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How to Research and Locate Your Audience Using Social Media : Social Media Examiner

How to Research and Locate Your Audience Using Social Media : Social Media Examiner | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
Are you struggling to connect with your customers on social networks? Discover how to connect with your target audience on social media.
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44 Social Media Post Ideas That WILL Get A Response

44 Social Media Post Ideas That WILL Get A Response | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
Social media posts that get exposure and get clicks are hard to create. Learn how to write posts that will get a response

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, September 3, 2014 10:27 AM

The first thing I think you should realize is that   “good” is subjective. 15 retweets for someone brand new to Twitter is probably pretty awesome. For others, they may not be happy until they see engagement numbers in the hundreds. So, step one is to figure out what is realistic for where you are at now. Be aggressive but realistic.

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Iridium Go! hotspot can turn your smartphone into a satellite phone

Iridium Go! hotspot can turn your smartphone into a satellite phone | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

Smartphones are practically everywhere. But if you're in the middle of nowhere without a signal, that iPhone 5s or Galaxy S4 won't do you much good. Many people already turn to satellite phones when they're at sea or in other far-off places, but a new device from Iridium takes a satellite signal and turns it into a Wi-Fi hotspot for your existing mobile devices.


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François-Xavier Schaeffer's curator insight, February 16, 2014 3:27 PM

No matter where we are on the planet, Iridium GO! 

I need one! What about you?

Allan Tsuda's curator insight, February 17, 2014 2:10 AM

Not out yet. Scheduled for Q2 2014 release. Might be something a school like ours to have in case of another big earthquake or disaster. Can't find any MSRP or monthly charge fees, etc. Definitely a gadget for all techies and outdoor adventurers. I want one.

Nigel Brown's comment, February 17, 2014 3:23 PM
This could possibly be used as a cheap UAV satellite transceiver
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Ruben Rosario: Kids shouldn't have to pay for parents' lapses with hunger, shame - Pioneer Press

Ruben Rosario: Kids shouldn't have to pay for parents' lapses with hunger, shame - Pioneer Press | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
Ruben Rosario: Kids shouldn't have to pay for parents' lapses with hunger, shame Pioneer Press Thompson figured that some poor and low-income kids in the elementary school where he mentors and tutors in his neighborhood were similarly going without...
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Google's Page Layout Algorithm Updated For Third Time

Google's Page Layout Algorithm Updated For Third Time | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
Yesterday, Google's Matt Cutts announced on Twitter that they have pushed out a refresh to the Google Page Layout algorithm on or around February 6th.He did not specify how much this impacted the sear

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Bonnie Burns's curator insight, February 11, 2014 11:14 AM

This would be the third update to the page layout algorithm. Since it is just a refresh, it doesn't mean Google updated the algorithm, but rather reran the algorithm and updated it's index. So I doubt Google would classify it version 3.0, but rather 1.2 maybe.

Shaun Ling's curator insight, February 12, 2014 1:20 AM

Google none stop updating their algorithm. If you need help in this area,  do contact us at www.PrimaMedia.com.sg or follow our fanpage at www.fb.com/PrimaMediaSingapore


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Why I use Second Life as a therapy tool...

Why I use Second Life as a therapy tool... | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

"There are days where I can’t move my arms or hands too much without risking serious problems. It stops me from painting, drawing, or using polymer clay. But I can still log into Second Life..."


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AranGlezMontero's curator insight, February 19, 2014 1:19 PM

When the game can help yourself ...

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After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

Mr. Siemens said what was happening was part of a natural process. “We’re moving from the hype to the implementation,” he said. “It’s exciting to see universities saying, ‘Fine, you woke us up,’ and beginning to grapple with how the Internet can change the university, how it doesn’t have to be all about teaching 25 people in a room.


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Training in Business's curator insight, January 17, 2014 12:14 PM

After Setbacks, Online Courses Are Rethought

#Elearning

Alycia Degenstein's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:18 AM

Interesting look at MOOCS- their downfalls and benefits

niftyjock's curator insight, January 23, 2014 4:18 PM

No everything works in Online Education. Are we surprised?  Watching a video and doing a quiz does not exactly create an engaging learning environment. Good to have a rethink on online education. 

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Successful pilot of STEP UP!™ – the game of change management by ORCHANGO

ORCHANGO is pleased to announce the renewal for 2012 of its sponsorship of SCNetwork. [follow the link for more]

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callooh's curator insight, January 12, 2014 11:01 AM

STEP UP is a change management board game developed by Orchango. "Participants play STEP UP!™ in small competing teams (3 to 7 players usually). As the game unfolds, the players follow in the footsteps of Giorgio Catalyst, an Italian change expert hired by the U.K. division of Korbus Global to lead its Change and Technology function. Giorgio’s challenge is to manage a major change initiative at InfoBIZ, the key division of Korbus U.K."

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Future of SEO in a Social Content World

SEO is beyond keywords and links. Here are future trends for the role of SEO that focuses on a customer centric, integrated marketing approach. By Lee Odden.


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Ajish Kumar's curator insight, November 23, 2013 5:45 AM

Good one.  Future belongs to optimization of contents for users.

