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Fresh Stats On Social Networks: Pinterest Catches Up With Twitter, Digital Divide Shrinks | TechCrunch

Fresh Stats On Social Networks: Pinterest Catches Up With Twitter, Digital Divide Shrinks | TechCrunch | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
I find statistics absolutely delicious. Pew research released fresh stats on what slice of Americans are addicted to all of the various social networks as of December 2012. There are a few big business and cultural implications...

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Broken Links from Pinterest can Ruin Your Relationship with Google | Oh So Pinteresting

Broken Links from Pinterest can Ruin Your Relationship with Google | Oh So Pinteresting | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
A strong relationship with Google is very important. Many bloggers include embedded Pinterest pins in their posts, this can be dangerous to your site's relationsgip with Google

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Liens cassés de Pinterest peut ruiner votre relation avec Google | Oh So Pinteresting

"A strong relationship with Google is very important. Many bloggers include embedded Pinterest pins in their posts, this can be dangerous to your site's relationsgip with Google"...
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June Brewer's curator insight, April 19, 2013 8:05 AM

Using social media is important for your events. Make sure to use it wisely.

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Biggest Moments in Social Media Marketing | Visual.ly

Biggest Moments in Social Media Marketing | Visual.ly | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Check out and research the Wins and Fails of 2012 for Social Media Marketing.

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What Is Customer Service During A Crisis

What Is Customer Service During A Crisis | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire To Thrive : What Is Customer Service?
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64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic] | Copyblogger

64 Google+ Content Strategies [Infographic] | Copyblogger | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article by Copyblogger:

"Google+ isn’t only a social network. It’s the very backbone (and future) of Google itself.

 

If you’re a writer, this is either going to be very good for your career, or you’ll risk becoming relatively invisible online.

If you’d like to land solidly in the former camp of writers, the question becomes one of how to use Google+ to further your own goals.

 

With that in mind, I’ve put together an infographic for you that outlines 64 strategies that every writer and content producer can put into action, and start reaping the rewards of intelligently engaging with Google+..."

 

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http://www.copyblogger.com/google-plus-content-strategies/

 


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CristianMazzoni's curator insight, February 8, 2013 3:24 AM

Interessante #infografica su come attuare strategie per i  propri contenuti utilizzando #Google+, che personalmente ancora non utilizzo molto ma potrebbe essere uno spunto di chiarimento e comprensione...

Sylvie Mercier's comment, February 28, 2013 4:28 AM
Thanks pretty clear
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YouTube Paid Subscription Channels Coming

YouTube Paid Subscription Channels Coming | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
YouTube paid subscription channels are in the development process and may cost users a monthly access fee ranging from $1 to $5.

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Dotty Scott's curator insight, February 4, 2013 11:27 AM

What are your thought...Would you pay to watch certain YouTube Channels?

Dotty Scott's comment, February 4, 2013 11:27 AM
Would you pay to watch certain YouTube channels?
Ileane Smith's comment, February 4, 2013 1:34 PM
I sure would! But I want to pay a flat fee to watch whatever I want, not a pay-per-view.
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5 Simple Steps To Becoming A Content Curation Rockstar

5 Simple Steps To Becoming A Content Curation Rockstar | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

http://info.curata.com/rs/hivefire/images/curata_rockstar.pdf

 


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Scott Bergman's curator insight, March 26, 2013 10:50 AM

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SPARK thismarriage's comment, May 22, 2013 9:48 AM
These articles you have posted on being a content curator are amazing. Thank you for putting them in one place for easy reading. I am going to busy with them for a while today!
Robin Good's comment, May 22, 2013 9:51 AM
Thank you Spark! Glad to be of help.
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25 Things That Make You Look Dumb on Twitter | Constant Contact Blogs

25 Things That Make You Look Dumb on Twitter | Constant Contact Blogs | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter is often compared to a cocktail party, where friends gather to share information and people connect through common interests. But if you?re new

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Don't want to look dumb :)

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Online Contests – Which Contests Work Best?

