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Simply mind blowing numbers by Instagram. Check out this infographic to learn about this startups' blazing success.
Instagram allows you to apply filters for your photos and then share them with your friends.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Mobile Marketing Strategy and Beyond"
Via janlgordon, ABroaderView
“If you’re like most college students, chances are good that you spend more time on Facebook than you do on LinkedIn. But if you’re concerned with furthering your career (and you should be), it’s time to switch over to a more professional network. We’ve shared 20 great reasons why you need to be spending your time on LinkedIn much more than Facebook, and we hope they motivate you to make a change for the better.
Via Anita Windisman, ABroaderView
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Edutopia, produced by The George Lucas Educational Foundation, today released a new primer designed to help educators develop comprehensive social media guidelines to safely and effectively integrate social media into the...
Via Tomas Jansma | FlexMind
Personal Branding With Social Media Infographic via Chris Voss
Why having the right social media tools matter:
"Social media tools have the tremendous power to put you in contact with thousands of people in order to build your online brand you need to know all of the possibilities, as well as how all of your activities are working together.
It's important to be consistent so that each part of your social media network is contributing positively to the brand you are trying to build.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Busines and Beyond"
See full infographic here: [http://bit.ly/JMXlS0]
This post was written by Melonie Gallegos for iMediaconnection
In this piece, there are 8 tips to help marketers can get in on the social curation boom in a meaningful way - that means Pinterest and beyond!
Here's an excerpt:
"Curation is a long-standing tradition of collecting, saving & organizing objects. Today it takes on a different meaning. Organizataions have evolved from collecting artifacts to digital curation of media and content"
When human behavior shifts and it certainly has, (more about that in the article), brands are quick to follow suit.
Here are some highlights:
There are a lot of websites offfering curation-type services
To get a clear sense of how a brand might leverage curation in this article, they have broken them down into categories.
**social bookmarking and news
**Aggregation and syndication networks
**There are 8 ways your brand can get in on the action
Here are a few that caught my attention:
Become a curator creator
**Create your own Pinterest board and it's more than just slapping images, it takes thought, strategy, being part of the community and continually showing up
**appreciating other people's content and having two-way conversations
Create an Interest-based content strategy
**Focus on the interests of your audience, not your products and services!
**Allign their real-life interests with your brand position
Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"
Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/IXNQQB]
Via janlgordon, Jekaterina Cernobrovaja, Jose H. Flores
Robin Good: YouTube has released new functionality that allows you to create an embeddable video playlist on any topic, or user ID while integrating thumbnails for all clips included.
Here is an example. Go to: http://www.youtube.com/embed/?listType=user_uploads&list=RobinGood&showinfo=1 and see an automatically created playlist of all my uploaded video clips.
And if you pass also the parameter, "showinfo=1", when creating the player, the list of video thumbnails will be permanently visible by clicking in the playlist icon appearing on the bottom right of the YouTube player.
If you want to embed such a playlist use this syntax:
**<iframe width="560" height="315"
and replace "RobinGood" with any YouTube user id.
Alternatively, replace listType=user with listType=search or listType=user_uploads to get specific terms searched and aggregated or to showcase all the uploads of a certain YouTube user.
Here is another example: http://www.youtube.com/embed/?listType=search&list=news%20curation&showinfo=1 - here I have changed the listType to "search" and have used as query terms "news curation". Check the result.
More info: http://apiblog.youtube.com/2012/03/new-player-options-for-lists-of-videos.html ;
Via Robin Good
Viewbix lets you add interactive apps to your videos that engage viewers and drive calls to action.
Read how to use Viewbix in education - http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2011/10/viewbix-easily-add-captions-and-titles.html
Via Baiba Svenca, Anne Whaits, Heiko Idensen, ABroaderView
In case you missed this article, I'm reposting it today because it's definitely worth your while if you're using content to build your business. Conversationagent not only gives you some great tips for creating compelling content but also shares examples of people who are doing a good job with each suggestion.
These ideas can be used for content curators as well - to create buzz and build an audience, providing "context" is what sets you apart from others - these tips are ways to accomplish that.
"Connecting ideas and people -- how talk can change our lives".
Here are a few things that caught my attention:
**. Make digestible bits of advice in micro-interactions gain big impact. Kellye Crane built a community for #soloPR practitioners off a Twitter chat filled with useful advice.
** Create a new list. People like to see where things stack against each other. By far, the most popular list is still the one Todd And created and AdAge took over.
** Give away secrets and tips to help others become more effective. Adam Singer is very generous in that regard.
** Teach something new or from a new perspective. Kathy Sierra has been able to do that on a topic that for many was considered not quite appealing
** Inspire people to take action and change the world. Entrepreneur Chris Guilleabeau is a good example of that.
** Be opinionated about future trends. That's a trait that is best exemplified by Robert Scoble.
** Track and review future trends from behind the scenes. A good guide is Louis Gray.
**Create a conversation around a social object. That's what Hugh MacLeod does.
** Become the expert hub on a subject matter. The consistent "go to" person for branding is the team at Branding Strategy Insider.
Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Marketing, Social Media and Beyond"
Read full article here: [http://www.conversationagent.com/]