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Creating your own website is challenging. There is too much information, and a lot of it changes rapidly. Tools, articles, information for feeling more comfortable with your own website. @MarcKneepkens
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4 Ways to Increase User Retention

4 Ways to Increase User Retention | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Attaining user retention is not easy. The competition is fierce, the web is crowded, users are constantly demanding more to prove you’re worth their time.

The following is a guest post by Nadav Shoval. Nadav Shoval is the CEO & Co-Founder of Spot.IM, an on-site community that brings the power back to the publisher. Prior to Spot.IM, Nadav has developed and founded 4 technology startups. Spot.IM is his fifth venture. Nadav is a technology erudite and a sports addict.

Depending on your industry, a high bounce rate can be your SEO team’s worst nightmare. Practically speaking, it is reasonable to assume that if a significant portion of the traffic that comes through your site leaves without action, your content must not match user expectations. Therefore, when people visit your site, but fail to perform actions within 30 minutes, your bounce rate will likely increase. Read more by clicking on image ot title.



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How I setup an online course worth $100k

How I setup an online course worth $100k | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
There are so many options for membership sites and online course software that seem great, and their pricing models seem decent, but when you run the numbers, it does not work out in your favour.

I’m sick of hearing from friends that their online course costs more money to run than the revenue it’s generating. Or that they have to shut their course down because the ongoing fees are much higher than the price they charged members in the first place. Or that they want to create an online course, but have no idea where to start, so they stay stuck in the “oh shit, I’m really overwhelmed” stage.

There are so many options for membership sites and online course software that seem great, and their pricing models seem decent, but when you run the numbers, it does not work out in your favour.

I don’t have a magic bullet for building online courses, but because I’m a cheap bastard, I’ve figured out a way to run a course that makes sense financially, regardless of whether 20 people buy or 2,000. Read more: click image or title.





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I posted this article not to promote Paul Jarvis, but mainly to show how many decisions and choices need to be made when setting up such a venture. You may have the ideas, inspiration, knowledge  and creativity to put an online course together, but then come all the practical steps. How do you put it all together? This article gives a good idea of the whole process and some great tips an how to make it work. Personally I wouldn't work with Wordpress, it's far to complicated to master all of its aspects. There are many more good alternatives these days. The idea though is that this is very possible once you do it the right way.

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Why the Net Neutrality Ruling Means the Internet Is Now Officially a Utility

Why the Net Neutrality Ruling Means the Internet Is Now Officially a Utility | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Here's what it means for small business.

Now that the FCC has ruled in favor of net neutrality, startups trying to break into the thriving Web app marketplace, develop a mobile app, or do pretty much anything related to the internet can rest easy. Or can they? The ruling has hints of additional regulation, and there's a clear indication that the FCC now views the open, free-form internet (controlled, as we all know from the book Tubes, by no one entity in particular) as something more like the power or gas company.

As with any major pronouncement, this could have an impact on small business. Regulation often leads to more taxes, more government control, and more fees. To find out if turning the internet into a utility could have a big impact, I asked Robert Neivert, the COO of Private.me (a search engine that uses encryption to protect your identity) and an expert on internet issues for business, to explain some of the ramifications.

What does it mean for small business that the internet is now a utility? Read more, click title or image...




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In a major policy shift, FCC will regulate Internet as a public utility (report) | VentureBeat | Business | by Mark Sullivan

In a major policy shift, FCC will regulate Internet as a public utility (report) | VentureBeat | Business | by Mark Sullivan | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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The Federal Communications Commission will later this week propose a plan to regulate the Internet in the way it might regulate a public utility.

Today the Internet is regulated as an “information service” under Title I in the Communications Law.

The New York Times quotes industry analysts, lobbyists, and former FCC staffers saying that the commission will reclassify broadband service as a Title II telecommunications service.

