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2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Driving Social Conversations

2014 Black Friday & Cyber Monday Driving Social Conversations | News | Scoop.it
Black Friday’s importance for retail success might be waning — what with the National Retail Federation announcing an 11% drop in sales compared to 2013 — but the conversation on social media has never been stronger.

Black Friday 2014 was the most social ever, according to social media analytics firm Spredfast, driving more than 2 million Twitter conversations in the seven-day lead up to the day. That’s more than twice the number from 2013, Spredfast said. And though Cyber Monday is still with us, preliminary Spredfast data indicates that it’s also driving record Twitter interaction, with 340,000 conversations in the seven-day period, a 75% increase over 2013, as of noon Eastern time today

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How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read

How to Better Remember and Make Use of What You Read | News | Scoop.it
A blog about productivity, workflow automation, company building and how to get things done with less work.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:30 PM

The author provides some excellent points about writing and using recent read material.

 

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Kids whose time is less structured are better able to meet their own goals

Kids whose time is less structured are better able to meet their own goals | News | Scoop.it
Children who spend more time in less structured activities—from playing outside to reading books to visiting the zoo—are better able to set their own goals and take actions to meet those goals without prodding from adults, according to a new study by the University of Colorado Boulder.

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 29, 2014 6:50 PM

In School, allowing students to share in the decision making that goes on in the classroom helps achieve this end.

 

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5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy

5 Things I Learned This Term About Teaching Information Literacy | News | Scoop.it
This was my first full term as a full-time, academic, faculty teaching librarian. I entered the profession as a public educator - well, technically, para-educator, or instructional assistant. And I...

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9 Myths About Social Media at Work

9 Myths About Social Media at Work | News | Scoop.it
Avinash Kaushik, an Indian entrepreneur, author and public speaker, once tweeted that “Social media is like teen sex, Everyone wants to do it. No one actually knows how. When finally…

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On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race

On Elite Campuses, an Arts Race | News | Scoop.it

Facing funding cuts and possible liquidation, on-campus art museums are working to prove their relevancy to the school’s academic mission. Elite schools are investing in art museums and centers as durable cultural landmarks that enrich the college experience while state schools incorporate art into engineering and biomedical programs.


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The Strand’s Stand: How It Keeps Going in the Age of Amazon

The Strand’s Stand: How It Keeps Going in the Age of Amazon | News | Scoop.it
There is only one true long-term threat to the legendary bookstore, and it comes from within.

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7 tips to write stellar blog posts

7 tips to write stellar blog posts | News | Scoop.it

Do you know that only two in 10 of your visitors will read your articles until the end? People don't have time to waste. They want to find the information they need quickly and easily. And it has to be presented in a friendly manner. Today, let's go back to the basics. Here are seven tips to format your blog posts so that they get read -- and shared.

 

Read the article at http://socialmediaslant.com/tips-write-stellar-blog-posts/

 

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Alicia Rodriguez Ruiz's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:55 AM

Throug this Slideshare presentation Cendrine Marrouat teaches us how to write awesome posts for our Blogs. Must Read

Marco Favero's curator insight, November 25, 2014 2:58 AM

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Why Ello is Not the End of Facebook, and Other Social Media Tales by @adhutchinson

Why Ello is Not the End of Facebook, and Other Social Media Tales by @adhutchinson | News | Scoop.it
It seems like every few months there’s another Facebook killer that comes into play. Early in 2014, Facebook was done, abandoned by teens, a blow that would equate to a slow death by a thousand non-clicks as the effects of losing that young audience rippled through, demographic by demographic. Based on various studies since, the youth migration seems to have some base – teens sick of having their parents, (or worse: grandparents), commenting on their status updates and life choices were migrating to cooler pastures, places where the adults hadn’t yet taken up residence. That, and the rapid growth of Snapchat, was enough to have commentators rattling off obituaries for the world’s largest social network – which continues to grow every day. Ello is the latest name on everyone’s cursor tips, the latest answer to the question of ‘what’s the future of social media?’ But is Ello the Facebook killer, as alleged, or is it another case of mistaken identity?

