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ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two

ODE TO ANDY ROONEY:  My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part Two | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
TO CONTINUE The first part of this blog post detailed my first ‘pet peeve’ about facebook. It involves the new ‘timelines for business pages’ and the page cover designs in p...
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More Social Media Pet Peeves.

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LET ME TELL YOU A STORY

INTRODUCTION Social media is all about telling stories. Technology continues to make it easier, faster and more appealing to tell, share and even re-share our stories. It has also become about tell...
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Sit back, relax and enjoy it.

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ODE TO ANDY ROONEY: My Social Media ‘Pet Peeves’, Part One

This detailed statistical analysis that I have conducted on facebook page covers provides an ironclad conclusion. It proves that most small business owners and even some large companies, who should...
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I think Andy Rooney would agree.

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Digital Media and Business: The Case for Regulation

Digital Media and Business: The Case for Regulation | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
(be warned this is not a short read and the good stuff is at the bottom) If you follow anything just about anywhere the subject somehow always turns to the economy, and it should. Money makes the w...
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It's a long one but the author presents some thoughts to consider.

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Social Media Statistics Australia - December 2012

Social Media Statistics Australia - December 2012 | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
January 1, 2013 - a new year, a fresh start. Happy New Year to all. To keep our stats moving along we will briefly report our latest social media statistics
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Social Media Stats from Down Under for December 2012

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Road Tripping In The Digital Age | TechCrunch

Road Tripping In The Digital Age | TechCrunch | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
I'm just wrapping up a week-long road trip, in which a travel companion and I visited some friends in Southern California. We only booked one night's stay ahead of time, and decisions around where to sleep, eat, and visit were mostly spontaneous.
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We can travel spontaneously andwith ease thanks to social media, the new AAA Club.

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The Web Design Industry Shows Interest in Pinterest!

The Web Design Industry Shows Interest in Pinterest! | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
The simple and logical idea behind the conception of Pinterest is making people really interested in this new social photo sharing platform.

Via Grace Alex
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Pinterest has become a huge hit.

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Top 10 Stories on Digital Ethos for 2012

Top 10 Stories on Digital Ethos for 2012 | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
This is it.  The last Saturday of 2012.  I’m not really sure where the year has gone, and I’m sure many of you feel the same way.  As I sit here and reflect on the year gone by, I realize there hav...
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The top ten blog posts from Digital Ethos for 2012. It is quite an honor to have two of my own selected as #4 and #5

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The Power of Images on Facebook | Business 2 Community

The Power of Images on Facebook | Business 2 Community | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
I’m going to get straight to the point in this post and ask you a question… Are you using images on every post you make on Facebook? If not, then
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The power of images, like in Pinterest. Everyone has caught on.

 

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5 Reasons Why Twitter Background is Really Important

5 Reasons Why Twitter Background is Really Important | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
Many people still asking, is twitter background really important? You may not care about it but here are five reasons why it is important.
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I sure would like to have a custom-designed twitter background. Wouldn't you? 

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How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic]

How The Internet Has Spread Around The World [Infographic] | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it

The world wide web has become significantly more worldwide over the past two decades. By 2010, more than 2 billion people--or about one-third of the global population--had access to the internet, up from something like .05 percent in 1990, and less than 10 percent of users worldwide now reside in the U.S.
As seen in this visualization two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Further information explaining these trends comes from Google's public data tool. Take a look at the additional charts at the link--the first shows the relative proportion of internet users by country, and the second shows each country's total number of users.


Via Lauren Moss, Bronwyn Desjardins, Sakis Koukouvis
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Those Great Infographics

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Lauren Moss's curator insight, December 13, 2012 11:06 AM

This analysis offers an interesting visual portrait of the rise of internet usage, incorporating several data-driven interactive graphs that chart internet user growth by country as well as as a percentage of population.

Anthony Burke's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:15 PM

Two big trends are evident: the geographical diversification of the web, and China's sudden expansion and global dominance as an internet presence...

Thierry Bodhuin's curator insight, December 14, 2012 12:58 AM

Internet Evolution in different countries...

