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Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of

Top 10 Uses For Dropbox You May Not Have Thought Of | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

"For many advanced computer users, Dropbox is the premiere cloud-based storage and sharing document service. It has replaced the Documents folder on my Mac, and is the primary way I sync files between my devices. Similar and equally useful free services include Google Drive and Box.com.

 

We’ve already covered some awesome uses for Dropbox, including How to Run Multiple Dropbox Accounts Simultaneously [Mac], how to send send files to your Dropbox without using Dropbox, how to upload files faster and easier with Dropbox, and even how to host a WordPress blog on your Dropbox account. The following are a handful of other ideas for new and maybe more experienced users of Dropbox..."


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Tom Perran's curator insight, April 27, 2013 8:26 AM

Looks promising!

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Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.


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Kathy Lenard's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:22 AM

This is probably my source of communication.  I'm glad it's not dead.  There are some benefits.

Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 9, 2013 3:57 PM
Thank you, Susan Daniels, for your insight. It was interesting.
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Thank you for your comments Susan, Paul and Minna. I will visit your website Susan Daniels.
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16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

16 Ways Educators Can Use Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
Teachers are known for their organizational skills, so chances are they'll love Pinterest's intuitive and logical design. The social network's user experience has helped it earn...
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7m 'have never used internet'

7m 'have never used internet' | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
7m adults in the UK have never used the internet, according to new figures from the ONS
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20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers

20 ways to keep your internet identity safe from hackers | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
Cybercrime costs Britain £27bn a year, and it could cost you dear too if you don't take basic precautions. James Silver asked experts for their top tips

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 2013 7:58 AM

 

The weakest link in a security chain is and still will be the human!!! A security by 100% doesn't exist!!!

 

===> Read the article, a MUST!!! <===> ALSO for MAC & Linux users!!! <===

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/social-engineering-fundamentals-part-i-hacker-tactics?API1=100&API2=3640290

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:02 AM

 

The weakest link in a security chain is and still will be the human!!! A security by 100% doesn't exist!!!

 

===> Read the article, a MUST!!! <===> ALSO for MAC & Linux users!!! <===

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/social-engineering-fundamentals-part-i-hacker-tactics?API1=100&API2=3640290

 

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 2013 8:03 AM

 

The weakest link in a security chain is and still will be the human!!! A security by 100% doesn't exist!!!

 

===> Read the article, a MUST!!! <===> ALSO for MAC & Linux users!!! <===

 

Learn more:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/05/naivety-in-the-digital-age/

 

http://www.symantec.com/connect/articles/social-engineering-fundamentals-part-i-hacker-tactics?API1=100&API2=3640290

 

 

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Survey Reveals Which Demographics Use What Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Survey Reveals Which Demographics Use What Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

A massive survey of internet users reveals trends in social media usage across numerous platforms, ages, races, genders, population density and which social media sites do they frequently visit. 

 

The Pew Research Center has released the results of a comprehensive social media survey, conducted over several years to evaluate which demographics were using social media, and on which platforms. Which social networking sites emerged on top?

 

Of the online adults surveyed at the end of 2012:

67% use Facebook

20% use LinkedIn

16% use Twitter

15% use Pinterest

13% use Instagram

6% use Tumblr

 

A decent amount of Americans appear to be using social media, but which demographics use social media in greater numbers?

 

It appears that women use social media 9% more than men do, at a whopping rate of 71%. Other frontrunners with the highest social network activity in their demographic include city dwellers(70%), Hispanics (72%) and adults with a household income below $30,000 annually (72%).

 

The most pervasive and consistent divider amongst social media users remains, unsurprisingly, their age. 83% of the young adult demographic (18-29 year olds) use social media, which is well over double the activity of online adults over 65 years old (32%).


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 17, 2013 4:35 PM

Always good to see the current demographics in social.  Facebook continues to be the king, with women, city dwellers, Hispanics and below $30K on the list, via Pew Research.    Hmmm....   ~  D

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 19, 2013 11:09 AM

An important corollary question is what do we use social media for?

