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10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use

10 Proactive Steps to Reduce the Dangers of Student Social Media Use | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Educators and Parents Faced With More Social Media Based Issues With Their Young Students Every Year. A Proactive Stance can Help. This week I attended an

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 8, 6:40 PM

Creating a culture of awareness and support at home and in schools will help students immensely.

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10 Qualities of Effective Content Curators [3 From Scenttrail]

10 Qualities of Effective Content Curators [3 From Scenttrail] | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

Here are 7 Tips From MoMA Curator:

1. Focus on Goals

2. Have Empathy

3. Be Careful, Cautious and Selective

4. Editorialize

5. Provide Attribution

6. Understand What’s Timely and Trending

7. Have an Eye for a Great Title


and 3 From Scenttrail (Martin Marty Smith on Scoopit)

8. Cast A WIDE Net, Curate Disparate Content.

9. Don't Forget OPC (Other People's Curation).

10. Use Rich Snippets to Consistently Theme Your Curation.

Cast a "wide net" pulling seemingly disparate subjects into your curation using our curatorial skills to create connection and synergy. Don't forget the most powerful content on YOUR network is THEIR User Generated Content (UGC) and curation. Rich Snippets don't recreate the content wheel but do them your curation creating a consistent blanket of meaning and value.

Added a comment about putting a title in front of a masterpiece in comments on Scoop.it:
http://blog.scoop.it/2014/02/13/7-qualities-of-highly-effective-content-curators/


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World’s first internet opera opening at Savonlinna

World’s first internet opera opening at Savonlinna | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
A production conceived by an international online community staged by opera professionals will premiere at the Savonlinna Opera Festival this weekend.

 

The brainchild of the Opera by You project, Free Will is the first-ever opera crowdsourced online.

As the name implies, anyone who wanted to could join in the effort—and the opera's creators number some 200 participants the world over. They've come up with ideas, composed music and selected the best proposals by voting.

When director Jere Erkkilä was invited onboard the project, the whole system was a complete maze to him, he says.

"Art director Jari Hämäläinen called a couple of years ago and asked whether I’d want to take part in this. I said ,'sure, I’ve no idea what you’re talking about, so I’m joining'," Erkkilä quips.


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How I Became The Most Followed Nobody In Finland via @JaanaNystrom

How I Became The Most Followed Nobody In Finland via @JaanaNystrom | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it

@Jaana Nyström is a great curator and she just beat me to the punch :). When she shared her EPIC journey of using G+ to move from "nobody" to "somebody" I planned to blog about her amazing journey. The content and message was too good to be trapped in comments.

Read this post CAREFULLY as you may recognize where you are on Jaana's timeline of personal brand development. There are several "inside baseball" tips to pay particular attention to including:

* Don't worry about perfection, start publishing.
* G+ is an AMAZING and vastly under used tool (start there add more social nets later).
* No matter what, keep turning the crank (keep going) since the only sin you and your personal band can't recover from is NOT PLAYING.

Great stuff from an amazing curator. What lessons did you learn from Jaana Nystrom? What similar lessons have you learned as you create a meaningful personal brand?


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Suvi Salo's comment, April 14, 2:28 PM
Thank you for recommendation.
malek's curator insight, April 14, 4:35 PM

 I usually don't envy people, but I do envy @Jaana Nyström a bit for her energy & passion. 

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 15, 1:13 AM

seems reasonable

 

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How People Use the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How People Use the Internet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Leadership Think Tank | Scoop.it
Today, around the world more people have mobile phone subscriptions than have access to electricity and safe drinkable water. Today, almost a third of the world's population uses the internet (a 528.1% growth since 2000!


So what are we doing with all the time we spend online, and how do we know all that time is being spent in useful ways?

For many of us, the internet is among the first things we experience after we wake; in fact, 75% of users are online before 9 a.m. Over 75% of people in the US own a laptop, 53% a smart phone, and 31% a tablet. Email is the most common action performed by people on their laptops, while search is the top action for mobile phone and tablet users. 72% of people like to play games on their tablets while 70% use their mobile phones for social media. Where do we use these devices? 72% of people use their mobile phones while traveling, and 64% use them in restaurants and coffee shops. As for tablets, 88% of people use their devices in the living room, 79% in the bedroom.

 

Find more statistics and data at the infographic or article link.


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LETP's curator insight, August 4, 2013 8:10 PM

Some useful facts! :)

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, August 5, 2013 4:50 AM

Very informative. Thank you for sharing.

9Dotstrategies's curator insight, September 3, 2013 11:25 PM

How People Use the Internet?