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7 Ways to Maximize LinkedIn, Doing what It Does Best

7 Ways to Maximize LinkedIn, Doing what It Does Best | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"LinkedIn might not be the most exciting social network, but it’s the most important when it comes to your career [and that of sharing news & branding of your business.]"


As of April 2015, the site has more than 350 million users, with 100 million based in the U.S. alone. And while you might think of LinkedIn as a tool for a job search, it can be just as effective for online networking and personal branding, whether you're looking to gain cred in your industry or are seeking new clients.


Excerpts:


3) Go Beyond Connecting   When meeting someone you'd like to work with in the future, ...follow up with a LinkedIn connection request. ...send a note in the request that references a “specific thing that you enjoyed talking to him or her about, or something you want to connect with this person about again in the future."

   

One way to cold-connect effectively is to ask questions, rather than pitching yourself


5) Get Your Name on the Newsfeed   LinkedIn allows you to share updates to a Facebook-like newsfeed. Sharing insights and information about your industry ...of interest to your connections. ...post other people's content (or yours), work-appropriate photos, job openings at your company, and thank-yous to coworkers.


7) Networking is a Two-Way Street   ...networking involves reciprocity. Actively participate in other people's content and updates.  Leave comments, ask questions, or offer feedback.


Source: https://www.dailyworth.com/posts/3758-the-best-way-to-use-linkedin/9


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

EVERY social media platform has its special sauce along with the basics, such as a completed profile with a PHOTO.  These 7 strategies highlight what is the unique to LinkedIn, primarily, the networks, business updates, and real life connections that follow connecting online. ~  Deb

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Neighborhoods, Creating Positive Online Community Using Secret Groups on Facebook

Neighborhoods, Creating Positive Online Community Using Secret Groups on Facebook | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Creating your own Facebook group is an effective way to discuss a particular subject and share content with friends and other like-minded Facebook users.  
  
The default setting for Facebook groups is "Closed," which means that all Facebook users can access and read the group but only members can post to the group. As an alternative, Facebook offers a "Secret" option that hides the group and its contents from everyone except group members.
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Click on the title or photo to read more about how to set up such a group. To find out more about WHY it is helpful to use a secret group on Facebook for a neighborhood group, read my comments below.


Related social media posts by Deb:

   

  

   


Photo:  Signs at Lavender Hill Farm, Boye City, Michigan - by Deb Nystrom


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Creating a closed, secret group on Facebook can be a wonderful option for neighborhood groups. I created one, when the interest emerged in the neighborhood where I used to live, and now I've started with an interested neighbor, and within ONE day of launch, 20+ neighbors joined.  It turns out, many of us DO have Facebook accounts, even if we just use them once in awhile.
      

Some of the features that help a neighborhood Facebook page work including confidentiality, ease of administration, no need to "friend" someone, and a good looking page structure. Here are a few more details of how it works in 2015, vs. the date of the article I've Scooped here.

    
How it works:

  
  • 1) A secret Facebook group is an invitation only type of group. This has some advantages when putting together a neighborhood group. NextDoor is another option, but it requires 100+ members and a bit more work to organize. A secret Facebook page allows the neighborhood to grow organically through neighbor to neighbor invitations and communication.
      
  • 2) Yes, members do have to be on Facebook with at least a basic profile, to join the group. That helps it be more manageable to run by volunteers.
      
  • 3) There's a helpful "welcome" function in the page's members section, as new members join.
      
  • 4) A key feature is that you do not need to "friend" anyone to follow the neighborhood news in the group. No one needs to "friend" you either. You also do not have to participate - you can just observe if you like. However, the hope is that the group will encourage positive, friendly neighborhood networking and community sharing in real life - assisted by Facebook conversation.
      
  • 5) You can request to join and leave the group at any time.
      
  • 6) Many groups will have some posting guidelines about being friendly and respectful, honoring the purpose of the group, sharing relevant news and information, and the like.
    
  • 7) You can have more than one administrator for the group, which helps the group adapt to change and stay flexible.
    
  • 8) You can invite people by email. (I think that is more work, but it can be done.)
   
