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Real-Time News Via Twitter Combined With Curation Tools Can Produce A Powerful Form Of Journalism | GigaOM

Real-Time News Via Twitter Combined With Curation Tools Can Produce A Powerful Form Of Journalism | GigaOM | SM | Scoop.it

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When the Arab Spring demonstrations were under way in Egypt’s Tahrir Square and reports were streaming out through Twitter and Facebook and text messages and cellphone videos, it was easy to feel superior to the Egyptian government. How could they not realize that information can no longer be contained by blockades or even internet blackouts when everyone has the power to publish?

 

Jon Mitchell at Read/Write Web described in his post about the use of social media around the Occupy protests, real-time news via Twitter and Flickr and other services, when combined with curation tools can produce a powerful form of journalism that equals — or even exceeds — what traditional sources can provide.

 

One of the real threats to traditional journalism that come out of this phenomenon (if there are any) is that the ability to report and publish and broadcast the news in real time from events such as the Zucotti Park protests can turn anyone into what journalists have traditionally been: namely, a trusted filter for the news. Mitchell describes "how one college student created a summary of the event that got tens of thousands of views in a matter of hours" and was embedded by the Washington Post. Does that make him a journalist? Of course it does...

 

[read full article http://j.mp/sAolXC]


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Freshness Factor: 10 Illustrations on How Fresh Content Can Influence Rankings

Freshness Factor: 10 Illustrations on How Fresh Content Can Influence Rankings | SM | Scoop.it

In 2003, engineers at Google filed a patent that would rock the SEO world. Named Document Scoring Based on Document Content Update, the patent not only offered insight into the mind of the world’s largest search engine, but provided an accurate roadmap of the path Google would take for years to come.

 

In his series on the 10 most important search patents of all time, Bill Slawski shows how this patent spawned many child patents. These are often near-duplicate patents with slightly modified passages – the latest discovered as recently as October 2011. Many of the algorithmic changes we see today are simply improvements of these original ideas conceived years ago by Google engineers...


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Four Seasons Presentation | Social Media for Customer Service Europe Summit | Useful Social Media

Four Seasons Presentation | Social Media for Customer Service Europe Summit | Useful Social Media | SM | Scoop.it
European Corporate Social Media Summit unites the best in social media at big business across Europe and United States...
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How to steal some 'not provided' data back from Google

How to steal some 'not provided' data back from Google | SM | Scoop.it
Google's recent introduction of SSL encryption for search queries from logged in users means that a lot of valuable data has now gone missing from Google Analytics.
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Rules for Social Media Engagement: Start with Privacy « iMediaConnection Blog

Rules for Social Media Engagement: Start with Privacy « iMediaConnection Blog | SM | Scoop.it
The Rules of Engagement for Social Media http://t.co/3LVmW4jw...
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The 5 stages of social media maturity | Articles

The 5 stages of social media maturity | Articles | SM | Scoop.it
Where is your company or client?

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When Is It Best To Post? New Social Timing Infographic

When Is It Best To Post? New Social Timing Infographic | SM | Scoop.it

Weekday or Weekend? Midday or afternoon? Argyle Social's infographic on the art of good social timimg . . .


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Everything we know about the newly released WordPress 3.3

Everything we know about the newly released WordPress 3.3 | SM | Scoop.it

With a new version of WordPress out and about, one might wonder just what’s new under the hood. Wonder no longer dear friend, because in this post I’m going to walk you through everything about WordPress 3.3 “Sonny” that we’re aware of. Before you know it you’ll be the coolest kid on your block.

 

You know, assuming relative coolness where you live is decided by how much you know about the latest version of WordPress. In which case you might already be the coolest kid there. So. Yeah.

 

The real fun starts after the jump.


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Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style

Download Knowledge Directly to Your Brain, Matrix-Style | SM | Scoop.it

For the first time, researchers have been able to hack into the process of learning in the brain, using induced brain patterns to create a learned behavior. It’s not quite as advanced as an instant kung-fu download, and it’s not as sleek as cognitive inception, but it’s still an important finding that could lead to new teaching and rehabilitation techniques.


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4 Ways to Convert Facebook Fans Into Super Fans

4 Ways to Convert Facebook Fans Into Super Fans | SM | Scoop.it
There's a big difference between fans who "like" your page, and super fans who are extremely engaged with your content. Here are some ways to turn the former into the latter.
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Facebook Page Administrators Get Improved Menu

Facebook Page Administrators Get Improved Menu | SM | Scoop.it
Facebook has eliminated an extra click for administrators of multiple pages who wish to navigate the site using one of their aliases.

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If Brand Loyalty Is Defined By Engaging Your Niche Audience, Curation Is The Key To Finding Your Voice

If Brand Loyalty Is Defined By Engaging Your Niche Audience, Curation Is The Key To Finding Your Voice | SM | Scoop.it

The author of this article is huge fan of the Online Journalism Review and after reading one of the latest blog posts"Five more lessons for getting it right, this time around" ( http://bit.ly/vg45DU ), she thought to start a healthy debate and perspective on Niles’ assertion, “Don’t make the syndication mistake.”

