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When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web

When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
File types are a bit confusing to most people. Do you know when and why it's best to use a .jpeg, .gif, or .png? This infographic demystify the mystery.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

As my colleague, a graphic designer says, we aren't all graphic designers.  How to "Know Your File Types"  ~  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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Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) & ScoopIt, Content Curation is the Remedy

Social Media Publishing is dead (as we know it) & ScoopIt, Content Curation is the Remedy | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

 Earlier this month, Facebook dropped a bombshell by not only acknowledging that Facebook pages’ organic reach was declining but also by telling us we should not expect them to recover.

Facebook’s VP of Product for Facebook Ads, Brian Boland, went on to explain that this is the new world we live in now, that the same thing happened with search engines before and that we’d better get used to it. It’s true that many platforms go through a similar cycle: first, they present a great free opportunity, then more and more people grab it - decreasing the return for everyone until finally, the platform focuses on those ready to pay for play.

It happened with Google Search; it happened with Apps (yes, Apple doesn’t sell ads but others do - such as coincidentally... Facebook). And now that all social media are publicly-traded company with ambitious revenue targets to reach, it will happen to social media as well.

So what does the decline of organic reach on Facebook and social platforms exactly mean on a practical basis?     Continue reading →
    

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The statistics and changes in Social Media, featuring Facebook and their filters are worth a good look for business marketing reasons.
 

This is a ScoopIt piece, emphasizing the ScoopIt platform's advantages for content curation. The research featured and the freshness of content shared, often shared by others a month or two later, is why I moved from the now defunct Posterous to ScoopIt. ~ Deb

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The Military Doesn't Want You to Quit Facebook and Twitter | TheAtlantic.com

The Military Doesn't Want You to Quit Facebook and Twitter | TheAtlantic.com | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Critics have targeted a recent study on how emotions spread on the popular social network site Facebook, complaining that some 600,000 Facebook users did not know that they were taking part in an experiment. Somewhat more disturbing, the researchers deliberately manipulated users’ feelings to measure an effect called emotional contagion.


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U.S. military has been funding for years....open-source indicators program[s, including a] program that looked at Twitter to predict social unrest.

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Though Cornell University, home to at least one of the researchers, said the study received no external funding, it turns out that the university is currently receiving Defense Department money for some extremely similar-sounding research—the analysis of social network posts for “sentiment,” i.e. how people are feeling, in the hopes of identifying social “tipping points.”


The tipping points in question include “the 2011 Egyptian revolution, the 2011 Russian Duma elections, the 2012 Nigerian fuel subsidy crisis and the 2013 Gazi park protests in Turkey,” according to the website of the Minerva Initiative, a Defense Department social science project.


It’s the sort of work that the U.S. military has been funding for years, most famously via the open-source indicators program, an Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) program that looked at Twitter to predict social unrest.


If the idea of the government monitoring and even manipulating you on Facebook gives you a cold, creeping feeling, the bad news is that you can expect the intelligence community to spend a great deal more time and money researching sentiment and relationships via social networks like Facebook. In fact, defense contractors and high-level U.S.intelligence officials say that social network data has become one of the most important tools they use in the collecting intelligence.



Via Chuck Sherwood, Senior Associate, TeleDimensions, Inc
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

You always have choices, being aware of the context and track record of the tool you are using is one major choice.  

Sharing photos, discussing issues, channelling access (filter bubbles), this is part of the downside of the using Facebook and other free social media services.   I've recently noticed my Facebook stream is showing more people, friends posts of late, that I'd have to "hunt down" by going to their pages.  Hmmm, I wonder why?


I share this because of my own military connections and the importance of OPSEC and PERSEC, acronyms for operational and personal security practices.  That said, the military prefers social conversation to better understand what is going on via the way people are "talking" to each other.  

“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” 
― Kurt VonnegutMother Night

~  Deb 

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The Blogging Food Groups: A Well-Balanced Diet of Content [INFOGRAPHIC]

The Blogging Food Groups: A Well-Balanced Diet of Content [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

One of ...the most useful analogies - the blogging food groups.  Originally coined by Hubspot’s Rick Burns back in 2009...