Jenn Alevy's curator insight, May 20, 2013 4:57 AM

Interesting but not surprising. I think the older the Gen X-, Gen Y, Millenials and Digital Natives grow, the higher the stats for all ages.

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How to create an effective content curation plan

How to create an effective content curation plan | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

"once you start gathering content to share, you begin to realize it’s a bit more complicated than you thought. It takes a bit of focus and creativity to find good content and then organise it."


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Neil Ferree's curator insight, March 2, 2013 4:20 PM

A good Read on what you need to know before you launch your 2013 Content Marketing strategy. You can see the Top 5 CM Planning Guides by Click Here or just Google DiY Conent Marketing

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, March 5, 2013 7:50 PM

Backing Into Great Content Curation Greatness
Since the goal of every Internet marketing team should be creating a sustainable system of content marketing with an ever increasing return let's agree on a few important curation ideas: 

* Curation creates more reach faster than creation.

* Creation is still important, > than 20% is risky. 
* Curation is never random, strongest clearly themed.

* Scale means you do more with less, so scale = ROI.

* Real time is where the HEAT of content curation lives.

* The more you curate the better at it you become.

 

The second bullet is ironic. Even gurus I LOVE tire me out when they don't pick up other people's threads or react to mine. "Tire me out" is another way of saying I leave and reduce advocacy. 

This means EVEN if you have resources needed to create 90% and only curate 10% I would NEVER suggest that as a winning strategy. Create more than 20% and you risk "talking to yourself about yourself". I've come to the conclusion that the optimal ratio is 90% curation to 10% creation, but Argyle Social did a somewhat related study that came down 50% creation (promotion of your own stuff) and 50% curation. 

I think promotion is different than either curation or creation, so let's put that study aside for the moment.  

1. Define Your Curation THEME
Note that I use the singular "theme". Any beginning content plan should focus on ONE meme; one idea set, and devote all energy to that single theme. Don't go too broad either. Not Internet Marketing, but Internet Marketing / Email Marketing (if you are @Bronto) or Internet Marketing / New Ecom (if you are @Atlanticbt my employer). 

2. Research Your Theme's Ecosystem - Picking Gurus 
Who are the gurus of your theme? How social are these gurus? Do they respond when use @GURU? Pick a mix bag of 5 gurus to follow with 3 in the "approachable" camp and 2 in the uber-guru camp (pick the two with either the biggest following or that are most aligned to your thinking or both). 

 

3. Create A Content Map For Your Theme

Use the 10% creation and 90% curation rule to guide what kind of content you create and put where. Creation is best on OWNED properties. Curation moves easily between OWNED and SHARED (social nets). Don't only do ONE or the other tactic exclusively on one platform. Mix it up. Create short blog posts that are hybrid curation. Create themed Tweets that are almost like a blog post in 20 tweets. Others would tell you to use a blog to do X and a tweet to do Y. I disagree, surprise and serendipity keeps your content marketing alive. 

4. Create A Schedule, Stick To It
Leave 20% of your plan for "response", but do create s publishable schedule of daily, weekly or monthly features. Schedules = TRUST and you can never have enough trust. If you miss a scheduled date explain why and, "Dog ate my homework," is not a good excuse. 

5. Schedule Reviews & Summary Presentations
Watch 5 Key Performance indicators every single day of the MACRO (traffic) and MICRO (forms completed by Google visitors on keyword X) variety. Schedule a quarterly review with senior management since that too creates trust and makes you SMARTER due to the preparation and questions you will need to answer. 

6. Practice, Practice and Practice More
How do you get to Carnegie Hall? Practice, Practice, Practice. The old cliché is true. Yes it will take getting used to the idea your "practice" is seen by OTHERS, but get used to it. I use Scoop.it as my practice field. I allow for a higher degree of errors (WHEN is Scoop.it going to add spell check for God's sake :) and stumbles because Scoop.it is about FEEDBACK and SPEED in our ecosystem. 