Reclassifying broadband as under Title II — a section of the Communications Act of 1934 that provides rules for “common carriers” — would give the FCC far broader powers to make sure Internet Service Providers (ISPs) don’t sell faster Internet service to well-monied bidders at the expense of smaller Internet companies.

Such a reclassification would be a major policy shift and would surely ignite a new round of political and legal battles on the issue.

“If true, this is excellent news and a vital step in the right direction,” Stanford law professor Barbara van Schewick in a blog post today. “… This is the only way to adopt meaningful network neutrality rules that will be upheld in court.” Read more: http://snip.ly/BpQk



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Sony exec fires back at President Obama

Sony exec fires back at President Obama | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Speaking with CNN's Fareed Zakaria, Sony Entertainment CEO Michael Lynton fired back at President Obama's criticism.

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MIchael Lynton's interview with Fareed Zakaria is revealing how this cyber attack happened, what they did to respond and that they still want to show 'The Interview' to the public.

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'The Internet's Own Boy': how the government destroyed Aaron Swartz

'The Internet's Own Boy': how the government destroyed Aaron Swartz | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

A film tells the story of the coder-activist who fought corporate power and corruption -- and paid a cruel price.

Brian Knappenberger’s Kickstarter-funded documentary “The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz,” which premiered at Sundance barely a year after the legendary hacker, programmer and information activist took his own life in January 2013, feels like the beginning of a conversation about Swartz and his legacy rather than the final word. This week it will be released in theaters, arriving in the middle of an evolving debate about what the Internet is, whose interests it serves and how best to manage it, now that the techno-utopian dreams that sounded so great in Wired magazine circa 1996 have begun to ring distinctly hollow.

What surprised me when I wrote about “The Internet’s Own Boy” from Sundance was the snarky, dismissive and downright hostile tone struck by at least a few commenters. There was a certain dark symmetry to it, I thought at the time: A tragic story about the downfall, destruction and death of an Internet idealist calls up all of the medium’s most distasteful qualities, including its unique ability to transform all discourse into binary and ill-considered nastiness, and its empowerment of the chorus of belittlers and begrudgers collectively known as trolls. In retrospect, I think the symbolism ran even deeper. Aaron Swartz’s life and career exemplified a central conflict within Internet culture, and one whose ramifications make many denizens of the Web highly uncomfortable.

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The FCC Just Approved A Proposal That Will Completely Change The Internet As We Know It

The FCC Just Approved A Proposal That Will Completely Change The Internet As We Know It | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
The FCC's proposal says internet companies can pay for direct access to consumers.

The FCC voted today 3-2 to approve creation of an "internet fast lane."

This will have massive ramifications for how all internet companies operate in the future. 

According to the FCC's proposal, companies that deliver content over the internet like Netflix, Hulu, and Business Insider will be able to pay internet service providers (ISPs) for direct access to customers on a given network. That means their content will reach ISP subscribers much faster than content from companies that don't pay ISPs for direct access.

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Update on the 'internet neutrality' issue. The public is invited to comment before this becomes final.

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Lean Startups: 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Crowd Source Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog

Lean Startups: 10 Ways To Use Social Media To Crowd Source Marketing - Jeffbullas's Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Marketers are always trying to finding ways to create viral conversations with social media. Here are 10 tips to tap the power of crowd sourced marketing.

We’ve always trusted family and friends for recommendations. Marketers are finding ways to combine this age old referral process with social media. It’s also called crowd sourced marketing. This is where the social media “crowd”, shares your content and conversations for free on a global web.

According to a report by Nielsen, 77 percent of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when learning about it from friends or family. Use these social media tactics to reach prospects through digital “world of mouth”. This will amplify your leads, prospects and sales by tapping into the power of the online crowd.

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Referrers are your best sales people. Another great article from Jeff Bullas.

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It is possible to crowdsource virtually everything you do, think, or are thinking about. It takes TIME and the right tools, but benefits are huge and line up well with Lean Startup ideas.

