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Tom George Founder of Internet Billboards a media destination and marketing hub using curation to fuel business growth and learning. http://www.internetbillboards.net
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Facebook Tweaks That Effect You; Link Share Posts Do the Trick - Omaginarium

Facebook Tweaks That Effect You; Link Share Posts Do the Trick - Omaginarium | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
The latest Facebook tweak for your Facebook Business pages: less text status updates, and more images and link-shares= more exposure and engagement. We hope.
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Content Marketers Resist Content Curation At Your Own Risk | Internet Billboards

Content Marketers Resist Content Curation At Your Own Risk | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
This article caught my attention as it flew in my inbox from my Google Alerts, which I have on the terms
curation, curation tools and several others terms. It's a really good one.
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I gave my commentary in the article Great article on Curation

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Has Wearable Technology Finally Arrived | Internet Billboards

Has Wearable Technology Finally Arrived | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
Is wearable technology finally a reality. From devices you can wear on your lapel to smartwatches and much more. Read about wearable tech.
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Most of us have heard about wearable technology by now, but could 2014 be the year wearable tech really begins to take off? - See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2014/01/is-2014-the-year-wearable-tech-really-takes-off/#sthash.N6B3wKry.dpuf
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Business Lessons from the Life of a Hero, Nelson Mandela | Internet Billboards

Business Lessons from the Life of a Hero, Nelson Mandela | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
On December 5, 2013, the world mourns the loss of one of the greatest gifts humanity has ever endowed to itself: Nelson Mandela.
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Fantastic business lessons to be learned from the life of Nelson Mandela.

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Seek Experiences That Positively Reshape Your Brain

Seek Experiences That Positively Reshape Your Brain | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
New research looks at how experiences can positively shift our self-perception.

 

I  often hear people say, "I'm the kind of person who…" or, "I'm not a people person.” These seemingly off-the-cuff comments suggest they’re resigned to not changing their self-perception—regardless if it’s inaccurate or self-defeating. My longtime colleague, Dr. Richard Davidson, founder and chair of the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds, at the Waisman Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, has studied neuroplasticity, the ability of the mind to change throughout life.


Via PAT NOVAK
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I believe this study to be very significant and true. From my personal experiences, one must break free from the repetetive negative experiences in order to transition to a much better way of thinking.

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Omaginarium.com's Top Ten Online Traffic Strategies

Is your website serving as an online business card? On page 9 of Google? Let us guide you to maximum exposure with Omaginarium's Guide to Building Huge Traffic
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An extremely well thought out and crafted slideshare presentation with some very helpful tips on generating traffic to you blog. Nicely done Suzen!

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Transmedia Storytellers and Virtual News Makers will take over Social Media | Internet Billboards

Transmedia Storytellers and Virtual News Makers will take over Social Media | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
The evolution of social media is trans media storytelling and virtual newsmaking.
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It's time to maximize using social media tools, to actually be productive and get things done.

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Lynn O'Connell for O'Connell Meier's curator insight, November 24, 2013 2:39 AM

Creative social media campaigns that transcend channel -- interesting to think about

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Sumpto Invites Brands into College Students’ Lives | Internet Billboards

Sumpto Invites Brands into College Students’ Lives | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

 

If you happen to be a start up founder by the name of Ben Kosinski, who founded Sumpto, then you are on to a great idea. Yes college student’s are more connected then ever, and also are eager to make a little extra income on the side.

Even if it comes in the way of perks and incentives. This is exactly the new opportunity brands have now to connect with the right influencers at major university’s.

Sumpto allows brands to evaluate college student’s influence based on their social media and digital footprints, ans essentially let’s them do the talking for them. A marvelous idea to say the least.

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My insight is in the post, but you really should read this article. This is the direction brands should be heading in.

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Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Technology Company Face.com | Internet Billboards

Facebook Acquires Facial Recognition Technology Company Face.com | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

After rumors of a deal have swirled for weeks, Facebook has officially acquired facial recognition technology company Face.com.

It’s a complete acquisition, which means both talent and technology will now become Facebook’s in the deal. Though the exact terms of the deal were not disclosed, other outlets have reported the price in the neighborhood of $100 million. However, I’m hearing from two sources familiar with the terms of the deal that Face.com actually sold for a significantly lower amount, approximately $55 to $60 million in cash and stock (though it is unclear if this price is with or without an earnout included).

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Facebook will soon know your every move with live cameras everywhere probably next.

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Edelman – Conversations – What Comes After Social? | Internet Billboards

Edelman – Conversations – What Comes After Social? | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

An insightful post written by David Armano. I think asking yourself what comes after social is a very important question. Once you understand the conditions we are in, I believe it’s important to build strong relationships with people that go beyond social and fall into collaboration and context.

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My insight is above.

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Build An Army Of Brand Advocates Not Simply Idol Followers | Internet Billboards

Build An Army Of Brand Advocates Not Simply Idol Followers | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

As an entrepreneur currently building two businesses from the ground up, I can tell you, it’s hard work. We pay the price to make our vision a reality, and we have to pull off the impossible just about every day.

