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Two people injured in Sydney CBD gas explosion

Two people injured in Sydney CBD gas explosion | Media | Scoop.it
Two people have been injured in a gas explosion in Sydney's central business district.
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Message in a paddock: frost, philosophy and creative slashing

Message in a paddock: frost, philosophy and creative slashing | Media | Scoop.it
A grain farmer offers a cheeky literary response to the devastating frosts in southern NSW.
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Budgetary nihilism: Deferring foreign aid signals a distorted moral vision – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Budgetary nihilism: Deferring foreign aid signals a distorted moral vision – Opinion – ABC Religion & Ethics (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Media | Scoop.it
What other than political nihilism could account for the moral obstinacy of diverting foreign aid to help cover a perceived budgetary shortfall?
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British PM David Cameron vows to end London riots

British PM David Cameron vows to end London riots | Media | Scoop.it
BRITISH police in Birmingham are investigating reports that a gun has been fired during fresh rioting in the midlands city that's led to 80 arrests.
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What the Mainstream Media Can Learn From Jon Stewart  | American Journalism Review

What the Mainstream Media Can Learn From Jon Stewart  | American Journalism Review | Media | Scoop.it
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Oppn's military-led refugee plan slammed

Oppn's military-led refugee plan slammed | Media | Scoop.it
A leading defence lobby group says it wants the military kept out of political border protection plans.
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ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

ABC Environment (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) | Media | Scoop.it
ABC stories, interviews and videos about environment.
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The Role of Social Media in SEO

The Role of Social Media in SEO | Media | Scoop.it

Social media has a direct impact on the search engine friendliness of your website, but whilst many people understand the importance of social media as a marketing channel, few understand the role it plays in determining the search engine friendliness of a website.

 

Read More: http://socialmediatoday.com/ubersocialmedia/1601356/role-social-media-seo


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I agree with your assessment Mark!
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I agree with your assessment Mark!
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61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create

61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create | Media | Scoop.it
Long plane flights are my most-prized creative times. With the opportunity to be free from the many distractions that drain creative energy, long plane flights always lead to many new ideas. Last S...

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Erica Huynh's curator insight, August 26, 2014 7:53 PM
61 Online and Social Media Resources for Motivating People to Create
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5 Online Tools For Activists, By Activists

5 Online Tools For Activists, By Activists | Media | Scoop.it

Why are social networks powerful tools for causes and campaigns? Many times, people begin to engage in activism only after they’ve been attracted by the fun stuff in a campaign — connecting with old friends and sharing photos, for example. When they witness others participating, they’ll be more likely to join the cause. With socializing as the primary draw, it’s become easier for organizers to attract more and more unlikely activists through social media.

 

But once a campaign reaches its critical mass, activists might think about moving to other platforms made with their needs — especially digital security — in mind. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter will remain standard fare for online activism. But the time is right for niche-oriented startups to create tools that can supplement these platforms. Here are a few worth investigating....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 12, 2013 4:04 PM

There's some interesting points made about activism for public affairs and PR pros. These five sites are also worth monitoring to keep the pulse of what's going on in activism.

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Top Reasons Why Consumers Unsubscribe Via E-Mail, Facebook & Twitter

Top Reasons Why Consumers Unsubscribe Via E-Mail, Facebook & Twitter | Media | Scoop.it

More than 90% of consumers unsubscribe, "unlike" or stop following brands because of too frequent, irrelevant or boring communications, according to a report by social media and e-mail marketing services company ExactTarget.Released Tuesday, "The Social Break-Up" is a study that surveyed more than 1,500 consumers, exploring changing online behaviors and top motivations for "unliking," unfollowing and unsubscribing from brand communications via Facebook, Twitter and e-mail....


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Two Pens's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:59 AM

Too much mailing/posting and too little value. That's why I unsubscribe and why most others do too.

SCORENAZ's curator insight, July 15, 2013 10:27 PM

Interesting report.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 16, 2013 1:05 PM

Great reminder for marketing and content pros to keep content valuable or find your subscribers disappearing.

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Tony Abbott uses global stage to take a swipe at Labor over financial crisis

Tony Abbott uses global stage to take a swipe at Labor over financial crisis | Media | Scoop.it
Prime Minister Tony Abbott has used his contribution to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, to criticise Labor's stimulus spending during the global financial crisis while also calling on the US to tread carefully as it tapers its own...
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Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom film premieres in South Africa

Nelson Mandela's Long Walk to Freedom film premieres in South Africa | Media | Scoop.it
A long-awaited film on the life of anti-apartheid hero Nelson Mandela has premiered in his native South Africa, reviving memories of the country's turbulent history.
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Family fury as former magistrate Pat O'Shane says king-hit killer of Thomas Kelly is no monster

Family fury as former magistrate Pat O'Shane says king-hit killer of Thomas Kelly is no monster | Media | Scoop.it
THE father of Thomas Kelly has spoken of the family's anger at the comments by former magistrate Pat O'Shane who believes that the person who king-hit their son is "not a monster, he is an ordinary, everyday lad."...
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David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face

David Miranda, schedule 7 and the danger that all reporters now face | Media | Scoop.it
Alan Rusbridger: As the events in a Heathrow transit lounge – and the Guardian offices – have shown, the threat to journalism is real and growing
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Kim Williams quits News Corp

Kim Williams quits News Corp | Media | Scoop.it
Kim Williams has resigned from Rupert Murdoch's News Corp Australia, just 20 months after he took on the top post.
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Australia to block boat people - PM

Australia to block boat people - PM | Media | Scoop.it
People arriving by boat to seek asylum will no longer be resettled in Australia but will go to Papua New Guinea, PM Kevin Rudd announces.
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Refugees undeterred by Australia's new policy

Refugees undeterred by Australia's new policy | Media | Scoop.it
Refugees say they will not stop efforts to reach Australia unless refugee agency UNHCR helps them.
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Asking tough gender questions

Asking tough gender questions | Media | Scoop.it
How do I explain to my daughter that there are women who do not enjoy the same rights as men but the world doesn’t care?
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Why Men Need Women

Why Men Need Women | Media | Scoop.it
The mere presence of female family members — even infants — can be enough to nudge men toward being generous, studies show.
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How Social Media Makes Students Better

How Social Media Makes Students Better | Media | Scoop.it
Teachers have found that social media and digital tools encourage students to be better and more creative writers.

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Can Scotland trust its own media?

Can Scotland trust its own media? | Media | Scoop.it

In the immediate aftermath of 9/11 the American media went into overdrive in seeking a bogeyman for the dreadful event.


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Jim Arnott's curator insight, July 15, 2013 6:13 AM

Simple answer - the media in Scotland cannot be trusted.

 

Vote Yes in the 2014 Referendum on independence for Scotland

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Four Real World Examples of How Content Marketing Should Be

Four Real World Examples of How Content Marketing Should Be | Media | Scoop.it

Now that nearly every company has (or should have) some sort of online presence, content and social media marketing strategies must be sharp in order to help a business to really stand out. For every social media faux pas (such as the team from Amy’s Baking Company that began cursing out clients on Facebook) there are a number of shining examples of what social media and content marketing should be. Here are some of the best of the best....


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