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On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page

On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
On page SEO doesn’t have to be difficult. In this infographic I’ll show you an actionable checklist that actually make a difference in your search engine traffic.

Via Neil Ferree
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Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page


Infographic listing useful tips for On Page Optimization 



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Cashing in on the "Canadian Riviera"

Cashing in on the "Canadian Riviera" | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Retirement-challenged boomers selling expensive GTA homes to live on the 100-mile Peninsula in Canada's Deep South. - Wealth Professional Magazine
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The Windsor-Essex County Association of Realtors flies in potential residents to tour a region branded the 100-Mile Peninsula. 


Because the region is the same latitude as northern California, the winters are mild. 


A couple can sell a $400,000 home in the GTA and buy a $120,000 home in a warmer climate. 



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How to Make Your Website a Party People Want to Attend - Copyblogger

How to Make Your Website a Party People Want to Attend - Copyblogger | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Your website is a party, and you're the host. So you better make your visitors feel comfortable and want to stay.
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How to Make Your Website a Party People Want to Attend

 

Have you ever walked into a party where you didn’t know anyone?


  • And there was no one to greet you or take your coat …
  • No one to show you where to get a drink or introduce you around …
  • No one to make you feel welcomed or show you where to go next …


It’s an awkward, uncomfortable feeling, right?


Your first instinct was probably to turn around and walk out. I know mine is.


So why would you treat visitors to your website the exact same way?


Our website provides information about mortgages and insurance, and we've tried to make it easy for visitors to find what they're looking for by adding menus to both the top and the bottom of the page. We've also added text links in all the pages to other related sections of the website and images to spruce things up a bit.


What have you done to your website to make it inviting to your visitors?


Do you have have any success tips you'd like to share?



#internetmarketing  #websites  #opt1mtgfin

 

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How To Revive Old Blog Content

How To Revive Old Blog Content | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
If you’ve been blogging for a while, even if it’s just once a week, it won’t take long to accumulate an archive of “old content.” Some of the content will be great at bringing in traffic from Google Search and links on other websites and regular social media shares, but what about the rest? If you have old articles on your site which you think should be bringing in more traffic than they are, this post is for you. Why Revive Old Blog Content? First, this isn’t about trying to get random old content, like this video, to keep popping up:

Via Ray Hiltz
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As the content keeps accumulating in your blog, it might make sense to take a look at some of the older stuff to see if you can dust it off and give it another run.

 

This is especially true for those pieces that had a good response. Some might bring in traffic from Google Search and links from other websites, but what about the rest? 


If you have older articles on your website that you think could be bringing in more traffic than they are, this post is for you. Why Revive Old Blog Content? 


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Medical research suffering from a bad case of Wikipedia: study

Medical research suffering from a bad case of Wikipedia: study | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
A new Canadian study has found that thousands of peer-reviewed papers in medical journals have cited Wikipedia in recent years - and the number of references is increasing fast.
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A new Canadian study has found that thousands of peer-reviewed papers in medical journals have cited Wikipedia in recent years, and the number of references is increasing quickly.  


Any Internet user can alter articles in Wikipedia at any time. Universities ban students from citing Wikipedia in papers, and even Wikipedia itself warns academics against referencing its articles. 


The trend is apparent even in some of the world's most influential medical publications. It increases the possibility of spreading misinformation and could potentially affect the care of patients. 


What’s most worrying is fact that citations have begun to multiply in the last three years. The practice goes against all the principles of scientific reporting and referencing. 


Even though the information has been rated to be fairly accurate, Wikipedia articles are constantly changing and they tend to summarize primary or secondary sources rather than original research. 


It is common for medical students and young doctors to turn to Wikipedia as an initial source. But, there is no guarantee that the information at any given time is accurate. A Wikipedia entry cited by a journal paper one day may be quite different soon after.

It’s common for websites to link to articles on Wikipedia. It’s quick and convenient, but I’m not sure it’s a good idea for it to become a foundation source of medical information. 


We have links to Wikipedia on our mortgage & insurance website that to link to general information. We expect that readers know that any information found on that site is not guaranteed to be accurate. But, I don’t do research for my blog on Wikipedia because I need to be sure the information I post personally has to be accurate. Not so for young doctors apparently.