  • 9) It is easy to share photos and links, which adds interest and fun to the page.
      
Problems?  Yes, sometimes.  See the Wikipedia page on NextDoor which covers some of the downsides of neighborhood groups.  Problems can happen, as with any group IRL, "in real life" which is what online community is.  It is helpful to have one or more administrators with knowledge of group dynamics.  And that is why I'm the one writing this post and encouraging use of social media.  Social media enables engagement and conversation.  Even when there is conflict, keep the conversations going to help resolve the conflict, develop and use good group guidelines, and encourage members to communicate and act in good faith to build a positive, high functioning online community.
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How to avoid the BOTS and Twitter users who waste your time

How to avoid the BOTS and Twitter users who waste your time | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"[There are]t people (and often just machines) whose lone goal is to sell you stuff. Some of them just collect followers for sale. For these reasons, there is no point to follow them.


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Type 1: “Following equals followers”
They are kind of guys, who have the same number of followers as the number of people they follow. [They] gain followers is to start following some unaware people. They are so surprised someone is interested in their tweets, they instantly feel obliged to follow back. Well, this is the way honest people act, isn’t it? The type described here know that. They don’t read your tweets, but they certainly care to spam you properly with their owns.


Type 2: “Thanks for following”
You start to follow people who you find interesting. Suddenly, you get a notification someone mentioned you. For a budding Twitter user it’s always a heartbeat. You discover someone thanked you for following them! While it’s nice, you should look carefully at that person.

[Also note that “Thank-yous”] are just one of [many] normal selling techniques. It’s pretty likely, the whole account is just to tweet about nothing, and to target you with a product the guy is selling from time to time.


Type 4: “Tweeting dusk to dawn” - [The Twitter Bots]
Before following someone, always have a look at their profile. Good look, good bio, decent number or followers. …you notice they have 4.3k tweets. That means they tweet 20 times a day and have 20 hands and 10 heads. In other words, they are actually a team of people, not a single person. This may not be something absolutely bad as long as the tweets are interesting. Popular websites and companies have such accounts.

But be aware the "user" is not going to read anything you write.
 

Type 5: “Optimistic spammers”
[Review] recent tweets by someone you are going to follow. ...some [are by] desperate entrepreneurs who were told Twitter was good for marketing. Such accounts are full of rubbish like “Did you see our latest offer today?” or the avatar is some soulless logo. Keep away!

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Good points by Greg here, especially how to TELL if you are dealing with a TwitterBot, an early version of the Matrix, just ready to lull you into a machine relationship with no benefit to you at all, other than if you just want to buy stuff you may not need.  

Good piece wth a video included.  ~  Deb

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8 Tips For Appealing To The Fastest Growing Demographic on Social Media, 55+

8 Tips For Appealing To The Fastest Growing Demographic on Social Media, 55+ | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

The fastest growing audience on Twitter is adults age 55-64.  (Deb: They also have money, resources and great networks.)

According to a post on Fast Company, they've grown a whopping 79% since 2012 and are also the fastest growing on Facebook and Google+.

[So how can you tailor[ your messaging to them, if this is a key audience for your type of business?

Not sure what to change? Writer and advertiser M.G. Hilton has 
8 tips for targeting baby boomers, which this article summarizes, including:
 

1. Be direct and detailed. This audience tends to see though the fluff.

   

2. Utilize customer testimonials. But only if they sound sincere and real.

  

3. Make it clear what you offer them specifically. Mature audiences are not susceptible to peer pressure.

   

6. Tell a story with your marketing. Copy can be longer, just make sure it’s readable.

   

8. Make yourself accessible. Give lots of different ways for customers to reach you and [ask questions.] 

   

As always in our ScoopIt news, click on the photo or title to see the full Scooped post.

       

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  • Are you local to SE Michigan?  Find out more about horse-guided leadership development sessions (no fee demos) for individuals by contacting Deb, after reviewing her coaching page here.

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

It's always a pleasure to share " how-to-respond tips when new data becomes available on the fasted growing demographics, in this case, the boomers who have strong buying power.  ~  D

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New to Curation? Here's a Simple Process To Learn How To Curate Any Content You Read, Cornell Notes


Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Have you considered how to share your expertise with the world via content curation?   If you are NEW to this and have expertise that others would value in choosing great content to share, here's a great place to start.  

