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Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million

Facebook rumored to buy facial recognition tech startup Face.com for up to $100 million | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Ready for another post-IPO Facebook acquisition rumor?


Israeli business publication Calcalist reports (in Hebrew) that the social networking giant is eyeing a purchase of face recognition technology company Face.com.

Newsgeek reports that the deal size could be between $80 million and $100 million.

This is pure speculation at this point, and we currently don’t have any sources backing up the story, but it’s an acquisition that would make a ton of sense.

In fact, Face.com has long been rumored to be an acquisition target for Facebook, even way before there was talk about the social networking company going public.

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How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits | Social News Daily | Internet Billboards

How Users Interact On Pinterest, Study Reveals User Habits | Social News Daily | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
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How users interact on Pinterest. An interesting study.

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So Where is the Collaboration In Your Content Curation? | Internet Billboards

So Where is the Collaboration In Your Content Curation? | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
How necessary is collaboration in content curation?Very! Where is the collaboration in your curation?
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My article.

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Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything | Internet Billboards

Why Content Curation and Crowdsourcing Will Change Everything | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

After having spent the better part of four years curating content from renowned bloggers, journalists and authors as well as building a platform here on Internet Billboards, which has evolved into a wonderful community of content curator’s, I believe the future of digital, mobile, publishing as well as content marketing is beginning to become crystal clear.

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Read my orignal article Why content curation and crowdsourcing will change everything.

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19 Tricks To Unleash The Google+ Power User Within | Internet Billboards

19 Tricks To Unleash The Google+ Power User Within | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

This is a great article written by Jasmine Henry on the significance of Google Plus. I obviously agree or would not have decided to curate it. Here she suggests 19 tips to get your Google Plus into the upper stratosphere.

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Take your Google Plus account into the stratosphere.

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How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence | Internet Billboards

How Marketing Legend Guy Kawasaki Manages His Social Media Presence | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Guy Kawasaki is a special advisor to the Motorola business unit of Google. He is also the author of APE, What the Plus!, Enchantment, and nine other books. HubSpot invited Guy to reveal the secrets behind his incredibly active and popular social media profiles that enable him to reach million

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Hey Tom George here, I don’t often right introductions to the content I curate, but this warrants one. This is pure social media gold, so read it and weep! If you are not familiar with Guy Kawasaki he is a major player in social and else ware, a published author, speaker and much more. Here he shares his way of doing things. And with like in excess of 4 million people on Google Plus following him and over 1.5 million followers on Twitter, not to mention Facebook, Pinterest, LinkedIn and more,  this might actually be a very good way of doing things.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's curator insight, May 13, 2013 3:36 PM

Guy Kawasaki is successful for a reason. He is organized and sees the big picture. 

 

Great find by Tom George!

Greg Mudd's curator insight, May 20, 2013 7:59 AM

Learn from the best if you want to make your presence known on social media

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24 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Content Curation

24 Brilliant Bloggers Talk About Content Curation | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Blog post at New Media Expo Blog : Brilliant Bloggers is a bi-weekly series here at NMX where we look at the best posts from around the web all surrounding a specific topic. E[..]
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Some very useful resources listed on curation. More then a few you may have missed.

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Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it?

Should Social Networks curate their own content? Or should users do it? | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

The challenge [for social networks] is to create something of permanent value for the community, to offer more than a temporary spotlight.


Via Guillaume Decugis
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Looking at the article it's almost comical. With the exception of LinkedIn, all the other popular social media platforms know nothing about creating valuable original content. They simply have created optimal conditions for user generated content. I would really be impressed if Facebook generated some of their own content, but why would they when they have you to do for them.   

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Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, May 19, 2013 4:19 AM

Tanks. Show the importance of the strategy and the implementations in LinkedIn, Facebook ... I agree about the accurency of LinkedIn in this matter.

Laura Brown's comment, May 30, 2013 2:23 AM
I thought the users were the curators.
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LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here’s the story of how it changed the way we work

LinkedIn is 10 years old today: Here’s the story of how it changed the way we work | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Today marks a historic moment for one of Silicon Valley's biggest and well-known companies. It has been a decade since LinkedIn was founded as a business-related social network and ...
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LinkedIn turns 10 years old.Not sure if I got the story of how it changed the way we work. Good article.

