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The 25 Best Places To Take Free Online Computer Science Classes | Edudemic

The 25 Best Places To Take Free Online Computer Science Classes | Edudemic | SM | Scoop.it

These days, computers dominate our lives, providing the platform by which we work, play, and communicate with others around the world. As such, knowing how to work with and engineer these often quite complicated systems is a pretty solid skill to have in the modern workforce


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Facebook launches “Listen” button using your favorite music service on musician’s pages

Facebook launches “Listen” button using your favorite music service on musician’s pages | SM | Scoop.it
Facebook just became a better place for musicians to share their music, as the service has just launched a "Listen" button with prominent placement on musician pages.

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Overwhelmed? 21 Tips to Balance Work, Play and Social Networking

Overwhelmed? 21 Tips to Balance Work, Play and Social Networking | SM | Scoop.it

 

I selected this piece written by Pam Moore because I think many of us can relate to what she's saying as many of us participate on social networks and sometimes it can be excessive - those of you who identify surely know what she's talking about. 

 

Pam asks:

 

**How do you know when to tweet, blog, pin, post, talk, chat or turn off all of the above and hang with your in real life friends and family?

 

Have you asked yourself this question? Pam has cleared up the confusion in this article.

 

**what is a social tweeting, Facebooking, Googling, Pinteresting, Linking addict to do?

 

Here are a few of her 21 great suggestions:

 

Here are a few of the  21 tips to help you manage time and balance the many different roles and responsibilities you have 

 

**Have a plan - The only way to social sanity combined with results is to establish a solid plan which integrates with your business.

 

**Acknowledge that "being social" by itself is not going to enable you to quit your day

 

**You must engage as a real human being

**Give without expecting anything in return

 

**Know your community - What do they want to know, do, hear, talk about?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/HQChLJ]


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A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Google Analytics

A Beginner’s Guide to Conversion Goals in Google Analytics | SM | Scoop.it

There’s a reason that when companies call me about SEO, Paid Search, or Social Advertising, we always end up speaking about Analytics as well. The reason is simple. If you don’t have a rounded analytics strategy, then you won’t have a solid understanding of how your campaigns perform. In addition, if you don’t have the mechanisms in place to easily see how visitor segments perform, then important questions could go unanswered. And that’s not good for enhancing your business.


Enter the Conversion Goal
Concepts in Web Analytics can get confusing. You have event tracking, conversion goals, success events, multi-channel funnels, profiles, filters, dimensions, regular expressions, etc. This is one of the reasons that too many companies slap a tracking code on their websites and call it a day. The problem is that an “out of the box” Google Analytics implementation will only get you so far. Sure, you’ll get the basics, but that won’t necessarily help you glean insights that can boost ROI.

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HO3oZ5


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Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today

Is Your Content Worthy of a Like, Share, Pin, Retweet, Google +1? | Social Media Today | SM | Scoop.it

This is a question that each person active on social media should ask himself a day or another. Have you ever thought? [note mg]

 

How many hours have you spent adding buttons, gadgets and widgets to your new blog or website? You research the right tools, share buttons, share bars, analytic tracking tools and more. You install them with a hope and a prayer that someone somewhere is going to use them.

 

However, unfortunately many business leaders find they don’t get used. The share buttons sit on their site with the lonely zero or default +1. Chances are your pocket book or wallet might be feeling a little lonely too.

 

What if you took the same time you spend on the share bars, share buttons and tools and instead first focus on something worthy of a share? I know it sounds like a crazy concept because after all it’s far easier to focus on the bright shiny objects, geeky tools and data analytics.

 

Trust me, I am a data junkie and could literally spend all day helping my clients dig into the heads of their target audiences with a goal of embedding their brand in their brains!

 

Is your content worthy of a share?