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Rakesh Nainiwal's curator insight, October 20, 2014 7:20 AM

Social Book Marking is and online centralized service that facilitates users to add, edit and share bookmarks with a wider community. The site only saves the link to the bookmarked site and not the resouce itself. Description can be added in form of metadata, which the users can nderstand easily without having to download the whole resource.
http://www.socialtime.in/

 

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Stop 20th Century Thinking

Stop 20th Century Thinking | News | Scoop.it

In the 21st Century our approach to education can and should be very different from previous centuries. The basic skills we teach are pretty much the same, but the tools we have to use require...

 

Learn more:

 

http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/07/10/education-collaboration-and-coaching-the-future/

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Rise+of+the+Professional+Educator

 


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kimi abreu's curator insight, October 25, 2014 3:46 PM

technology moves teachers into 21st century?

Maibritt S. Andersen's curator insight, October 27, 2014 7:33 AM

My suggestion: Use the knowledge of artists, musicians, busiess design - co-creation - in order to create new methods. Involve children and students as much as you can, and do it in a playful way. Now you're creating!

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Why Google Isn't Indexing Your Site

Why Google Isn't Indexing Your Site | News | Scoop.it
“Why is my site not indexed?!”

This is the most essential SEO feature of all time. Google must index your site in order for your site get any organic traffic from Google. If your site isn’t indexed, you are lost. No one will find your content organically, because it’s not part of Google’s search index.

The first step to fixing an indexing issue is diagnosing the indexing issue. This list will help you do just that.

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Dwight Holcomb's curator insight, November 1, 2014 11:01 AM

Good info for better SEO and site indexing strategy for Google search.

Dean Ryan G. Martin's curator insight, November 2, 2014 5:02 AM

"Indexation is the keystone of good SEO. If your site or certain pages of your site aren’t indexing, you need to figure out why." - Agreed!

massimo scalzo's curator insight, November 3, 2014 3:25 AM

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400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art

400,000 beautiful digital images join the public domain from the Metropolitan Museum of Art | News | Scoop.it

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Claude Emond's curator insight, May 30, 2014 8:53 AM

Collective intelligence growing through the eyes :)

Allan Shaw's curator insight, June 1, 2014 6:57 PM

What a wonderful resource to have available! To be able to see the creativity of others through time without having to visit is such a privilege.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 5, 2014 12:42 PM

Imágenes Digitales del Metropolitan a Dominio Público.

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How to SEO Your Pinterest Pins, Boards and Profile

How to SEO Your Pinterest Pins, Boards and Profile | News | Scoop.it

Pinterest is great for building your business’s online visibility. Not only does it get you noticed by those who are active on Pinterest, it can also increase your presence in search engine results. Here are some tips for getting the most out of Pinterest with regard to SEO.


* Use your profile to your advantage. Be sure to add your site’s URL, and pay special attention to the “About” section. Craft an interesting description that includes your best keywords without sounding overly optimized. It’s also a good idea to fill in your location, especially if you cater to a local market. Make sure that search privacy is turned off so that your profile will show up in search results.



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5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015

5 Trends That Will Change How You Use Social Media in 2015 | News | Scoop.it
Big changes are afoot for the likes of Twitter, Facebook and others.

This year started with a death sentence for Facebook. In January, a research company called Global Web Index published a study showing that Facebook had lost nearly one-third of its U.S. teen users in the last year. Headlines pronounced the network “dead and buried.”

Fast forward to the present and Facebook is reporting record growth. The company earned $2.96 billion in ad revenue in the third quarter of 2013, up 64 percent from just a year ago. More impressively, the network has added more than 100 million monthly active users in the last year.

All of which goes to show how difficult it can be to predict the future of social media. With that caveat in mind, here’s a look into the crystal ball at five ways social media will (likely) evolve in 2015.

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4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers

4 Ideas For Motivating Adolescent Male Readers | News | Scoop.it

It’s no secret that state and national assessments continue to indicate that boys lag behind girls in the area of reading.

 

The gap tends to grow larger as students enter adolescence. It’s also no secret that many teenage boys dislike reading — in class or at home. Just ask a high school teacher…or a teenage boy. While it’s not true that all teenage boys dislike reading, there is a growing trend of many becoming unmotivated readers. Obviously, students who are resistant to reading are unlikely to get better at it. Here are four ideas for motivating adolescent male readers.


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Are Selfies and Smartphones the New Comfort Food?

