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Social Media and Digital Marketing Resources, Tips, and News for Business Owners, Professionals, and Entrepreneurs from @dawnrjensen, @virtualoptions http://www.virtualoptions.net
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Where does More Conversation Happens - Social Media or Face to Face? | All Infographics

Where does More Conversation Happens - Social Media or Face to Face? | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
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Social Media Monitoring Tools: Facts and How to Use | All Infographics

Social Media Monitoring Tools: Facts and How to Use | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
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Curate All of Your Social Media Content and Integrate It in Your Website with Postano

Curate All of Your Social Media Content and Integrate It in Your Website with Postano | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Postano is a social media content aggregation and curation platform that can be integrated in your web site or Facebook page. 

 

Through its internal dashboard it can be set to agregate coming from any of your social media channels. From Wordpress or Tumblr blogs to Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest accounts, Postano offers a comprehensive array of social media sources to tap into. Additionally you can add any RSS feeds that may be relevant to you.

 

Postano allows you to pick and select which content you want to publish and how you want to it look and appear. Your curated channel can be finally integrated as a full embed in your website and/or added as a tab to your Facebook page.

 

One great key feature available as a WordPress plugin but also usable with any other publishing platform allows for all of the content and links "embedded" in your site via POstano to be also fully indexed by standard search engines.

 

Examples: http://www.postano.com/gallery/

 

Pricing: http://www.postano.com/pricing/

 

More info: http://www.postano.com/

 

(Opening image from Glassislife.com)

 

(*I have added Postano to http://bit.ly/ContentCurationUniverse tools-map)


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Andrew McRobert's curator insight, August 19, 2014 8:55 AM

23. A good example of a curation tool for brands, this highlights the fun and effectiveness of curating. It shows another side, the possibilities of curation in both social and work, maybe even a mix of both. Its intergration into social media sites was the reason for its inclusion.

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Social Media Basics for Educators | The New Media Consortium

Social Media Basics for Educators | The New Media Consortium | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

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Infographic: Helping Digital Marketing Serve "The Right Impression"

Infographic: Helping Digital Marketing Serve "The Right Impression" | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Forrester predicts that consumer purchases via smartphones will grow from $10 billion in 2012 to $31 billion in 2016 and smartphones will account for 3% of e-commerce in 2012 and 7% in 2016. With holiday shopping right around the corner, marketers need to have a mobile strategy that enables them to deliver the right impression on the right device.

 

Todays digital consumer is connected like never before, and with the number of personal devices multiplying at a rapid rate, marketers need to reach their target audience with the right impression.

 

Here is a fun infographic asking the digital media world "Are you serving the right impression?"


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TechWombat's comment, September 14, 2012 12:34 PM
This is a very handy breakdown!
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The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics

The 30 Best iPad apps for college students and academics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
This post discusses my personal best 30 iPad apps for college students, grad students, professors and everybody else in university and academia.

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Curation Is As Important as Creation

Curation Is As Important as Creation | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are interested in understanding how "content curation" differentiates itself from simple re-sharing and re-blogging here is a great article by Chris DeLine.

 

Great advice for anyone wanting to become an effective content curator: “Whether in tweets, in blog posts, in podcasts, or in newsletters, be ruthless with your attention.


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Some adopt a strategy of blanket-curation, throwing everything new or fresh or remotely interesting online and letting other consumers make their own value distinctions.

 

Others assume the role of tastemaker, selectively making the decisions themselves.

 

Both have their place, but the former contributes to what Jonathan Haidt calls “the paradox of abundance,” which he says “undermines the quality of our engagement.”

How many content-overload websites can you monitor before you become overwhelmed by volume? How many share-explosions does it take before you remove a friend from your Facebook feed? How many Tumblr pages can you pay attention to before the reblogs become a blur?

 

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Thoughtful, honest, and caring curation isn’t entirely different than creation.

 

After all, the topics you choose to research, to blog about, and to discuss with friends all begin with the process of sifting through the media abyss yourself and singling out worthwhile information."

 

What really counts is to create content that is useful, meaningful and helpful for others, whether from direct hand authorship, or by curating the best existing resources.

 

Insightful. 8/10

 

http://chrisdeline.com/curation

 

(Image credit: Shutterstock)

 


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Sinan Zirić's curator insight, January 19, 2013 11:50 AM

This is an excellent Curation review.