 

Read more: http://bit.ly/HNNTN5


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Foursquare hits 20 million users and 2 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month

Foursquare hits 20 million users and 2 billion checkins, seeing a million new signups per month | SM | Scoop.it
Celebrating what its users have christened 4sqDay, location-centric service Foursquare has announced that it now has 20 million users accounting for 2 billion checkins and adding another ...
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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 16, 2012 10:47 PM
Amazing Khaled. Working on your Kindle this week btw. Great scoop. Marty
Khaled El Ahmad's comment, April 16, 2012 10:48 PM
Thanks Martin, please make sure to DM me the Tracking # so I can follow up on it, much appreciated :-)
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, April 16, 2012 10:58 PM
Will do. Won't release without tracking since I know how critical that is going to be :). Marty
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Streamd.in solves tweet overload by only showing what’s going on nearby

Streamd.in solves tweet overload by only showing what’s going on nearby | SM | Scoop.it
I'm a big fan of apps that lets me navigate through all of the noise on Twitter in different ways. Even though I try not to follow too many people, since I know that I can't keep up ...
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TechCrunch | MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera

TechCrunch | MagicPlan 2.0 Arrives: Create Instant Floor Plans Using Your iPhone Or iPad’s Camera | SM | Scoop.it
Augmented reality isn't always totally pointless. Sorry if you think it's hugely useful to see an augmented view of tweets around you just by holding up your phone, but I like to find slightly more advanced applications using the technology.
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Google Drive detailed: 5 GB for free, launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS

Google Drive detailed: 5 GB for free, launching next week for Mac, Windows, Android and iOS | SM | Scoop.it
Sometimes we get lucky, and today is one of those days. I got a draft release from a partner of Google's upcoming Google Drive service and it gives away a wealth of information about ...
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How to Spend Less Time on Twitter and Get More Out of It | Business 2 Community

How to Spend Less Time on Twitter and Get More Out of It | Business 2 Community | SM | Scoop.it
Have you become desensitized and disillusioned with Twitter? Do you feel like you are suffering from Twitter Tiredness?
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Measuring Social Media: A Step-by-Step Guide for Newbies | Business 2 Community

Measuring Social Media: A Step-by-Step Guide for Newbies | Business 2 Community | SM | Scoop.it
In recent posts, I have taught our readers how to grasp the basic concepts required for monitoring and managing social media so they can be more effective...
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18 Best Google Chrome Extensions

18 Best Google Chrome Extensions | SM | Scoop.it

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How to Analyze Facebook Insights to Improve Your Content Strategy | HubSpot

How to Analyze Facebook Insights to Improve Your Content Strategy | HubSpot | SM | Scoop.it

In this article you will learn how to export and extract the right data from Facebook Insights to analyze and improve your Facebook content strategy.

 

1) Export With the Right Settings...

 

2A) Trim the Useless Fat

Facebook provides you with an overwhelming amount of data. Let's trim all the excess fat. Delete columns bolded in black, and keep columns bolded in orange below. (check out the long list to delete)

 

2B) The Meaty Data

After you've trimmed all the fat, you're left with three data points: Lifetime Total Likes, Daily Friends of Fans, and Daily Page Consumption. This is the meat of your data...

 

3) Fine-Tune the Metrics You Need

Now that we've narrowed down that massive sheet to three main data points, let's insert a new column next to your "Daily Friends of Fans" column, and name it "Total Daily Reach."...

 

4) Make the Data Pretty

Now you can go ahead and create a visual representation of your two key metrics to understand the full picture of what is going on.

 

5) Extract Conclusions

By taking the time to relate individual posts with their clicks, you can analyze which types of content perform well on your page...

 

6) Constantly Analyze

You have a system in place that will allow you analyze your Facebook content strategy daily, weekly, or monthly. More engagement with your Facebook content leads to better potential for traffic and leads from Facebook.

