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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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200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More

200 Free Kids Educational Resources: Video Lessons, Apps, Books, Websites & More | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Get free K-12 video lessons; mobile apps; audiobooks, ebooks and textbooks; foreign language lessons; test prep materials; and web resources!
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Squify: THE WORLDS FIRST 3D SEARCH ENGINE

Squify: THE WORLDS FIRST 3D SEARCH ENGINE | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Search the web in 3D and generate money for good cause's you select. Squify, the First 3D Visual Search Engine! Share Squify with your friends and lets better the world.

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15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media |

15 Resources to Create Images for Social Media | | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Use these tips and tools to create and edit quality, attractive photos, graphics and images for social media marketing.

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malek's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:30 PM

The Visual world is buzzing.  Even a quote won't tell the same without a pic.

Joseph Ruiz's curator insight, May 21, 2014 4:33 PM

Bookmarked

Randy Bauer's curator insight, May 21, 2014 5:48 PM

Here in lies 15 Trusted and Effective Social Media Image Creation Tools.

It is nice to find what works for you and your brand. Try them out to maximize your social message and engagement.

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6 Ways to Create Great Content in Only 15 Minutes a Day #leancontent

Business owners and marketers are under such time pressure. How can they have an effective web presence and keep the business going at the same time? This guide provides helpful tips to keep the content flowing when time is short


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GKAnanthram's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:55 AM
Plan and allot the reasonable minimum time for each of the positive prospect ; do not chase a crooked shadow or a mirage !
Ali Anani's curator insight, February 25, 2014 12:18 AM

A well-thought writing process

Paula Silva's comment, March 3, 2014 6:37 PM
Will you check this scoop? Thank you so much. http://sco.lt/5okJ17
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How To Write A Mission Statement For Your Blog

How To Write A Mission Statement For Your Blog | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
A mission statement helps keep your blog on track, and understand your blog better. We'll tell you how to write a mission statement for your blog.
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malek's comment, May 21, 2014 4:16 PM
Thanks @Dawn Jensen for recommendation; uplifting
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Stop Being Douchebag on Social Media

Stop Being Douchebag on Social Media | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Five Great Ways to Kill Your Credibility Online Yeah, I said it. And, it may surprise some that I am a little blunt and pointed from time to time. For others that know me well, they just nod their heads with a, "Oh well, that's just Dawn" look on their face.  (And you know who you are!) Let's face
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you are very welcome!
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Baffle Them With BullSh*t & Other Lies Your Social Media Pro Tells You

Baffle Them With BullSh*t & Other Lies Your Social Media Pro Tells You | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
There are a lot of great people who do good social media work. And then there are some who really blister the reputation for the rest of us. So, here's a little peak behind the curtain. There are some things Social Media pros say and do that land a little wonky with me. This is what you need
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How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips | Social ...

How to Get Your Business Started on Instagram: 5 Tips | Social ... | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
When you integrate Instagram with your other social media channels, you'll easily be able to share content simultaneously on multiple social networks. Plus your followers on Facebook, Twitter, etc., will see that you are on ...
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4 Tools To Find Your Niche On Twitter

4 Tools To Find Your Niche On Twitter | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
When starting out on Twitter, it’s difficult to cut through the noise to find your unique audience. Looking through a brand’s “following” list you’ll find a lot of the same accounts—@Bara…

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Jimmy Johnston MBE's curator insight, April 28, 2014 1:18 PM

simple idea...just never gave it a thought, many thanks Brian

Victor Juarez's curator insight, April 28, 2014 5:30 PM

simple and practical. 

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Knovio Mobile: Online Video Presentation App for iPad

Knovio Mobile: Online Video Presentation App for iPad | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Video-enabled online presentations created on your iPad. Use built-in camera & microphone to enhance PowerPoint. Free easy-to-learn app from KnowledgeVision

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, April 7, 2014 12:41 AM

Knovio, the popular desktop tool for creating multimedia presentations, have just released a mobile version for iPad.

The app is free to download here.

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25+ tools to make the most of Pinterest

25+ tools to make the most of Pinterest | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
According to a recent Piqora study, an item shared on Pinterest generates 78 cents in sales. Half of orders also happen after 2 and a half months of pinning. Another interesting number: On average, pins are 100 times more viral than Tweets! Pretty incredible, right?

