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LinkedIn faces death by a thousand tiny competitors

LinkedIn faces death by a thousand tiny competitors | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

LinkedIn may be the worlds largest professional social network, but if it's not careful, it could face major competition from an increasing number of niche networking startups.


"If enough of those sites get popular, and if LinkedIn does not do something to bring in those types of users, then they could be threatened one day from all of those users looking for resources that are better suited to their needs,” says Gartner analyst Brian Blau. He calls that phenomenon “death by 1,000 pin pricks.


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Will LinkedIn keep alive in the social network market? Specialized social networks reinvent the future of professional connections.

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What do you think? Do you get everything you want on LinkedIn?

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Great article about LinkedIn and niche networking startups....

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How to use hashtags on Google+: Do's and Don'ts

How to use hashtags on Google+: Do's and Don'ts | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it
How do you best utilize hashtags to nurture your growing Google+ presence?
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You will get some rules regarding do's and don't's of hashtags on Google +
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Millennials are the most marketing-savvy generation ever [infographic]

Millennials are the most marketing-savvy generation ever [infographic] | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Millennials are the most marketing-savvy and advertising-critical generation ever. For this generation, social media have become indispensable. A recent study shows that they even consider social media as their most important channel, because these channels are most up-to-date and also most tailored and targeted, as you choose yourself who to follow and thus what kind of information you want to receive. 

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Millennials  are the most active group on social media. Discover their most trusted online sources and the tops 7 conversations affecting purchase.

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BrunNet Inc.'s curator insight, May 26, 7:29 AM

We agree with this!

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Why your brain loves visual content - infographic

Why your brain loves visual content - infographic | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Humans are biologically wired to process the world visually, which is why making content more visual increases its impact and efficacy.

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This infographic contains a visual test to understand how your brain works.

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A Look at tomorrow's tomorrow: We will live inside computers

Brian David Johnson, the resident futurist at Intel, predicts how human beings will interact with technology in the future. 

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Brian Johnson predicts 25 years of the future in terms of how human beings are getting interaction with technology. He proposes a responsible vision.

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Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Breit and Wheeler suggested that it should be possible to turn light into matter by smashing together only two particles of light (photons), to create an electron and a positron – the simplest method of turning light into matter ever predicted. The calculation was found to be theoretically sound but Breit and Wheeler said that they never expected anybody to physically demonstrate their prediction.

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It's still not proven in practice but scientists affirm the theory is correct.

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2014 How are marketers using Social Media to grow their business? (industry report)

2014 How are marketers using Social Media to grow their business? (industry report) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

To understand how marketers are using social media, Social Media Examiner commissioned its sixth annual 2014 Social Media Marketing Industry Report.

We set out to uncover the “who, what, where, when and why” of social media marketing with this report.

A significant 2800+ marketers provided valuable insight you won’t find elsewhere.

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A survey of 2800 marketers explains how they're using social media. You will discover topics as the time commitment, social media sites people want to learn more about and others.

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BrunNet Inc.'s curator insight, May 26, 7:31 AM

Social media is now more vital in business then ever before

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The art of headline writing: 25 rules and formulas for writing irresistible headlines

The art of headline writing: 25 rules and formulas for writing irresistible headlines | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Spend longer time figuring out the best headline for a post. Not many will read the body of the content unless the headline attracts them.

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Are you looking for a good headline? This post will help you to exercise your ideas and inspiration. It proposes structural rules of writing and how to create new headline with examples.

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Images vs text – the data on winning visuals (Infographic)

Images vs text – the data on winning visuals (Infographic) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

We’ve said images matter in social and digital media. We’ve said that images capture attention better and are processed faster than text. 

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Here above, you will get some reasons why infographics are important on your content marketing.

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Share what you know and people will buy what you sell

Share what you know and people will buy what you sell | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

A salesman has to knock on lots of doors but people knock an expert's door. Whatever your business, you are the expert.

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This post introduces the concept of inboud marketing as a strategy. You don't sell products rather you share knowledge considered useful by helping your client. This practice encourage you to learn, educate, teach and why not to share with your client? You will reproduce engagement and credibility.

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How to break through small talk and turn strangers into friends

How to break through small talk and turn strangers into friends | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it
Small talk’s fine if you don’t care about establishing a deeper relationship. But what if you’re new to town and want to meet new people? Or what if you have a crush on the cute barista down the street or the girl who sits next to you in Philosophy 101? What if you’re getting together with a new friend (or say, a blogger you admire) for the first time and want to become closer?
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Speak with strangers isn't an easy task but it can train your social skills. Talk with a positive attitude about meaningful projects. Everybody would like to know more about you as  a passionate speaker. 

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When it comes to branding, it's all about color (Infographic)

When it comes to branding, it's all about color (Infographic) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Is your logo bright blue? Dark green? Eggplant? A look at the message you're sending your customers.

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Colors are a source of emotional experience. Which one would you like ?Choose the pantone of emotions for your logo.

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The psychology of color in marketing and branding

The psychology of color in marketing and branding | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

A comprehensive look at the role color plays in marketing and how it impacts customer engagement.