Mohammed ALAMI's curator insight, January 10, 2014 9:17 AM

Even Content for marketing should be SEOed

Neil Ferree's curator insight, January 10, 2014 10:16 AM

Links & Words Matter (but) Social Shares is the New SEO

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Federal law enforcement agents will use Web crawler from X1 Social

Federal law enforcement agents will use Web crawler from X1 Social | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
“Unlike archiving and image capture solutions, X1 Social Discovery provides for a matter-centric workflow from search and collection through production in searchable native format,” said FLETC, “while preserving critical ...
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Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ spurred by Facebook, takes on political parties

Taiwan’s ‘White Shirt Army,’ spurred by Facebook, takes on political parties | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
The youthful movement wants more focus on Taiwanese civil rights, less on China issue.
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AppXchange launches on iOS to fuel social app discovery

AppXchange launches on iOS to fuel social app discovery | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
Image via ICS Mobile ICS Mobile has launched AppXchange on iOS, its social app discovery platform which aims to help users find the best applications across a variety of categories, using suggestions from other users, tech experts and even...

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How Social Signals really affect your Search Rankings

How Social Signals really affect your Search Rankings | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

'I fear the term ‘social signals’ has been somewhat overused (and in some cases, abused) by search marketers, and there’s a blanket misconception about how they actually affect a site’s organic search rankings. 

 

Personally, I’ve been a long-committed proponent of the use of social media marketing strategies as an element of any SEO campaign, but the influences that social media events have on a website’s actual domain authority are both complicated and poorly understood. 

 

If harnessed properly, engagements and activities on social media really can have an effect on your site’s overall ranking, but maybe not in the exact way you think. 

 

Throughout this article, I want to explain all the ways that social signals can, and can’t, affect your search rankings'.

 

Read More: http://searchenginewatch.com/sew/opinion/2431447/how-social-signals-really-affect-your-search-rankings


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2DiFore Marketing Solutions's curator insight, October 28, 2015 3:43 PM

As small children most of us were taught to share our toys, candy and other items with our friends....it made you more "likeable" and friendly....at least that's what my mom told me! Well the same holds true with your social media profiles but more importantly the ones you follow! 


Ask yourself, "when was the last time I liked a post or shared a post from one of my followers?" If you said last week wrong answer the success of your website and your brand is in the sharing, yes that's right sharing, liking, commenting at least once a day helps with your ranking score. Don't believe us, give it a try for one month then let us know what your results are. 


Happy Sharing!

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The Top 7 Guides To SEO

The Top 7 Guides To SEO | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

'When I got into SEO, I had a difficult time starting. It was not as much as the content, but where to find it and which one is worth reading.

 

There are bunch of “definitive” “essential” “step-by-step” or “basic” guides to SEO on the internet, and quite honestly not all of them are just as good.

 

To spare you the trial and error and your time, this here is a list of the best Guides to SEO out there'

 

Read More: http://www.business2community.com/seo/top-7-guides-seo-0994840#!bNSjno


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Lotte Schacht's curator insight, September 14, 2014 7:12 AM

This is informative as well as easy to use.

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American Humanist Association demands students stop feeding starving kids - Fox News

American Humanist Association demands students stop feeding starving kids - Fox News | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
American Humanist Association demands students stop feeding starving kids
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Stop feeding starving children, or else! The American Humanist Association sent that message to a school in Robbinsdale, Minn., accusing them of violating the U.S.
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Humanists are not really humanists.

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Behavior in real world affected by video games, study claims - Medical News Today

Behavior in real world affected by video games, study claims - Medical News Today | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
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Behavior in real world affected by video games, study claims
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The debate on whether video games influence behavior in real life has raged on for some time.
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The Three Pillars Of SEO In 2014

The Three Pillars Of SEO In 2014 | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

"In 2014, the three pillars of SEO remain the same as they were in 2013; but I predict (and hope) that social media will come to be fully adopted as the third pillar by previously-skeptical business owners and marketers. 

 

Content strategy, inbound links, and social media strategy are the three key elements to building a strong, successful SEO campaign, regardless of the industry".

 

Let’s explore each element in more detail so you can craft a winning SEO strategy: http://www.forbes.com/sites/jaysondemers/2014/01/28/the-three-pillars-of-seo-in-2014/

 

 


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Google[x] Smart Contact Lens Project to Help Monitor Diabetes

Google[x] Smart Contact Lens Project to Help  Monitor Diabetes | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

Google [x] is now testing a smart contact lens that’s built to measure glucose levels in tears to help monitor diabetes.


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mjonesED's curator insight, January 18, 2014 5:06 PM

I am excited to see these new technology innovations!

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How to Increase Your Pinterest Engagement by 275% [Infographic]

How to Increase Your Pinterest Engagement by 275% [Infographic] | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

Although Pinterest isn’t the most popular social network out there, it doesn’t mean that you can’t generate thousands of visitors and lots of money from it.

 

If you have good products or services, especially ones that appeal to women, you should consider leveraging it.