Robin Good, provides us with a handy summary as well as providing us with a good example of how to add value to curation, via his notes.  ~  Deb

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 27, 2014 12:02 AM

Cornell note-taking video. Handy to to teach students. 

Brent MacKinnon's curator insight, January 27, 2014 8:07 AM

I will add to pkm skills.

Zhang Meilan's curator insight, April 13, 2014 8:24 PM

如何策展你所阅读的任何内容的简单学习过程:看奈尔笔记方法。

康奈尔笔记法将笔记本分为三栏:大区域的主栏、条目栏(线索栏)、总结栏。

记笔记方法为”5R's”法:

1.Record- 在主栏中,尽可能多地记录一些重要事实、思想、概念等。

2.Reduce,归纳- 在线索栏,将这些事实,思想和概念归纳概括为一个词汇、或一句短话。

3.Recite,背诵 - 利用线索栏的提示,尽可能全面、而非机械地,用你自己的语言复述你所记录的主栏中有关讲座内容的事实、思想,然后对照笔记确认你所讲的。

4.Reflect,反思 - 思考这些材料与课程、单元/被讨论的科目之间的关系,这部分内容卸载总结栏。

5.Review,总结 - 每周花10分钟快速回顾你的笔记,你将会记住你所学习的大部分内容。


Thanks to Peter Mellow, and catspyjamasnz.

 

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Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Find out the basics of content curation including its definition, and how to perform successful content curation.

Via Robin Good
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is good place to start for entrepreneurs.  You are reading through one type of content curation by topic, by viewing this ScoopIt post right now.  Anything that collects valuable information on a theme online, and shares it successfully with a growing audience is good content curation. 

You can see my curated social media photos on Flickr, for example here, if this is your current topic of interest.


You can also learn more about what I track and do by simply looking at my collection of ScoopIt newsletters.  ~  Deb

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Thank you Randy, happy you found this one useful too.
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Content Curation for Startups: What Is It, Why and How To Use It

Sambaseck's curator insight, September 1, 2014 10:44 AM

Content curation solves one of the biggest online problems today: discovery.

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How to Create Content that is Meaningful, Provocative and Keeps them Coming Back

How to Create Content that is Meaningful, Provocative and Keeps them Coming Back | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

When people can empathize with, or are impressed by, something you post, a part of their brain is triggered that makes them want to share with their friends.


Here are seven guidelines you can follow to achieve this effect. #Infographic  #Visual


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Compelling graphics, fresh and classic ideas., keeps 'em coming back.  ~  D

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janlgordon's comment, June 18, 2013 3:01 PM
Anastasia M. Ashman Great to see you, so sorry I'm late in responding, sooooooo busy, hope you're doing well!!
Pushpa Kunasegaran's curator insight, June 18, 2013 6:24 PM

So true!

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 14, 2013 6:23 AM

Amazing

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How to Turn Off the Recommended Pages on Facebook

How to Turn Off the Recommended Pages on Facebook | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
In an effort to personalize user experience, Facebook automatically suggests related Facebook pages for you to like, both when you send out status updates via Facebook and when you use partner websites.


Here's how to turn turn-off "suggested pages"in your Facebook feed.  Click on the title for directions.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

E-how is e-handy for so many things.  ~ D

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How to Write the Perfect Blog Post [Infographic]

How to Write the Perfect Blog Post [Infographic] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"Here's a diagrammed block by block handy infographic with all the good stuff:  What Comprises the Perfect Blog Post."

 

Excerpts, infographic:  How do you about writing the perfect blog post?   From Derek Halpern of Social Triggers we have a handy visual representation of the key elements that make up the perfect blog post including:

  

  • attention-grabbing headlines,
  • key insights,
  • soundbites,
  • connecting with the readers emotions, and
  • a few call-to-actions

   

Result:  An effective and well, perfect blog post.