If you are an entrepreneur like myself, you might have similar feelings. You might feel like me, that the demands on your time just increase, while the days get nothing but shorter. At the end of the day, your exhausted, there is nothing left in the tank, your head hits the pillow, and your lucky to get six hours of sleep.

This may help remedy what is ailing you. This article titled ‘Reach Millennials Through Brand Advocates‘ is something you need to read.

It’s time to work a little smarter, and not harder, we have all heard that before. The essence of the article is this really. Combine the two biggest factors to help fuel your brand. Millennials, a tech savvy group, and advocates for your brand. You might say well easier said then done Tom. Hey I never said it was going to be easy, but I will give you a hint. How you treat people matters, both online and offline. Make a friend, create desire and close.

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That is my commentary above. You need to read this article.

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How 10 non profits are using Pinterest To Promote Their Causes | Internet Billboards

How 10 non profits are using Pinterest To Promote Their Causes | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
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I gave my insight above, great article with truly creative ways to use Pinterest for charities and non profits.

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Do This to Succeed with Content Marketing | Internet Billboards

Do This to Succeed with Content Marketing | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

No one knows content marketing better than Joe Pulizzi, Founder of the Content Marketing Institute, and recently he sat down with Dave Kerpen to discuss the six keys to “content marketing done right.”

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Insight from Rachel Parker of Resonance Content

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What’s The Difference Between Content Discovery Sites and Apps, and True Curation Platforms? | Internet Billboards

What’s The Difference Between Content Discovery Sites and Apps, and True Curation Platforms? | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
2014 will certainly be the year that content curation goes mainstream. Some will call it social curation, and others will call it something else.
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You will find my commentary in the article.

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Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Sites In New .Net 100 Rankings

Entrepreneurs Share Their Favorite Sites In New .Net 100 Rankings | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
Entrepreneur Magazine's website asked readers recently to rank their favorite .net sites. The result is the .Net 100 Ranking and here they are.

Via Mike Ellsworth
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Great list! Be sure to check it out.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, January 22, 2014 8:39 AM

The top 10 sites are:

 

SlideShare.netPHP.netBattle.netBehance.netSpeedtest.netExplosm.netSourceForge.netAmericanApparel.netSlickdeals.netDocuSign.net

 

Via @smallbiztrends
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The worst social media blunders for 2013 in one infographic! | Internet Billboards

The worst social media blunders for 2013 in one infographic! | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
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Social media blunders in 2013.

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API Aggregation And Mashups Will Be Huge In 2014 | Internet Billboards

API Aggregation And Mashups Will Be Huge In 2014 | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

As we move into 2014 the complexity of the world wide web continues to evolve. One of the developments that will effectively help to minimize the learning curve, as well as offer a much higher end user experience, is the advancement of the application programming interface. (API)

If you are not familiar with what this is, basically it allows developers to access programming from established programs and websites and to use the information in combination with their work to display content. This is probably a very simplistic way to explain the API, but that is it in a nutshell.

This is a great article that expounds on the topic but also the need for developers to be able to combine api’s in a mashup to create superior products and experiences for end users. A great a article.

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Stocking Stuffer Idea What Happens In Vegas Stays On YoutTube by Erik Qualman | Internet Billboards

Stocking Stuffer Idea What Happens In Vegas Stays On YoutTube by Erik Qualman | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it
If you want a great stocking stuffer gift, give the book that will help protect your loved ones future. What Happens In Vegas Stays On Youtube.
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Erik Qualman the award winning author of Socialnomics has a new book coming out called "What Happens in Vegas Stays On YouTube, which speaks to privacy issues and reputation management issues that we all face in our now hyper connected digital world. This would make a great stocking stuffer. 

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What You Can Expect To See Change With Social Media In 2014 | Internet Billboards

What You Can Expect To See Change With Social Media In 2014 | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

 

This article written by Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite speaks volumes about what we can expect to see change in social media in 2014.

I personally think as an entrepreneur, or a responsible business executive, it’s vital to get ahead of the technological curve. This way you can formulate a business plan, and implement some strategies to develop a competitive advantage over your competition, or perhaps even become more attractive to potential investors.

- See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/12/what-you-can-expect-to-see-change-with-social-media-in-2014/#sthash.U5UuxmMC.dpuf

This article written by Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite speaks volumes about what we can expect to see change in social media in 2014.

I personally think as an entrepreneur, or a responsible business executive, it’s vital to get ahead of the technological curve. This way you can formulate a business plan, and implement some strategies to develop a competitive advantage over your competition, or perhaps even become more attractive to potential investors.

- See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/12/what-you-can-expect-to-see-change-with-social-media-in-2014/#sthash.U5UuxmMC.dpuf

This article written by Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite speaks volumes about what we can expect to see change in social media in 2014.

I personally think as an entrepreneur, or a responsible business executive, it’s vital to get ahead of the technological curve. This way you can formulate a business plan, and implement some strategies to develop a competitive advantage over your competition, or perhaps even become more attractive to potential investors.