When something looks PRIME TIME on Scoop.it I tighten down the bolts (i.e. hire my great editor) and increase the investment. I move a longer and more keyword dense take to our owned properties such as our blog or website.


Our process doesn't have to be yours since there are infinite variations on the curation theme. The important idea is to curate a LOT of content daily, define a platform that is your "practice field" and always increase the speed of curation while reducing errors and increasing shares (what you are curating for).  


BTW, learned these tips from GREAT curators such as @RobinGood and @maxOz and others I listed on Google Plus: 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/102639884404823294558/posts/MzpAzkLAFfx 


Link is to an excellent Guillaume post linked to another great curation post. 

Maddog Social Media's comment, March 6, 2013 12:34 PM
Martin, thank you so much!
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Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community?

Can Wordpress move from siloed blogs to be more of a media or a community? | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

WordPress is going to curate more content and may focus on longform writing and even native advertising, CEO Matt Mullenweg said in a panel at SXSW Saturday.


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Janet Fouts's curator insight, March 19, 2013 1:26 AM

Interesting. Wordpress for curation? Makes sense to me!

Laura Brown's comment, March 19, 2013 9:54 PM
For the sake or your own credibility, please learn to spell WordPress. Look it up online.
Guillaume Decugis's comment, March 20, 2013 4:22 PM
@Janet: it's actually more about WordPress curating blogs then doing specific things to help curators.
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How to Get Eyeballs on Your Business with a Blog [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today

How to Get Eyeballs on Your Business with a Blog [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Media Today | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
According to Hubspot.com, companies who create, optimize and promote their blogs get 55% more traffic and 70% more leads than those who don’t.

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Steven Mallach's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:36 AM

All true, but SEO as it was practiced 10 years ago (even three years ago) is dead. Deader than a Armadillo at a Texas Monstor Truck convention.

 

Try packing in those keywords like it was 2003.

 

This is the post Panda / Penguin world baby, and it's time to wake up and taste the creative content.

 

What do you think good copywriting should look like in this new environment?

 

What do you look for when you read a piece of copy on the web?

 

Humour? Expert opinion? Actionable advice? Do you share infographics more than anything else? Video + copy?

 

Let us know.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, May 9, 2013 9:54 AM

Optimize and promote >  as it says, with great content, it depends on what you do with that content that matters.  Just ask internet marketing king Brendon Burchard, or look at his free videos (you make get hooked.)  SEO is not dead, however.  Would you agree?  ~  Deb

Intriguing Networks's curator insight, July 1, 2013 6:51 AM

If you read the headline stats thes rest is worthy of your consideration.

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Google Glass not for children, may cause 'eye strain,' reads warning

Google Glass not for children, may cause 'eye strain,' reads warning | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
On a help page for its futuristic Glass headgear, Google is warning potential users that it may cause eye strain or a headache, and recommen...
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How Students Benefit From Using Social Media

How Students Benefit From Using Social Media | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
A look at four different ways that students benefit from using social media in their everyday lives, despite concerns about the overuse of social media by today's youth.

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How interactive technology is transforming storytelling

How interactive technology is transforming storytelling | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
New digital tools are making fiction more immersive and improving audience engagement, writes Naomi Alderman
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3 Manly Pinterest Alternatives for Your Beard and Bacon Needs

3 Manly Pinterest Alternatives for Your Beard and Bacon Needs | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
Are the images in your Pinterest feed not quite manly enough for you? If you think the virtual pinboard site is a little too feminine, you’re not alone. In a recent Pew study of...
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How do cyber criminals get your data? What do they do with it?

How do cyber criminals get your data? What do they do with it? | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

By now, most everyone has heard the story: on April 23rd, the AP’s twitter account was “hacked.” The tweet, which was a fairly obviously fake, still managed to send Wall Street into a panic. The Dow Jones Industrial Average dropped 145 points in 2 minutes.

