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10 Web Design Galleries You May Not Know About

10 Web Design Galleries You May Not Know About | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

There’s a great abundance of web design galleries, and you probably already know about the popular ones. But in this roundup I’d like to share 10 web design galleriesthat I recently discovered.


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, February 20, 2015 8:30 AM

 

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Gary Campbell's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:24 AM

I must say when you find a aesthetically pleasing website, it makes you just want to stay there, at least for a few minutes regardless of the content of the site. It is like a new place of refuge for the Internet traveler.

Lori Wilk's curator insight, February 20, 2015 3:09 PM

Thanks for this great resource list of #design galleries. 

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1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad

1,400 Free Ebooks and Movies For Your Kindle or iPad | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it
If you got a new ereader or tablet for Christmas--or if you have an old one that needs an infusion--Amazon and Apple would be happy to sell you ebooks and movies to fill it. Or you could just load up on these free goodies instead.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 3, 2015 10:38 AM

Your free weekend reading and viewing is set for the year with this incredible list of 1400 free ebooks movies and other resources.

Susie Gomez's curator insight, January 4, 2015 4:30 PM

Just in time...

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19 Visual Social Media Secrets from the Pros [SlideShare]

19 Visual Social Media Secrets from the Pros [SlideShare] | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

Is your brand telling visual stories?  Are you empowering your fans to create and share visual content for you?


Brands who create and curate visual content are seeing wider reach, more shares and traffic to their real or virtual doorstep.


We asked 19 Visual Social Media Experts to give us their Top Visual Content Secrets - here is what they shared with us (featuring a cool SlideShare)....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 2014 2:55 AM

This is recommended reading for bloggers, marketers, PR and content marketing pros.  10/10

Hsin-Ju Tsai's curator insight, August 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Visual social media is getting popular these days. Many blogger love to share a short video to tell story. The main point for visual social media is to make sure video is suitable for platform and followers are able to share it. @Ashleigh Ali

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, August 16, 2014 8:05 PM

A must-read and excellent resource. Highly recommended 10/10.

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Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep

Do These 3 Things Before Bed To Hack Your Creativity While You Sleep | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it
What you do right before sleep could mean a breakthrough in the morning.


Imagine hacking into your own brain while you sleep, finding unrelated details or ideas that were never connected and mashing them up to get a solution to whatever problem has been wracking your brain. It can and has been done.


What you do before bed can play a role in how primed your brain is for this kind of creativity. Research has repeatedly found that sleep improves people's ability to come up with creative solutions to problems. Psychologists from UC San Diego found that REM sleep improves the creative process more than any other state--asleep or awake. And often the solutions to problems come to us when we are sleeping because of a phenomenon cognitive scientists call "pattern recognition."...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 12, 2014 11:45 PM

No excuses. Get creative! Use a book, a question and lucid dreaming.

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The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company

The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky | McKinsey & Company | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms.  


The disruptive power of collaboration: An interview with Clay Shirky


How we collaborate has profound implications for how we live and work. The author and New York University professor explains how social media has upended traditional norms.


Sharing changes everything. CUpending supply and demand. Creating success from failure.


From the invention of the printing press to the telephone, the radio, and the Internet, the ways people collaborate change frequently, and the effects of those changes often reverberate through generations. In this video interview, Clay Shirky, author, New York University professor, and leading thinker on the impact of social media, explains the disruptive impact of technology on how people live and work—and on the economics of what we make and consume. This interview was conducted by McKinsey Global Institute partner Michael Chui, and an edited transcript of Shirky’s remarks follows....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:04 AM

Collaboration, scarcity, and disruption. This is a must-read for social media innovators.

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In an age of increased scarcity, we need more energetic ways of working to achieve results. When you add in the changing requirements of businesses, technology and society and the evolving consumer, it's easy to see that collaboration is not just the preferable way forward, but the only way to achieve. 

 

This interview looks at ways in which collaborative technologies and working practices can enable teams and organisations to succeed and adapt more effectively, faster and with less cost and time.

 

The question is whether you can embed these practices into your organisation well enough to make the changes you need to see. 

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New Markets Need New Tools

New Markets Need New Tools | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

There is a trap with tools.  They work very well in a particular setting, but when the environment changes, if you keep trying to use the same tool in the same way, you can go out of business.  