Many of us forget that the blog is the original social media channel. It’s the social media rug that ties the content marketing room together. As a major fuel source for social, it’s vital to mix up the content on the blog, after all variety is the spice of life. 


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Smart, healthy and clear.  What are your veggies, protein, desserts and condiments in social media and how well are they delivered in the platforms you've chosen to use?  ~  D

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5 Maxims to Stay On Top: 2014 Social Media for Business

5 Maxims to Stay On Top: 2014 Social Media for Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Future-proofing for tomorrow’s connected social business challenges:
1) Maximize Engagement with Minimum Content

Release content that solves specific problems, asks questions, presents teasers, encourages sharing, and that rewards participation.... rather than throwing out new stuff to keep people hanging on.

    

The days of daily posts (like with a blog) may be behind you, especially if you’re holding down multiple sites.


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Micro videos….are dominating already in ’14.

    

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2: Separate Yourself from the Pack
If you can grab attention above your competitors, you’re going to experience more growth and freedom of movement.

       


3: Stake a Claim to Popular Territory….if your fans, friends and family know about them—then it’s a safe bet to assume that you should have a presence there. …Stake a claim to new territory before it takes off in a big way.

     

    

4: Introduce the Visual
Infographics, high-quality photos, pics and vids of live events, etc – these are all still trendy. Micro videos….are dominating already in ’14.

  

…Sites like Keek and Twitter’s Vine allow you to quickly upload micro videos. …they gain a lot of traction without all the bells and whistles associated with longer spots. …Ask comedian Frank Caliendo, who has grown his fan base tremendously by releasing 20-second clips of him doing a Morgan Freeman impression. Entertaining clips that show your brand in a personal light can be huge for your business.

    


5: Creating Mobile-Friendly Content
…“Well, duh.” …But 2014 is different. …new releases from Apple, Samsung and other big brands, a new Windows OS, and …a slew tablet options. And have you seen the new watch phone? It’s insanity!

  


Read more here.

Image Credit: jasonahowie

    

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

These social media observations seem on target for 2014, especially emphasizing the power of visual images, and the explosive growth of options for mobile.  Tablets and mini-tablets are becoming more mainstream, along with miniatures like a smartphone watch.  


The,  "It’s insanity!" says a lot about the pace of change and products.   ~  D

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United Way Worldwide Case Study | Skyword

United Way Worldwide Case Study | Skyword | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Skyword spoke with United Way about its content campaign to learn how the brand uses Skyword's content marketing platform and services to fuel results.
Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

A business partner, Leslie McGraw, connected with the Social Media Learning Lab, writes for Skyword and can vouch for their services.  Here's a useful case study (downloadable in .pdf form) of how a large organization organizes their messages from their large group of non-profits to speak to the world.  ~  D

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Scale Back to Scale Up Your Small Business With Social Media

Scale Back to Scale Up Your Small Business With Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Do you know how to “right-size” your social media marketing?

Presenters: Leslie McGraw of Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training and Deb Nystrom of Reveln Consulting and the Social Media Learning Lab 
 
Do you know how to “right-size” your social media marketing?


It’s easy for entrepreneurs & business owners to rush into too much, too fast and burnout with too many social media irons in the fire. 


In this one-hour session, learn how to right-size a marketing AND social media strategy to connect, engage and inspire your audience in just 20 minutes a day.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

We just added our photos.  Join us tomorrow at the free webinar geared for small business, for International Social Media Week,      ~  Deb & Leslie


Here we are, ramping up for our webinar tomorrow, with Les Go Social Media Marketing and Training We hope to see you on-line. Register (free) on EventBrite. #smw734
http://smw734.eventbrite.com/

 

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How to Use The Keyword Planner -- The New Keyword Tool From Google AdWords

How to Use The Keyword Planner -- The New Keyword Tool From Google AdWords | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Last month, Google quietly began rolling out the AdWords Keyword Planner to select AdWords accounts last month. In typical AdWords fashion, one of the biggest overhauls of the Google Keyword Tool ever went almost unnoticed!
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Planning your message to the world?  Check out Google's new Keyword Planner.  ~  Deb

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Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It.

