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Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today

Top Twitter Abbreviations You Need to Know | Social Media Today | SM | Scoop.it
by Bliss Hanlin, a Community Manager for eModeration Twitter abbreviations and acronyms are an odd mash-up of text slang, old school chat room phrases, common sense short forms and corporate buzzwords.  There is nothing more terrible than parsing ...
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Flipboard — Now available on iPhone

Flipboard — Now available on iPhone | SM | Scoop.it
http://t.co/IfTFvVHI, the most stylish and addictive social magazine, adds further accessibility options #accessibility #SocialMedia...

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New Fashion Curation Startup: Create, Curate And Collect Your Content With StyleSaint

New Fashion Curation Startup: Create, Curate And Collect Your Content With StyleSaint | SM | Scoop.it

Giuseppe Mauriello: StyleSaint allows you to create, curate and collect the things you worship as Editor-in-Chief of your own StyleBooks.

StyleBooks are the quickest and most amazing way to show your style to the world. Creating a StyleBook is as easy as one-click publishing, or you can customize your own with our stylish drag-and-drop StyleBook creator.

 

From the article by TechCrunch:

"As we covered earlier today, the fashion vertical in tech has exploded.

One of the most unique premises I’ve seen thus far is StyleSaint, a startup which at first glance seems like a Pinterest for fashion, but with a unique real-life twist.

 

To use StyleSaint in its current form, log in with Facebook or Twitter and create an account, once logged on, you can choose from over 55K “tear sheet” images from which to create your own Stylebook, once you’ve got more than ten tear sheets loaded, you can hit the “Create Stylebooks” link in the top right and StyleSaint will automatically import, then publish, the last ten sheets you’ve torn. Alternatively you can drag-and-drop the tears to create a custom stylebook. Click on “Create” to publish to the site.

 

In addition the resulting books are Facebookable, tweetable and embeddable, the embeddable stylebooks function as an overlay on embedded sites, preventing traffic re-direction. 

 

The most compelling thing about StyleSaint is that co-founders Brian Garrett and Allison Beal eventually want to use the collective data from the style booking activity to come up with its own line of clothing. “StyleSaint is the only company editorializing the phenomenon of image discovery and curation and combining it with a manufacturing, vertical eTailer ecommerce model,”...."

 

Read full article here: http://j.mp/Mj5m1o

 

Try out it: http://www.stylesaint.com

 


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Small Business, Big Impact #Infographic

Small Business, Big Impact #Infographic | SM | Scoop.it

On the eve of National Small Business Week, Paychex, a provider of payroll and human resources services to small- and medium-size businesses, compiled information to show just what small businesses mean to the economy.

 

The results found that small businesses have anything but a small impact on job growth and economic development.

 

An estimated 50 million people are employed by small businesses, a large portion of which (20 million) work at companies with 20 employees or less.

 

Those 50 million workers employed by small businesses equals out to slightly more than one-quarter of the working population of the United States.

 

Beyond employing more than a quarter of the population, small businesses also are responsible for generating $11 billion in receipts a year, a number that is higher than the yearly receipts generated by businesses with more than 10,000 employees.

 

Overall, the $11 billion generated by small businesses represents nearly 40% of all business receipts in the U.S.

 

"Small businesses do more than provide services and products; they strengthen and shape our communities, our economy, philanthropic efforts and innovation," said Martin Mucci, president and CEO of Paychex.