Online Contests – Which Contests Work Best? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire To Thrive : What is the Best Way to Do Online Contests and Giveaways?


With Valentine's Day quickly approaching I was thinking of doing an online co[..]
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Would you use Pinterest for your contest?

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Twitter Now Lets You Know When You’ve Typed Something Clickable Or Went Over The Character Limit | TechCrunch

Twitter Now Lets You Know When You’ve Typed Something Clickable Or Went Over The Character Limit | TechCrunch | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
TechCrunch is a leading technology media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.

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Very neat, didn't know this yet! Thanks!

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Minter Dial's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:34 AM

Much needed improvement to twitter interface.

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Pins Piling Up? 5 Ways to Keep Your Pinterest Clean & Functional

Pins Piling Up?  5 Ways to Keep Your Pinterest Clean & Functional | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
I know what you're thinking. Oh man, aren't there enough things in this world to clean? Now we have to tidy up our Pinterest boards?

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Sharla Shults's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:39 PM

Maybe this cleaning will be more enjoyable than house cleaning! Sizzle, sizzle...

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Triberr or Just Retweet – Which is Right for You Now?

Triberr or Just Retweet – Which is Right for You Now? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Triberr or Just Retweet – The Pros and cons of each when sharing your content via social media channels

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Ileane Smith's curator insight, January 19, 2013 2:56 PM

I'm a big fan of JustRetweet and I highly recommend it. 

Lisa Sicard's comment, January 19, 2013 3:11 PM
Thanks Ileane for sharing!
Ileane Smith's comment, January 20, 2013 1:04 AM
You're welcome. Thanks for the mention.
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Social Media Influencers: What Marketers Must Know | Heidi Cohen

Social Media Influencers: What Marketers Must Know | Heidi Cohen | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
To better understand the role of influencers on social media and the marketplace in general, Technorati Media gathered input from over 6,000 influencers for their 2013 Digital Influence Report. Here are their top five findings regarding influencers.

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LinkedIn leads to love

LinkedIn leads to love | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Union Squared After 15 years, busy professionals reconnect on LinkedIn, and it leads to marriage At a friend's insistence, she finally relented and created an account.

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Nice story for Valentine's!

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Anita Windisman's curator insight, February 14, 2013 5:47 PM

Another one for Valentine's Day!!!

Lisa Sicard's comment, February 14, 2013 8:36 PM
Sweet for Valentine's Day!
Anita Windisman's comment, February 14, 2013 9:23 PM
I totally agree, Lisa!
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Shrinking Long URLs on Twitter

Shrinking Long URLs on Twitter | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
In our previous post, Searching on Twitter, we talked about some helpful tools for searching on Twitter and using hashtags.

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David G Boyes's curator insight, February 10, 2013 6:25 AM

Every business needs to know how to shorten URLs and why. This article provides the answers as well as other insight.

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Twitter's New Mobile Search And Discover Improvements: Get More Great Content Faster

Twitter's New Mobile Search And Discover Improvements: Get More Great Content Faster | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

Excerpted from Official Twitter Blog:

"Today we’re updating the Android and iOS apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com. This release provides a single stream of content in each tab, so you can better find what’s most important to you when you’re on the go.

 

- Discover: Now all the content in Discover — Tweets, Activity, Trends and suggestions of accounts to follow — appears in a single stream.

 

- Search: Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in one stream (similar to the stream in Discover).

 

- Connect: To provide a simpler experience in the Connect tab, the default view is now Interactions, which shows you new followers, retweets and mentions.

 

- Links: Click a URL in a Tweet to go directly to that website from any timeline and get to content highlighted on Twitter faster..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/search-and-discover-improvements-get.html

 


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Lisa Sicard's comment, February 7, 2013 6:46 AM
Love this new feature for #Twitter on #Android !
Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, February 9, 2013 4:51 AM
Twitter's New Mobile Search And Discover Improvements: Get More Great Content Faster.