Me as an infographic! Christina's Bio Illustrates It. | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

To illustrate the previous full video on teaching, learning and doing research via social media in a university setting, here is an Infographic on Christina Costa.


The website also links to her PhD thesis:  

The participatory web in the context of academic research : landscapes of change and conflicts


  • I just developed an infographic on my experience using easel.ly
  • It doesn’t look as great as I’d like – need to improve my design skills!! – but this was pretty easy to create.

  • A great way to illustrate one’s experience.  (by Christina Costa.)

 


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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I'd be remiss if I didn't also Scoop this to my Social Media curation stream at the SMLL - social media at the university, with the video lecturers bio illustrated via this infographic tool.  ~  Deb

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:29 AM

As she says,  "A great way to illustrate one’s experience."  ~  D

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, July 15, 2013 11:34 AM

Originally posted on my curation stream, "Infographics and Sweet Stats" - it also belongs here on Agile Learning to illustrate Christina's video listed below (full session on using Social Media in learning, research, teaching.) ~ D

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Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search

Four Questions for Facebook's Graph Search | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"It's being launched in an awkward early form of its development. ...so was Siri, which is much better now.

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Facebook’s graph search is going live for hundreds of millions of English-speaking users today, the first serious option for searching a social-media site that blocks Google’s access to much of its data.


Facebook claims its first foray into a powerful search tool will be a boon for its users, who will then stay on the website longer—and that, in turn, will be a boon to its advertisers. 


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Apple 
released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. ...Siri much better now.

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Can it learn to understand us?
Part of the alleged joy of Facebook’s graph search is the way users can just type in a question as they’d ask a person for the same information. A truly conversational search would give it a leg up on Google, whose basic search tool is based on keywords. ...early reports have found Facebook flummoxed by wrinkles in language...


Of course, systems like this are often bad at first; they improve by gathering data. That’s why Apple released Siri when it wasn’t quite ready for prime time. On the other hand, is Siri much better now


The other 3 questions:


Is it pulling the most relevant information?


Can it go beyond Facebook? 


Will it creep everyone out?


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Good piece about looking at how it could be useful, as well as the usual concerns about privacy...Will it creep us out?  ~  Deb

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Back to the Social Future [COMIC]

Back to the Social Future [COMIC] | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Every time I hear a (social media) press announcement these days I get a sense of déjà vu, as if I've heard the news before.  Maybe that's because heralded features like hashtags on Facebook and video support on Instagram were expected for a long time.

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Humorous comic (infographic) that also features just how mainstream social media has become in 2013.   Also, email is not dead, but business cards may be on life support. ~  Deb

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The Prisoner's Dilemma That Is Email Marketing

The Prisoner's Dilemma That Is Email Marketing | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"Even if email’s ROI is slipping (which is it), email still performs at 3x the return of social media and 2x that of search."


...An even more powerful deterrent to scaling back email than losing sales is losing share. Mindshare in the inbox is limited, like shelf space at Walmart. Every spot you give up, a competitor may well take.

Read more: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/article/197231/the-prisoners-dilemma-that-is-email-marketing.html#ixzz2QNjtuxf6


Photo:  by Sean MacEntee, Flickr

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

In the article, I particularly like this excerpt,


"Replace message or campaign ROI with subscriber or program ROI.  ...Recognizing the value in sending judiciously can have a profound impact on the quality and relevance of messages."   ~  Deb

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The Proof! Power Words & Emotional Headlines Get Shared More On Social Media

The Proof!  Power Words & Emotional Headlines Get Shared More On Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
What does it take to write good headlines? Headlines that are packed with emotional words and speak to mind and emotion get shared more on social media.


Posts with a higher emotional value got more shares. Period.

The Emotional Marketing Value is a score that looks to asses how a group of words follows these emotional harmonics, and how likely they are to elicit an emotional response from a reader.

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

I was helping a colleague understand a EMV, or "Emotional Marketing Value (EMV) score. A tool online to test this is the Headline Analyzer here:  http://www.aminstitute.com/headline/index.htm


With this useful blog post and understanding more about good copywriting via EMV writing, you'll have more good tools to help you better use social media to share your message with the world.  ~  Deb

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15 Visual Content Tools That Rock, Power Up your Message

15 Visual Content Tools That Rock, Power Up your Message | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"...Visual content can create the perfect balance for your blog [or message.]"