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11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | A Broader View

11 Mistakes That Are Killing Your Blog’s Credibility | A Broader View | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"A visitor to your blog is making a decision about your worth within a few seconds."

 

These 11 ring true to me, and offer a great checklist, including pop-ups, too much social sharing, too frequent or infrequent of a blog posting schedule and more.

 

Find out whether you're making the mistakes that turn readers away.  These mistakes can make a visitor run for the proverbial hills. 


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How I got started with the easiest blogging platform ever, Posterous: SocMediaLearnLab's Channel - YouTube

How I got started with the easiest blogging platform ever, Posterous:  SocMediaLearnLab's Channel - YouTube | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Here's how to use even your earliest video efforts and make them better. This was shot using my business partner's video camera. I have used it for teaching in two of my on-line social media classes regardless of not getting things quite right -- yet.


The most important lessons here for me were to:


1) Make it fun and educate yourself in the process,


2) Just DO it - walk past the excuses of not the right clothes, not the right time! Instead, seize the day, seize the moment.


3) Being a finisher in a world of starters... There are ALL those people out there who haven't tried, haven't done, haven't started.


You have evidence, with something like this, that you CAN get started and LAUNCH.


Here's the link to the video.


Note: This is my 2nd, business "YouTube" channel. I created it in about 30 minutes.  I have 3, including my first I use for fun.


This video was the first one I converted to play on this channel, and the second one I loaded here. It can be done!


I edited this VERY early effort to make it a little more instructional using iMovie'11

Remember to TAG your videos so they can be found easily on YouTube! You can also add annotations to your YouTube video that can be easily updated.

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The 7 Best Social Engineering Attacks - Lessons Learned

The 7 Best Social Engineering Attacks - Lessons Learned | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Seven reminders of why technology alone isn't enough to keep you secure.

   

While technology has made some kinds of fraud more difficult to commit, it's created all sorts of new opportunities for adaptable fraudsters. And even the very strongest security technology can be overcome by a clever social engineer. That's part of the reason security awareness training for end users is so essential.
     

"Executives 'get it' right away," says Wombat Security president and CEO Joe Ferrara, about awareness training. "The people who are harder to convince are...the die-hard technologists who don't want to leave [anything] in the hands of the user." 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

There's social engineering via politics & there's social engineering that means: "anyone can be a target," from the comments.

Also commented:  " Some phishing emails are so good that high trained security people can fall for them."


Tips from XMarkstheSpot:   Great article!   "The rule I use ...is not click links in emails, including unsubscribe, unless the email is expected, such as one as confirmation during new account setup. ...never click on attachments either unless they are expected.  I have within Spyshelter (anti-keylogger) where I can save an attachment, right click the file and on the pop-up menu click 'Spyshelter-> Check it on VirusTotal'; it uploads to virustotal.com . It's then scanned by over 50 antivirus software products. 



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For Physicians and Healthcare: How to Stay Social, Stay Sharp

For Physicians and Healthcare: How to Stay Social, Stay Sharp | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

With healthcare moving in a digital direction as mobile health applications and devices continue on the rise, it makes sense that a physician’s social media presence has benefits.  There are dangers as well.

When used properly, social media can:

  • grow your professional network and education, 
  • promote health care organizations, 
  • open up a new platform for patient care and education, and 
  • expedite progress toward public health issues by spreading information quickly through vast networks.

Used carelessly, social media can:

  • share inaccurate and unreliable information, 
  • damage your professional image, 
  • breach patient privacy
  • violate the patient-physician boundary, and even 
  • negatively affect a physician’s credentials and licensure.

The American Medical Association (AMA) offers their own policy to help guide physicians’ social media use, as do many other healthcare institutions.  These guidelines can help:

 

  1. Stay professional. Always avoid using unbecoming language when posting online. You may even consider creating separate accounts for personal and professional content. ...Negative actions online can negatively affect not only your reputation among patients, but colleagues as well.
  2. Maintain boundaries. Ensure patient privacy is maintained. 
  3. Determine what you’re willing to share. Sharing personal interests and hobbies online can make a provider seem more approachable and relatable. It is up to you to decide how comfortable you are sharing certain details about your life. Use privacy settings when necessary to protect any information you wish to keep private.
  4. Regularly monitor your online presence. Make sure that information posted by you as well as content posted about you by others provides accurate and truthful information.


