In roughly four short years, Lady Gaga, the eccentric pop star phenom has become a household name by building an iconic brand that has resulted in earnings of nearly one hundred million dollars last year.
Marty - Love this article's ability to get my attention with the lady Gaga hook and then teach me real ideas extracted from her social marketing genius. My favorite is "be touchable". Doesn't get much more "touchable" than Lady Gaga (lol).
"Clipulse is a social video discovery platform allows you to gather, organise and share amazing and interesting videos from around the web. Bookmark your interesting videos and share it with others to let them catch a glimpse of your cool collection.
Checkout the uber cool "Clipper" tool that helps you clip the most amazing videos you come across the web. Enrich your video streaming experience by discovering and sharing new contents with your friends.
Here are some key features:
- You can only join Clipulse by logging into your account with Facebook;
- Create a new library, use the "Create" button in the Clipulse page;
- To clip the videos from the web either use the "Clipper" button provided at the top of a Clipulse page or another option is to use the "Clip via link";
- Use the inbuilt search feature in Clipulse to find videos that matches your interest and shared in public by other members. Also if you loved a video and wish to share, you could do so by clicking the "ReClip" button in the video page;
- A share button in the video view page helps you share interesting videos, with other selected social networking and bookmarking sites..."
Robin Good: DisplayNote is an cross-platform app which allows a presenter to share (over WiFi) his presentation live to his audience, by allowing them to capture, view, edit and contribute to it in real-time fom whichever device they use.
Key features include:
Capture - Capture the presenter's notes, slides, images and video in real-time and all on your own device.
Annotate- Highlight what is important to you, underline key phrases, mark / tag important items for later review, and send annotations to other connected devices.
Collaborate- Work together in groups of any size and on any device. Share annotations with the presenter and other connected devices. Create and join groups for collaborative learning.
Note Taking- Add written notes, post-its and references to any slide, image and video.
Display Control- In presenter mode, use your tablet device to present from anywhere in the room, access and control your desktop, create collaborative groups, pass control to other participant's devices and even view the screen of another connected device.
Private messaging- Send and receive private messages with the presenter and other connected devices while you work.
Any Device, any Platform - Works on any device (smartphone, tablet, laptop etc.) and across all the major platforms including iOS, Android, Windows, Mac OS and Linux.
**** I just curated a piece of Robin's into Curation Revolution explaining there are times when a straight scoop or curation without much comment makes sense. This excellent summary of Robin's is a perfect example. The other thing I keep in mind on my straight scoops, curation without much comment, is where am I curating too. If I were moving Robin's notes and this new Display Note tool into my blog or my Technorati startups series I would write more, but it can be safely "Scooped" into my Startups feed inside of Scoop.it because that is where I share cool tools like this one. Sometimes I scoop naked first and then go back and fill notes in after I've had a chance to take a pass through the tool. I do this to rescue the piece so I don't lose it back into the sea of STUFF I review daily.
This "naked scoop" reflects one way I use Scoop.it to support curation. When I see something cool, something I don't want to forget, I move it to one of my feeds as a way of archiving and tagging (been meaning to get better about tagging inside of Scoop.it too since know it could save tons of time). When I am writing about mobile I check my Mobile Revolution feed for helpful factoids, authors and blogs. One role this cool tool plays is writer's assistant and note archive.
If I were writing about SlideShare-like tools I would return to this scoop and check out DisplayNote and any other similar new tools stored there as reference and helpful information, but for today, there might be little to add other than, "cool, agree with Robin and will look into it". Part of what Robin and other curators I trust do for my curation is to reduce my sourcing time. Another role to help me form up those philosophical areas I curate such as curation itself, marketing and branding. Robin and Michael also teach me new things almost every day. They keep my mind OPEN as it has to be to achieve any success in Internet marketing.
For what they do I am grateful and hopefully show my gratitude with the high respect I have for great curation and each of them. Robin and Michael (maxOz) don't need my credit, but they appreciate my input, respect and admiration. Admiration because only a fellow curator knows just how hard all of this is despite how easy they (and all great curators) make it appear.
PS. See my Scoop of Robin's Rewriting News Stories Is Not Content Curation to read Part I of this conversation :).
LoveIt is a visual curation and sharing platform that launched on June 7, 2012.
While the layout appears similar to other visual sites, this site is clearly different and is taking social curation to the next level. Unlike Pinterest, you can create community, collaborate with others and much more.
Here are the features of this new social network:
LoveIt connects users with their friends as well as with people who share similar visual tastes.
**LoveIt also helps users discover influencers, brands, websites, RSS feeds and blogs that have content related to what the user loves.
**LoveIt takes things one step further by showing users the original content source and allowing them to directly follow that source with a single click.
The company’s patent-pending image recommendation engine consistently identifies andshares new compelling images to provide a more engaging and dynamic user experience.
**Users can set up privatecollections, public collections and favorites to easily find images they like.
**The order of collections can be easily rearranged and images can be reorganized between collections by using convenient and intuitive drag-and-drop tools
**Users can interact with other people in the LoveIt community to create a variety of collections from chic fashion to quirky art, tasty recipes to dream vacations, geeky gadgets to hot cars and anything else they choose.
**The private collection feature also makes it easy for multiple people to collaborate on professional work projects or for groups to plan special personal events.
Mike Butcher is the European Editor for TechCrunch. A former grunge rock drummer, he became a long time journalist, and has since written for UK national newspapers and magazines including The Financial Times, The ...