Here is how Seth Godin describes it:

"One study found that when confronted with a patient with back pain, surgeons prescribed surgery, physical therapists thought that therapy was indicated and yes, acupuncturists were sure needles were the answer. Across the entire universe of patients, the single largest indicator of treatment wasn’t symptoms or patient background, it was the background of the doctor.

When the market changes, you may be seeing all the new opportunities and problems the wrong way because of the solutions you’re used to. The reason so many organizations have trouble using social media is that they are using precisely the wrong hammer. And odds are, they will continue to do so until their organization fails. PR firms try to use the new tools to send press releases, because, you guessed it, that’s their hammer."


The best way to find the right tool for the job is to learn to be good at switching hammers....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 17, 2014 9:52 AM

A very thoughtful post by Tim Kastelle on how to avoid the tool  trap. Recommended reading. 9/10

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You know social media owns you when... | The PR Coach

You know social media owns you when... | The PR Coach | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

The pace of social media is relentless. It tempts you hourly to enter the Twitter Twilight Zone. The Facebook Folie Bergere beckons. Pinterest pulls you into its vortex while everywhere by the grace of Google go all of us.


And blogging? Don’t get me started. My microblogging and blog posting owned me.


That’s why I decided to take a blog “holiday” this past November and December.


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 7, 2014 8:36 PM

It was time for a blogging intervention followed by a blog holiday! 

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 7, 2014 9:29 PM

And there's more and more platforms launched every day and you're invited to participate . There is more to do each day and growing networks can take up more of your time, especially when you have to respond to customers and clients and to blog post comments. It can spiral out of control. Some people even feel guilty when they miss a day of blogging or tweeting.

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Two Ways to Say More With Fewer Words

Two Ways to Say More With Fewer Words | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

Attention spans have never been shorter it seems. But what can you do? In order for people to value your content, they’ve got to extract the value that’s there in the first place.The problem is, no one’s going to wait around for you to explain at length. You’ve got to get the point across as quickly as possible.Luckily, there’s a solution. All you have to do is say more with fewer words...


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Rim Riahi's curator insight, September 30, 2013 1:53 AM

Attention spans have never been shorter it seems. But what can you do? In order for people to value your content, they’ve got to extract the value that’s there in the first place.The problem is, no one’s going to wait around for you to explain at length. You’ve got to get the point across as quickly as possible.Luckily, there’s a solution. All you have to do is say more with fewer words...

Albert Green's comment, September 30, 2013 4:04 AM
It's interesting that YouTube still uses Subscribe as the word for, well, subscribing to someone's letter. Also this word is still popular in newsletters even though this post has been writter a few years ago
gregmhagar's curator insight, September 30, 2013 11:05 AM

Saying more with less when deliverying training is key.

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The Social Network of Advertising Icons

The Social Network of Advertising Icons | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it
Some claim that the best way to learn a craft is by imitating -- studying and copying the authorities of your industry with the intention of adopting their techniques. But too often, we rely only on the current lanscape of creative to inspire us. You need a dose of history -- in a modern format, of course!

We created a "social profile" for 10 icons of the advertising industry to guide you in discovering more about his or her creative work, famous words, and life.

Be inspired and challenged by these masters of creativity.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 21, 2015 1:43 PM

Terrific resource for writers and creatives.

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The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon

The problem with too much information – Dougald Hine – Aeon | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

This is more than just intellectual snobbery. Knowledge has a point when we start to find and make connections, to weave stories out of it, stories through which we make sense of the world and our place within it. It is the difference between memorising the bus timetable for a city you will never visit, and using that timetable to explore a city in which you have just arrived. When we follow the connections – when we allow the experience of knowing to take us somewhere, accepting the risk that we will be changed along the way – knowledge can give rise to meaning. And if there is an antidote to boredom, it is not information but meaning.


If boredom has become a sickness in modern societies, this is because the knack of finding meaning is harder to come by.


There is a connection, though, between the two. Information is perhaps the rawest material in the process out of which we arrive at meaning: an undifferentiated stream of sense and nonsense in which we go fishing for facts. But the journey from information to meaning involves more than simply filtering the signal from the noise. It is an alchemical transformation, always surprising. It takes skill, time and effort, practice and patience....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 13, 2014 3:32 AM

The internet promised to feed our minds with information. What have we learned? That our minds need more than that. Good reading with your coffee on a Saturday morning. 9/10

rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, September 14, 2014 10:18 PM

This is so true. The analogy of having to memorise a bus timetable for a destination that you will never visit sums up the uselessness of information that we cannot use! Today, there is a surfeit of infomation, most of which is useless, and then we are under the constant pressure to process all this information. Filtering of the uselful from the useless often requires much effort. and to process large amounts of information requires skill. Unfortunately, the human brain has its limitations unlike the computer processor-you add up cores to it and it can multi-task! Life in the information age is perhaps the most significant stage in the history of mankind, and this is already shaping our future like no other age has done, not even the age of the Industrial Revolution!

