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Teens and young adults flock to Tumblr: What does that mean for brands? | Articles | Home

Teens and young adults flock to Tumblr: What does that mean for brands? | Articles | Home | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
A recent survey of teenage and young-adult social media users found that people in those age groups prefer Tumblr to Facebook or Twitter.

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Tumblr for Small Business: Where Pinterest Meets Content Marketing

Tumblr for Small Business: Where Pinterest Meets Content Marketing | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Getting Started on Tumblr Tumblr is a social networking and microblogging platform that laid it's roots in 2007.

Create a Great Name - Creating a name for your Tumblr is step one on your road to small business brand success. While the name of your blog is only a few small words, they’ll be the first impression of your entire company to prospective followers and clientMake Your Business Tumblr Worth Following - Remember to keep your language fresh and casual, something that will entice your followers to see your business as relatable.Be Social - One way to keep your business’s brand in constant visibility among its blog’s followers is to be active in reading, commenting on and expressing interest in the things your followers post.Find Your Tumblr Niche - Figure out what you want your brand’s persona to communicate and most especially, who you want it to communicate to.

 

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lynda.com Fuels Growth and Innovation with $103 Million Funding

lynda.com Press Release | lynda.com Fuels Growth and Innovation with $103 Million Funding. Online Education Leader to Scale Technology, Expand Content and Increase Global Reach with Investment Led by Accel Partners and Spectrum Equity.
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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 24, 2013 6:32 PM

this is a significant sign on the ROI potential behind elearning companies that focus on good pedagogy. 

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Courage: An Essential Leadership Trait

Courage: An Essential Leadership Trait | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

According to Aristotle, courage is the first virtue because it makes all other virtues possible. 

 

Here is a list of ten things you can do as a leader to show and develop courage:

1. Stand up for what is right even if your opinion is unpopular.
2. Keep quiet and let others speak even if you think they are wrong.
3. Delegate with confidence.
4. Say what you mean, and mean what you say.
5. Take responsibility for your actions.
6. Maintain your integrity even when temptation abounds.
7. Ask what you can give, rather than what you can get.
8. Give credit where credit is due.
9. Be kind when giving feedback.
10. Ask. Don’t tell.

 


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Ricard Lloria's comment, January 6, 2013 4:23 PM
Great and fantastic :)
Anne Egros's curator insight, January 7, 2013 3:25 PM

Sounds a great list of virtues, wondering if we can have it all in one person ? after all leaders are humans too !

AlGonzalezinfo's comment, January 10, 2013 6:05 AM
Good point Anne! I look at this as a good leadership "job aid" which can remind me of best practices. I will not always achieve them but can continue trying to improve :)
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A Look Back at Indiegogo's Successful Year in Crowdfunding

A Look Back at Indiegogo's Successful Year in Crowdfunding | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Global crowdfunding platform Indiegogo released its 2012 statistics last week, focusing on campaigning, community and video within the past year.

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Lalita Krishna's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:27 PM

Amazing success. Would love to see an analysis on the projects that didn't work and why.

Rob Neumann's curator insight, January 28, 2013 3:46 PM

These stats are useful indicators of where this is going in 2013...

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How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor

How to Innovate with an Executive Sponsor | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Meaningful innovation requires executive sponsorship, but such sponsorship brings its own challenges.

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Scott Span, MSOD's curator insight, January 18, 2013 10:03 AM

Same goes for change management...

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How a Well-Thought Out Leadership Strategy Creates Better Cultures

How a Well-Thought Out Leadership Strategy Creates Better Cultures | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
The culture in any company is created by the intelligent and thoughtful management of the organization.
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What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders

What is Appreciative Inquiry? - Coaching Leaders | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Coaching Leaders - (RT @talking4good: Great introduction to #AI (appreciative inquiry) http://t.co/ZaODJjuA #coaching #change)

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David Hain's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:02 AM

A change framework for our times!

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 4, 2013 7:29 AM

I am a big fan of Appreciative Inquiry, great scoop David!

Ariana Amorim's curator insight, January 4, 2013 1:57 PM

Great post on Appreciative Inquiry: what it is, how it works, why it works... Check also the resources at the end.

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How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused

How to Train Your Brain to Stay Focused | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Understand how your brain reacts to distractions and use these three tips to help you stay focused and get things done.Get the latest blog articles on...

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No Excuses: Go Nomadic - How To Become a Full-Time Traveler Series | Technomadia

No Excuses: Go Nomadic - How To Become a Full-Time Traveler Series | Technomadia | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Want to travel full time as a nomad? This series addresses the logistics of perpetual nomadic travel - jobs, careers, mail, banking, pets, family, community, healthcare and more.
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workplace MOJO » Servant Leaders: Valuing People

workplace MOJO » Servant Leaders: Valuing People | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Like many of you, I’ve had the “pleasure” of working for a boss or executive who seemed to enjoy reminding me how “in charge” they were. Like many of you, I didn’t enjoy it.

On the other hand, servant-leaders place enormous value on people and their inherent humanity. They seek to foster collaboration, understanding, mutual respect (crazy, I know), and wholeness, both within themselves and others.

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Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche

Five Good Reasons To Curate Content That Has Already Been Published in Your Niche | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
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Semantic Society's comment, January 15, 2013 9:08 PM
I'm glad I read this article. I hadn't thought about the value of roundup blog articles.
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, January 16, 2013 5:44 PM

The 5 reasons are:
1. You want to be the main resources in your niche.
2.You want your blog to rank in search results for particular keywords.