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The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort

The More You Automate, The Less You Curate: Sense-Making Requires Manual Effort | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Robin Good is always Spot on!

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Martin Gysler's comment, May 15, 2013 4:57 AM
Yes Deborah, I totally agree with you.
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:28 AM
Absolutely agree!
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100 Amazing Social Media Statistics, Facts And Figures 2012 – infographic /@BerriePelser

100 Amazing Social Media Statistics, Facts And Figures 2012 – infographic /@BerriePelser | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
100 Amazing Social Media Statistics, Facts And Figures 2012 Did you know that there are

Via WordPress SEO & Social Media, roberto toppi
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Nice info graphic with a catchy headline 

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100 Amazing Social Media Statistics, Facts And Figures 2012 – infographic /@BerriePelser

Martine Le Jossec's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:46 PM

Infographie

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Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium

Clip, Collect and Organize the Best Content from The New York Times with Compendium | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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For those of you that enjoy reading the New York times Compendium allows you to curate and categorize your personal selection of New York Times content.

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Robin Good's curator insight, December 10, 2012 10:33 AM

The New York Times Compendium is a content curation tool that allows you to clip, comment and curate collections of stories and images from the New York Times.


The web-based service allows anyone to sign-up easily using Facebook or Twitter and to start populating new content collections with their favorite NY Times content.


A standard bookmarklet for capturing content is available, and there are three types of layout to display your content collection: list, gallery and timeline.


Free to use.


More info: http://www.nytimes.com/compendium/about/


Getting started: http://www.nytimes.com/compendium/start/


Try it out now: http://www.nytimes.com/compendium/



Fast Moving Targets's curator insight, December 12, 2012 4:18 AM

Mooi gedaan. The New York Times heeft zijn eigen knipseldienst die het eenvoudig maakt foto's quotes en andere inhoud te bundelen. Een persoonlijke knipselkrant, een eigen plakboek, een lokale Pinterest. Zie bijvoorbeeld een verzameling van recensies van restaurants.

SherriLibrarian's curator insight, December 12, 2012 8:31 AM

NY Times version of Pinterest.

Do you need a paid subscription to use?

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Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) | DailyTekk

Over 100 Incredible Infographic Tools and Resources (Categorized) | DailyTekk | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

I love a good infographic! After all, knowledge is power and the visualization of data makes absorbing information all the easier. Well-designed infographics have a way of pulling me into a subject I’d normally never care to know about. As a designer I can attest to the crazy amount of time it takes to make a compelling, useful infographic. I have to say I knew about many of the great links, resources and tools I’ve linked to here on this post before but I dug deep and found some new and exciting infographic tools that I’m willing to bet you haven’t seen before. Items 1-5 under the Data Visualization Tools and Software category are sufficiently capable of arming even a novice designer with the ability to produce a powerful infographic (though I’m sure experts will find them handy as well). In short, if you love infographics, data visualization and information design as much as I do, you’re going to love this post. As always, leave me a comment with your thoughts and suggestions!

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10 Secrets To Being Insanely Successful

10 Secrets To Being Insanely Successful | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Everyone has within them the desire and the means to make life a masterpiece, it maybe hidden in the recesses of their soul or buried amongst the pain of living an existence but it is there waiting to be discovered.

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10 Years in Social Media - Engadget

10 Years in Social Media - Engadget | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
It's our birthday! And there's a good chance you found out via one of two social networks. However, back in 2004, when Engadget launched, Facebook was in its infancy and Twitter still hadn't hatched. While the former catered ...

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New Business Model for Traditional Publishers? Paid Curated Selections of the Best from the Week

New Business Model for Traditional Publishers? Paid Curated Selections of the Best from the Week | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

 

 


Via Robin Good
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Robin Good's commentary is far better than mine

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The Atlantic launches this week a paid, weekly curated selection of its best stories called the Atlantic Weekly.


From AdWeek: "The Atlantic Weekly will collect the week's best stories from TheAtlantic.com, The Atlantic Wire and The Atlantic Cities, as well as selections from its In Focus photo blog and an article from the magazine’s archive (reproduced as it originally appeared in print), reformatted as a magazine for the iPad and iPhone.


