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Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science
Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science
My passion to understand the cognitive, psychological, and cultural forces that underpin social (viral) media exchange drove me to create a new page dedicated solely to it.
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How to Turn Your Blog Into a Link Generation Machine

How to Turn Your Blog Into a Link Generation Machine | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Once you've created content your audience wants to consume, how can you leverage it for link generation? This post shows you how...

 

There are many important reasons why one should focus on building an audience on their blog. We’ve already discussed writing for your audience, and reasons to dedicate the time to continue blogging.

 

With that comes the immeasurable benefits: serving content to your specific audience and catering to what they’re interested in, indirectly selling to your audience, and sharing your brand’s voice.

 

Then there are the measurable benefits: page views, link generation, conversions and leads.

 

Once you’ve decided to continue blogging for your business and you’ve created content your audience wants to consume, how can you use that for link generation or content curation beyond what you’re already doing?

 

Are you Blogging with Intention?

 

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How Google & Technology is Changing Your Brain’s Rote Memory (The Google Effect Study)

How Google & Technology is Changing Your Brain’s Rote Memory (The Google Effect Study) | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

A recent study has confirmed that the search engine Google is changing your brain and altering the way it works, seriously. But then again, this really shouldn’t come as a surprise since any new technology is going to change the way that our neurons fire and brain works. Anyways, a group of people got money for a study called “The Google Effect” led by Betsy Sparrow at Columbia University. Findings from the study led by Betsy were published in the popular journal, “Science.”

 

How is Google changing your brain? What did The Google Effect study find?

 

Contrary to popular myth that using the internet is making people dumber, that wasn’t what the researchers found. What they found was the fact that using the Google search engine causes the brain to reorganize its memories for information. Instead of relying on what is called “Rote memory,” people are using new technology such as their computers and Google to get the job done. In other words, instead of people using their brains directly to pull up information are basically saying, “I can just quick go Google it instead of try to test my memory.”

 

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