- See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/12/what-you-can-expect-to-see-change-with-social-media-in-2014/#sthash.U5UuxmMC.dpuf
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My This article written by Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite speaks volumes about what we can expect to see change in social media in 2014.

I personally think as an entrepreneur, or a responsible business executive, it’s vital to get ahead of the technological curve. This way you can formulate a business plan, and implement some strategies to develop a competitive advantage over your competition, or perhaps even become more attractive to potential investors.

My advice is take these predictions into account for 2014 and then try to imagine what we will be doing on and with social media in the year 2020. You should really look about 5 years down the road, if you believe you have the vision for it. After all none of us has a crystal ball, but one thing is a constant. Change!
- See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/12/what-you-can-expect-to-see-change-with-social-media-in-2014/#sthash.U5UuxmMC.dpuf



s article written by Ryan Holmes the CEO of Hootsuite speaks volumes about what we can expect to see change in social media in 2014.

I personally think as an entrepreneur, or a responsible business executive, it’s vital to get ahead of the technological curve. This way you can formulate a business plan, and implement some strategies to develop a competitive advantage over your competition, or perhaps even become more attractive to potential investors.

- See more at: http://www.internetbillboards.net/2013/12/what-you-can-expect-to-see-change-with-social-media-in-2014/#sthash.U5UuxmMC.dpuf
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8 Great Tech CEO Blogs You Would Be Crazy Not To Follow | Internet Billboards

8 Great Tech CEO Blogs You Would Be Crazy Not To Follow | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

It’s a dog eat dog world, some might say survival of the fittest. In life you have to develop wisdom.

Intelligence without wisdom, is like a bright light leading you nowhere. The internet is full of narcissists. Perhaps not intentionally, but none the less a fact yes, shameless self promoters and people full of false promises.

We are all looking for that elusive blueprint for success. There is one for you, but first you must realize that there is no substitute for hard work. Next you must be willing to persevere.

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Transforming into the Digital Marketing Agency of the Future | Internet Billboards

Transforming into the Digital Marketing Agency of the Future | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

As digital marketing has continued to become a powerhouse in the marketing tool belt it has required agencies to consider how they can best serve the needs of the brands they serve. We’ve seen agencies slap social media on their list of services with little true expertise. Now we are seeing agencies slap content marketing on their list of services as it has become the new cool that everyone is all the rage about.

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This is just a telling piece of the necessary transformations companies must undergo to make their digital presence as effective as possible. It is also a great guide to what content marketing agencies must do to keep up with the digital times.

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The Content Marketing Game Heats Up As Oracle Buys Compendium | Internet Billboards

The Content Marketing Game Heats Up As Oracle Buys Compendium | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

Yes, the content marketing game heats up as Oracle purchases the content marketing start up Compendium for an undisclosed amount of money. Apparently as you will learn from the article this is Oracle’s attempt to further compete with Salesforce.

Purchases such as these are really tell tale signs that content marketing as a whole is about to explode. All indications are that companies are increasing their budgets to create all different types of content on a publishing schedule to increase brand awareness and to help convert leads into customers.

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Some Publishers Are Saying So Long To SEO | Internet Billboards

Some Publishers Are Saying So Long To SEO | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

There is a major shift taking place in search. And with this major overhaul, SEO is becoming increasing more confusing and mystifying.

Google has just recently done it’s fourth update to it’s search algorithm. Social media is undoubtedly playing a role now in SEO, as well as influencers. Is there such a thing now as social search?

Perhaps this is why many publishers are saying goodbye to SEO. I think this is an important article titled ‘Why publishers like BuzzFeed are kissing SEO goodbye’ I personally see nothing wrong with playing by the rules, and creating exciting, valuable relevant content that comes up in search.

But there is a part of me that knows that the more content that keeps getting created, millions of pieces every day, the chances of my content competing for certain key words and popping up on page one of a Google search diminishes. What do you think?

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That is my insight.

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Why Network And Some Mistakes To Avoid To Be Successful | Internet Billboards

Why Network And Some Mistakes To Avoid To Be Successful | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

I am a big believer in networking. However to be effective at networking with others there is a right way to do it, and several mistakes to avoid. Why network? It is vital for you to begin to establish connections and to cultivate business relationships.

Even if an aspiring professional may not be in a advantageous position right now, you just never know what position someone might be in down the road to help you. You also might meet someone who can introduce you to the “Right Person”.

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Social Media and Global Charities are a Dynamic Duo | Internet Billboards

Social Media and Global Charities are a Dynamic Duo | Internet Billboards | Futurism, Ideas, Leadership in Business | Scoop.it

An amazing article written by Sam Milbrath titled ‘How Global Charities are Amplifying Stories on Social Media’. This speaks to the incredible potential social media has to impact real world change. I regrettably had never heard of this remarkable charitable organization called Free the Children, or their annual event We Day. I see clearly now, it is the future. Our children are our future. What will we leave for them and what will their legacy be? As you will learn from the article Free The Children was founded in 1995 by then 12 year old Craig Kielburger.

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