 

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maxOz's comment, May 22, 2012 10:07 AM
Thanks Alessio, greatly appreciate your support xxx
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Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web’s most used browser

Google Chrome overtakes Internet Explorer as the Web’s most used browser | SM | Scoop.it
Google Chrome has been long expected to leapfrog Microsoft's Internet Explorer (IE) to take its position as the Web's most used browser and, according to data from Statcounter, the momentous change ...
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Here are 9 Chrome extensions that you should try right now

Here are 9 Chrome extensions that you should try right now | SM | Scoop.it
There are quite a few options when it comes to the browser that you use to surf the Internet. You can pick from Firefox, Safari, IE, Opera, Chrome, and other smaller players that I'm ...
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The Stupid Things You Do on Facebook (and How to Fix Them)

The Stupid Things You Do on Facebook (and How to Fix Them) | SM | Scoop.it
Reluctantly or otherwise, Facebook is the place most of us have chosen to share our lives online.
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This Thumb-Sized Box Could Change The Way You Use Your Computer

This Thumb-Sized Box Could Change The Way You Use Your Computer | SM | Scoop.it
San Francisco-startup Leap Motion has unveiled its eagerly-anticipated first product offering: It's called the Leap, it's the size of a thumb drive, and for just $70, it will enable you to completely control your computer by waving your hands...
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How to Stalk Your Competitors in 10 Minutes [Marketing Hack]

How to Stalk Your Competitors in 10 Minutes [Marketing Hack] | SM | Scoop.it
Learn how to track your competitors and improve your online presence in just 10 minutes a day with this free app.
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Curate Your Newsletter by Dragging and Dropping Your Selected Articles: FlashIssue

Robin Good: FlashIssue is a web app which allows you to easily assemble a professional-looking newsletter, by bringing together your best content as well as any article available online.

FlashIssue can read your site RSS feed or for that matter any RSS feed you provide it with and you can pick and select from the stream of items in the feed the ones you want to include in your newsletter.

Not only.

 

You can search for any topic via an integrated Google Search or provide the URL of a specific web page you want to integrate.

Once done, you can personalize the newsletter with your banner, text introduction and footer and then send it to all of your contacts in Gmail, or to your subscribers lists inside MailChimp, ConstantContact and other mail delivery services.

 

N.B.: A Google Chrome plugin also allows you to easily clip and grab any content directly from any web page and easily integrate it inside your curated newsletter.

 

See how it works: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;

 

Read more about it: http://www.flashissue.com/curated-newsletters-flashissue-launches-for-mailchimp-gmail ;

 

Chrome plugin: http://www.flashissue.com/gmail-newsletters/ ;

 

Try it out: http://www.flashissue.com/   ;


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Ebay a Hassle? Check Out This Platform for Secondhand Fashion

Ebay a Hassle? Check Out This Platform for Secondhand Fashion | SM | Scoop.it
Threadflip is a platform for buying and selling pre-owned clothing and accessories...
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The Social Funnel: What You Lose When You Ignore It

The Social Funnel: What You Lose When You Ignore It | SM | Scoop.it

Danger: ignoring social benefits in the traditional sales funnel.

 

Sales Happen Slowly;  

Time To Harness The Power Of The Social Funnel

Social media marketing should never be salesy; rather, it’s about accruing a following, engaging your community, and influencing their actions.

 

So how does that all lead to a sale?

You’re reaching a customer early in the sales process, meaning that you’ve likely reached them before your competitors.

The earlier you reach them, the more history they’ll have with you when it’s time to make a purchasing decision.

 

We make purchases based on trust.

The more you engage with your fans and followers, the more they “get to know” you and your brand, which breeds trust.

You also become infinitely more memorable to your customers, since they now see you as a presence, not a product.

Through engagement, you show you’re invested in them — and in turn, they become more invested in you.

Social Media allows you to stay present in your customer’s minds. 

 

Social media followers can always play a huge part in your funnel, even if that subscriber never makes a purchase. They can:


1. Recommend you to friends, family, or colleagues,
2. Share your posts/tweets/content with others,
3. Buy your content or know-how (books, eBooks, etc.),
4. Cause your company to show up in their friend’s search results through Google Social Search,
5. Stay alert of ALL your brand offerings/sister sites/etc.,
6. If nothing else, give you a number on your follower/friend count to encourage others of your authority.

