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How enhance your career with social media rather than waste time

How enhance your career with social media rather than waste time | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
"Scientists: Social Media Is Not Necessarily a Waste of Time" "When it comes to social media, there seem to be two schools of thought in the science/research community. One posits that spending time...
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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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SOCIAL MEDIA, Cognition, Memes

SOCIAL MEDIA, Cognition, Memes | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

Click ^ to visit my web page where I focus on my passion for social media--the psychological/social structures which feed and feast in the market--the science of memes. I am an English professor, using psychology and memetics to activate students. Thanks for sharing. Return often!


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Work on Five Elements to Motivate Your Readers to Share Your Content

Work on Five Elements to Motivate Your Readers to Share Your Content | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Creating exceptional content is the first step. If all you do is post great content, it will go unnoticed. Using emotion, timing, design, and distribution effectively will make your content...
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What You've Got to Know About Mirror Neurons, Audiences, and Empathy

What You've Got to Know About Mirror Neurons, Audiences, and Empathy | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
In the years since their discovery,  massive research campaigns have explored the implications of these powers in humans, and it will pay you dividends to learn as much as you can about the mirror...
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Battle for the Zen Mind: Five Finger Death Punch and Ajahn Chah

Battle for the Zen Mind: Five Finger Death Punch and Ajahn Chah | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
The masters of zen and mindfulness speak as if peace  and harmony are a step away. This is there job - to make it seem easy and attainable. Ajahn Chah speaks of the clear, calm forest pools where...
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Who Says Your Blog Sucks? How to Avoid Fear Marketing

Who Says Your Blog Sucks? How to Avoid Fear Marketing | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
The problem that we are grappling with here is that most of us bloggers are naive to the ploy, and we buy into negative emotions. Fear and shame are never powerful positions to make decisions and...
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Lions and Jellyfish: Blogging Content Creation

Lions and Jellyfish: Blogging Content Creation | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
You'll discover here: Rules and restrictions often inhibit the freedom of writers on the internet and leads to stagnation. When too many rules govern writing, new and powerful innovations are watered...
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Golden Voices Crafting the Majestic Black Woman: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison.

Golden Voices Crafting the Majestic Black Woman: Maya Angelou and Toni Morrison. | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
The passing of Maya Angelou leaves a whole in our culture, never to be filled or even approximated. She was the voice of the caged bird, singing her way to freedom for all black women. She described...
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How Bloggers Can Use Linguistics to AMP Your Creative License

How Bloggers Can Use Linguistics to AMP Your Creative License | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Since bloggers use language to communicate with audiences, linguistics, language science, should inform their writing.  In most cases, this is liberating for bloggers, allowing them to work their...
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Metaphor: "Content" Is a Powerful Black Woman

Metaphor: "Content" Is a Powerful Black Woman | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

"Content is king" is a phrase so worn and cliche as to be empty. In other words, it is the antonym of "content." Yet, we still spew the phrase as if it were as new as "the cloud" and "big...

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Pearl Jam & Neuroscience: Steps to Discover Your Self-Identity

Pearl Jam & Neuroscience: Steps to Discover Your Self-Identity | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

Some ultimate blogging and human questions
Am I a nerd, or is thinking about the brain and mind fun? Yeah, I guess I'm a nerd.

If you are willing to be a nerd with me for a few minutes, I have some ideas that will improve your writing and life.

Can we try a fun and life affirming exercise together to start? It's a little tough, but worth the effort.

If your up to it, respond in writing to (or just think about) these deep questions. Dig to the bottom because superficial answers will waste your time:

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How to Achieve Success Using a Beautifully Designed Manifesto

How to Achieve Success Using a Beautifully Designed Manifesto | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
I developed an obsession for the challenge, wondering if I could succeed in a task that I was not trained or prepared for.
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I believe that to succeed with your blog and your life, you must center yourself on a written version of the core values that mindfully drive you - a manifesto. This has been my theme of late because it changed my life and can better yours as well.

But, the challenge requires a lust for change and improvement, a commitment to take actions that work toward change, and a well written and thought out manifesto. You use the manifesto to keep you on track, measure your evolution toward success, and provide a motivation to succeed.

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How You Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation, Creativity, and Education

How You Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation, Creativity, and Education | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

As an awesome writer and communicator, you are curious about the world and thrive in a creative environment, am I right? You typically think of an innovative atmosphere as being free from constraints, boundaries, and rules. But, you are wrong.

The most powerful creativity comes from innovative ideas guided and constrained by rules and boundaries.

