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Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers – and Their Best Kept Secret - RightMix Technologies

Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power Influencers – and Their Best Kept Secret - RightMix Technologies | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Are you one of the Forbes Top 50 social media power influencers of 2013? If you’re not, you probably want to be! What is...
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Conan: How social media saved me - New York Post

New York Post Conan: How social media saved me New York Post Conan O'Brien said he was rescued by social media after his unceremonious firing from NBC's “Tonight Show.” He explained at a Cannes Lions session with Anderson Cooper, “The grass roots...
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Best line from Combs about Jay-z and Samsung “Anyone who is here from Apple, Samsung is on that ass.”
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The hidden costs of social media conversation

The hidden costs of social media conversation | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Social media promises a new era of customer conversation, or does it? This post examines the myths of social media marketing conversations.
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A daunting reminder of what social media can or is becoming. As brands flood the space with messages, true conversations are getting lost.
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5 Ways to Use Twitter Beyond the Basics

5 Ways to Use Twitter Beyond the Basics | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
There's so much more to Twitter than tweeting out your latest new promotions or sales. Here are five key ways to energize your Twitter strategy...
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Social Media Video 2013 | Socialnomics

Social Media Video 2013 | Socialnomics | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Social Media Video 2013: Version 4 of international keynote speaker and author Erik Qualman's popular Social Media Revolution video.
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Erik Qualman's infamous videos give a fun way to view social media stats. 

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Volkswagen marketing chief admits company lost its way in China - The Guardian

The Guardian Volkswagen marketing chief admits company lost its way in China The Guardian The admission was made by the German carmaker's chief marketing officer Alexi Orlov, who was speaking at the Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity...
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Social Influence: linkedIn is leading the way

Social Influence: linkedIn is leading the way | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
We have a long list of CEOs who are asking to get in. – Daniel Roth, LinkedIn executive editor, on its Influencers program.
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LinkedIn is leading the way in the content stakes. It's the go to place for good quality aspirational content. It's the benchmark.
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Samsung to Give Away 1 Million Copies of Jay-Z’s New Album

Samsung to Give Away 1 Million Copies of Jay-Z’s New Album | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Jay-Z’s new album “Magna Carta Holy Grail" is due out July 4--but as part of a new promotion, some one million Samsung Galaxy smartphone users will get it free of charge, 72 hours ahead of the release.
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Artists getting some much needed corporate sponsorship. Brands ultimately get more customers. Win win for everyone.

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Social Media Statistics Australia - May 2013

Social Media Statistics Australia - May 2013 | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Read our monthly report of Australian social media statistics highlighting the most popular social networking websites
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David Cowley again reports the usage of social media stats in Australia. This latest update shows the winners as FB, YT and a new obsession with blogging perhaps? Wordpress and Tumblr are growing in numbers. Hopefully we may see this in an infographic.

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5 Social Media Contests That Ended Horribly Wrong

5 Social Media Contests That Ended Horribly Wrong | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
5 Social Media Contests That Ended Horribly Wrong Business Insider This week, EE faced a social media backlash after an error in competition guidelines meant that people received TicketMaster vouchers instead of weekend passed to Glastonbury.
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malek's curator insight, June 16, 2013 6:41 PM

I can't help remembering this famous quote

"““The man who can smile when things go wrong has thought of someone else he can blame it on.”

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Google Pledges $5M To Fight Online Child Exploitation | TechCrunch

Google Pledges $5M To Fight Online Child Exploitation | TechCrunch | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
The Internet has plenty of dark corners, but one of the darkest is surely the growing number of sites that traffic in child pornography.
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Great initiative by Google. Lets hope they permanently block these sites for the safety of our children.
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Exclusive: How Google Will Use Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands

Exclusive: How Google Will Use Balloons to Deliver Internet to the Hinterlands | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
The tech giant is using a novel way to bring the Internet to regions too remote to wire...
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Google Will Use High-Flying Balloons to Deliver Internet to remote locations that can't get access.
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Controversial Lulu App Lets Women Rate Former Boyfriends

Controversial Lulu App Lets Women Rate Former Boyfriends | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
In what seems like a guy's worst nightmare, the Lulu app lets ladies post reviews and recommendations about the men they have dated.
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Considering Zuck started FB by rating women, is this really so different? Watch out guys, you're now on notice. The digital world is now rating your every move from date to the bed.
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Pillar One of Pintalysis: Create a Kick Ass Pinterest Strategy (2 of 2)