 

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Quick Tips To Remember When Crafting A Social Funnel - http://selnd.com/JvIc8Q ;


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John van den Brink's comment, May 17, 2012 8:55 AM
Great article, thanks!
maxOz's comment, May 17, 2012 9:11 AM
Yes John I agree, thank you for sharing xxx
maxOz's comment, May 17, 2012 11:35 PM
Thanks Steven for sharing xxx
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8 Effective Ways to Increase Your Followers Outside Twitter | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer

8 Effective Ways to Increase Your Followers Outside Twitter | Twitter Tips And Updates From Buffer | SM | Scoop.it
#SocialMedia: 8 Effective Ways to Increase Your Followers Outside Twitter http://t.co/TWqnmm32 |via @bufferapp...

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What I Believe In Financial Social Media | Financial Social Media

What I Believe In Financial Social Media | Financial Social Media | SM | Scoop.it
Last month Mack Collier wrote a brilliant post outlining his beliefs on social media that was an inspiration.  If you haven't already seen it, click the link (New Blog Post!

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The State of Social Media 2012

The State of Social Media 2012 | SM | Scoop.it
The State of Social Media 2012 by The SEO Company...

What was once considered a trend has become a way of life - and now the way we do business.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, May 22, 2012 9:50 PM
Great minds appreciate the same inforgraphics my amazing curating friend :). Amazing how fast social is moving now. Seems like yesterday I couldn't get phone calls returned when I started any conversation with "Facebook this..." or "Twitter that....". My funny Michele story is the other day I was feeling pretty good about breaking 11K so I got up enough gumption to see where your views were - approaching 60K is SICK but well deserved my friend, well deserved and about the accurate description of our relative positions (you being 6x me LOL). Keep rockin' Marty
maxOz's comment, May 23, 2012 3:22 AM
Marty, thank you so much for your always quirky point of view. I love it!!!
Also, these numbers on scoop.it are not what I consider a benchmark.
It's nice but I think it's about positioning you and you brand as an authority in relation to the category you have and show your expertise.
Enough, Keep that wonderful sense of humor xxx
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The Top 7 Women On YouTube

The Top 7 Women On YouTube | SM | Scoop.it
YouTube celebrates its seventh birthday today, and in the seven years it's been around, the video-sharing site YouTube has enabled everyone from budding fashionistas to undiscovered singing talents achieve their dreams.
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Give to Get: How to Spice up Your Twitter | Social Media Today

Give to Get: How to Spice up Your Twitter | Social Media Today | SM | Scoop.it
A community is only as great as the sum of its individual parts. In order to keep your community intrigued, engaged, and interactive, it would be in your best interest (and your followers interest) to reevaluate how you approach the platform.
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Giving iPad PowerPoint Presentations Just Got a Lot Better

Giving iPad PowerPoint Presentations Just Got a Lot Better | SM | Scoop.it
One of the iPad's more intriguing business uses is making presentations before a live audience. The device is portable and fun to use, and the swipe and pinch gestures can make for some dramatic presentations.
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Microsoft's So.cl network launched amid Facebook press | ZDNet

Microsoft's So.cl network launched amid Facebook press | ZDNet | SM | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s So.cl is now out of beta and available publicly - but is it really aimed at students?
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9 Ways to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio on Twitter | Brian Solis

9 Ways to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio on Twitter | Brian Solis | SM | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article:

"The feeling the overload of information is very real and a reflection of our inability to pull the levers necessary to decrease noise and improve signal. Doing so, requires some very blatant actions that don’t simply reduce the volume of the information we don’t care to see as often, it requires disconnecting from human beings. Whether we’re severing ties with individuals or those representing an organization we once supported, it’s emotional.

 

Think about why you Tweet or update your status. It’s part self-expression, part therapy, part fulfilling, and of course, part egocentric.

 

We are as guilty by our inaction as others are for their action. And at the same time, we are also guilty of contributing to the noise. The truth is that it’s easier to blame others than hold up a digital mirror.

