too! [Video]

Video is Content, Too! [Video] | Digest | Scoop.it
The written word is a powerful tool when it comes to storytelling, but it doesn’t have to be the only tool. When producing content for your marketing strategy, don’t forget to think outside the b…
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Owners Spend $1.9 Million to Remodel in Typical Zip Code

Owners Spend $1.9 Million to Remodel in Typical Zip Code | Digest | Scoop.it
Home owners in the typical zip code area spent a total of $1.9 million to improve their homes in 2013, according to new zip-level estimates developed by the National Association of Home Builders (N...
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Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It?

Emotional Intelligence Predicts Job Success: Do You Have It? | Digest | Scoop.it
The best salespeople and leaders have a high EQ. Daniel Goleman the man who coined of the term pulls apart the aspects of emotional intelligence.
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We just hired a new saleman/estimator at Shearer.. I think Emotional Intelligence is a good predictor of success..what do you think?

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Imgur: The Biggest Little Site in the World

Imgur: The Biggest Little Site in the World | Digest | Scoop.it
What does Imgur, one of the most highly-trafficked sites on the web, want to be when it grows up? Television.
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If you don't know about IMGUR , now you do.
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U.S. Military Lingo: The (Almost) Definitive Guide

U.S. Military Lingo: The (Almost) Definitive Guide | Digest | Scoop.it
What's a fobbit? How about rumint? And then there's a self-licking ice cream cone.
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US military Lingo - from NPR
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Emily Carr Painting Sells for Record $3.39 Mln

Emily Carr Painting Sells for Record $3.39 Mln | Digest | Scoop.it
A large painting by the late Canadian artist Emily Carr has sold at auction for Can$3.39 million, breaking several records, Heffel Fine Art Auction House announced Friday.The sale of "The Crazy Stair" by Carr, one of Canada's first modernist...
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Painting sells for record $142 million

Painting sells for record $142 million | Digest | Scoop.it
Francis Bacon's painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for a record $142,405,000 at Christie's Auction House in New York.
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New Record 142 million for painting.
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Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won

Apple maps: how Google lost when everyone thought it had won | Digest | Scoop.it
ComScore research shows that while Apple suffered a PR disaster over maps, Google lost 23m iPhone users in the US. By Charles Arthur
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Seeing Beyond Black and White

Seeing Beyond Black and White | Digest | Scoop.it
How the art world came to terms with color photography.
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Brief history of the rise and acceptance of color photography.
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