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Advanced Blogger's Guide: How Jump Start a Kicking Personal Brand

Advanced Blogger's Guide: How Jump Start a Kicking Personal Brand | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
You can rise to a higher level of authority and influence as you elevate your brand story, by being social, strategic, and authentic, in your written and visual communication with the public. The...
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How to Use Empathic Listening to Create a Blog

How to Use Empathic Listening to Create a Blog | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
You can use empathy and listening skills to build a tight and faithful audience. Check out my stories and tips to guide you.
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How to Be Ignored in Social Media - Go Headless

How to Be Ignored in Social Media - Go Headless | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
The profile shot, more than anything, personalizes you. I begin to recognize faces and put names to them. Then, I am able to remember what they post about and a bit about their personality. Finally,...
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How to Use Einstein to Write Powerful Sentences

How to Use Einstein to Write Powerful Sentences | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Yes, I destroyed and rebuilt to find the simplicity that Einstein calls for. Not my best work, but much improved.
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Proclamation to the World: Social Media Is Our Best Hope for Freedom and Equality

Proclamation to the World: Social Media Is Our Best Hope for Freedom and Equality | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

You will take from this article:  Definitions of social, media, technology, and literacy. The interconnections between these terms. The history and evolution of social media. The...

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How to Turn the Anguish of Writing into a Meditation

How to Turn the Anguish of Writing into a Meditation | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
How do you write a blog post? Maybe you are among the gifted few who sit down and the words flow. Still, there are times when it's a pain in the ass. Do you sit down, fingers at the keyboard, a blank...
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Why writing means anguish.
How a cluttered mind inhibits the writing process.
Steps to make writing easier and mindful.
Instructions for writing a blog post as a meditation.
The Anguish of Writing
Three years ago, I stood in the 4'x4' drab, yellow entry way where Hemingway shot himself in the head with a a shotgun, in SunValley, Idaho in 1961, after suffering years of poor mental and physical health.

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The Science Fiction and Reality of Neuroscience Merge in the Near Future

The Science Fiction and Reality of Neuroscience Merge in the Near Future | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Darin's notes:  A study of cognitive linguistics in graduate school led me to a fascination with how our brain works, and it is surprising how much we have learned in just the last decade.  While...
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1 Blog Post, 4 Blog Tools, and Massive Blog Traffic

1 Blog Post, 4 Blog Tools, and Massive Blog Traffic | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Darin's Note:   I am keen to find new tools that are easy to use and save me costly time in doing either repetitive, mind numbing tasks. Social Media Examiner is an powerful authority, and I...
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McCarthy & Poe Argue on the Ideal Length of Fiction

McCarthy & Poe Argue on the Ideal Length of Fiction | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Both long and short form fiction are essential to your reading experience, so read both. Enjoy the unique qualities of each, and pay attention to the differences and similarities. Write your own...
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How You Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation, Creativity, and Education

How You Can Avoid the Pitfalls of Innovation, Creativity, and Education | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

As an awesome writer and communicator, you are curious about the world and thrive in a creative environment, am I right? You typically think of an innovative atmosphere as being free from constraints, boundaries, and rules. But, you are wrong.
The most powerful creativity comes from innovative ideas guided and constrained by rules and boundaries.

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Pearl Jam & Neuroscience: Steps to Discover Your Self-Identity

Pearl Jam & Neuroscience: Steps to Discover Your Self-Identity | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
The sad part of this incredible power we possess is that few people take conscious control. Involuntary processes and events will shape who you are if you don't examine your life closely. Take...
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Your Writing Success Is Guaranteed, If You Nail Your Manifesto

Your Writing Success Is Guaranteed, If You Nail Your Manifesto | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

You live in chaos. Everyday you try to order and design the world to make a safe space for yourself. With the mayhem in modern life, imposing order is no easy task. Yet, you fight hard to make each day the best. You seek perfection, and you work your ass off doing it.

You can attain the perfection you seek, but only if you clearly define and understand what you are searching for. There is no universal standard of success, and what pleases you offends another. You carve your unique design of success.

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Wicked Graphics and Design at Your Fingers, Even If You Only Draw Stick Figures

Wicked Graphics and Design at Your Fingers, Even If You Only Draw Stick Figures | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it

Your eyes are fixed even before our brain.
Darin's Note: Graphics rule the web because of the instant draw of the eye. Stunning images arrest our gaze, which can lead to reading the text on the page. Clearly bloggers need some sophisticated tools to stand out from the midst of the drab and hackneyed. I am no artist, but those at Deviant Art are masters.

Many of the artists just starting offer their images without license, in order to promote their name. I highly recommend the site, and encourage you to promote their work with money and exposure. Be sure you are clear on the uses and restrictions. This master work is by Harnoise75.

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How to Start a Blog That Rocks: A New Angle, Voice, and Audience

How to Start a Blog That Rocks: A New Angle, Voice, and Audience | Social Media, Memetics, and Cognitve Science | Scoop.it
Unoriginal content numbs our brains.

Are you ever bored by articles in your area of interest because they repeat what has already been said? How many times can you hear the same phrase “content is king” before it makes you nauseous?

You need an approach to start you off in your individual direction, or you risk performing a blogging face-plant.

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