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Can Tweeting Make You Happy When You Are Feeling Down?

Can Tweeting Make You Happy When You Are Feeling Down? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Can tweeting make you happy when you are feeling down or does it bring you down? Tweeting your way to happiness by following the right people can help you
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Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time

Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time on social media can be extremely useful. The other posits that spending time on social media is stupid.

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Lisa Buben's comment, December 1, 2012 8:37 AM
Love the image on this piece!
AAEEBL's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:27 PM

It's all about priorities, huh?

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3 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Groupon, and Pinterest

3 Deadly Sins of Social Media Marketing: Facebook, Groupon, and Pinterest | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is what most chief marketing officers (CMO) have at the top of their lists for spending increases this year and next.

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The top social media trends to watch out for in 2012

The top social media trends to watch out for in 2012 | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

2011 was a busy year for social media, witnessing the launch of Google+ and the widespread adoption of Twitter. News of Osama Bin Laden’s death first appeared on Twitter, and Charlie Sheen set a Guinness World Record by reaching a million followers in a time of 25 hours and 17 minutes. Meanwhile, Rebecca Black hit the headlines by releasing “the worst song ever recorded”, earning 167 million YouTube views in the process, and Take This Lollipop became the fastest growing Facebook application ever.

So what does 2012 have in store for us?


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17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why)

17 Little Known Social Media Tools You Should Be Using (and Why) | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Everywhere you look there is social media. It seems that every week there is a new social site launched. To make matters worse, for every social site launched, there seems to be two or more services created to measure, track and monitor that service.

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Social Media Discovery: 5 Hurdles to Information Consumption

Social Media Discovery: 5 Hurdles to Information Consumption | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

This excellent article was written by Romain Goday for Darwin Ecosystems. 

 

After presenting some facts showing the immense and burgeoning amount of data available on the web, Romain goes into a little detail on the types of tools that use the Social Graph to filter content:

 

Social Networks Search Engines Discovery Engines

 

He then details 5 limitations to Social Media Discovery, opeing this section of the article:

 

**It is increasingly easier to publish information and increasingly difficult to consume it.

 

What most caught my attention:

 

**Excessive attention to what is being said within the user’s circle of trust limits the scope of the information consumption.

 

**The user’s perspective is not challenged, instead it is reinforced

 

**Users generally follow people that they respect at a personal level.

 

**It is understandable that they don’t have the desire to follow people that they dislike or that have the opposite view

 

**Lists, Circles and Subscriptions aren’t reducing the noise

 

**Following more people still equals a broader information scope and even more noise.

 

I agree wholeheartedly that it is our inclination to seek validation.  We must choose our sources and our curators very carefully to avoid seeing only what we are hoping to find.  But choose, we must!  The volume is just too great for anyone to do otherwise for a sustainable period of time.

 

If you're not careful you can escape the Google filter bubble to one of your own making. To avoid this, you may have to follow people who's views you may not agree with but at least you'll get the broader picture.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond"

 

Read the full article here: [http://bit.ly/yKZdG6]


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Karen Dietz's comment, January 11, 2012 10:49 AM
Excellent article and review Jan!
janlgordon's comment, January 11, 2012 6:04 PM
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Thanks Karen, loved our conversation on Google+:-)
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Vizify Makes it Easy To Promote the Best of You or Your Brand

Vizify Makes it Easy To Promote the Best of You or Your Brand | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Blog post at Inspire to Thrive : Vizify Makes It Easy As A New Personal Website Powered by Your Data   Vizify makes it easy. Would you like a website that showed wh[..]
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Social Media Strategies, Tips & Tools For Social Media Management

Social Media Strategies, Tips & Tools For Social Media Management | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Social media strategies, social media tips & social media tools for social media management from Ploked. Plug in! Get Stoked!

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The Explosion of Pinterest and Why You Should Read This Report

The Explosion of Pinterest and Why You Should Read This Report | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Dave Copeland for Readwriteweb. There have been many articles about Pinterest but if you do nothing else, read the white paper by Engauge and report they're referring to. It is absolutely the best one I've seen to date. (more details below)

 

The most important thing in this piece is the report, here's what you'll see:

 

A new Engauge white paper breaks down:

 

**the make-up of the average Pinterest user 

 

**shows that the end result of less reading is more of a focus on content curation than creation.

 

**The timing of that trend, combined with a stunning design when Internet users are focusing more on visual than text, has allowed Pinterest to explode in popularity.

 

This is what caught my attention - a quote from a user:

 

"When I'm looking for new trends on specific topics like fashion or birthday party themes, I now search Pinterest first -- not Google." - Karah Street

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

If you're in making Pinterest work for you, you might want to visit my other topic: Pinterest Watch. 

 

Read full article here: [http://rww.to/yQtDNQ]


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Alessio Manca's comment, March 15, 2012 1:12 PM
nice thought "People aren't really reading anymore": sounds people are becoming parasites
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The Basics of Twitter Visibility | Social Media Today

The Basics of Twitter Visibility | Social Media Today | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it
Twitter has exploded onto the social media circuit in recent years. More and more companies are creating accounts and establishing a Twitter presence – to the point where it’s become a standard marketing practice.

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Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012?

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012? | Inspiring Social Media | Scoop.it

I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......

 

Excerpt:

 

Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

 

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -

 

**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.

 

There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......

 

Takeaway:

 

2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets


**2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don't want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]


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Tom George's comment, January 4, 2012 9:54 PM
Hey Jan,

It most definitely is. I thank you as well and I look forward to a great year of curating, learning and growing.
janlgordon's comment, January 4, 2012 10:25 PM
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Absolutely Tom, it's going to be an exciting time!
maxOz's comment, January 19, 2012 9:58 PM
Jan, I have sent this scoop [error] didn't realize you had it xxx