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Digg launches Reader extension for Chrome, adds unread mode to Android app

From thenextweb.com

Digg today released a Reader extension for Chrome. You can download the new Digg Reader for Google's browser now directly from the Chrome Web Store.

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Yahoo Mail’s Sweet 16 Is Sweet: A brand new view

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by Jeffrey Bonforte, SVP of Communication Products


Today is Yahoo Mail’s sweet 16, and to celebrate we’re making our Mail experience elegant and intuitive on desktop, iOS, and Android.
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The new Yahoo mail looks exactly like Gmail... What do you think?

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Content curation: how to make it work for you

From howtowritebetter.net

Blog post at How To Write Better : Content curation has become a very powerful tool in the inbound marketing mix - provided you know how to do it, and use it, properly. Here, [..]
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I rarely have time for guest posting these days. However, when someone asks me to share my thoughts on content curation, I can never say no.

 

Thank you to Suzan St Maur of How to write better, for allowing me to contribute my two cents to the conversation!

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Google Apps now lets you share Docs, Slides, and Drawings without forcing recipients to sign in

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Google today announced it has tweaked the way sharing works for Docs, Slides and Drawings. Recipients no longer have to sign in or create a Google account if they don't have one.

This ...
Alysia Gradney's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:16 AM

How many times have you been annoyed by having to login when viewing a google doc? I know that this has happened to me so many times.

 

Well, now you can share docs, slides, and drawings without the other person having to sign in. 

 

Thank you Google Angels!

Call Extensions and Continued Enhancements Come to Bing Ads

From community.bingads.microsoft.com

We’ve been working hard to make Bing Ads even better for you, our customers. What this means are tangible enhancements that better enable you to connect with potential customers through the platform and through...
Sherryl Perry's curator insight, October 8, 2013 9:19 PM

Bing Ads introduces "Call Extensions" via Skype – for all devices.

Photo Embeds, Not Links Get More Retweets - AppNewser

From www.mediabistro.com

Photo Embeds, Not Links Get More Retweets
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"According to a Hubspot Twitter study, Tweets with photos are 94% more likely to be retweeted. However, Instagram links to images are 42% less likely to be retweeted."

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Think you're a social media expert? 10 reasons why you're wrong

From memeburn.com

Social media has been trending for a couple of years now and there’s nothing wrong with taking advantage of it, but please don’t give the industry a bad name.

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Same old song about self-proclaimed social media experts. However, a lot of people still haven't read the memo. ;-)

donhornsby's curator insight, October 8, 2013 6:38 AM

If you are into social media and you are calling yourself a “guru”, do you really understand what you are doing and can you really deliver results? You are not a social media “guru” if you have the ability to create a Facebook business page, Twitter account, and have a couple of social media apps on your smartphone.

Get a quick overview of a page's style with Stylify Me

From socialmediaslant.com

Have you ever seen a blog or website whose colors and fonts you really liked, but didn't want to inspect every CSS element to find out more about them? Let Stylify Me help! Created by Annabelle Yoo...
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Website designers and webmasters, have you heard of Stylify Me? Could be very useful if you don't have time to waste going through CSS elements on other sites...

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How Many People Use 275 of the Top Social Media, Apps & Services? (October 2013)

From expandedramblings.com

The most comprehensive list of how many people are using 275 of the top social media, apps and services from around the world. Updated for October 2013.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Social media is in a state of perpetual evolution. Between the daily announcements and stats, you never get bored.

 

Due to my occupation as social media workshop facilitator, I am always on the lookout for updated numbers. I cover the main platforms on my other blog Social Media Slant. However, I cannot be everywhere.

 

That’s why I am thankful when I find a gem like the list created by Craig Smith. He has uncovered figures for sites and apps that I would have never found on my own, including Digg, Deezer, Flickr, Gmail, Hootsuite, Netflix, and Scoop.it. For example, I learnt that Amazon has 209 million users, Evernote 65 million, and Feedly 13 million.