Nearly all of these are free or freemium.

Here are 5 of the 15 - excerpted:


1. PLACEIT

Placeit is a unique tool that allows you to choose from a range of pre-made templates and backgrounds, for you to then ‘place’ your own images in. …[OR]…type in any URL and Placeit will automatically insert a screenshot of the page into your design.
 

To get the best size images and unlock more features, you will have to pay. However you can get a decently sized version of your creation to use for free.
 

2. SHARE AS IMAGE

This Chrome extension is an easy way to turn any text that you find when browsing, into a striking image that you can then share. The benefits of it being a bookmarklet, means that you don’t need to leave your browser or open another tab/window, in order to create highly shareable images.
 

4. VISME

[Big Feature…it does]… a range of tasks all in one place. From presentations, infographics, animations and much more, it allows you to create some truly stunning visual content, right from your browser. No need to download any clunky software!
 

5. CANVA

[The author’s] …favourite graphic image design tool outside of PhotoShop. It has everything ….offering ready-to-go templates for things like flyers, social media covers, documents and more.
 

8. INFOGR.AM

Who can deny the power of a great infographic? …They can also tell us a great deal about a subject in a very small space. …With over 30 chart types to choose from, there’s bound to be something to get you started.

 

Others include SlideShare, Gimp, Tagxedo and more.

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Via Baiba Svenca
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Writing without the power of visuals is flat and boring. These tools bring your ideas to life. Stacey's made some very useful annotations about what is useful about each of the 15 tools.  Great list!  ~  Deb

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 6, 2014 8:22 AM

A short list of tools for creating visual content.

All of them are good, but are much more than these 15.

Pam Colburn Harland's curator insight, September 7, 2014 8:39 AM

Great list of useful graphics tools!

Tatiana Kuzmina's curator insight, September 27, 2014 1:42 PM

Good selection

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6 Curation Basics: Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media

6 Curation Basics:  Meeting the Needs of Your Scan Savvy Clients in Social Media | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"The cream of the curators are those who can sort through the digital avalanche of noise  and find the buried gems.    Just like a great DJ on a radio station who DOES have control over what gets airplay..."

 

Here several examples from the six (6) curation basics that can help you enrich your perspectives of the world, including dealing with media filter bubbles.

 

Curation Basic #1 - Feature YOUR PERSPECTIVE in a speciality interest area by posting content and commenting on


If you have truths valued by others, via your perspective of the world, curation is a great way to share it. 


Curation Basic #2 - Grow your audience by figuring out where your audience is and THEN choose an “anchor” tool that best fits them AND you

When your community values your work to create that niched space of collection & commentary, your followers will grow and share your content in that space.  Two newsletters I've created on ScoopIt that each have over 5000 followers are  Change Leadership Watch and Change Management Resources on ScoopIt.   Followers regularly share this content via tweets and "Re-Scoops" so that others are attracted to the curated "change" content.

Curation Basic #3Choose an “integration” tool that best fits YOU and time it with your events

People have asked me to teach them about a specific social media curation or integration tool, like Hootsuite, ScoopIt via this example @Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Instagram (yes, it is an integrator) and Sprout Social.   These days, most social media platforms have built in integration.   So, here’s the thing:  No one really cares what you use to integrate, as long as they get your posts and news.  It just needs to be something YOU like to use regularly, as in 2-3 times a week to 20 minutes a day or more.  

The best time to curate is before or after an event and whenever you also launch other marketing such as radio, a blog-talk show, and presentations.  Putting the real live you with curation is a strong combo. If you like it, you’ll use it.  