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Handy Hints To Get Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

Handy Hints To Get Over 100,000 Twitter Followers | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
What's the secret to Twitter success? If you're not Harry Styles or Coca Cola, you will need help. Step forward, Chris Bolman.Lesson #1: Target Users with Less than 1,000 Followers  Trying to get users to engage with you on Twitter? Well with 645 million rivals you may struggle to stand out, especially in the early stage of brand building.
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Handy Hints To Get Over 100,000 Twitter Followers

 

#1: Target Users with Less than 1,000 Followers  

#2: Timing is Everything

#3: Twitter Engagement is Continuous

#4: Keep It Themed

#5: Talking About TV Doesn’t Translate


It's undeniable that twitter is a force in social media. Driving traffic to your blog is the intended result and twitter can send a lot of traffic to your best piece


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5 Words That Used to Mean the Exact Opposite

5 Words That Used to Mean the Exact Opposite | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
It turns out a lot of today's ordinary words used to mean the exact opposite of what they mean now.
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It’s funny how some things change with time. Here are 5 words that now mean something completely different than they used to: 

 

 

#1. An "ApRead the article here..ology" Was a Defense

#2. A "Symposium" Used to Be Where You Got Sloshed

#3. "Egregious" Used to Mean "Remarkably Good"

#4. A "Moot Point" Was Something Really Important That Everyone Needed to Discuss

#5. A "Harlot" Used to Be a Goofy Guy

 

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On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page

On-Page SEO: Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
On page SEO doesn’t have to be difficult. In this infographic I’ll show you an actionable checklist that actually make a difference in your search engine traffic.

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Anatomy of a Perfectly Optimized Page


Infographic listing useful tips for On Page Optimization 



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Seth Rogen’s plea to the senate about something “even more important” than legalizing marijuana

Seth Rogen’s plea to the senate about something “even more important” than legalizing marijuana | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Over the last two days, three million people have watched Seth Rogen speak at a Senate hearing about the effect of Alzheimer's disease in his family's own life. If you're not among that group, check it out. His sincere, self-deprecating story is worth the...
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Seth Rogen’s Talks to the Senate About Alzheimer’s Disease


Take a few minutes to watch and listen to Seth Rogen speak about the effects of Alzheimer’s disease in his family’s own life.


His sincere, self-deprecating story is worth the six minutes…



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Freud’s Life and Legacy in a Comic

Freud’s Life and Legacy in a Comic | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
"You have to listen carefully. The unconscious mind is crafty."

While Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may
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He may not be the typical subject for a comic book character. Freud may have engineered his own myth and many of his theories may have been disputed. Still, he remains one of the most influential figures in the history of psychiatry and psychology.


For many, Freud’s name summons only a vague idea of his work something to do with penises, our marginally informed collective conscience might whisper.


The comic book genre shines in this biography as a graphic novel of the founding father of psychoanalysis by Corinne Maier.


Take a look here…



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Voltage Pictures wins order to get disclosure of names and addresses of Teksavvy Internet subscribers

Dr. Michael Geist is the Canada Research Chair of Internet and E-commerce Law at the University of Ottawa., teksavvy decision
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The court ruled that Voltage Pictures had met the legal standard for an order to disclose subscriber names and addresses, but it established a series of conditions.


The conditions include court oversight of the "demand letter" that will be sent to subscribers, with a Case Management Judge assigned to review and approve its contents before being sent to any subscriber.


The letter must also include a message in bold type stating that "no Court has yet made a determination that such subscriber has infringed or is liable in any way for payment of damages."


The court ruled that there is evidence that Voltage has engaged in litigation which may have improper purposes, but not enough to deny the motion altogether.


The court ordered release of the subscriber names and addresses with the following safeguards:


  • the case will be managed by a Case Management Judge
  • TekSavvy will only disclose subscriber name and address information
  • Voltage will pay all reasonable legal costs incurred by TekSavvy before the release of any information
  • the demand letter to subscribers will include a copy of the court order and "clearly state in bold type that no court has yet made a determination that such subscriber has infringed or is liable in any way for payment of damages"
  • the contents of the demand letter will be approved by the parties (including CIPPIC) and the Case Management  Judge
  • any further cases brought against subscribers will also be case managed
  • the information released by TekSavvy will remain confidential, will not be disclosed to other parties, and will not be used for other purposes. The information will not be disclosed to the general public or the media.


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Scoop.it for Google+ Brings Authorship and posting to Google+ Company Pages

Scoop.it for Google+ Brings Authorship and posting to Google+ Company Pages | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it

While the +1 button will still be present on previously published scoops to let you or your readers share to Google+ profiles, this new feature allows you to connect your Google+ account to Scoop.it to make your Google+ Company page a sharing option for any of your scoops in a similar way to your existing sharing options.