 

Check out the full article and attached video: http://j.mp/H3D3px

 


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Overwhelmed? 21 Tips to Balance Social Networking, Work and Play

Overwhelmed? 21 Tips to Balance Social Networking, Work and Play | SM | Scoop.it

 

I selected this piece written by Pam Moore because I think many of us can relate to what she's saying about participating on social networks, sometimes it can be excessive - those of you who identify surely can relate:-)

 

Pam asks:

 

**How do you know when to tweet, blog, pin, post, talk, chat or turn off all of the above and hang with your in real life friends and family?

 

Have you asked yourself this question? Pam has cleared up the confusion in this article.

 

**what is a social tweeting, Facebooking, Googling, Pinteresting, Linking addict to do?

 

Here are a few of her 21 great suggestions:

 

Here are a few of the  21 tips to help you manage time and balance the many different roles and responsibilities you have 

 

**Have a plan - The only way to social sanity combined with results is to establish a solid plan which integrates with your business.

 

**Acknowledge that "being social" by itself is not going to enable you to quit your day

 

**You must engage as a real human being

**Give without expecting anything in return

 

**Know your community - What do they want to know, do, hear, talk about?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/HQChLJ]


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58 Ways to Create Persuasive Content Your Audience Will Love | Copyblogger

58 Ways to Create Persuasive Content Your Audience Will Love | Copyblogger | SM | Scoop.it
You’re about to become a writer that's incredibly persuasive and completely unforgettable. Ready?
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5 Ways Businesses Are Using Facebook Timelines

5 Ways Businesses Are Using Facebook Timelines | SM | Scoop.it
Are you wondering how businesses are creatively using Facebook's Timeline features?Business timelines are blooming all over Facebook.
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Which Social Network Should You Use -- And When? #Infographic

Which Social Network Should You Use -- And When? #Infographic | SM | Scoop.it

What is Facebook best for? How about Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+? This Infographic has all you need to know to leverage social networks.

 

Want to make the most of the social web?

It’s more complicated than just posting status updates at random and seeing what sticks.

 

Zintro - http://bit.ly/HOVWuE  - recently pulled research from more than a dozen sources including Mashable, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google and Quantcast to put together this nifty Infographic, which will help you develop your social strategy.


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Alessio, always welcome x
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TechCrunch | Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding, Investors Include Sir Richard Branson

TechCrunch | Path Announces $30M+ Round Of Funding, Investors Include Sir Richard Branson | SM | Scoop.it
Following a wave of rumors and reports, Path just announced that it has raised more than $30 million in new funding.
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4 Ways to Grow a Twitter Following That Matters

4 Ways to Grow a Twitter Following That Matters | SM | Scoop.it
Is Twitter working for your business?Are you looking to grow a larger and more relevant Twitter following?
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Dating Site Finds You a Mate Based on Your Klout Score

Dating Site Finds You a Mate Based on Your Klout Score | SM | Scoop.it
Matchmaking service Tawkify, which launched in January, wants to pair singles with similar Klout scores, ages and interests.
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600 MGM Movies Come To YouTube, Google Play

600 MGM Movies Come To YouTube, Google Play | SM | Scoop.it
LOS ANGELES -- Google is adding 600 movies from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer to the titles it has available for rent on YouTube and also Google Play, its digital content store for Android-powered mobile devices.
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Your Social Media Success Toolkit: 10 Must-Have Resources | Jeffbullas's Blog

Your Social Media Success Toolkit: 10 Must-Have Resources | Jeffbullas's Blog | SM | Scoop.it
Sometimes I feel like we rely too heavily on tools and technologies to do the work for us, when the real truth about social media is that it’s not a media. It’s a human relationship. Like love, it takes time, passion, consistency and effort.
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The Secrets Behind Content With 10,000+ Shares

The Secrets Behind Content With 10,000+ Shares | SM | Scoop.it
What makes content go viral? Learn the 5 key traits shared by the Web's most popular content.
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The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You

The Creepiness Factor: How Obama and Romney Are Getting to Know You | SM | Scoop.it
The presidential campaigns have the technology to know more about voters than any other bids in history. (What does your car, or beer say about you?

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