Curation Basic #5 Your chosen tools are central to the message you deliver

With reference to Marshall McLuhan, “the medium is the message,” and  referencing Facebook in the spotlight in 2014 for manipulating news feeds, there are also problems with social media tools.  From my earlier blog post on filter bubbles, note the message you send what what you tools you choose to use and how you use them:


Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is my own post sharing examples, photos and a video of what've I learned in curating for the past 4 years, from twitter, Posterous to ScoopIt and Hootsuite.  ~ Deb

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Twitter: Social Media's Gateway Drug - A Mayo Clinic Perspective

Lee is the Director of Social Media for the Mayo Clinic  He features examples of Twitter gaffes and controversies, as well as step-by-step training in setting up a new Twitter account, and some positive applications of Twitter in a business context."
     

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

Take advantage of Lee Aase's gems in his Slideshare.  I've been following him for several years.  He has a great depth of experience in using social media to empower access and increase collaboration and networking power in business, tested in a very busy, very large, well known healthcare setting. ~  D

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Does your email address say you're a rube?

Does your email address say you're a rube? | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

Opinions are often formed by many subtle factors. Can your email address sink you in the eyes of the tech glitteratti?

   
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[ Does your email tag you as ] from the eighties, perhaps someone's grandfather, or...an out-of-touch father-in-law?
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Simple test, think fast. What are your first impressions?

  • dloudon22@gmail.com
  • dloudon22@cfl.rr.com
  • dloudon22@aol.com
  • dickloudon@facebook.com
  • dloudon22@greenmtnbb.net
  • dick@dickloudon.com

 

The first email address, ....seems perfectly normal. The only red flag is the idea that there are 22 other dloudons, ...... you weren't creative enough to come up with a unique name. You lose a point, but you still seem reasonably current. [UNLESS you] used beerlover@gmail.com or marysdad@gmail.com....


dloudon22@cfl.rr.com and dloudon22@greenmtnbb.net

===> definitely shows you as a rube, because you'd have to change your email address if you move. It doesn't demonstrate that you care deeply about your email address. You just took what you were given.


dloudon22@aol.com = you're a bed and breakfast owner from the eighties, perhaps someone's grandfather, or at the very least an out-of-touch father-in-law.


dickloudon@facebook.com

...you're probably too into Facebook...and you spend half your salary on in-game purchases of extra radishes so your farm will grow faster.

You're too risky.


dick@dickloudon.com


.... if you've filled out your self-promotional space properly (and that probably also means you're @dickloudon on Twitter), then you're probably quite a good candidate for the gig.

    
You know how to register a domain, set up a site, promote yourself, and do it tastefully.


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Heh, I posted something like this on Facebook back in 2010.  In 2014, it is still SO true.  And I I still have friends with those ancient aol.com addresses out there.   ~  D

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Confide: An app that could have prevented Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal

Confide: An app that could have prevented  Governor Chris Christie's traffic scandal | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Disappearing text messages aren't just for high schoolers anymore.


There is a new app that could eliminate such scandals in the future (albeit not the rotten underlying acts). It's called Confide, and basically acts like Snapchat for professionals.


[It features] private, end-to-end encrypted, screenshot-proof messages which use email addresses rather than phone numbers that disappear shortly after they are sent.


Uses could be everything from discussing the next employee to fire or complaining about your boss or... well, causing massive traffic gridlock out of spite.



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Necessity is the mother of invention, and that would include smart use of confidential text and email messages, that disappear, once the communication is sent.  It's a good idea for simple, ethical confidentiality.  For a humorous perspective on this, here's link to (essentially worthless) email disclaimers.  

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New Features: Improved Network Updates, Groups and new Notes function on LinkedIn!

New Features:  Improved Network Updates, Groups and new Notes function on LinkedIn! | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it


There's a bunch of upcoming feature updates in categories as diverse as Network Updates to Messaging



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Open Space on Speed: Social Business with the Coaches, Results! Video

      

Networked or Just Worked? LinkedIn’s Shiny, New Endorsements Buttons

       

Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons the iPad Rules the Tablets in 2013

 

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Directed from LinkedIn's blog:  A new video and news that can help anyone who finds LinkedIn as an essential tools in their business.