Pillar One of Pintalysis: Create a Kick Ass Pinterest Strategy (2 of 2) | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Find out how to execute a better Pinterest marketing campaign with Pintalysis. This first pillar is essential to a quality strategy.
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Great Pinterest infographic from Boticca.com
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Social Media Marketing in High-Growth vs Average-Growth Firms

Social Media Marketing in High-Growth vs Average-Growth Firms | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
High-growth firms are much more aggressive in how they use selected social media marketing tools than their average-growth counterparts, particularly Blogging, SEO, LinkedIn and Twitter.
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Companies achieving higher growth use online activities better. Social and digital marketing being a key factor.
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Facebook explodes PTAT, gives page owners more data -- and gives marketers clues about news feed visibility

Facebook explodes PTAT, gives page owners more data -- and gives marketers clues about news feed visibility | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Facebook page owners have long yearned for more insight than PTAT -- Facebook's people talking about this metric -- offers. Starting today, they're getting their wish.
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Love that we are getting more data.
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Content Marketing vs. SEO: The Truth Behind A Ridiculous Debate

Content Marketing vs. SEO: The Truth Behind A Ridiculous Debate | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
The "Content marketing vs. SEO" battle opportunists are eager to pit the two against each other. But true online marketing professionals will recognize that both content marketing and SEO are star ...
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Facebook experiences apparent outage

Facebook experiences apparent outage | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Users trying to visit the social network on the Web are greeted by the message that the page doesn't exist, but smartphone users report being able to access the mobile version. Read this article by Steven Musil on CNET News.
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Social media meltdown as noone can share their up-to-the-minute lives. And oh what will brands do? Major impact on engagement!

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Why the half-life of a Pinterest pin is thousands of times longer than a tweet or Facebook post

Why the half-life of a Pinterest pin is thousands of times longer than a tweet or Facebook post | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
"Sure, you get 70 percent of your clicks in the first two days," Pinquora CEO Shara Verma told me last week. "But there's a huge long tail. Clicks kept coming all the way for 30 days, and even beyond...
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A Tablet That Doubles as a Desktop, or Vice Versa

A Tablet That Doubles as a Desktop, or Vice Versa | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Lenovo’s new Horizon has a 27-inch touch screen and can be used upright or as a tabletop entertainment hub.
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The New Advertising Imperative: Converging Paid, Owned And Earned Media Strategies

The New Advertising Imperative: Converging Paid, Owned And Earned Media Strategies | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
The New Advertising Imperative: Converging Paid, Owned And Earned Media Strategies
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A good article outining the differences between paid, owned and earned media. It goes on to highlight that converged media is where brands and marketers will win online.

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Facebook Made Me Do It

Facebook Made Me Do It | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
We have become one another’s virtual enablers.
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As we immerse ourselves online, we are becoming obsessed with sharing our lives, coupled with the power of the like. Social Media Networks are fueling this instant gratification propelling our risks, for good or bad.

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5 Tools For Creating Your Own Infographics

5 Tools For Creating Your Own Infographics | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
With these services, you don’t have to be a designer to create a high-quality, effective infographic.
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Every marketer needs infographics as part of their online strategy.
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The algebra of iTunes - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech

The algebra of iTunes - Apple 2.0 -Fortune Tech | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
As the number of accounts grows exponentially, revenue per account is falling. Why? FORTUNE -- In a post titled "What's an iTunes user worth?
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7 Content Writing Secrets Every Blogger Should Know

7 Content Writing Secrets Every Blogger Should Know | Digital and Social | Scoop.it
Ever have this happen?You’re sitting at your desk, you’ve just spent the last 3 hours sculpting the perfect post, you finish, hit publish, and think to yourself…“This is a winner.”Then, you sit back and wait for your readers response.Several hours later you return to your post anticipating favorable likes, re-tweets, and shares.“WHAT!”“No re-tweets, likes, or shares!”...Good content writing is similar to baking a cake. The ingredients you put in, or leave out, will determine whether or not your post rises or falls.Are you missing any of the following content writing secrets?...
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Some useful tips to writing a good blog post.
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