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FTC rule would curb collection of online data on children - Chicago Tribune

FTC rule would curb collection of online data on children - Chicago Tribune | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
AFPFTC rule would curb collection of online data on childrenChicago TribuneThe Federal Trade Commission said Wednesday that it is considering online privacy rules that would make it harder for advertisers and social networks to collect information...
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Everything digital and mobile phone related. I'm a Digital Communications Supervisor at the City of Calgary and these are articles of interest to my day-to-day work!
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The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors

The Periodic Table Of SEO Success Factors | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Search engine optimization -- SEO -- may seem like alchemy to the uninitiated. But there is a science to it. Search engines reward pages with the right com
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Big Pictures on Small Screens

When using large-screen images on smaller screens, remove images that don’t add information. Then, pay close attention to cropping, scaling and placement.
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Your photos may be a problem. Here's what to do.
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Ready To Jump On The Instagram Bandwagon? Expert Tips To Help You Succeed

Ready To Jump On The Instagram Bandwagon? Expert Tips To Help You Succeed | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Ready to start creating your own fantastic Instagram marketing campaigns? Here are four expert tips to inspire your strategies.
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Google Is Fighting Fake News With This Fact Checking Feature

Google Is Fighting Fake News With This Fact Checking Feature | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Google is integrating a new service that lets its users fact-check in real time
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Amazon Echo And Google Home Could Soon Let You Make Calls: Will Smart Speakers Replace Telephones?

Amazon Echo And Google Home Could Soon Let You Make Calls: Will Smart Speakers Replace Telephones? | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Google and Amazon are looking into adding phone call functionality for their respective smart speakers, Home and Echo. Looming privacy concerns associated with the functionality is reportedly stalling development, however.
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Social Media Images: How To Make Them (+84 Free Photos)

Social Media Images: How To Make Them (+84 Free Photos) | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Creating social media images with the correct sizes for every platform is tough. Make the process easier with this guide + 84 free images you can use.
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Can Google really make Maps a social platform with a simple update? - The American Genius

Can Google really make Maps a social platform with a simple update? - The American Genius | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
(SOCIAL MEDIA NEWS) Since Google has already mapped the world themselves, they are giving everyone a chance to personalize it. Is Google Maps about to be a social platform!?
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The Talent Development Mandate: How Digital Leaders Succeed

The Talent Development Mandate: How Digital Leaders Succeed | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
In today’s fast-paced business climate, how can leaders slow down and invest in their employees?
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From the article: "Formal learning is no longer limited to classroom training and requires the necessary mobility to allow anyone to obtain information online via courses, webinars, or videos, anytime and anywhere. Peer-to-peer learning is also no longer restricted to a specific setting, and the increasing use of technology enables work colleagues in different offices and time zones to connect at their own convenience for the best learning experience."
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Don’t Make Me Think – Key Learning Points for UX Design for the Web

Don’t Make Me Think is the title of a book by the HCI and Usability engineer Steve Krug. It teaches UX designers how to deliver great user experiences in a very simple and accessible way. Since its release in the year 2000 it has become one of the defining texts in the industry and an invaluable guide to UX professionals around the world.Don’t Make Me Think was written by Steve Krug to help people think like usability experts do. It was designed to be short, concise and very much to the point
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Make Your UX Design Process Agile Using Google’s Methodology

In an age of tight resources and constrained finances companies are more reluctant than ever to commit to big design projects without a thorough understanding of their chances of success. Google has developed a methodology to make the design process fast and still offer valuable insight. Forget minimum viable products and focus on prototypes and build and test in a week!The Google Design Sprint Process Overview operates in a 5 phase process. Each phase takes approximately 1 day to perform (
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Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs

Why Google shutting down Map Maker should terrify SMBs | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Contributor Joy Hawkins warns about the likely unintended consequences of Google's impending shutdown of Map Maker, calling for the search giant to create more transparency.
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This is giving me nightmares. Yikes.
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Microsoft To Block Flash In Edge Browser For Security, Speed