...will cost $1.99 for a single issue. Readers can also subscribe for $2.99 a month or $19.99 a year."


The reason for choosing this new direction sums up to this confession from editor in chief James Bennet: "Our concern has been that some of our better [online] pieces can get lost during the week, and that we’re not serving our readers as well on the weekend when there is time to lean back and digest a good idea."


"...will users pay for a magazine filled mostly with content that they can access for free on the Web?"


What do you think?



Original reporting from Adweek: http://www.adweek.com/news/press/atlantic-launches-paid-product-150392




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Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools

Curate Websites Collections on Pinterest with These Three Screen-Grabbing Tools | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
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Some great coverage on this tool by Robin Good.

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Robin Good's comment, May 30, 2013 5:02 PM
You are very welcome Code Promo France.
athindrans's curator insight, June 13, 2013 10:58 AM

For Curation sites

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5 reasons why I love being a content curator

5 reasons why I love being a content curator | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
A few months ago, my introduction to content curation, which I had shared on this blog and Internet Billboards, got noticed by Robin Good. He promoted my slides on his Scoop.it page and website, wi...
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Most of us know how rewarding and fun curating content can be. In my opinion curation helps to build bridges between conversations and fosters community. Not only is it an excellent way to stay on top of a subject and continue to learn about it, curation opens doors to new worlds and is the foundation for a more global collective intelligence. Are you in love with curating? I am! And so is Cendrine Marrouat

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, May 15, 2013 4:53 AM
Thank you very much for curating my article, Tom!
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23 ideas for content curation - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice

23 ideas for content curation - Smart Insights Digital Marketing Advice | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Putting content curation front and centre in your content marketing planning I've been spending some time this week writing a content marketing plan for a. Marketing topic(s):Content marketing strategy.
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Great article on curation. This gentleman Danyl talks some about how he is helping a client use curation to be an instrumental part of their content marketing plan. 23 tips.

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Jordi Carrió Jamilà's curator insight, June 14, 2013 5:36 AM

¡Brillantes consejos sobre la curación de contenidos! - Recomiendo

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5 Tools to Find and Share Great Content - Socialable

5 Tools to Find and Share Great Content - Socialable | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

If you use social media as a broadcast channel to only share your content you will not be successful.  You should actually share more of other people’s content rather than your own as long as you find really good content to share.

In this article we outline 5 tools that will help you find and share great content to your followers which will help significantly to increase your value to your community which in turn means you will be more successful.

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You will be hard pressed to find two more benefitial people to give you the in's and outs of social media and how to think outside the box. This is a guest post by Ian Cleary of Razor Social who's blog was just recently named one of the top blogs by Social Media Examiner, and it's posted on Socialable.co.uk which is from Lilach Bullock who was just named by Forbes as one of the most influential woman in Social. It doesn't get any better. If I were you I would follow them both.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, May 10, 2013 4:11 PM
Thank you, Martin!
Rein Hof's curator insight, May 12, 2013 5:36 AM

Op de juiste tijdstippen versturen. Weet wie je lezers zijn. 

Charles Mungai's curator insight, May 20, 2013 5:28 AM

How do you find great content to share? Content Strategy help!

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Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator

Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Excerpted from article on Mashable:
"Today, however, curation encompasses a whole new catalog of professions, brands and tools — and most revolve around the web.

A curator ingests, analyzes and contextualizes web content and information of a particular nature onto a platform or into a format we can understand. In other words, a curator is like that person at the beach with the metal detector, surfacing items and relics of perceived value. Only, a web curator shares those gems of content with their online audiences.

Some believe "curator" to be a reappropriated, throwaway term, one that simply elevates marginally focused web users.

Some media sites choose to curate articles already published and reported by other sites. For instance, Boing Boing and The Awl feed links that reference news reported by other sites around the web, tailoring content that will resonate with their readership.

More and more people are taking the reins into their own hands. Consumer curators are flocking to sites like The Fancy to browse products and silo them into categories. Other curation tools aren't as consumer-driven but nonetheless help users organize and structure web content that matters to them.