3. Your audience wants to know your thoughts on a particular topic.

4. The last time the topic was covered was so long ago, it’s out of date.5. You could get listed in a roundup post about a particular topic.

 

GO!!! CURATE

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This article provides a frame work tha you can use to model your curation strategies around.I saved a copy of this for future reference Give it a look!...

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Dionysopoulos.me - K2 meets JCE 2.0 - love at first... site!

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Awesome extension to link to K2 articles using JCE.

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WOW! Social Survey: Teens Love Tumblr Even More Than Facebook, Pay Attention To Snapchat - hypebot

WOW! Social Survey: Teens Love Tumblr Even More Than Facebook, Pay Attention To Snapchat - hypebot | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Motivated by a post by Branch co-founder Josh Miller's on how his 15 year old sister uses the Internet, Y Combinator partner Garry Tan used YC startup Survata to survey 1,038 teens in two groups -- those aged 13-18 (546 responses) and 19-25 (492...

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siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, January 15, 2013 8:40 PM

wow! take note Facebook! Hat tip to Jill Golick for the share during her talk at Transmedia101 Meetup

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More Teens Use Tumblr than Facebook | MediaPost

More Teens Use Tumblr than Facebook | MediaPost | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Could Facebook ever go the way of MySpace? Given its ubiquity and continued growth around the world, that may seem unlikely, but here’s an interesting fact to consider: more 10th graders are using Tumblr than Facebook, according to a survey of 1,038 teens and young adults conducted by blogger and techie Garry Tan.

 

Tan used Survata to poll 546 teens ages 13-18 and 492 young adults ages 19-25 about their social media usage. Tan found that while 55% of the younger age group said they use Facebook, 61% said they use Tumblr. Meanwhile 22% said they use Twitter, 21% use Instagram, and 13% use Snapchat....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:12 PM

This was a really interesting stat and good reminder to consider the demographic differences between each social media channel you're considering as part of a program...

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10 Simple Behaviors That Diminish Trust

10 Simple Behaviors That Diminish Trust | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
Self-check: are you reducing trust without knowing it?

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Angie Mc's curator insight, January 19, 2013 4:40 PM

Spot on! Whether at work or at home, avoiding these behaviors increases trust in all relationships.

Angie Mc's comment, January 19, 2013 4:41 PM
Tools to improve trust in all relationships.
Trumans's curator insight, January 20, 2013 5:47 PM

Trust is the thing that holds all relationships together, be they business or persoanl...

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On Leadership and The Force of Connection

On Leadership and The Force of Connection | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

An Eye-Opening Story

There’s a story about a manager who bumped into one of her former employees in the grocery store. The former employee gave her the cold shoulder.

 

“What’s the matter, Phyllis? We used to get along so well when you worked for me!” the manager asked quite puzzled.

 

“Well, to be quite frank, I was only nice because I worked for you.

 

I’ve never liked you.

 

You’re a conceited, power-hungry, hypocrite who never listens to what anyone else has to say! And now that I don’t work for you anymore, I don’t haveto be nice!” the former employee exclaimed as she stormed off.

 


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AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, January 17, 2013 8:55 PM
“If knowledge traps are the cholesterol of organizations, then the force of connection that fosters relationship excellence is the statin drug that breaks up knowledge traps, restores knowledge flow, and keeps the environment healthy.” ~ Michael Lee Stallard
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John C Maxwell on "Social Media"

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donhornsby's curator insight, January 18, 2013 9:58 AM

John C. Maxwell addresses the topic of Social Media in a recent 'Minute with Maxwell' video.

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Seth's Blog: Two people you might need in your professional life

Seth's Blog: Two people you might need in your professional life | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
An agonist. While an antagonist blocks an action, the agonist causes it to happen. Even more than a muse, a professional agonist might be exactly what you need to provoke your best work. And of course, a procrastinatrix.
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Seth's Blog: What's it for?

Seth's Blog: What's it for? | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
If, seventy years ago, you asked Henry Luce, "What is Time magazine for?" he'd probably talk about setting society's agenda, capturing the attention of the educated and powerful and most of all, delivering the best weekly news package he could....
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Social Media: Sometimes, Silence is Best

Social Media: Sometimes, Silence is Best | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I read an article titled "Stop Saying What You're Not Going To Do" a while back and it really struck a chord with me.

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My TEDx Talk: Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, Do What You Love…

My TEDx Talk: Sell Your Crap, Pay Off Your Debt, Do What You Love… | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
I’m extremely excited to share with you a talk I gave as part of TEDx here in Asheville a little over a month ago.
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workplace MOJO » Your Team Needs You

workplace MOJO » Your Team Needs You | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it

Very few people, if they’re honest, enjoy going to work every day in an environment filled with distrust, political maneuvering, and so many of the other ugly things that characterize too many groups and organizations. And most folks, if you ask them, would say they wish things were different where they work. In fact, a recent Gallup poll suggests that up to 77% of individuals said they were miserable in their jobs.

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Barbara Corcoran: How to Build a Business

Barbara Corcoran: How to Build a Business | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
A simple and effective formula.
Without being particularly skilled in math or finances, Corcoran found her own methods to bring forward her business.

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K2 | The powerful content extension for Joomla! developed by JoomlaWorks

K2 | The powerful content extension for Joomla! developed by JoomlaWorks | Building the Digital Business | Scoop.it
K2 is the popular, powerful and awarded content extension for Joomla! with CCK-like features developed by JoomlaWorks, makers of fine Joomla! extensions since 2006.
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