Jeremy Barton's curator insight, May 1, 2014 5:29 AM

An interesting statistic that 77% of consumers are more likely to buy a new product when they hear about it from friends or family.

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Top 5 Fears of Businesses About Digital Marketing | Digitalmoz Internet Marketing Solutions

Top 5 Fears of Businesses About Digital Marketing | Digitalmoz Internet Marketing Solutions | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
There are many businesses that tried digital marketing and made a fortune. The first step is trying. How would you know if you will not try?

Fear is what makes most businesses vulnerable. It makes them stagnant, avoiding growth. It hurts to fail but that’s actually better than doing nothing at all. So what are these fears? Here are some.:

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Great pic! Haven't we all struggled with technology at some point, and maybe quite regularly. This article sure makes a point. Find someone who can really help, or figure it out yourself.

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50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics !

50 Incredible Wi-Fi Tech Statistics ! | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Here are 50 incredible wi-fi tech statistics that every businesses must know ... 



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Really take a look at this Slideshare, INCREDIBLE numbers.

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Everything you wanted to know about Wi-Fi but you do not realize yet ;()

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"The Need For Speed" is now a daily game
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Gawker bans ‘Internet slang’ | Poynter.

“We want to sound like regular adult human beings, not Buzzfeed writers or Reddit commenters,” new Gawker Editor Max Read says in a memo to the publication’s writers. Words like “epic,” “pwn” and “derp” are no longer welcome on the site. Read also says the word “massive” is “never to appear on the website Gawker dot com.”He also asks staffers not to use strikethrough for corrections, preferring they “change the wording and link from there to a comment noting the corrected text.” He singles out a correction by J.K. Trotter that was done in “the proper spirit and is funny to boot.”...

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OMG! Dude, awesome news!

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US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet

US Government Is Finally Giving Up Control of the Internet | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

That's all folks. Officials announced on Friday that the U.S. government would surrender control over the internet—or at least the administration of the internet. It's unclear who will take over the responsibility, but as The Washington Post points out, it will almost surely not be the United Nations.

You're probably thinking, "Wait a second… the U.S. government had control over the internet?" And you would right to wonder what the heck is going on. After all, the internet by its very definition is a free and open global communication network. Or at least it's supposed to be.

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The first comment below the article asks: is this a good thing or a bad thing. It's definitely a good thing, as another comment explains, no single entity in the world should govern something like the internet.

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The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents

The Revolution Will NOT Be Televised: Google Plus For Real Estate Agents | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
When it comes to social media, there are two platforms that are no longer optional: Facebook and Google Plus. Yes, Twitter is cool and Pinterest is fun, but they can’t do for your real estate business what Facebook and Google Plus can -- at least not yet.

As a real estate agent, your job is just as much about marketing as it is about actually showing homes. If people don’t know a home is for sale, then there is a very small chance it will sell. So what can you do? Of course, you can do all of the traditional marketing techniques like direct mail, open houses and pounding the pavement, but wouldn’t it be easier (and more cost-efficient) to be able to sell a home from the comfort of your office?

With the ever-increasing clout of social media, this is no longer just a dream. If you play your cards right, it can surely become your reality. In fact, I know because this is a BIG part of my business. My blog is the hub of my business, but it is the social media tools such as Google Plus, Facebook and a few others — along with search engine optimization — that allow me to be in front of more people on a daily basis.

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Totally agree, this is not limited to real estate agents. It's an excellent article that describes all the potential of Google+ in everyday language.

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The Revolution Won't Be Televised YOU Will Create & Publish It
Real Estate is about to CHANGE. The space is being "rolled up" by outside forces - forces who know more about Internet marketing than real estate such as Redfin, Zillow and Trulia.

Bloomberg shared the GOOD NEWS (http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2013-03-07/why-redfin-zillow-and-trulia-havent-killed-off-real-estate-brokers ) about the "resilience" of "the old model". It seems buying a home is something people want help with and are willing to pay for that help.