 

While she agrees that licensed content should not replace original content creation, the syndication market has rapidly evolved over the past 5 years, creating a new architecture for news and media and providing huge opportunities for publishers and content buyers.

 

In this full interesting article, I excerped this part and it is the title of my curated article:

 

"Niles (the author of post on OJR) focuses on traditional publishers in the article, but licensing syndicated content is also a great opportunity for brands. For example, imagine you’re the content marketing strategist for a major fashion retailer. Your entire job is dedicated to building, articulating and spreading your brand’s view on fashion trends through your blog and content marketing efforts.

 

Creating high quality, original content takes a lot of work and time, as it rightfully should. However, imagine that you have the opportunity to license and streamline a huge range of voices and perspectives into your content marketing strategy – from bloggers such as The Sartorialist to the Fashion Toast, magazine publications like Inventory and Elle, major fashion sites like Style.com or The Cut.

 

Whether you’re a content marketing strategist, an online editor or traditional publisher, the key is meticulous curation. If done right, highly curated, syndicated content can be hugely valuable, cost efficient and sustainable long term.

 

Curating a variety of relevant, niche perspectives not only supports the evolving definition of today’s “journalist,” but also helps to build your own unique voice, better engage your audience and increase the likelihood of people staying engaged and on your site...."

 

curated by Giuseppe Mauriello

[read full and original article here http://j.mp/uAE45a]


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7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts

7 Tips To Maximize Shares of Your Facebook Posts | SM | Scoop.it

Facebook recently changed the way users interact with content on fan pages: any user, including non-fans, can now post on fan page walls and like/comment/share fan page content. In other words, a Facebook user does not have to first like your fan page before they can interact with your content. This is a good thing!

 

Since this change, the emphasis has shifted slightly from gaining more likes (fans) to increasing the number of shares on each piece of content. When you craft your fan page updates in a manner that naturally inspires fans and their friends and visitors to your page to share with their networks, you set in motion ripples of viral visibility. Basically, free additional exposure...


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John van den Brink's comment, December 14, 2011 12:15 PM
Thanks again! Great scoops everyday.
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You're welcome John! I'm glad that you like my scoops and that they are useful for you. Cheers! Martin
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Twitter Tips: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask

Twitter Tips: Everything You Wanted To Know But Were Afraid To Ask | SM | Scoop.it
Twitter: so few characters, so much confusion. Filled with "@" signs, "#" symbols, "RTs" and "MTs," Twitter timelines can look like baffling algebra equations to those unfamiliar with the lingo.
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25 brilliant examples of Facebook brand pages

25 brilliant examples of Facebook brand pages | SM | Scoop.it
I love to see brands generating innovative, engaging and creative advertising online.
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Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules! Infographic

Facebook Is NOT The Largest Online Social Network, Email Still Rules! Infographic | SM | Scoop.it
"Think about it, your email contacts are like your Facebook friends, LinkedIn contacts, and Twitter followers all rolled into one.

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The 21 most horrific social media facepalms of 2011

The 21 most horrific social media facepalms of 2011 | SM | Scoop.it
2011 has been an interesting year for social media. It started out with various small uprisings in North Africa, with social platforms an apparent catalyst for the full-on revolutions that followed thereafter.
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Businesses Need More than Engagement | @PushingSocial

Businesses Need More than Engagement | @PushingSocial | SM | Scoop.it
It works like this. Some nameless marketing chieftain tells her staff that she wants to boost engagement.
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Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page

Tips for Starting a New Facebook Fan Page | SM | Scoop.it

One of the things many people struggle with in social media are identity issues, and I am no different. Up until yesterday, my main Facebook entities included my personal profile and my fan page for Kikolani. While I love both of these, I found some problems with sharing links to posts I’ve done elsewhere. Specifically…

 

- Links I’ve posted to my personal profile lately haven’t gotten that much attention compared to plain status updates or photos.
- The fan page for this blog is focused on posts from this blog only. Fans didn’t sign up for posts from elsewhere.


So the solution was creating a new Facebook page. This page is specifically focused on my freelance writing and blogging as a whole so it can be a platform where I can share links to anything I have written anywhere...


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7 Ways to Use YouTube in Your Business

7 Ways to Use YouTube in Your Business | SM | Scoop.it

YouTube continues to be the most valuable video marketing and advertising tool for businesses of all sizes. Here's some great tips from Smedio . . .

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Evolving Social Media Marketing to Social Business | Social Media Explorer

Evolving Social Media Marketing to Social Business | Social Media Explorer | SM | Scoop.it
Social media marketing is becoming standard operating procedure for many companies, but marketing is not the only vertical social media can serve.
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Why Twitter Engineers And Execs Keep Quitting – One Insider's Explanation

Why Twitter Engineers And Execs Keep Quitting – One Insider's Explanation | SM | Scoop.it
These are Twitter's cultural and structural flaws.
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How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever

How To Create An Infographic - With No Discernible Talent Whatsoever | SM | Scoop.it
I've spent weeks testing various tools and trying to figure out an easy way for non-Designers to create Infographics. Finally, yesterday I've stumbled upon a cool little app called Pixelmator that was the answer to my prayers.

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