Via Cendrine Marrouat - www.socialmediaslant.com
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 5, 2014 7:59 PM

A new compilation of tools to make the most of your pinterest boards

sarah's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:42 AM

intéressant,pour mieux exploiter les tableaux.

Pawan Webworld's curator insight, April 12, 2014 8:25 AM

Expert Web World provide excellent, effective and affordable service in search engine optimization to get your website in top 10 result in Google, Yahoo and Bing search engine. We worked in the field of SEO, SEM, link building, social bookmarking, traffic generation, top Google ranking, market research, internet marketing, email marketing, content writing. Our main objective is to full-fill the clients requirement and achieve desire goal with in a specific time period. As SEO company in India we believe in quality, effective, affordable work and deliver best to each client as compare to other SEO company in India. Clients satisfaction is our success. After designing and developing the website we submit the website in search engines for basic optimization of website which is free with every web project. It will boost the website traffic and gives you more sales and customer. We try to put your website in 10 slots of first page of google and increase the traffic of visitor in your website. From the start to end we take care of SEO guideline and fixes all bugs in development process. Lots of clients get exceptional results from our proficiency, and your business will too.

 

http://www.expertwebworld.com/search-engine-optimization.html

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LinkedIn Tips: 10 Steps To A Stronger Profile - InformationWeek

LinkedIn Tips: 10 Steps To A Stronger Profile - InformationWeek | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
LinkedIn Tips: 10 Steps To A Stronger Profile InformationWeek You've decided you need a new job, but a daunting laundry list holds you back: You have to update your resumé, assemble your portfolio, gather references, and revise your LinkedIn...
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New Twitter feature lets you view anyone's first tweet - Washington Post (blog)

New Twitter feature lets you view anyone's first tweet - Washington Post (blog) | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
New Twitter feature lets you view anyone's first tweet Washington Post (blog) To celebrate its eighth birthday, Twitter — a “place where you can discover new ideas, make real human connections and express yourself freely” — has bestowed the gift of...
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Voice Dream Reader - App

Voice Dream Reader - App | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Get Voice Dream Reader on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 15, 2014 10:41 AM

Voice Reading
- Listen to documents like it's music, with play-pause button, gestures or remote control
- Continues reading when you lock the screen 
- Change voice and reading speed (50-700 words per minute) on the fly
- Remembers the voice and speech rate used for each document
- Correct pronunciation with your own pronunciation dictionary

Marcelo Triviño's curator insight, May 17, 2014 8:36 PM

Aún cuando es paga, esta disponible en tongbu... La app que sin jailbreak las instala

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ChatterPix - Add voice to images

ChatterPix -  Add voice to images | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Get ChatterPix - by Duck Duck Moose on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Meryl van der Merwe's curator insight, May 24, 2014 8:04 AM

Looks great for getting kids to present reviews of work

Maryalice Leister's curator insight, May 24, 2014 9:16 AM

I just know there are people out there who will take this idea and run with it....the digital world continues to underscore our playful and creative selves. Have fun!

Dale Borgeson's curator insight, November 16, 2014 10:26 PM

I know a teacher at NVES who has used this tool with her kids on numerous projects. 

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Content Marketing Hacks That Will Help You Stand Out #leancontent

Keeping content fresh, exciting and bringing back visitors is a challenge for all businesses. Startups, government bodies and Fortune 500 companies all struggle

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Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com's curator insight, December 4, 2013 9:27 AM

Building lean content strategy involves more than just the content you post to your website or blog. You must also think of your distribution channels, using social media and sites like Scoop.it can help to increase the amount of readers and in turn sharing you get for your content.

malek's curator insight, December 5, 2013 9:33 AM

#1 'Write your headlines last" thought provoking

eMedToday's curator insight, December 7, 2013 7:36 PM

hospital content is key to patient engagement and wellneess

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4 ways to integrate Scoop.it with WordPress

4 ways to integrate Scoop.it with WordPress | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Before we even launched our public version, we recognized that a lot of content curators were also occasional or regular bloggers and started to offer ways to integrate with Wordpress - the leading blogging platform. Since then, we've seen a lot of our users leverage this integration as well as more and more of our Enterprise clients wanting to combine content curation through Scoop.it and the CMS capabilities of Wordpress for their sites. So we've multiplied the ways you could integrate with a Wordpress site or blog and here's a recap of how to make this work.


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Nine0Media's curator insight, May 6, 2014 3:00 AM

#Wordpress #Nine0Media 

C-Marketing's curator insight, May 9, 2014 4:50 AM

Avez-vous intégré votre veille dans votre blog ? Vous devriez ! 