 

So why is this important? It highlights the reality of the threat landscape.

 

The point of the story is that mobile security isn’t just about protecting you from viruses. Threats don’t only come in the form of malicious applications that one inadvertently “sideloads” onto his or her device. Mobile security is also about making sure your data is protected.

 

It doesn’t matter whether the economic climate is good or bad, there is always a market for fraud. The marketplace for carding is growing and will continue to grow. And as the engineers behind these types of attacks get smarter and smarter, we can only expect to see them more and more often.

 

 

 

 

 


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asma jmari 's comment, May 15, 2013 7:44 AM
thank you Gust MEES I'll check it out
Sharla Shults's curator insight, May 16, 2013 5:01 PM

Hackers do not have a life! They exist ti mess with others lives!

asma jmari 's comment, May 20, 2013 6:34 AM
believe it or not they do and hacking is more like a hobby some do it for fun and some just dedicate themselves to it and make it a job
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Manners-Matter [Infographic]

Manners-Matter [Infographic] | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

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The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters

The New Résumé: It's 140 Characters | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
Twitter is becoming the new job board, and it is also becoming the new résumé. Some recruiters are turning to the social network to post jobs, while job seekers are trying to summarize their CVs in 140 characters or six-second videos.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:08 PM

 

This is very important to the students who are on exams now and looking later to find a job, read this!!! BUT, don't forget ALSO to write a résumé (CV), see below...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?q=CV

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, May 12, 2013 12:11 PM

 

This is very important to the students who are on exams now and looking later to find a job, read this!!! BUT, don't forget ALSO to write a résumé (CV), see below...

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners?q=CV

 

Larry Davies's curator insight, June 2, 2013 4:40 PM

Not exactly true, but food for thought in the "Twitter genre".

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Media Creation; Unchained | Visual.ly

Media Creation; Unchained | Visual.ly | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
Mobile devices, with the help of social media, are taking over media creation.

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Tagmotion's curator insight, March 6, 2013 4:52 PM

Content discovery on mobile devices is a particular challenge. How do you use the limited real estate to best effect?

Tagmotion's Windows Explorer (or Mac Finder)-type interface is one way to present the maximum number of items in the minimum space.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wK06QJKbd3o&nbsp;

Sharon Naidoo's curator insight, March 14, 2013 11:07 AM

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LV Johnston's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:35 AM

Infographics are fast becoming the way to share details and analytics that move way beyond the standard pie charts used by many businesses in terms of "telling the story".

 

Here's another good example that highlights the importance of social media for content creators and how the smartphone platforms must be considered when creating content. It's not just a smartphone anymore, it's become the canvas!

 

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Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes

Why Email Is Still Alive [Infographic] - SocialTimes | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

This infographic shows how email marketing campaigns have benefitted from new technology and have also found a niche among media outlets and small business owners.


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Kathy Lenard's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:22 AM

This is probably my source of communication.  I'm glad it's not dead.  There are some benefits.

Minna Kilpeläinen's comment, June 9, 2013 3:57 PM
Thank you, Susan Daniels, for your insight. It was interesting.
Kathy Lenard's comment, June 9, 2013 4:55 PM
Thank you for your comments Susan, Paul and Minna. I will visit your website Susan Daniels.
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Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it?

Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it? | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it

The challenge [for social networks] is to create something of permanent value for the community, to offer more than a temporary spotlight.


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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:19 AM

Tanks. Show the importance of the strategy and the implementations in LinkedIn, Facebook ... I agree about the accurency of LinkedIn in this matter.

Laura Brown's comment, May 30, 2013 2:23 AM
I thought the users were the curators.
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50+ Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed

50+ Digital Media Resources You May Have Missed | Digital Culture Social Software | Scoop.it
It's been another busy week in the digital world. Catch up on the latest digital media resources with our weekly features roundup.
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