If the attack of the roll up artists have been at least momentarily slowed there is another problem - how should realtors market themselves. I just scooped a post about niche marketing (http://sco.lt/7V8dLV ).

Finding an ownable "content niche" may be the most important mission any realtor faces and few understand or discuss. An attempt to be all things to all buyers/sellers online is a prescription for disaster.

Online your ability to own a niche such as relocation specialist or passionate about Arts and Crafts bungalows CREATES AN ABILITY TO SELL MORE BROADLY.

This is the CATCH-22 of marketing online where you must effectively narrowcast to have the authority needed to broadcast. Tools mastery reflects this online marketing irony for realtors. YES you can get business from StumbleUpon, but that business may be costly since learning StumbleUpon took away from your mastery of Facebook and GooglePlus.

I don't agree with the elimination of Twitter for realtors. Twitter is the "radio of the web" when you blog something Twitter is a great place to announce its presence. Twitter helps build community and its time to use to mastery is low enough it shouldn't take away from a more concentrated focus in learning how to use Facebook and G+ at high levels.

I do agree with Facebook and G+ along with a blog / website (see my Curatti post on the difference between blogs and websites http://curatti.com/websites-vs-blogs/ ) as the core of any realtors online marketing tool set and arsenal and the linked post does a great job explaining why.

The most important, and counter intuitive, idea is to NARROW to an ownable niche in a real estate agents online marketing since doing so creates the permission and authority needed to benefit from broadcast.


In other words, if you are the Arts and Crafts bungalow expert in Durham, NC you will get more condo and Victorian sales too because your online presence has authority. Trying to become an online authority in more than one niche is HARD to IMPOSSIBLE.

And that online marketing lesson applies to lawyers, doctors, accountants and car dealers too. Find the ownable niche, become an authority even if it is only "local authority" and use Facebook to create community and GooglePlus to create conversation and you will continue to beat back the Zillows of the world.

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Thanks for sharing Marc! I have followed and recommended your Scoop.it page:)
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How to Profit from Your Blog

How to Profit from Your Blog | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Looking for ways to make money from your blog? Here are 7 ways to profit from your blog.

About to give up blogging?

Or….

Are you going to continue but you’re not sure how to get a great return for the time you put in?

You can make money with a blog…

Do you want to know some ways on how to make money blogging?

… read on!  Click image or title.




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Creating content has value. How do you monetize that value ? This article describes the main ways you can use.

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The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets

The Mindset of a Lifestyle Entrepreneur, 12 Startup Success Secrets | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Before he realized that what he actually wanted out of life was financial freedom and the perfect lifestyle, Eddie Yu (@Eddie_Yu) spent three years in the software industry.

Not wanting to spend the rest of his life working for other people, he gave up his job and set about the task of finding something that he could do for himself, and which would give him both the financial freedom and lifestyle that he desired.

Unsurprisingly, due to his previous background in the IT industry, after reading an article about online gambling and affiliate marketing, the author saw the possibilities that the Internet offered and set about the task of creating an online business of his own.

“12 Startup Success Secrets — Mindset and Strategies Workbook for Building a Successful Online Business” is aimed at anyone who aspires to, or is already attempting to achieve their own financial freedom by doing business online, whether it is through selling a product or by providing an online service.

The book passes on the lessons learned by the author during the 13 years that he has been building his own online businesses and it comes in the form of 12 chapters which each conclude with a useful workshop exercise where the reader is able to personalize the ideas that the author has put forward. Read more: click on image or title.





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Everyone would love to make a living with an online business. It provides freedom and a great lifestyle. Finding the right ways to set up a business like that is often trial and error. Reading what successful people have done can create valuable shortcuts. Take a look at what this book has to offer.

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#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business

#Infographic The ultimate guide to creating a successful online business | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Creating a successful online business can be a challenge even for an experienced entrepreneur. The number of potential pitfalls multiply as technology becomes increasingly diverse.