YvonneFinn's curator insight, July 7, 2014 12:47 PM

Is there anyone anyone who doesn't have a Wordpress blog?

 

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Beginner's Guide to AR - Augmented Reality

Beginner's Guide to AR - Augmented Reality | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Fun with New Technology If you haven't seen Minority Report, check out Tom Cruise movie set in the not-so-distant future that married digital information over reality. I first presented this topic in 2011, and was asked to do so again cruising through the West Indies onboard the Celebrity Summit.
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Why I Hate Old People Online

Stupid Things Business Say About Social Media Business owners are tired of seeing your 12 dozen travel photos and the way you document every second of your child's life. It seems Facebook is now the new baby book. And, I know you like to have a drink or three (You lush!). I got to tell you my
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5 Reliable Ways to Use Content as a Referral Tool

5 Reliable Ways to Use Content as a Referral Tool | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
John Jantsch provides us with five ways you can use content to forge strong referral relationships ...

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Guillaume Decugis's curator insight, May 14, 2014 12:34 PM

Content can create great relationships: we meet - at least virtually - a lot of people through the content they write, curate or publish. But content can also be the best way to build on existing relationships in valuable ways that are described in this post. 


One of the 5 ways John Jantsch describes here is content curation and I wanted to elaborate on this.


A model for involving existing relationships and partners in your content strategy is to offer them to join in your content curation efforts. By curating content as a group of partners, you not only spread the workload but also bring additional visibility and networks to your content, therefore  amplifying your impact. This model for collaborative content curation has already been used by some on Scoop.it leveraging the suggestions of the free version or the team feature of the Business and Enterprise versions which offer group content curation. 


Of course the first application of this is within companies where many companies curate as a team. But moving forward, collaborative content curation is an important concept that will spread beyond the boundaries of an organization to become even more powerful as a way to involve all kinds of advocates and partners. 

M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 14, 2014 6:50 PM

Malek brings us Content!

donhornsby's curator insight, May 15, 2014 1:08 PM

Great list!

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Find out which type of Social Media sharer are you?

Find out which type of Social Media sharer are you? | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Major list of social networking sites on powerful social media platforms by using various social media sharers to promote content on social sharing exchange
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10 Google Plus Communities Every Tech People Should Join

10 Google Plus Communities Every Tech People Should Join | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

Google+ offers the ability to easily share content with people who share your interest. Unlike Facebook and Twitter, Google+ has robust tool for creating and maintaining communities. It allows to moderate and create communities to expand your tech network. Google+ communities are one of the best resources to learn about technology for tech peoples.

 

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Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations

Visme - Create Interactive Online Presentations | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Easily Create online Presentations, animations, animated HTML5 banners, infographics and other rich visual content free in your browser. Visme is the perfect alternative to Flash and Powerpoint or keynote to create professional presentations, infographics, HTML5 banners and interactive content in HTML5.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 6, 2014 8:11 AM

A Nice tool to create infographics, animations, presentations, etc.. web based (called EWC presenter before)

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 6, 2014 6:13 PM

This is a great presentation tool for any browser!

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, April 12, 2014 10:17 AM

This is an interesting site that I want to try.

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Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices

Podcasting: Storytelling for the 21st Century – Pros, Cons, Examples and Best Practices | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it

"The human voice can convey much more meaning through tone and inflection than the printed word ever can. It’s why millions of Americans sat, fixated, during the Golden Age of Radio – listening to everything from adventure, comedy and drama to classical music concerts, news and farm reports."


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Jens Peter Madsen's curator insight, February 1, 2014 5:16 AM

Watch my work with the human voice and oral storytelling at www.digitalstoryteller.dk/english

 

Stig Martin Andersen's curator insight, February 4, 2014 7:43 AM

Det er også en mulighed i undervisningen.

 

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, March 1, 2014 7:34 AM

Waarom doet podcasten het in de VS zoveel beter dan in Nederland?

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Getting LinkedIn: tips on the new business etiquette - Today's Zaman

Getting LinkedIn: tips on the new business etiquette - Today's Zaman | Virtual Options: Social Media for Business | Scoop.it
Today's Zaman Getting LinkedIn: tips on the new business etiquette Today's Zaman In February, 26-year-old job-seeker Diana Mekota sent an email and a LinkedIn request to connect with Kelly Blazek, who runs an online job board for marketing...
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