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These are good, practical tips that demystify having a public profile on line, via twitter, Instagram, Facebook at the like.   Check out those who have gone before you successfully, in your health field, and learn from them.  Medicine involves relationships, and building smart relationships and boundaries is useful in life as well as in social media.   ~  Deb

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The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post

The Social Media Frequency Guide: How Often to Post | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Make your social media frequency the most valuable. Find out how often you should be posting to Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+ and more.

Via Ally Greer
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is another good reference to add to why, what, where, when and how for social media.  This one is about how often.  ~  Deb

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Lee Werrell's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:00 AM

People who blanket their ads across social media need not read this, those who are professional and courteous should.

Gary Obermeyer's curator insight, September 13, 2014 11:36 AM

Well presented information, but should not be used as gospel.  things change so fast in social media that there's a half-life to just about any rules and guidelines.  My best advice, have a plan that makes sense to you and pay attention to the analytics. 

Nicholas C. Rossis's curator insight, September 15, 2014 8:17 AM

How not to annoy your followers on your social media: interesting for authors and non-authors alike.  

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Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours

Where content curation traffic comes from and 4 ways to increase yours | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Content curation is not just collecting, it's also sharing with perspective and commentary. ...we’ve analyzed all the content curated, published and shared through Scoop.it. This post is about sharing these data and learnings so you can be more effective with your content curation. 
     

4 take-aways anyone can implement:
     

1. Publish your curated content to a content hub before sharing it on social media: if you share it to social media only, you only get less than half the traffic and you lose a lot of the new visitors who are in your interest graph but not your social graph and that would come from Google Search.
    

2. Use a mobile-friendly content hub:  content consumption is growingly mobile.

    

3. Use services like Buffer to republish multiple times throughout the day on Twitter: yes, Facebook generates higher clicks but as smart curators have found, the perk of Twitter is it’s ok to repeat a post several times because of it’s real-time nature.

     

4. Automate content monitoring to achieve both quality and quantity: use tools like Scoop.it suggestion engine to be in the top publishers both from a quality and quantity point of view. 

     

For SOCIAL MEDIA:

    

Related tools & posts by Deb:

       

    

            

                  

     


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This research from ScoopIt, and take-aways confirms curation behaviors I had suspected, now confirmed.  Guy Kawasaki is a champion of #3 republishing, multi-day tweeting.  Good lessons and the full article has great research.  ~  D

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Facebook Photos Size Guide, Fall 2013 Edition

Facebook Photos Size Guide, Fall 2013 Edition | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

A helpful guide on several different ways of using images and photos on Facebook, each of which has different dimensions and quirks.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Facebook is always making adjustments to its photo / media displays.  Here's the latest guide.  ~  Deb

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How to Make Stop Motion Vine Video (And Maybe Even Make Money)

How to Make Stop Motion Vine Video (And Maybe Even Make Money) | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Via The Digital Rocking Chair
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Vine is a wonderfully easy, creative, fun way to share short, 6 second video in social media.  This piece takes it to another level.  ~  Deb

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 22, 2013 12:45 AM


"[Julia Pugachevsky speaks to Frank Danna] about what drew him to the medium, what the pre-production process entails, and tips for making stop motion Vines."

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, September 22, 2013 4:45 AM

Over at TribecaFilm.com, Julia Pugachevsky serves as the Vine correspondent, compiling a weekly round-up of the10 Best Vines of the Week. She regularly profiles expert Vine users. Most recently, she spoke to Frank Danna, whose stop motion experiments on Vine have gotten him work making stop motion Vines for brands.

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It's Not About the Tights: An Owners Manual on Bravery eBook ~ Chris Brogan (e-Book, Today)

Download Free Today:  "For whatever reason, we tend to think that "someone" is going to make us better, that we're broken, that we're missing the key ingredients to succeed."


"We feel envy and we're certain that we're the only failures this world has ever seen. It's a tough row to hoe."