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Search and Curate News Stories on Specific Topics with StoryCrawler

Search and Curate News Stories on Specific Topics with StoryCrawler | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: StoryCrawler is an upcoming news and content curation platform which allows you to easily track an unlimited number of topics / keywords and to curate selected ones for publication, both on the web, via RSS feed or email.

 

Selected news stories can be, tagged, categorized and fully edited in each and every aspect before being published.

 

Inside the Storycrawler backend, a curator can configure and save an unlimited number of persistent searches monitoring online mentions of events, people, brands inside specific types of content sources (e.g.: social media, news, blogs, etc.).

 

Storycrawler makes your curated news stream available as a RSS feed, as an embeddable javaScript or iFrame code snippet, besides publishing your content directly on your account pages and providing direct sharing options for Facebook and Twitter.

 

From my own limited experience in testing an "unofficial" early Beta version of Storycrawler, it looks like the basics features are all in place while the UI, usability and final output formatting options still having some work to do.

 

P.S.: The platform seems to be targeted at medium to large size, enterprise companies and does not provide for now indications of its pricing plans. You can contact a StoryCrawler representative here: http://www.storycrawler.com/contact/

 

Promising.

 

Find out more: http://www.storycrawler.com/ ;

 

 


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How to Build Online Trust [Infographic]

How to Build Online Trust [Infographic] | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

The information provided in this infographic is timeless and transcends every medium by which your company represents itself. Be authentic, transparent, and above all, respectful of promises made and of the information users generously give.

 

And last, trust is not built over night, rather it is “created through the repetition of positive interactions over time.”


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The Ten Commandments Of Twitter

The Ten Commandments Of Twitter | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Oscar Del Santo: "The proliferation of trolls and fanatics in our beloved chirping microblog has made it urgent to issue some shared guidelines we can all adhere to" ...


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25 Must have Popular Online tools for Freelancers [Recommended] | All Infographics

25 Must have Popular Online tools for Freelancers [Recommended] | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Infographics on Online Popular Tools for Freelancers big list of recommended tools and apps to get better monthly income in billions of dollars with marketing

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Pull Content From Anywhere On The Web And Start A Conversation With Branch

Giuseppe Mauriello: Branch, the new service of Twitter founders Evan Williams and Biz Stone, came out of private beta some days ago. Branch aims to help the world have better, deeper, and more human conversations online.

 

From official Branch Blog:

"We think the internet is an incredible tool. It’s given each of us a voice, and the power to share our voice instantly with millions of people around the world. But gaining the power to talk to the world hasn’t lessened the value of talking to each other. If anything, we think it’s more important than ever.

 

That’s why we wanted to build a new way to talk to each other, and why we’ve built Branch. Between articles, blog posts, and tweets, the internet is dominated by monologues. So we want to build a home for dialogues online, by combining the intimacy of a dinner table conversation with the power of the Internet..."

 

 

From review article by TechCrunch:

"Branch is building on and expanding the 140-character world of Twitter, allowing users to pull content from just about anywhere on the Web and start a dialogue about that content and publish it to the world. As the team explains in its post, the service is designed as a way to quiet the noise of communication tools on the Web and focus on what’s important and who you want to include in that discussion.

 

Like blog posts, the team explains, Branches are public and you can decide who is included in the dialogue and expand on a particular tweet or video, for example, that got your juices flowing. Other users can respond to those comments, share it, or subscribe to that user. 

 

Users can ask questions of their friends, initiate public debates, share media and publish their own ideas. Really, Branch is combining the Facebook status with a bit of Yammer’s curation and information sharing and the comment section model — all within the context of Twitter’s realtime media landscape.

 

The team has also released a bookmarklet that enables users to import threads from Twitter and expand on them, giving them context and making them easier to process and follow.

 

The other nifty feature here is that Branch threads can be embedded in blogs (like WordPress and Tumblr, for example), allowing you to display conversations in context, rather than relying on screenshots of comment sections or sharing the sensitive information..."