So this handy infographic, designed by ecommerce platforms, offers some welcome advice for anyone pushing out a startup in the coming year.

Should you be using images, or focus everything on text? Do you really need an “About Us” page? Will implementing live chat on your site result in more sales? Should you focus your marketing efforts on an email campaign, or pour everything into social media? You’ll find the answers to these, and many more questions, below.




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North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet - NYTimes.com

North Korea Loses Its Link to the Internet - NYTimes.com | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

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While perhaps a coincidence, the failure, which lasted about 10 hours, began after President Obama said the U.S. would respond to an act of “cybervandalism” against Sony Pictures.

A strange thing happened to North Korea’s already tenuous link to the Internet on Monday: It failed.
While perhaps a coincidence, the failure of the country’s computer connections began only hours after President Obama declared Friday that the United States would launch a “proportional response” to what he termed an act of “cybervandalism” against Sony Pictures.
Over the weekend, as North Korean officials demanded a “joint investigation” into the Sony attacks and denied culpability — an assertion the United States rejected — Internet service began to get wobbly. By early Monday, the Internet went as dark as one of those satellite photographs showing the impoverished country by night.


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10 Phenomenal Blogs in Totally Boring Industries

10 Phenomenal Blogs in Totally Boring Industries | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
Think only B2C blogs can be interesting? Here are 10 blogs from a variety of "boring" industries that'll prove you wrong.

Warning: The following blogs are gonna be boring. They're for industries that you most likely don't care about -- most are B2B businesses, so the chances of you being interested in that content and also a reader of our blog are kinda slim. 

But, there's no denying that these blogs absolutely rock. Though you may not always be interested in the topics or industries that these blogs talk about, they are kicking some serious butt at doing their job for people in those industries.

Because we've talked about quality content being decided by your audience, we've got to give these amazing blogs in totally boring industries a high-five. So prepare yourself to be blown away. And who knows? By the end, you may be subscribed to a few of them ;)

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Making content interest with crispy clear and inviting landing pages is an art. Lots of work to do still.

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Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide

Google is building 180 satellites to spread internet access worldwide | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Google's plans for satellite-based internet access just got a little more concrete. The Wall Street Journal hears that the search firm is preparing to build 180 "small, high capacity" satellites (not pictured here) that will go into low orbit and provide internet connections to underserved areas. While details aren't forthcoming about the machines, there may be more on the way; reportedly, the company could "double" its vehicle count if all goes well. A spokeswoman didn't confirm or deny the efforts, but did note that having an internet link "significantly improves people's lives."

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Interesting news. The race between Google and Facebook is still on.

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, June 1, 2014 10:35 PM

Wow! 180 satellites means better connectivity, e-commerce, and a better 24X7internet experience! What it means is that students will be able to do research on the go, housewives access recipes on line, and mergers and takeovers take place in mid-flight!

David Collet's curator insight, June 2, 2014 7:39 PM

Trading one form of surveillance and censorship for another.

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Why an Internet “slow lane” is a terrible idea | Net Neutrality

Why an Internet “slow lane” is a terrible idea |  Net Neutrality | Internet Presence | Scoop.it



As the Federal Communications Commission unveils its “Open Internet” proposal, Clay Shirky explains the regulation, politicking and jargon.

All eyes are on the Federal Communications Commission, as commissioner Tom Wheeler unveiled the FCC’s plan for “Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet.” The plan has had many Internet-centric companies up in arms, decrying any plan that might create a two-tiered Internet comprising “fast lanes” for companies that can pay, and “slow lanes” for those that don’t. (See an open letter to the FCC signed by companies including Amazon, Google and Microsoft.) It’s a complicated topic that involves regulation, politicking and jargon, so we called on technology writer and observer Clay Shirky to share his take on what’s going on. An edited version of our conversation follows.