Robin Good: The Online Meeting Tools Review is a web-based service which allows you to compare side-by-side over 35 web conferencing and webinar tools.
The free version allows you to access individual reviews and to compare up to four tools on a set of basic criteria with not much detail.
The Pro version is a downloadable PDF that includes comparison of whatever number of tools you have selected across 80 different features.
Price starts at $19 for in-depth comparison of 4 tools. Each additional tool added to the report is $4 more.
P.S.: I have looked at some of the reviews and I have found them not to be as detailed and insightful as I would have expected. The data is there, but in some cases key advantages of a certain tool or technology over another are not highlighted at all.
Well organized idea for an in-demand need, but information quality is not as good as it should be. 6/10
Most successful businesses are built up slowly over time, and they manage to develop their systems and employee capabilities in such a way, as to keep pace with the rate of growth and avoid the risk of imploding from systems and people not being able to keep up with their rate of growth.
Some businesses however, rise rapidly and expand exponentially, and either survive after much turmoil and angst, or crash and burn when the upgrading of systems and people fail to keep pace with the growth.
This excellent article, is for those who take the slow and steady approach, and it provides a blueprint on how to build a great business one customer at a time and without high levels of risk.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 9, 2013) - Livefyre, provider of the leading real-time conversation and social curation platform, announced the acquisition of Storify, the drag-and-drop storytelling tool that has changed the way journalists...
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Between Pinterest and Fab and Fancy and Svpply and Wanelo and Lyst and many other similar startups, the social-meets-design-meets-commerce space is nothing if not crowded.
***** This reminds me of how Hollywood gets on similar ideas all at the same time. At the core is the battle between Israel's and text. The first web revolution was about text. It is clear the second is going to be about visuals. Marty
Introducing Teamomattic – Social project management and collaboration. by Bioshox on 06/18/2012. Botty! I'd like to introduce a new project of mine today that is going into development over the next few months, ready for a Winter 2012 ...
The mobile Web has gotten a bum rap. It spends most of its time either in the shadow of the desktop or playing the role of the native app’s frumpy friend.
Luckily, we’ve got the tools to change that. Progressive enhancement, mobile-first and responsive design can help lead us towards a more unified, future-friendly Web. That’s the good news.
The bad news? These tools are worthless if you don’t have license to use them.
What’s holding us back, in many cases, is our clients and the conceptual models they cling to. If our clients are to embrace the potential of the mobile Web, then we need to get them thinking beyond desktops and apps.
Facebook is an accepted means of communication. It is a never-ending virtual social gathering filled with adopted puppies, cute LOL kitties, baby announcements, viral articles and videos, events, groups, organizations and fan pages.
In this 2012 version, by Fred Cavazza - http://bit.ly/zLJZto - included is a set of online services allowing conversations and social interactions, on computers, but also on mobile and alternate devices (smartphones, tablets, connected TVs, smartframes…).
Although this graph is divided into pies and layers to make it easier to read, social media is a very dense ecosystem where different players lives in symbioses: if they tend to overlap sometimes, they easily lives together, and we are not in a winner-takes-all market configuration.
Thus, three major players can be found in the central circle, because they are providing users with a very large set of functionalities (Facebook, Twitter and Google+).
If it is possible for a user to publish / share/ play / network / buy / localize on only one of these platforms, they are widely used as containers or relays for what internet users are doing on other platforms.
Regarding competition between these three, I don’t believe one can eat the two others, since each one have a distinct orientation:
Twitter for content discovery,
Google+ to manage your online identity and
Facebook to interact with your friends.
The main goal of this chart is to make it easier for you to comprehend social media in all its complexity, not to set an exhaustive list of available services
Which platform should your brand choose?
It is important not to choose the right platform, but to build a consistent social architecture.
Installing your brand on social media is not about choosing one or several social platforms and opening profiles, it is about defining objectives and allocating resources.
The platform choice is only the tactical declination of your strategy.
There is no perfect choice since each brand has a different context. However:
Think about how to maintain consistent branding and tone-of-voice across your chosen networks. Really think about user-experience, especially for bespoke websites, and consider all the devices that users may connect with. Stay abreast of the constantly shifting landscape! This time last year Pinterest was a relatively unknown platform, today it is the new social media darling. It will be interesting to see how it fares in 2013! Original Article - http://bit.ly/wLFy8O - by John Stokes - http://bit.ly/wRm7g4 - @jonstokes ;
Robin Good: Thanks to Louis Gray who has helped me discover that Google has released a Share Bookmarklet which can be used to capture and post any kind of web content on your Google+ stream.
The Google+ Share Bookmarklet captures instantly title, description and images present on any web page while allowing you to select which image to use (or to drop it altogether) and providing a "comment" box. The title and original description cannot be edited.
Sharing your scoops to your social media accounts is a must to distribute your curated content. Not only will it drive traffic and leads through your content, but it will help show your expertise with your followers.
How to integrate my topics' content to my website?
Integrating your curated content to your website or blog will allow you to increase your website visitors’ engagement, boost SEO and acquire new visitors. By redirecting your social media traffic to your website, Scoop.it will also help you generate more qualified traffic and leads from your curation work.
Distributing your curated content through a newsletter is a great way to nurture and engage your email subscribers will developing your traffic and visibility.
Creating engaging newsletters with your curated content is really easy.