"Excerpted from Official Twitter Blog:

"Today we’re updating the Android and iOS apps, as well as mobile.twitter.com. This release provides a single stream of content in each tab, so you can better find what’s most important to you when you’re on the go.

 

- Discover: Now all the content in Discover — Tweets, Activity, Trends and suggestions of accounts to follow — appears in a single stream.

 

- Search: Search results now surface the most relevant mix of Tweets, photos, and accounts, all in one stream (similar to the stream in Discover).

 

- Connect: To provide a simpler experience in the Connect tab, the default view is now Interactions, which shows you new followers, retweets and mentions.

 

- Links: Click a URL in a Tweet to go directly to that website from any timeline and get to content highlighted on Twitter faster..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://blog.twitter.com/2013/02/search-and-discover-improvements-get.html


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How Brands Could Benefit From Pinterest's Recent Changes

How Brands Could Benefit From Pinterest's Recent Changes | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
The popular social network is remodeling to make the site even more visual, and it’s looking for volunteers.Get the latest blog articles on business ideas...

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Journalism students still see value in print newspapers | USA TODAY College

Journalism students still see value in print newspapers | USA TODAY College | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
While a print-free world might not be in the immediate future, journalism students are still seeing value in reading print editions.

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Why Pinterest could be better for business than Facebook

Why Pinterest could be better for business than Facebook | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Pinterest and Facebook are both social utilities which are supposed to increase visitors to websites and additional ways to stay connected to customers.Whilst the new layout associated with Pinterest has been embraced and cloned by sites such as...

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I would so AGREE with this one!

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Lauran Star's curator insight, January 29, 2013 1:37 PM

What are your thoughts on Pinterest?

Elsie Barone's curator insight, January 30, 2013 1:54 AM

I like this idea.

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Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook

Google+ surpasses Twitter to take number 2 social network after Facebook | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Google+ is the rising star when it comes to global social networking. Twitter, YouTube and Facebook all grew...

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David Blundell's curator insight, January 31, 2013 3:44 AM

Wow - Looks like Google+ is starting to really gain traction . . .

BelizeNet.com's curator insight, January 31, 2013 10:41 AM

You really should try Google+, it is so different that Facebook, and I find much more informative.  It does take a little getting use to, but well worth the effort. If you join, circle me at:

 

https://plus.google.com/107733269574737813168/posts

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How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Social Media Could Land You Your Next Job [INFOGRAPHIC] | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
This infographic explores the growing role social media plays when recruiters look for new talent. Check it out for some handy tips!

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Why I think a search on Twitter is better than using Google

Why I think a search on Twitter is better than using Google | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter is brilliant for talking to people and picking up new ideas. It’s the number one place where I get information related to my day job and my local blog. Twitter is all about following ...

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Sue Llewellyn's curator insight, January 23, 2013 6:02 AM

Makes a great point about how much a Twitter search can reveal

Lisa Sicard's comment, January 24, 2013 7:11 AM
I agree - love it!
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Will The Facebook Graph Search Change Social and Search?

Will The Facebook Graph Search Change Social and Search? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire To Thrive : Will the Facebook Graph Search be a Game Changer for Social Media and Search?

 

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Can You Milk The Twitter Cow Directly From Your Blog? via @ZenSpill

Can You Milk The Twitter Cow Directly From Your Blog? via @ZenSpill | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

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The Most Effective Button Locations.

There is a really great post at Ms.Ileane Smith’s blog, basicblogtips.com that talks about all the reasons why someone wouldn’t share your post on Twitter. One of the points the post makes is that no one would bother sharing a post if the sharing buttons are even a little hard to find. But it works the other way around too. The easier it is to find the tweet button, the more likely people are to actually tweet it. So here’s the breakdown of the best locations for the tweet button in order of most effective.....


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Ileane Smith's curator insight, January 17, 2013 4:28 AM

My comment on the post: Twitter has so many new tricks these days I think I missed a couple of them. For example #7 – I’m not sure I’ve seen those around much on blogs and I think it’s kind of nifty. I’ll give it a try.