As we’ve seen with Facebook or LinkedIn pages, we trust that this will make it much easier to feed your Google+ pages with meaningful and engaging content and develop your audience on Google+ in the process.


Via Neil Ferree
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Scoop.it has just added the one feature that was missing from the product. You can now send your scoops to your Google+ business page.



Check out the Pro package to get 5 different categories to curate from. I use it every day and I highly recommend it.


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I've been anticipating for awhile now the seamless integration of Scoop.it and Google Plus Brand pages.and today it goes live!


Adding Google+ Business pages as a sharing option along with our Google+ Authorship will improve our ability to enhance our social authority in our markets and demonstrate our domain expertise 


While the +1 button will still be present on previously published scoops to let you or your readers share to Google+ profiles, this new feature allows you to connect your Google+ account to Scoop.it to make your Google+ Company page a sharing option for any of your scoops – in a similar way to your existing sharing options. This will make it much easier to feed your Google+ pages with meaningful and engaging content and develop your audience on Google+ in the process.

oconnorandkelly's curator insight, February 21, 12:40 PM

This is a great facility but unfortunately you have to upgrade your account to access it.

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Introduction to Google+

This is the first video in a series of five which covers just about everything you need to know about Google+ Check out www.plusyourbusiness.com for more inf...
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Martin Shervington's videos are as good as they get. Learn Google+ series | http://bit.ly/1k5hlmE

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MORTGAGE & INTEREST RATE STRUCTURES « Mortgage Ontario | Option1 Mortgage and Finance Products

MORTGAGE & INTEREST RATE STRUCTURES « Mortgage Ontario | Option1 Mortgage and Finance Products | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
This is a simple explanation and comparison of an open versus a closed mortgage and the different types of mortgage rates available in each one.
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The prime rate quoted for #mortgages is set by the big five banks, not the Bank of Canada. Many confuse the two and say the #mortgagerate is set by the Bank of Canada |http://bit.ly/1cFmA3O 


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Don’t Get Too Emotional When Buying a Home

Don’t Get Too Emotional When Buying a Home | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Don’t get too emotional when buying a home or it could cost you in the long run. Use our 9 home buying tips for a smooth transaction.
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Don't Get Too Emotional When Buying A Home. 


It's hard to keep the emotions in check when buying a home, especially for first time buyers

Take a look at some excellent advice for buyers. These tips should relieve some of the stress when buying a home. 


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"Stick 'em Up, " Gates To Warren Buffet As He Shares Startup Tips via @HaikuDeck

"Stick 'em Up, " Gates To Warren Buffet As He Shares Startup Tips via @HaikuDeck | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it

Buffet's Startup Tips Are so important I created a @HaikuDeck for his tips and for implied startup tips such as:

* Multiple Money - don't depend on one income source.

* Spending - buying things you don't need means selling stuff you do...eventually.

* Savings - Save then spend not the other way around.

* Investment - Never put all eggs in one basket no matter how beautiful the egg.
* Honesty - Honesty and character and lack of it are expensive and amplifed by money so don't expect from "cheap people".  

http://www.haikudeck.com/p/94SRtkQRzX/warren-buffet-startup-tips  


Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Warren Buffet and Bill Gates offer up a few startup tips. Over the years Buffet has shared many great tips, such as: 

 

  • don't depend on one income source. 
  • buying things you don't need means having to sell stuff you do. 
  • save then spend, not the other way around. 
  • never put all eggs in one basket no matter how beautiful the egg. 
  • honesty and character are expensive and amplifed by money; so don't expect any from "cheap people".   


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Thought this was a good Scoop to reprise given Buffet's offer to pay $1B for a perfect NCAA Tourney Bracket. Talk about how to get millions in free PR (lol). As if Warren needs "free" anything :). Smart money always makes MORE money. 

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Time tested results from the masters.

Tyler Richendollar's curator insight, March 18, 9:24 AM

Simple ways to think about what your business should do when first getting off the ground.  The ideas make sense when you read them out loud, but are often missed.

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Google Patches $310K Worth of Chrome, Chrome OS Bugs

Google Patches $310K Worth of Chrome, Chrome OS Bugs | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Google on Friday patched several vulnerabilities in Chrome and Chrome OS within 48 hours of their disclosures at last week's Pwn2Own and Pwnium hacking contests.
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Google Patches $310K Worth of Chrome, Chrome OS Bugs. 