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This column will change your life: how to think about writing

This column will change your life: how to think about writing | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

The key thing to realise, Pinker argues, is that writing is "cognitively unnatural." For almost all human existence, nobody wrote anything; even after that, for millennia, only a tiny elite did so. And it remains an odd way to communicate. You can't see your readers' facial expressions. They can't ask for clarification. Often, you don't know who they are, or how much they know. How to make up for all this?


Pinker's answer builds on the work of two language scholars, Mark Turner and Francis-Noël Thomas, who label their approach "joint attention". Writing is a modern twist on an ancient, species-wide behaviour: drawing someone else's attention to something visible. 


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 7, 2014 1:50 AM

'The idea is to help readers discern something you know they'd be able to see, if only they were looking in the right place,' says Oliver Burkeman...

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The Definitive Manifesto for Handling Haters: Anne Lamott on Priorities and How We Keep Ourselves Small by People Pleasing | Brain Pickings

The Definitive Manifesto for Handling Haters: Anne Lamott on Priorities and How We Keep Ourselves Small by People Pleasing | Brain Pickings | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

What makes Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life (public library) so timelessly rewarding and one of the greatest books on writing of all time is that besides her wisdom on the craft, Lamott extends enormous sensitivity to and consolation for the general pathologies of the human condition — our insecurities, our social anxieties, our inner turmoils. Among her most powerful and memorable meditations in the book is that on how our perfectionism kills the creative spirit — something she revisited recently in a short essay on her Facebook page, spurred by a surge in negative comments and vicious troll attacks.


Lamott’s words, once again, shine with warm and luminous wisdom....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, May 18, 2014 3:20 PM

Maria Popova shares a great dose of writing inspiration by Anne Lamott. Highly recommended. 9/10

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Six Steps to Take Before You Write An eBook

Six Steps to Take Before You Write An eBook | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

Most writers simply begin writing the moment they come up with an ebook idea they feel is worth pursuing. However, it’s best to wait a moment…or a few moments…to focus and evaluate that idea. This helps your book have a chance of succeeding in the ever-more competitive ebook market. To give your book a good start, take the following six steps before you write an ebook...


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IOANNIS APOSTOLOU's curator insight, January 19, 2014 3:36 AM

A little research has never been harmful!

Denise Gabbard's curator insight, January 19, 2014 1:52 PM

Writing an ebook can build credibility for you as an expert in your field--IF your ebook offers value to readers! These tips are great ones to take before you start writing! 

Marie Clement's curator insight, January 20, 2014 8:30 AM

eBooks are a great way to position yourself as an expert in particular areas.  They are by design quick, easy to distribute and fantastic to use as lead magnets for PPC or social media campaigns. This is a good artilce that takes you through the "is it a good idea" to getting it written.

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15 signs you're a word nerd | Ragan.com

15 signs you're a word nerd | Ragan.com | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it
In observance of National Word Nerd Day, we offer an array of symptoms that indicate your affinity for correct grammar, usage, syntax, punctuation, and spelling run deeper than that of others.

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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:29 PM

Celebrating National Word Nerd Day! Who knew?

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 9, 2014 6:36 PM

Takeaway from this article: I didn't know there was a National Word Nerd Day" or how to properly celebrate it.

Freepass's curator insight, January 10, 2014 5:05 AM

¿Nadie qiere jugar a apalabrados contigo? ¿Buscas palabras extrañas en el diccionrio por diversón? Puede que seas un "word nerd"

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50 Tumblr Blogs for Inspiration

50 Tumblr Blogs for Inspiration | e-commerce & social media | Scoop.it

Tumblr is an awesome blogging platform where you can take inspiration from its great design ideas. This particular post is designed so as to provide you with the best 50 inspirational Tumblr blogs.We hope that our hard work will help you find what you have been looking for. Choose any of the following and innovate one of your own masterpieces....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, December 17, 2013 9:38 AM

Take a creative coffee break and look over these inspiring Tumblr blogs.

Jennifer Frezza 's curator insight, December 17, 2013 11:47 AM

Looking for some inspiration?  This is a great collection.