"I'll teach you about Confidence, Acceptance, Permission, and Execution, and how Practice in all those areas will guide you to find those missing success points in your life."



Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Chris Brogan is generous and a great teacher.  Take a look.  I've downloaded the book to my iPad Kindle app already. It's free today. Let me know what you think. ~  Deb

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Pinterest Rolls Out Business Accounts: How to Set Up Yours

Pinterest Rolls Out Business Accounts: How to Set Up Yours | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Pinterest announced that it's now allowing users to set up business accounts (as opposed to personal accounts), along with releasing business-specific terms of service, separate from the TOS for regular folks.


Pinterest cited the contribution of quality content from the business community as a reason for launching these business-specific accounts


Great job HubSpot for sharing this useful piece, including converting personal accounts to business accounts (those that are already mostly business accounts anyway!)



Excerpts:


How to Convert Your Personal Pinterest Account Into a Business Account


Step 1: Go to business.pinterest.com, and click the red 'Convert your existing account' button.


Step 2: Next, select your 'Business Type,' and update your 'Contact Name,' and 'Email Address,' if necessary.



Read more: http://blog.hubspot.com/blog/tabid/6307/bid/33839/Pinterest-Finally-Rolls-Out-Business-Accounts-How-to-Set-Yours-Up-Today.aspx#ixzz2CLUj3ymD


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Facebook Changed ALL Emails to @Facebook.com, So, It Depends: It's Either OK or NOT OK

Facebook Changed ALL Emails to @Facebook.com, So, It Depends:  It's Either OK or NOT OK | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"Facebook removed everyone's email address from their profile and replaced it with an @facebook.com email address.  They didn't ask you, but it MIGHT be ok."


Per the discussion on my Facebook wall today about this Facebook change du jour, this email change is either NOT OK because they didn't tell you, and you want to be contacted via your regular email address or it's OK as changed via this comment: 

"Why show your email address anyway? This makes sense to show only the fb one so you don't get spam in your inbox. Stuff will just go here on fb."


Excerpt:


This morning, Forbes noticed that they removed everyone's email addresses from their profiles, replacing them with an @facebook.com email address instead.


Luckily, it's easy to get your old email address back on your profile:

  1. Click "About" on your profile and scroll down to your email address. Click "Edit" to change them.
  2. Click on the circle next to your Facebook email address and change its setting to "Hidden From Timeline".
  3. Click on the circle next to your other email addresses and change their settings to "Shown On Timeline".
  4. Click the Save button at the bottom of the Edit popup (Don't forget this step).



So if you WANT your email to show on Facebook, you can change it back.

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Insights & Tips On Curation, Social Media For Non-Profits, Video | Beth Kanter Interviews Robin Good

This is a great Scoop for my Social, Peer Learning & Curation stream, along with the Social Media Learning Lab stream, just after I put together a video for LA2M on this very topic mentioning BOTH Beth & Robin.

 

Here you go, from two great blogger/authors.  (My video post will follow next.) ~ Deb

 

Beth Kanter interviewed Robin Good a few days ago.

 

Beth:  Robin, I really enjoyed listening to you, I know this is aimed at non-profits but your insights, tips and suggestions are something we can all use. 

 

Key points:

  • BEFORE you get on the web, decide how much time you're going to spend on there, otherwise it could become addictive, and this can happen if you're not careful (hmmm how many of you can relate to this?)  
  • Know who your audience is, pick a very specific topic
  • Be as narrow as you can, find great pieces, pull out what you think would be relevant for them. (Being too broad doesn't help filter out the noise for these people, it adds to it) 

Hear Beth's interview with Robin here: [http://bit.ly/zmRMc7]


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Beth Kanter's comment, January 27, 2012 9:08 PM
Jan - thanks for scooping this. I learned a lot from this interview. I also transcribed it and have included what I think of some of Robin's "classic" curation resources!
janlgordon's comment, January 28, 2012 12:01 AM
Beth,
I revised this post and put the link to the entire interview in it. Really great stuff, Robin is so amazing, good work!
Simon Awuyo's curator insight, December 11, 2014 5:41 AM

By the grace of God, a person whose foot steps I want to follow.