Google patched several vulnerabilities in Chrome and the Chrome OS within 48 hours of their disclosures at last week's Pwn2Own and Pwnium hacking contests. 


All four targeted browsers, Chrome, Safari, Firefox and Explorer had failings, but Google's was the only one to have fixed the flaws so quickly. 


ZDI and co-sponsor Google paid out $850,000 in prize money at last week's Pwn2Own. 


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10 myths about taxes that mislead Canadians

10 myths about taxes that mislead Canadians | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
There is no shortage of confusion and misinformation out there when it comes to filing your taxes — from skewed perceptions of tax refunds to simple misunderstandings about revenue agency rules. We bust 10 of the most common myths.
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10 myths about taxes that mislead Canadians. 


Here are some common myths — and the corresponding facts that could mean extra money in your pocket about Income Tax in Canada.

 

Myth 1: The person whose name or social insurance number is on the tax slip is the person who must report the interest in a joint account.


Not necessarily.

 

Myth 2: The CRA completely agrees with the information you submitted in your return if it sends you back a Notice of Assessment that doesn't dispute what you submitted.


A Notice of Assessment is just the result of a quick assessment that will have fixed mathematical mistakes you may have made, but it doesn’t mean that the CRA has examined and OK'd everything you’ve submitted

 

Myth 3: Gifts from your employer are never taxable.


Modest gifts from the boss do escape the tax collector's attention but only within strict limits.

 

Myth 4: I should have refused that pay raise because it will bump me into a higher tax bracket. 


    Federal tax brackets — 2013

    Income 

   Tax Rate

Up to $43,561

      15%

$43,562 – $87,123

      22%

$87,124 – $135,054

      26%

Over $135,054

      29%

Source: CRA

Canadians face four federal tax brackets and up to six brackets provincially. But bumping into the next bracket  means just that one's income in the higher bracket will be taxed at the higher rate – not that the higher rate will apply to all of the person's income.

 

 Myth 5: The U.S. does not impose withholding taxes on U.S. investments if they're held in registered Canadian accounts.


The U.S. does not recognize the registered status of TFSAs so any dividends paid by U.S. stocks will face a withholding tax of up to 30 per cent. Retirement accounts like RRSPs and RRIFs are exempt from U.S. withholding taxes.  

  

Myth 6: Employment insurance income received during maternity leave is not taxable.

Not true.

 

Myth 7: If you file your taxes online, your odds of being audited increase.


Since it's not possible to file paper receipts or tax slips online, the Canada Revenue Agency does sometimes ask people who file online to send in supporting documents. But the CRA says this is just "routine verification" and not an audit.

  

Myth 8: The Canada Revenue Agency doesn't pay snitches.

Big Tip


Early this year, the CRA announced that it would start to pay people whose tips pan out cash rewards of five to 15% of the extra tax collected. For now, the new snitch lineis just aimed at those whose funnelling of money offshore results in unpaid tax revenue of at least $100,000.  

 

Myth 9: You can't take advantage of the RRSP Home Buyers' Plan unless you have never owned a home before.


Ottawa defines first time home buyers as people who have not owned a principal residence in the five calendar years up to and including the current year

 

Myth 10: Everyone hates doing their taxes.


Thomson Reuters and the maker of a tax software program asked 1,009 Canadians last year if they liked filing their taxes.  41%  said yes.  The survey did not ask if people liked paying their taxes.  


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One year with a Tesla Model S

One year with a Tesla Model S | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Above: Another happy-looking Tesla driver.Image Credit: Jonathan ChenIt’s now been a year since I took delivery of my dark green 2013 Tesla Model S with the 60-kilowatt-hour battery.
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Five Great Things About the Model S

1. The Acceleration. Sure, the zero-to-60-mph in 5.4 seconds is impressive. But it’s the quality  of the acceleration that’s so transformative: instantaneous, seamless, silent, effortless. It’s what separates this car from all others.


2. The Deceleration.  A feature of electric cars that slows the car by turning the motor into a generator to charge the battery in the process. You hardly have to touch the brake pedal any more.


3. The “Fuel Economy”  To get the equivalent of almost 100 mpg while driving a car this big and fast is a surreal, mind-boggling experience. And then to make a 2,500-mile road trip via the Supercharger network at a total fuel cost of $0.00–well, it’s so great it feels illegal.


4. The Service Program  Getting a 12-Volt battery replaced started with a phone call out of the blue from the White Plains service center. Carla said they’d just gotten an e-mail from Tesla engineering in California.