 

Here are 9 Ways to Improve the Signal to Noise Ratio in Social Networks:

 

1. News No Longer Breaks, it Tweets:

Old news is no news. Twitter places emphasis on real-time information.

 

2. Add Perspective:

Opinions in social media tend to spark dialogue. So, add an opinion, a pertinent fact or move the conversation forward rather than simply sending your update or hitting Like or Retweet.

 

3. K.I.S.S.:

I often say, in brevity there’s clarity. Of course, it’s easier said than done. Studies show that followers appreciate conciseness. Keep it short.

 

4. Don’t #geekout with @’s and #Syntax LOL <-This!:

It’s pretty easy to geek out on Twitter…especially when using 140 characters is already too complicated (kidding). Often we’re ompelled to overuse Twitter syntax such as #hashtags, @mentions, code, and abbreviations.

 

5. Strengthen Your Inner Voice:

For some reason, Twitter debilitates our ability to practice self restraint and therefore we are somehow inspired to express nonessential experiences.

 

6. Context is King:

Think about each Tweet or update as contributing to an experience or image that you want others to see of you or of your perspective.

 

7. If You Don’t Have Anything Good to Say…:

 

8. Introduce Brain Teasers:

Savvy marketers, producers, and editors alike figured out long ago that building anticipation creates an appetite before an official release. Intrigue your followers.

 

9. Brands are People Too:

The study found that individuals or businesses with a public persona should pay particular attention to how their status updates lend to the brand they wish to portray. Sounds incredibly commonsensical, but it’s not as it ties to several of the bullets above.

 

Read full article here:

http://www.briansolis.com/2012/05/9-ways-to-improve-the-signal-to-noise-ratio-on-twitter/

 


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Ethical Studios's comment, May 20, 2012 12:18 PM
Nice article Giuseppe. Thanks!
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At the Heart of “Employee Engagement” – Focus on Action, not Words

At the Heart of “Employee Engagement” – Focus on Action, not Words | SM | Scoop.it

Employee engagement has been a hot topic for sometime now, and business owners get a little bemused at the constant push in their direction for them to do more to engage their employees, but they don't often see the way forward in making this happen as clearly mapped out as they would wish.

 

One way in which employee engagement can effectively be improved, is through encouraging within your business the growth of a culture of connection, being the connection of the human kind.

 

This excellent article, describes in simple terms what a culture of connection is, and then it offers seven steps that you can take to strengthen connection in your business.


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News Discovery: Customize and Schedule Your Daily News Brief(s) With Curate.Me

News Discovery: Customize and Schedule Your Daily News Brief(s) With Curate.Me | SM | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Curate.me is a customizable perosnal news briefing service that allows you to define up to ten specific interests/topics you want to monitor, and to schedule which days and what time your news brief is to be delivered.

 

The generated custom news brief are delivered to you via email (each email includes 10-12 links from the topics you've selected) and can be read also in your preferred browser or iPhone.

 

For each one of the up to ten topics selected you can specify the degree of importance to you.

 

As a user you can create as many custom news briefs as you like, each one with a specific set of topics and delivery schedule.


Free to use.

 

Try it out now:  http://curate.me


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lelapin's comment, May 18, 2012 12:55 PM
news delivered via email. This doesn't sound too good for me.
Jeff Domansky's curator insight, June 30, 2013 2:40 AM

Another news discovery tool worth a look.

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Comparing User Activity Across Social Services [Infographic]

Comparing User Activity Across Social Services [Infographic] | SM | Scoop.it
I think we have all seen the decline of interaction on Twitter, and how the service has become somewhat a little less, well I wouldn’t want to say interesting, but it surely has become less of what it was a couple years ago. Personally, I think Twitter lost out on a lot of users when they started messing around with the way that retweets work. The way that the direct messages are not working correctly is also a big culprit in the decline of the service, or at least that is my own experience. I don’t know if the redesign of the website has been all that well received either since I have seen numerous users complain about it since it was launched. However, that is nothing that I feel is one of the biggest annoyances with Twitter.

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