Microsoft To Block Flash In Edge Browser For Security, Speed | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Microsoft will block Adobe Flash by default in its Edge browser, following similar announcements from Google, Apple, and Mozilla.
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How Empathy & Personalized Interfaces Can Help You Build Better UX

How Empathy & Personalized Interfaces Can Help You Build Better UX | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Web design trends can pivot on a dime, but some design concepts have proven their efficacy and timelessness. Two of these concepts, personalization and intuitiveness, are integral parts o
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Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions

Stop Shaming Your Users for Micro Conversions | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Manipulinks make users feel bad about themselves in order to convince them to accept an offer or sign up for a newsletter.
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From the article: "Manipulinks are just another example of needy patterns — desperate attempts to influence user behavior. However, whereas many needy patterns are simply annoying (like the above popup example), manipulinks are more aggressively negative for the user experience. They are user interface elements that are deliberately designed to have an adverse emotional impact.
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5 Things Everyone Should Know About UX Work

5 Things Everyone Should Know About UX Work | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
The howls of frustration that we hear on many UX projects are often to do with how badly misunderstood the UX role is in business. Here are 5 things that everyone should know about UX work: 1. UX Research is EssentialThe first barrier to many a UX project is people in the company who think they already know the customer inside out. “We’ve done plenty of market research, just tell us what you need to know and we’ll tell you,” comes the offer of many a helpful marketing manager or projec
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If Ads Run Next to Offensive Content, This Programmatic Platform Gives Brands Their Money Back

If Ads Run Next to Offensive Content, This Programmatic Platform Gives Brands Their Money Back | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
MediaMath takes a stand.
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The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take Last

The 5 Jobs Robots Will Take Last | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Everyone will tell you that automation, machine learning and artificial intelligence won't take jobs soon. They are flat wrong.
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The newbie's glossary of misunderstood digital marketing jargon

The newbie's glossary of misunderstood digital marketing jargon | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Some terms in digital marketing are difficult to get a hold of. They may have many definitions, or be the victims of prolonged misuse.
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15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now

15 Essential Content Creation Apps You Need Right Now | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Imagine if you could create content faster? This article presents 15 content creation apps that will make your job (and life) easier.
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Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom - InformationWeek

Maintaining Team Focus In The Digital Maelstrom - InformationWeek | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
For all of the devices and applications that are designed to make workers more efficient, factors such as regular interruptions translate into lost productivity.
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The power of white space

We want to show you a tool so vital that it may amaze you as a designer. It’s as underrated as silence between musical notes. However, it’s powerful enough to mean keeping people on your page – survival, in other words. Many elements form the layout and structure of an interactive design. Often neglected, one of the most vital is white space (or negative space), the space found inside and surrounding the other design elements. For a website or app, many different visual elements make up th
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Why Millennials Don't Like to Make Phone Calls

Why Millennials Don't Like to Make Phone Calls | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
To this age group, there's a reason making a call is a bit like traveling by train.
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I'm not a millennial but I feel the same way...There are times when it must be a voice-to-voice but most things can be done more quickly and efficiently via messaging.
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Why Imagery Analysis Is a Game Changer for Gov - GovLoop

Why Imagery Analysis Is a Game Changer for Gov - GovLoop | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Looking for a way to make meaning from the data in pictures? Check out Esri's solutions.
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What Are The Pros and Cons of AMP?

What Are The Pros and Cons of AMP? | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
Google is going to prioritize mobile pages in search. And it seems that implementing AMP is the best way to make your site display pages quickly. Is it so?
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5 Silly but Harmful SEO Mistakes Digital Marketers Need to Avoid

5 Silly but Harmful SEO Mistakes Digital Marketers Need to Avoid | Go Digital-Mobile | Scoop.it
New SEO tactics and methods appear merely every day. No wonder, not only digital marketers but also search optimization experts make SEO mistakes.
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Some good tips here.
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