Are Selfies and Smartphones the New Comfort Food? | News | Scoop.it
How Millennials satisfy the "empty self"

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Don Dea's curator insight, November 23, 2014 3:53 AM

What gives the ‘empty self’ special relevance today is research about the Millennials consumer segment which suggests that this concept may be influencing their attitudes. While post-World War II cultural change influenced consumer behavior during the last half of the twentieth century; a continuation of this change may be influencing the behavior of the young consumer segment associated with the twenty-first century.

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Universities' Challenge

Universities' Challenge | News | Scoop.it

For the first time, the annual number of British students choose to go to university in the US is more than 10,000. What’s behind this trend? The breadth of courses in the US and tuition fees in Britain.


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It Takes a Community to Educate a Student - Huffington Post

It Takes a Community to Educate a Student - Huffington Post | News | Scoop.it
Experiences outside of the classroom are often as meaningful as those inside the classroom. The academic professionals on your campuses are integral to the success and well-being of your students....

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 25, 2014 10:45 AM

It does. Unfortunately, too many Schools are not communities. Communities are organic and come with dysfunctions that have to be talked through and listened through.

 

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7 Tips for Teaching Empathy in Toddlers

7 Tips for Teaching Empathy in Toddlers | News | Scoop.it
Toddlers think they’re the center of the universe, and although we can’t blame them -- it’s totally normal and probably evolutionarily sound -- it’s still natural to want them to show a gentler, kinder version of themselves every once in a while. Even if your little ones are veritable hug machines, they probably still need some help in the empathy department now and then. But how do you get a toddler to think about someone other than himself?

Here are seven tips for teaching empathy.

 

1. Acknowledge that they’re capable of it...

2. Talk about emotions...

3. Actively encourage empathy...

4. Shift the focus to others...

5. Act it out..

6. Reward instead of punish...

7. Empathize with your child..


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Revive your old Instagram content with this tip

Revive your old Instagram content with this tip | News | Scoop.it
Today, I have a quick tip that will help boost your exposure on Instagram. It's super easy to implement! If you have read articles on the platform, you probably know how important hashtags are. Here is another proof.
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Social media in numbers (November 2014)

Social media in numbers (November 2014) | News | Scoop.it
Looking for some social media stats to use for your strategy or in your next presentation? You will find what you need in the list below -- updated to November 2014.
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Laura O'Brien's curator insight, December 2, 2014 4:00 PM

I think most of us have accepted the idea that social media has dramatically increased in numbers over the last decade. But I don't think we are fully aware of those numbers and what they actually translate to, paving way for what will come. I loved this article because I thought it was informative and super relevant to shine attention to. 

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Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education

Town and Gown: What Great Cities Can Teach Higher Education | News | Scoop.it

Colleges need to learn from cities that survived the 20th century vibrant and healthy. Like higher ed today, some proclaimed the end of the city. Some cities used gimmicks and amenities to attract citizens, but the ones that emerged focused on something else: the essentials that allowed the social, collective experience and drama to flourish.


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The Major Trend that Could Inspire Your Next Promotion #infographic

The Major Trend that Could Inspire Your Next Promotion #infographic | News | Scoop.it
Have you taken a selfie today? If you have, I wouldn’t be surprised. In the past few years, selfies, pictures people take of themselves using a smartphone’s front-facing camera, have become a phenomenon. Everyone from Oprah to the Pope have taken one!
More than 1,000,000 selfies are taken every day, according to today’s featured infographic created by Techinfographics. If you think the trend is exclusive to females, think again! Exactly 50 percent of males and 52 percent of females confirm they have taken a selfie.

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How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence ― 6 Essentials

How to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence ― 6 Essentials | News | Scoop.it
Six Ways to Increase Your Emotional Intelligence

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Instagram Introduces New Photo-Editing Features…And Other Hot Topics

Instagram Introduces New Photo-Editing Features…And Other Hot Topics | News | Scoop.it

Instagram has changed the way people think about creating and sharing photos online.


Whether that’s a good thing or a bad thing is up for debate. But what’s not up for debate is that for small businesses, Instagram has become a valuable content creation tool and a network with a ton of potential.


This week, Instagram introduced a series of new features that marketers and users of the platform are going to love.


Read about this top story and find out what Facebook is saying about the recent buzz around changes to organic reach in this week’s marketing news roundup.


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b2bmarketingpartners's curator insight, June 10, 2014 6:21 AM

Instagram photo sharing will get niche audience for your business site  for posting images will quite reverent for product prospective and it will be user attestation will drive on our product or service.