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.
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.
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.
Word-of-mouth is gold and social media is the vessel we use to promote it, but how exactly is it accomplished? As businesses we are always looking for ways to lower the cost of acquiring new customers.
This is the first in a series of videos explaining the shifts we're seeing in the world of content creation. Curation has exploded with the growth of Twitter, Tumblr and now Pinterest. In this video, we wanted to try to get into the heads of some of our favorite curators to understand what makes them tick.
Featured curators include: Maria Popova (twitter.com/brainpicker) Joanne McNeil (twitter.com/rhizomedotorg) Peter Hopkins (twitter.com/bigthink) Edith Zimmerman (thehairpin.com/) Anthony De Rosa (soupsoup.tumblr.com) Rex Sorgatz (twitter.com/fimoculous) Piers Fawkes (psfk.com) Tina Roth Eisenberg (swiss-miss.com)
Composed of over 1013 neurons, the human brain has been said to have more synapses than stars in the universe. How do you begin to understand all the madness compressed into the three pound ball of flesh? I have no idea, and I don't trust anyone who claims to know either. However, there are some clever approaches to chipping away at the problem.
At the systems-level, the brain distributes computation over multiple regions. A good analogy is a peer-to-peer network that distributes number crunching across multiple computers, where each computer is specialized to perform some specific aspect of the computation. Abstract this by simply calling the computers "nodes" (which can represent anything, for example, brain regions) and the connections "edges," and viola! you have reached the entry point of network theory, which is a quantitative and visual approach to understanding how nodes relate to one another and how networks function as a whole.
What we have is a 9.7-inch stab of aluminum and glass that when illuminated, becomes an absolutely stunning display of light and color. At first glance, the new iPad is almost indistinguishable from the iPad 2. The same Smart Covers even fit on both. But it doesn't matter what the device looks like. What matters is what you're looking at: the screen.
Web pages look almost as if they're being displayed in a high-quality glossy magazine. Photos look like photos - the printed out kind. Text is razor sharp and crisp, just like print.
Yesterday, I clocked the new iPad using LTE at over 40 mbps down and 20 up on Verizon's network. That's about twice as fast as my current home cable broadband. For good measure, I tethered the new iPad to my iPhone 4S to compare it to Verizon's 3G speeds. It's about 40x faster for downloading.
In a move that will surprise very few, Encyclopedia Britannica is expected to announce that it will no longer print its 32-volume set of printed encyclopedias, the New York Times reports. This comes 244 years after the iconic reference books first went to press.
The usefulness of such reference materials has been on the decline for years, especially since the advent of Wikipedia. Whatever flaws its open, crowd-sourced editorial model may invite, Wikipedia is generally regarded as a comprehensive and mostly-accurate source of information, which can be accessed for free.
It is also instinctively turned to by a new generation of students, as well as casual researchers around the globe. It now ranks as the sixth most-visited website in the world, according to Alexa.
In 2007, I wrote a post entitled, “Social Media is About Sociology Not Technology.” It’s a statement that after five years, I thankfully continue to see shared every day on Twitter. As time passed and experience matured, I amended that statement to now read, “Social media is about social science not technology.”
Why did I change such a powerful statement?I believe that it is not only stronger now, it is also truer.
See, sociology is just one part of the equation. Social science is the study of society and human behaviors. As an umbrella term, we should think about social media and mobile behavior as it’s related to psychology, anthropology, communication, economics, human geography, et al. After all, everything comes down to people.
Hollywood stars such as Leonardo DiCaprio, Matthew McConaughey and Jack Black are making appearances in the Texas capital at the annual South By Southwest (SXSW) soiree. So are technology innovators such as America Online co-founder Steve Case and Twitter co-founder Biz Stone.
The festival, launched in 1989 to draw attention to this city's vibrant music scene, has morphed into a magnet for technology companies — start-ups and large corporations alike — and Hollywood, too. SXSW Interactive runs through Tuesday, giving way to the music festival that runs through Sunday; SXSW's film portion ends Saturday
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!
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.
People ask me all the time why I’m so excited about Google+ as a marketing tool. After all, it doesn’t (yet) have anywhere near the user numbers of social media juggernauts like Facebook or Twitter. Doesn’t it just make sense to go where the numbers are?When I hear that I stop and wonder if it’s really 2012. Broadcasting to the big numbers was the way to go for the Mad Men of the 60s, but savvy marketers like Seth Godin realize that these days it’s all about the tribes we lead. In other words, if you can connect with a smaller group of people who are passionate about what you’re selling, you don’t need to fire a shotgun at big crowds.
This brings me back to why I’m such a Google+ evangelist. I haven’t seen anything anywhere any time so readily available to anyone and everyone that can help you find and connect to your tribe as powerfully as can G+.
Laura Paine has a simple answer when asked why Pinterest exploded in popularity at this particular juncture in Internet history. The former reporter watched her newspaper cut positions, go from being a daily to a weekly and focus more on creating short, Q&A pieces, video and photo galleries in an effort to cling to dwindling online traffic.
"People aren't really reading anymore," said Paine, who now works for the public relations firm InkHouse.
A new Engauge white paper breaks down the make-up of the average Pinterest user and shows that the end result of less reading is more of a focus on content curation than creation. The timing of that trend, combined with a stunning design when Internet users are focusing more on visual than text, has allowed Pinterest to explode in popularity.
South by Southwest Interactive officially drew to a close Tuesday with the 15th Annual Interactive Awards. The awards honored not only well-known sites and services from the past year such as Pinterest and Storify, but also highlighted sites, services and apps that you may have never heard of.
While Highlight was certainly the most buzzed-about app at this year’s conference, the Facebook-stalker video-maker Take This Lollipop was the one walking away with the Best in Show award from SXSWi. It also took top honors in the Experimental category.
Let us show amazing photos created by German photographer Michael Poliza. Michael Poliza is a photographer based in Cape Town and a pioneer in the use of digital photography for illustrated books. Looking at one of Michael Poliza’s photographs, you would never say that he has only been a practicing photographer for the past five years. Before that, Poliza was a businessman in the IT sector. His love of nature and travel was rooted in the expedition he led on the Starship Millenium Voyage, a 75 000 nautical mile voyage around the world that investigated ecological issues in areas too remote to be reached any other way. All photos were taking from his book “Antarctic: A Tribute to Life in the Polar Regions”. Take a look! Source: http://www.beautifullife.info/art-works/amazing-photos-by-michael-poliza/#ixzz1pBUEGgkl
Building a killer home theater involves more than just throwing a big wad of cash at your local electronics dealer. It requires planning, finesse, and scientific acoustic manipulation. The engineers at THX pioneered a lot of the methods and technologies used in today's top systems. So we took a trip to their San Rafael, California, headquarters to get a lesson from the masters. Here's what we learned.
The new Facebook Timeline format will officially be applied to all business pages as of March 30, 2012, but some businesses are already experimenting with the feature. Reactions are mixed, but as content marketers, we are thrilled.We think the timeline format offers a great opportunity for brands and companies to tell their story in a more authentic, visually compelling, and streamlined way. The new format offers businesses a bigger canvas on which to paint a picture — and lots of great new storytelling features.
If you have not yet converted your Facebook fan page over to the new Timeline design, your page will automatically convert on March 30th, 2012 which is coming up fast. This post covers the majority of basic settings and features you need to know. Even if you’ve upgraded, you’ll find some tips here!
First, review this marked up screenshot for a tour of most of the features — click the image to view full size (you may need to click again on the image on the next page):
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.