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A scientific and interesting article of how colors impact in your branding and conversion rate. Read it carefully, it  helps you on your online advertising or when you create a brand.

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101 different types of web content for building your site

101 different types of web content for building your site | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

I’ve compiled a list of 101 things that can act as content on your website. Some are standalone, some work together, but most important, they can all be promoted on social media and be used as resources to drive your target audience to your website. Content will help attract traffic, accumulate more social shares, improve SEO efforts, and more. 


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Don't you know what you can post today? It's time to check it out. An extensive list of 101 types of content for making your research on Internet.

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Think blogging is the only type of content marketing? Think again. Here are 100 other categories of things you can create for your blog or website.

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SiriusDecisions 2014 marketing summit: Killer case studies & content

SiriusDecisions 2014 marketing summit: Killer case studies & content | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

SiriusDecisions kicked off its 9th annual Summit for marketing folks today in Orlando, Florida, and the message was clear:“Intelligent Growth” can only be fueled by the alignment of marketing, sales and product management.


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Discover successful stories of transformation with 7 marketers.

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How I got 10,000 followers on google +

How I got 10,000 followers on google + | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it
A blogging friend recently asked my advice for using Google Plus. She prefaced her question with, "Since you have over 10,000 followers." Well, I did pass 10,000 followers in May 2013 and in June R...
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Are you struggling to get more followers on G+?  Jimmie achieved her goal with a lot of patience. Her experience is a source of learning. Let's read it.

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Living tomorrow: house of the future

Living Tomorrow was founded in 1991 by architects Frank Belien and Peter Bongers. 

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Control everything by touch screen but What is the price of a futuristic house?

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Brian Tracy: achieving goals is predictable

Brian has been a student of success for more than 40 years and he's studied and coached thousands of super achievers. His analysis suggests that success is totally predictable and his reasoning is simple and spot on in this video on achieving goals.

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How do you achieve a goal? "To get in something new means you get out of something old" said Brian Tracy, who explains the most important principle of success: "Use proven success methods, learn from experts and from yourself". Moreover he reaffirms we have to trust on the law attraction to attract more positive people. We highly recommend you to listen to him and his concept.

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Silver surfers: how the older generation uses social media [INFOGRAPHIC]

Silver surfers: how the older generation uses social media [INFOGRAPHIC] | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Did you know that one in three seniors now use social media?

That’s up from just 13 percent in 2009. Almost one in five (18 percent) Twitter users are aged 50 or over, and a whopping 49 percent of online seniors have a Facebook account.

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Teens and Millennials generations aren't the unique target for marketers. What about the Senior or Baby Boomers?. They're also involved into the internet world.

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Eco-content: 25 creative ways to reuse and recycle content

Eco-content: 25 creative ways to reuse and recycle content | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it
Tactics to reuse your old content by putting it back into the spotlight, and to recycle it by giving it a fresh look and a new format.
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How to reuse old content and make it even better.Turn your content into new posts. 

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10 admirable attributes of a great employee (Infographic)

10 admirable attributes of a great employee (Infographic) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

What makes a great employee? We often post about how to improve current styles of management, but company culture and employee engagement is a two sided gig. 

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How is the relationship with your employee ? You can rate some qualities of your staff and then you could help them to be better.

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House of cards – the power of linkedIn connections (Infographic)

House of cards – the power of linkedIn connections (Infographic) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

From college internships to becoming President of the United States, who you are connected to and how you leverage those connections matters.

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How important are connections at your work or private life? Don't underestimate relationships, they are a source of solutions and opportunities.

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Don't make these 10 startup mistakes

Don't make these 10 startup mistakes | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Due to entrepreneurs' lack of experience, many startups end up in failure. Here's how to avoid disaster.

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This article propose 10 key points to take into consideration for your project. Although an entrepreneur has to be able to pivot to another business. This experience is a source of learning because the entrepreneur improves his business skills and discovers opportunities of success.

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Let go, keep it simple, move quickly: secrets to being a productive Entrepreneur (Infographic)

Let go, keep it simple, move quickly: secrets to being a productive Entrepreneur (Infographic) | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

To launch and grow your own company, your whole life is going to have to become more efficient. Here's how.

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Discover ways of how to be productive in your life and work.

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How to drive sales with user-generated content [Infographic]

How to drive sales with user-generated content [Infographic] | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

Consumers trust peer recommendations more than any other form of advertising. Here are some tips for leveraging user-generated content to drive sales.

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This infographic proposes you 3 strategies:

1. Incentivize customer to post about their purchases on social sites

2. Promote a sweepstakes across all platforms

3. Collect the stream of user content.

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As Mark Zuckerberg turns 30, his 10 best quotes as CEO

As Mark Zuckerberg turns 30, his 10 best quotes as CEO | Social Content Technology Curation by Newsdeck | Scoop.it

One thing is for certain: Zuckerberg has had some interesting sound bytes over the years. Here are a few we liked best.

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Our favorite post:  “I don’t want Facebook to be an American company. I don’t want it to be this company that just spreads American values all across the world. ...My view on this is that you want to be really culturally sensitive and understand the way that people actually think.” (June 2011) 


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