It seems there was a problem with the12-Volt battery. Tesla’s system of remote monitoring had detected a problem before the driver did.


Three hours after being informed of a problem he didn’t know he had, it was fixed at no cost.


5. The Style.


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Coming Soon To A Retail Outlet Near You - The Hoverboard --> oR nOt

Coming Soon To A Retail Outlet Near You - The Hoverboard --> oR nOt | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Have you ever wanted one of those classic hoverboards from the 1989 film "Back to the Future Par II"? Well now you can ! Or at least that's what a company
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Coming Soon To A Retail Outlet Near You - The Hoverboard 


Elaborate Viral Marketing Video by HUVr showing off their new (or not) Hoverboard!



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A simple blood test can predict if a person is likely to die even if they are not ill.

A simple blood test can predict if a person is likely to die even if they are not ill. | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Researchers are astonished to have discovered the “death test”, which predicts the chance of a healthy person dying from a medical condition within five years.
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A simple blood test could predict if a person is likely to die even if they are not ill. 


Researchers have found that the levels of four biomarkers in the body indicate a certain level of frailty. People whose biomarkers are out of kilter are five times more likely to die within five years of the blood test. 


A biomarker is a molecule found in blood that signals an abnormal process, condition, or disease. Cholesterol levels for example are measured to assess the risk of heart disease. 


Blood samples from over 17,000 people were screened for 100 biomarkers, and those people were monitored over a five year period. 


684 of them died from illnesses including cancer and cardiovascular disease. They all had similar levels of four biomarkers: albumin; alpha-1-acid glycoprotein; citrate, and a similar size of very-low-density lipoprotein particles.


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Why Copyright Trolling in Canada Doesn't Pay: Assessing the Fallout From the Voltage - TekSavvy Case

The Canadian media featured extensive coverage over the weekend of the federal court decision that opens the door to TekSavvy disclosing the names and addresses of thousands of subscribers and establishes new safeguards against copyright...
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The likely damage awards and litigation costs will probably force the plaintiffs to reconsider their strategies, given the existing laws in Canada.


The maximum liability for an individual for non-commercial infringement in Canada is $5,000 for all infringements. While $5,000 is the cap the law sets a minimum award of $100. The law provides some additional guidance for judges:

in the case of infringements for noncommercial purposes, the need for an award to be proportionate to the infringements, in consideration of the hardship the award may cause to the defendant, whether the infringement was for private purposes or not, and the impact of the infringements on the plaintiff.


Based on the guidance for the judges, the actual number is likely to be at the low-end of the scale for a first-time case.


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How 3D printing works and how far the technology has come.

How 3D printing works and how far the technology has come. | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it
Who knew the loud dot matrix printers of the 1980s, complete with their perforated-edge paper, would give way to sleek 3D printers that can create items ranging from weapons to medical equipment?
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Most people are probably glad those loud dot matrix printers of the 1980s, with their perforated-edge paper are gone. Who would have thought they would give way to the sleek 3D printers that can create items ranging from weapons to medical equipment?


Almost anything can be created using 3D printerd. Here’s a look at some of the coolest (and weirdest) things created using 3D printing technology:


  • Gun
  • Acoustic guitar
  • Hand-made camera lens
  • A Japanese flute
  • 3D model of human fetus
  • 3D printed medical models
  • An iPhone case and card holder
  • Coffee cups/dishes
  • Fabric
  • Small toys


Here’s a look at how 3D printing works and how far the technology has come.


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Best Photos of 2013: Photojournalism

Best Photos of 2013: Photojournalism | Social Media Feeds | Scoop.it

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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Some awesome shots to view here

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12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think - Huffington Post

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12 Reasons Google+ Isn't As Bad As You Think
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Sit down for this: I use Google+, and I love it.
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Matthew Rappaport says he finds Google+ a blank canvas to create, share and interact with people all over the world


He finds he can be openly expressive in a place where there are no preconceived notions of people who think they "know" him.


Welcome to Google+ Matthew.


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Facebook: Teens Leaving Service as 11 Million Young People Flee ...

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There has been plenty of back and forth over the past year or so regarding whether or not teens and other young users are abandoning Facebook in favor of rival services.
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Why are teens leaving Facebook? It seems parents and family members use #facebook to keep tabs on their children, so children are moving away from Facebook to services like Tumblr, Twitter, Instagram and other social networks that offer more privacy, says David Ebersman. |http://bit.ly/1dkS7It

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