As much as the term gets criticized, curation requires patience, resourcefulness and a keen editing eye. It means becoming fluent in one particular dialect of the web, versus trying to speak its entire language. It's the reason journalists have beats, and the reason you chose one major in college, instead of seven.
Perhaps the best part? Curation is a never-ending job, and it never gets boring..."

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http://mashable.com/2013/05/09/curator/

 


Via Giuseppe Mauriello
Tom George's insight:

Always great curation coverage from Giuseppe Mauriello. See how curation is growing. What will some cool jobs be? Any ideas anyone?

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Víctor V. Valera Jiménez's curator insight, May 10, 2013 10:51 PM

Excelente artículo en Mashable de Stephanie Buck que nos habla de este nuevo perfil profesional que está irrumpiendo con fuerza en el marketing de contenidos, el Content Curator.

Emily at Two Pens's curator insight, May 29, 2013 10:39 PM

Love this. Debunked and clarified.

John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 2:28 PM
Web Curation And New Professions: The Content Curator
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Funny The Onion Nailed It With Social Media Rock Star | Internet Billboards

Funny The Onion Nailed It With Social Media Rock Star | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
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Breaking news, MARIETTA, GA—Widely regarded as one of the online world’s brightest personalities, sources confirmed Friday that famed 28-year-old social media rock star Ryan Wasserman, better known as @RWthinks by his legions of passionate fans, makes roughly $28,000 per year.

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Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas

Mural.ly - Think, Imagine, Discuss Ideas | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Seems interesting although I haven't tried it yet. Right away I think of brainstorming with visual cues.

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LeanneStewart's curator insight, April 23, 2013 2:54 PM

Imagine what your community could come up with if they used Mural.ly! It could be an excellent way to see where what you're offering lines up with what they desire. 

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 12:19 PM

Another excellent wall to "Pin up", organize  and share content

Viljenka Savli's comment, June 24, 2013 3:52 AM
interesting, useful and collaborative, now also coming with an app for iPad
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New third-party tool (Twitter) to check out: Chirp Guide | Internet Billboards

New third-party tool (Twitter) to check out: Chirp Guide | Internet Billboards | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
“When it comes to live chats or hashtags, Twitter does not make it very easy for users to find relevant content. Unless they rely on a third-party tool.

Meet Rob Schutz, the founder of Chirp Guide. In this exclusive interview, you will learn how you can use this service to find discussions that matter to you across a broad range of categories.”
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Chirp Guide adds value to Twitter for sure.

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Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com's comment, December 18, 2012 3:16 PM
I haven't tried it yet, but it looks like a very nice option!
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5 New Ways To Real-Time Content Curation In 10 Minutes A Day

5 New Ways To Real-Time Content Curation In 10 Minutes A Day | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it
Content has evolved into a 24x7 phenomenon. These 5 new tools can help you spot hot content and share it before anyone else.

 

This maturation of social media networks like Twitter has (in part) created a need for a more dynamic approach to content curation. Rather than doing your research at the beginning of the week and scheduling your content shares at the coveted peak click periods to assure maximum visibility, a new emphasis on real-time content discovery is in play.

Unfortunately, this type of real-time content discovery had to be performed manually which both consumed a lot of time and made discovery more like prospecting for gold with a pan than sweeping a metal detector over the web. But that’s changing…

Here, in no particular order, are five new tools that can dramatically improve your ability to discover and curate content in real-time without getting your hands dirty… or as dirty.

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Social Media Marketing: What's The Point? - Forbes

Social Media Marketing: What's The Point? - Forbes | Social Media, Curation, Content Today | Scoop.it

Advertisers lost control of the media years ago when the Internet gave all the target audiences the power to run their own message delivery systems.I’m not sure we’d fully recovered from that peaceful revolution when another gigantic wave hit us, then another and another: Facebook, Myspace, Twitter, LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram, blogs, Yelp, Foursquare, and on and on.

The whole Social Media thing can be very confusing which partly explains the problems some companies are experiencing with it.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, September 6, 2012 5:00 PM
Thanks for picking up Social Media What's The Point Heiko. Marty