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New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announces bid for county executive seat

New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announces bid for county executive seat | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
New Rochelle Mayor Noam Bramson announced Friday that he will seek the Democratic nomination to unseat Republican Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino next year.

"It is time for a serious deb
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I think Mayor Bramson is someone to watch in the political arena for the future. He is social media savvy.

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Alison D. Gilbert's comment, December 26, 2012 7:16 AM
And the present too.
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Digital Marketing is Integrated Marketing

Digital Marketing  is Integrated Marketing | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
We call ourselves a digital marketing agency because we understand the power of designing and implementing integrated marketing strategies.
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One can always expect thought provoking ideas from Bernie Borges of Find and Convert.

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SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING & GRAPHIC DESIGN [OPINION]

SOCIAL MEDIA MARKETING & GRAPHIC DESIGN [OPINION] | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTION It is difficult to pin point the exact date or event that signaled the death of graphic design. It took place sometime around the turn of this century. THE CAUSE What was the cause? In...
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Two of my favorite topics.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, January 3, 2013 7:23 AM

Social Media Marketing Graphic Design

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TWITTER TAKES ON 2013

TWITTER TAKES ON 2013 | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
INTRODUCTION It has been known for sometime that images enhance social media the way the talkies transformed the film industry. It was a long time coming but visual design finally caught up to soci...
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If 2013 is going to be the year of the video, then 2012 was the year of the image.

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The Facebook Timelines For Business Page Cover Primer 2

The Facebook Timelines For Business Page Cover Primer 2 | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
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The definitve primer for facebook 'timelines for business page cover' design.

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5 Bloggers to Watch in 2013 | Business 2 Community

5 Bloggers to Watch in 2013 | Business 2 Community | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
As we come to the year end, I traditionally wind down by highlighting people and news to keep an eye on in the year to come. This year is no different,
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I agree with the number one choice. But I have never hear of the others. But congratualtions to you all.

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Social Media Revolution 2013: the video « Learning in the Social Workplace

Social Media Revolution 2013: the video « Learning in the Social Workplace | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
Social Media Revolution 2013: the video http://t.co/RmpXOzdz #YouTube

Via Susan Bainbridge
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We Need A Revolution!

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Scott Turner's comment, December 31, 2012 10:45 AM
some interesting statistics.
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add your insight...

 
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9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning

9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
9 Characteristics Of 21st Century Learning (This is a great model for 21st Century Learning.
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I like learning in the 21st century.

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How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 5 Simple Steps (With Video!)

How to Create a Facebook Business Page in 5 Simple Steps (With Video!) | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
HubSpot explains (with video) how and why to create a Facebook business page to maximize your social media marketing reach.
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I hope they are simple but few small businesses are doing it right.

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The Marketer's Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template]

The Marketer's Simple Guide to Creating Infographics in PowerPoint [Template] | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
Learn how to create an infographic without a designer using PowerPoint.
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The visual is hot as part of social media marketing.

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35 Fresh and Modern Twitter Covers for Your Twitter Profile - Lucky WP

35 Fresh and Modern Twitter Covers for Your Twitter Profile - Lucky WP | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
If you want a new, fresh and modern twitter cover, you can take a look at these 35 fresh and modern twitter covers.
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Twitter background covers may be my next challenge. I have a facebook page http://www.facebook.com/PageCoverMastery. Will twitter covers be next?

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Christmas Around The World

Christmas Around The World | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it

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This Is How Facebook Tried to Make Money Off You

This Is How Facebook Tried to Make Money Off You | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
For better or worse, this will go down as the year that Facebook really put a dollar sign in front of its users.
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$uckerberg, once you go public, you are no longer in charge, your investors and stock holders are. Just ask Ben&Jerry!

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Marketing Strategy Examples Marketing Success in Motion

Marketing Strategy Examples Marketing Success in Motion | Social Media, the 21st Century Digital Tool Kit | Scoop.it
Find and Convert digital marketing strategy examples offer insight into how we delivered ROI for businesses who came to us with marketing challenges.
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Another good article from BErnie Borges of Find and Convert filled with Case Studies about marketing strategies.

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