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Good content is great to have, but it doesn’t mean much if no one sees it. You’re putting in all the work; you want all the shares, media pickup, and unique visitors you can get.
If you’re running a blog, are you sure it’s optimized for distribution? Even in this modern Web-publishing era, too many blogs are woefully behind the times: broken social counters, no CTAS, the list goes on. To make sure you’re publishing the right way, check out these tips to optimize your blog for content distribution...
Via Lauren Moss
Bob Brown of Network World has curated news of two very interesting Twitter research projects that caught my attention.
We all agree that freedom of speech is good, and it's great that everyone can now become a publisher. However, there's a double-edged sword: If we speak to a friend before we think something though, all will surely be forgiven and forgotten. After all, we all make mistakes. But if you click that Tweet or Share button too quickly, either succumbing to knee-jerk reactions or without first checking the facts, you may find the digital world to be less forgiving.
Content curators have to be especially vigilent about curating someone else's content to make sure the facts and information are correct.
I believe the research related to here is essential reading, as it is furtherment of an established and growing trend:
One relates to Wellesley College's Department of Computer Science where two professors have been awarded a near half million dollar National Science Foundation grant to:
****build an application that gauges the trustworthiness of information shared on social networks, and in particular Twitter.
This was originally envisioned as a form of spammer identification, but
****has broadened to be able to determine the past history of a tweeter and also whether information being received is available from multiple sources.
The other brings us news of 'Tweetographer', a huge Data Mining project by two University of Cincinatti Computer Science students, descibed as:
"a real-time events guide extracted from information coming via large numbers of tweets."
This could be available as a web or mobile app at the end of the year and one of the co-creators, Billy Clifton (his partner is Alex Padgett)
**sees the uses expanding in the future to predict election results and compiling product reviews.
My takeaways are:
**that we all need to be very aware that what we tweet today can and may be used against us in the future
**search is still very much in its infancy when it comes to engine sophistication, stay tuned.
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media & Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/s00504]
If you could create and manage an entire video blog using nothing other than an iPhone, would you?
If you’re interested in learning how to capture audio, pictures and video with nothing but an iPhone, keep reading.
Multimedia Content With an iPhone?
This is what I’ve been doing with my TalkingWithTom project this year. I’ve been interviewing digital thought leaders and then sharing those video interviews once a week.
And I’m creating the ENTIRE BLOG using just an iPhone...
Via Martin Gysler
For all those who have this kind of blog they often arise the question, how to thrive while meeting the comfort and the interest of all. This post, very interesting, will give you some information about it and encourage you, if necessary, to go outside the box... I like that! [note Martin Gysler]
Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Working with efficient workflows, time management and organization all help to keep that valuable information harnessed to be used when you need it, but how about making sure you can produce great content on time and on demand?
Make the info come to you—start mass reading Filing it cleverly: Other Inbox Dump it! Brain dumping for multiple sources Getting creative Find your zone and stay in it Map it! Reach out Step away from the machine! Illumination needs you Unblock yourself on time If you are really stuck, go outside the box and freestyle
Read more: http://bit.ly/Aa6D36
Via Martin Gysler
Research shows the use of social media at Fortune 500 has stalled, or perhaps even re-trenched.
This article for 'Grow' presents Data provided by the Center for Marketing Research at the University of Massachusetts.
What particularly caught my attention is:
***The almost universal uptake of Social Media by Universities and Charities.
***The divergence in uptake between Fortune 500 companies - the "titans" of American Business, and the INC 500, comprising America's fastest growing companies
A perhaps even more interesting divergence among the Fortune 500 where:
***The top 100 companies are the most active blogging companies.
***Only 17% of the next 400 companies blog.
It would be easy to conject as to the reasons for these stark differences, but I choose to let the numbers speak for themselves. I will, however, be on the lookout for further pieces and more in-depth Data on this intriguing puzzle.
Curated by JanLGordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"
Read the full article: [http://bit.ly/tkN2XG]