I just made good use of the new NOTES function that captures contact notes that only you can see.  This can be very handy for remembering when you had interaction with someone and how you interacted with them.    VERY useful for client lead, retention and development.  ~  Deb

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Storytelling in the Twitter Age: Medium, Message, Master

Storytelling in the Twitter Age:  Medium, Message, Master | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

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Storytelling, innovation and communication, including politics  Social media is a medium, message and connector.  ~  Deb

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, September 6, 2013 2:12 AM


Alan Rosenblatt:  "Now that Twitter displays images within the timeline, hashtags can gather a story timeline easily and present on a single webpage, complete with illustrations. And the story comes with a narrator (the tweet text), a visual (the image) and a dialogue (the caption)."

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New Twitter Analytics, 10 Quick Metrics You Can Use Today

New Twitter Analytics, 10 Quick Metrics You Can Use Today | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
Twitter recently opened up their analytics product to anyone with a Twitter login. Previously it was reserved for Twitter ad customers only.


The Twitter Analytics product is actually only accessible through the Twitter ad tool.


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Great find for twitter users!  ~  Deb

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Missy Mullen Caulk's comment, July 18, 2013 8:04 AM
Interesting, thanks for sharing.
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6 Top Social Media Dashboards for Small Business

6 Top Social Media Dashboards for Small Business | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

"A handy roundup of the best social media dashboards and the benefits they can bring your small business, including cost"


1) HootSuite Easy to use and packed with features, Hootsuite is probably the most widely known social media dashboard. It’s also free with basic features, and you can upgrade inexpensively to a pro version.


HootSuite lets you manage your Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn accounts, and you can also toss in Google+, Foursquare, WordPress, and MySpace. The platform offers apps that allow you to monitor and manage Flickr, YouTube, Tumblr, and more — including marketing tools such as MailChimp or Constant Contact.


The free version includes message scheduling and basic analytics. The pro upgrade offers advanced scheduling tools and analytics, including integration with Google Analytics, and HootSuite University, a social media training and certification program.


Cost: The basic version is free for one user and up to five accounts. HootSuite Pro starts at $5.99 a month with a 30-day free trial, and gives you two users and unlimited accounts.


2) VerticalResponse Social
3) Postling
4) SproutSocial
5) Sendible
6) Crowdbooster

 

Deb Nystrom, REVELN's insight:

This is a helpful list from Mari Smith, who I've followed for several years now.   Where would I be without my Hootsuite?  It's pretty great.  (Tho' it doesn't always capture every tweet mention.) ~  Deb

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Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons iPad Rules the Tablets in 2013

Top 5 Apple BlockBusters and Reasons iPad Rules the Tablets in 2013 | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it

If there's one thing that Apple has been getting right, it is their ability to create beautiful, easy-to-use blockbusters.


To build a great business, it's all about creating a great product that people love for how it improves their lives.


There’s much more to love about Apple than there is to hate,” says Cam Bunton, a technology blogger who confirms my own experiences of Apple’s top five products:


1. The iPhone  


2. The App Store   Who knew that an on-line app store launched by Apple in 2008 would be it.  Now I regularly update my apps, deleting some I don’t use, moving up the keepers to the front pages on my iPhone and iPad.  Cam says,“There are now over half a million apps, and the variety and quality is unmatchable.”   If there’s an app you want, it’s likely you’d be downloading it from Apple’s app store. 


3. The iPad   The 2013 statistics on the iPad, and my own analytics via Google,  blew me away!


4. The MacBook Air  ...without being a world traveler.  The Air is a full function, heavy duty computing machine with the heft of the classic Apple brushed steel cover, full keyboard and the great display of the MacBook Pro.  


5. The ever improving Apple iOS   ... the current iOS ...is magnificent.  The seamless sync of my calendar, email, social media with my Google Apps works great.







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This is one of my own tech blog posts.  Blockbuster products, like the iPod when it hit the streets, really got the world's attention.  ~  Deb

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How to Double Your Traffic Without Any Marketing – Shopify

How to Double Your Traffic Without Any Marketing – Shopify | The Social Media Learning Lab | Scoop.it
A blog about ecommerce marketing, running an online business and updates to Shopify's ecommerce community.
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Google keywords and search are a backbone of smart marketing and smart social media.  ~  D

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Robin Martin's comment, May 15, 2013 10:21 AM
Thanks again Deb...gonna read and study this one! : )