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Clarity in the 'net neutrality' issue. This article explains the details in plain English.

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A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where

A Scientific Guide to Hashtags: How Many, Which Ones, and Where | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Have you ever found yourself explaining hashtags to someone whose only connection with the word is as a telephone button? Internet language has evolved considerably over the past few years as social media has taken off. Hashtags are a huge part of this evolution. What once was a telephone button is now a social mediap henomenon.  No wonder people are curious.

When they ask, I tell them that hashtags are a pound sign immediately followed by a keyword. They’re used for categorization on social media. Yes, they can be annoying if overused. And yes, I’ve seen the hashtag video of Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake.

Hashtags also have the potential to be truly valuable. The stats and info below make a pretty clear case that we should be understanding, using, and appreciating hashtags.

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The complete story on education yourself on hashtags. Very well done, in plain language, and many examples.

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Cyber-Bully Business | Social Media Today

Cyber-Bully Business | Social Media Today | Internet Presence | Scoop.it
What started off as an attempt to credit a business for a great tip got turned around on me by one vicious person who called me a spammer and encouraged others to get involved in the bashing. By the end of the conversation I was called a eunuch, a wannabe, and a peasant. Worst of all, this internet harassment came from a business account!

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Advice like this is very valuable. The internet has incredible leverage, but once it turns against you it can get rough.

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Exclusive: Why Engagement Matters Online @MarkTraphagen, Stone Temple Consulting via @CrowdFunde

Exclusive: Why Engagement Matters Online @MarkTraphagen, Stone Temple Consulting via @CrowdFunde | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

We were lucky enough to have our friend Mark Traphagen stop by today. Mark is a Senior Director of Online Marketing for Stone Temple Consulting and is currently standing hip-deep at the confluence of search and social on the web.

We asked Mark, “Why creating an engaged community around a brand is so important?” You can watch the video at the bottom of the post and read along with Mark’s brilliant assessment starting right here.

Humans

One of the most fascinating things that’s happening right now on the web, in search, is that they’re actually trying to learn how real humans interact and then reward that kind of activity.

They’ve realized that just relying on links and keywords as signals will only take you so far.

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Don't we all need more of that? After getting everything lined up, is there still time for social interaction?

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Facebook Creates Team to “Beam” Internet Everywhere on Planet

Facebook Creates Team to “Beam” Internet Everywhere on Planet | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg announced that the company is launching a Connectivity Lab, a team of scientists tasked with bringing the Internet to remote places on the planet using new techniques, including beaming it down from the sky.

Zuckerberg said the team of about a dozen people includes scientists in the field of aeronautics and communications. Facebook has hired new employees from organizations like NASA, the National Optical Astronomy Observatory and the Jet Propulsion Laboratory. Facebook also said it hired five people from Ascenta, a UK-based company that developed the world’s longest-flying unmanned solar aircraft.

The Connectivity Lab is part of Zuckerberg’s previously announced Internet.org initiative, which aims to bring connections to parts of the planet where the Web is unavailable. He said achieving that goal will mean inventing new technologies, and said the lab will work with drones, satellites and lasers.

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Investing on a global scale...more internet users, more clients for Facebook.

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Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014 | Tips

Top 5 Reasons to Adopt Responsive Web Design in 2014 | Tips | Internet Presence | Scoop.it

Is responsive web design your top priority this year? If not, you must get in touch with the upcoming design trends in 2014 by adopting this popular design technique.

I have compiled a list of the top 5 reasons why you should switch to responsive web design as sooner as today!

1. Google’s Recommendation

Nothing can beat our reason number one. In, 2012, Google strongly recommended the use of responsive web design and presently deems it to be the best practice for smart-phone optimized websites. Responsive websites have one URL and the same HTML. This lets Google easily crawl and index your website content. This reason alone should make you sign up for responsive design now!

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More visitors use your site and view your content on different devices. Responsive design takes care of that, it is a big deal.

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