 

If you are going to take away one piece of advice from this infographic, make sure you schedule your pins during 2 PM – 4 PM. and 8 PM – 1 AM Eastern Standard Time. These are the times when you will get the most engagement.

 


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S.Gzg's curator insight, January 21, 2014 3:21 AM

A savoir avant d'intégrer Pinterest dans votre stratégie digitale.

 

Renee Fortin's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:36 AM

Nice! Thanks!

DigitalMumsHQ's curator insight, January 30, 2014 2:10 PM

Mums are 61% more likely to use Pinterest than the average American 

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Neverwinter MMO hits 2m player milestone - MCV

Neverwinter MMO hits 2m player milestone - MCV | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
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Neverwinter MMO hits 2m player milestone
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Perfect World Entertainment has announced Cryptic Studios' free-to-play MMO Neverwinter has run past the 2m player mark.
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21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates

21st Century Technology Skills Are a Core Competency for Today’s Graduates | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

Our students need to be comfortable with the information technologies that are inextricably linked to the 21st century skills the work place requires, and teachers need to help pave the way.


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Jean-Claude Domenjoz's curator insight, November 15, 2013 1:19 AM

Liste des compétences:

http://www.imls.gov/about/21st_century_skills_list.aspx

 

VISUAL LITERACY

Demonstrate the ability to interpret, recognize, appreciate, and understand information presented through visible actions, objects and symbols, natural or man-made

 

Peter Evans's curator insight, November 26, 2013 8:47 AM

I'd suggest a lot of the more innovative university programmes are already doing much of what is suggested here. One thing to emphasise is supporting students to use digital tools specifically for learning as they generally already know how to use these tools. In otherwords, while students may often be digitally competent, they are often less digitally literate in terms of learning processes. Also, what refer to PDAs - surely old tech?

Miep Carstensen's curator insight, December 1, 2013 11:14 PM

Sound advice for teachers to incorprate these core competencies in their teaching programmes.

 

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Social eCommerce and the Customer Network | Social Media Today

Social eCommerce and the Customer Network | Social Media Today | Social Discovery | Scoop.it
From Facebook and Twitter to Amazon and Yelp reviews, eCommerce and social networks are made for each other.
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Taoiseach's 'day in the life' video part of government's growing social media ... - thejournal.ie

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Taoiseach's 'day in the life' video part of government's growing social media ...

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US Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior

US Government ‘Mining’ Social Media for Information on Health Behavior | Social Discovery | Scoop.it

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is “mining” Facebook and Twitter to improve its social media footprint and to assess how Tweets can be used as “change-agents” for health behaviors.

 

The NLM, a division of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), will have software installed on government computers that will store data from social media as part of a $30,000 project announced last week.

 

“The National Library of Medicine is the world’s largest biomedical library and makes its stored information available online at no charge to consumers, health professionals, and biomedical scientists through a diverse suite of resources,” the agency said in a contract posted on Oct. 23. “Evaluating how its databases and other resources are utilized is an important component of continuing quality improvement and has long been an on-going program of NLM management through a potpourri of monitoring tools.”

 

“The world-wide explosion in the use of social media provides a unique opportunity for sampling sentiment and use patterns of NLM’s ‘customers’ and for comparing NLM to other sources of health-related information,” the agency said.

 

“By examining relevant tweets and other comments,” the contract said, “NLM will gain insights to extent of use, context for which information was sought, and effects of various health-related announcements and events on usage patterns.”

 

Specifically, NLM will look at the “value of tweets and other messages as teaching tools and change-agents for health-relevant behavior.”

“The overarching objective of these studies is to obtain a richer understanding of how consumers, clinicians, researchers actually look for the health-related information they seek, and what they do with what they find,” NLM said in a response to frequently asked questions about the project.

 

OhMyGov Inc., a media company that specializes in the promotion of government agencies, will be paid $30,660 to monitor social media for NLM for one year.

 

The company will install software on computers at NLM headquarters in Bethesda, Md. to “maintain a comprehensive ‘universe’ of social media data.” Government bureaucrats will be trained on the software so they can search the database for health-related content.

 

“Content from Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news sites, discussion boards, video and image sharing sites will be maintained by the Contractor and kept up-to-date in a timely manner and made available for query by Government,” the contract said.

 

When asked by a vendor if they are interested in storing the data for “historical analysis,” NLM said “Yes.”

 

The project will also track NLM’s impact on social media in comparison to its “competitors,” which they define as Google, Mayo Clinic, and WebMD.

“Demographic characteristics” of Facebook and Twitter posts will be noted “to the extent permitted by privacy regulations.” NLM said they are interested in the location, number of followers, and academic degrees held by users.

 

The contractor OhMyGov Inc. is partially funded by the National Science Foundation, and a member of President Obama’s “Startup America Initiative,” a public-private partnership designed to spur entrepreneurship.

 

“The OhMyGov Media Monitoring and Policy Analysis system is the first and only business intelligence software completely politically focused,” according to the company’s website. “It provides real-time data mining, analysis, and visual analytics to uncover patterns in message uptake and critical insights into how issues are being characterized by Congress as well as the media, public, and key stakeholders.”

 

Requests for comment from NLM were not returned.


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