 

 

Read full article on TechCrunch:

http://techcrunch.com/2012/08/13/obvious-backed-branch-comes-out-of-public-beta-to-foster-conversations-online/

 

Check out it and request an invite: http://branch.com

 

Blog Post on Branch: 

http://bulletin.branch.com/post/29351108916/welcome-to-branch

 

Branch’s introductory video on Vimeo: 

http://vimeo.com/47334795


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The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2)

The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2) | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
This second part of a three-part series on the best iPad apps for university students and academics discusses apps for conceptualizing and presenting ideas.
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How Top 10 Restaurants use Social Media to Get More Sales | All Infographics

How Top 10 Restaurants use Social Media to Get More Sales | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
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Infographic: The Astounding Power Of Pinterest

Infographic: The Astounding Power Of Pinterest | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

In our upcoming October design issue, one of the many fascinating feature stories we’ve lined up is a lengthy profile of Pinterest and its elusive CEO, Ben Silbermann.


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John van den Brink's comment, September 10, 2012 3:20 PM
Jan, thank you, nice one :)
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Curating "New" Product Launches Only: Launch.It

Curating "New" Product Launches Only: Launch.It | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Launch.it is a web-based news service that curates only "new" product releases in a visual format similar to a Pinterest board.

 

New products launches are categorized into "technology", "mobile", "consumer electronics", "fashion", "media", "medical& pharma", "services" and more.

 

Entreprenuers and PR pros can pin their new peoducts, but is the readers who vote what gets most visibility.

 

From the official site: "Unlike traditional media outlets, Launch.it is a community-sourced site with content exclusively from those who know their products best: public relations professionals and entrepreneurs.

 

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In an open and transparent world driven by social proof, our top stories on our home page are dedicated to our launchers, but determined by our discoverers."

 

Try it out now: http://launch.it/

 

 

 


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Five new ways to curate content in real-time

Five new ways to curate content in real-time | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

"Real-time discovery of quality content is becoming more important because scheduling older content doesn't have the same impact as it once did"    Adam Vincenzini suggests five tools for real-time content curation.


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Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks?

Infographic: Are You Revealing Too Much on Social Networks? | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Trend Micro reports on the risks of posting personal information on social networks.

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5 Fabulous Facebook Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog

5 Fabulous Facebook Infographics | Jeffbullas's Blog | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
These Facebook infographics look at intriguing facts and figures such as what Faceboook does with the 200,000 of its users who die every year and often asked questions such as should you friend your students on Facebook?

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101 Tips to Become Social Media Rockstar

101 Tips to Become Social Media Rockstar | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Social media has shaped internet in new way.

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Blogging: Easy Ways to Come up with Great Topic Ideas | Business 2 Community

Blogging: Easy Ways to Come up with Great Topic Ideas | Business 2 Community | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Even the most prolific blogger will sometimes have days where their mind is a complete blank.

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Doodlecast Pro - App to Create Presentations

Doodlecast Pro is the easiest way to create presentations on your iPad. The app records your voice as you draw to create quick presentations. Doodlecast Pro saves videos to the camera roll making it easy to import them into popular video editors or presentation tools such as iMovie, Keynote, or iBooks Author. Perfect for teachers, students, business people and anyone needing an elegant way to share ideas.

Rich feature set:
• Multiple brush and pointer styles
• Control over colours, line weight and opacity
• Set backgrounds and import your own images
• Support for multiple pages as well as undo and redo
• Save videos and images directly to your photo album
• Built-in support for sharing via e-mail and YouTube

Doodlecast Pro helps you create and share videos for a range of purposes:
• Prepare lessons to share with your students.
• Create video school reports on your favourite topic.
• Provide feedback on visual designs, layouts, or charts.
• Annotate charts and graphs for business presentations.
• Capture mind maps and notes during brainstorming sessions.
• Create fun animated messages to send to friends and family.

CAPTURE THE PROCESS: PROBLEM SOLVED
The thinking that goes into presentations and brainstorming sessions is as important as the end results. Doodlecast Pro helps you capture the whole process, not just the result - making it easy to share and review your ideas.

CONVENIENT FILE FORMATS
Doodlecast Pro saves videos and images in standard formats making it easy to share or import into a variety of editing and presentation tools.


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Mozilla Popcorn Video Editor

Mozilla Popcorn Video Editor | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Popcorn Maker 1.0 will empower you to make cool web-based media, whether you’re a beginner or pro. With over 20 plugins—ranging from Twitter to Google Maps to video processing—you’ll be able to stitch up a stylish video that’s woven into the web. And, of course, it’s 100% free and open source.


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Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics

Students and Teachers – Should both be friends on Facebook? | All Infographics | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Infographics on Facebook friendship between Teachers and Students on social networking platform with respect to online education for future career growth degree...
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