 

Note that the numbers are for October 2013. Craig has also provided links to data sources.

Gilbert C FAURE's curator insight, October 9, 2013 10:18 AM

grands nombres

par ordre aphabétique, sccop.it quatrième page

malek's comment, October 9, 2013 12:47 PM
not exactly a needle in a haystack

Twitter embraces Gmail’s quick actions. Now you can respond to notifications without opening each email

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Back in May, Google announced new quick action buttons, letting users respond to emails without opening them. So, for example, if you want to let the sender know that you're attending ...
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A new feature being tested by Twitter...

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Instagram turns 3!

From socialmediaslant.com

Instagram blew out its third candle on Sunday. Launched on October 6, 2010, the photo app quickly rose to fame. On December 22, a mere 24 hours after being introduced to iPhone users, it had alread...
Ruby Rawlinson's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:06 PM

It's been 3 years since the launch of instagram. What will they introduce next?

Tweet2Cite: A great Twitter citation generator for academic papers

From socialmediaslant.com

When working on a research paper, a student may find some great information on Twitter that they would like to cite. They just need to format the content to meet academic requirements. Let me intro...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Very useful tool for students, IMHO. Saves you a lot of typing. 

Gilbert C FAURE's comment, October 8, 2013 3:36 AM
.. in a very short time, like so many dead links in blogs or websites! It is so difficult to push students, even postgraduate citing primary scientific resources!
LucaVanin's comment, October 8, 2013 3:50 AM
I think that could be useful for all that cases in which students work on communciation and online resources: a quick method to track online resources and correclty citing authors.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, October 8, 2013 4:19 AM
Tweets are available until a user decides to take them down or Twitter deletes an account.

Plus, it is allowed by universities, so why not?

Social Media & The Law – 11 Things You Need to Know Now

From www.toprankblog.com

At TopRank Online Marketing, our Monday mornings are usually filled with lots and lots of coffee, the clicking and clacking of keyboards being furiously typed
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

You may remember the  infographic about copyright I shared on my blog a few days ago.

 

Well, here is another great resource to help you navigate some of the grey areas surrounding social media and the law. My favorite tip in the list is this one:

 

"Expect to receive the same consequences online as in real life. Freedom of speech is applicable to online communications, however you can still be fired for anything. Personal responsibility."

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LinkedIn introduces ‘Block’ button to address cyberstalking concerns

From www.thedrum.com

Professional social network LinkedIn has announced that it is to introduce a ‘Block’ button to address concerns that it has been abused...
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Microsoft can recycle your Outlook.com email address if your account becomes inactive

From thenextweb.com

Microsoft is under fire for failing to adequately warn users that their Outlook.com email address could be recycled if it becomes inactive.

The company's Service Agreement tells ...
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What the Web Looked Like Before Google

From www.theatlanticwire.com

Today marks the 15th anniversary of Google: What would the Internet look like if there were no Google today? 
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Do you know that Google Search recently turned 15?

 

In 1998, the Internet was very different from today. Its big stars were Yahoo, AOL, Internet Explorer, Hotmail, and GeoCities.

 

I still remember the sound the modem made when I logged onto the Internet. Yes, there was no wireless Internet then. Actually,  most of us had never heard of unlimited access. My mom paid about $30 every month for 24 hours. If you went over the limit, each additional hour was three or four dollars!

 

Those born after the 1980s will probably have no recollection of what the online world looked like at the time. Luckily for us, Rebecca Greenfield has done some research and shares some cool screenshots and information in her article.

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Dropbox can now automatically save your screenshots when you take them, and import photos from iPhoto

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Dropbox today added a nifty feature for all its desktop users: support for automatic uploading of screenshots. At the same time, the company has added an iPhoto import tool for its ...

Facebook rolling out Graph Search feature that helps you find posts and status updates

From thenextweb.com

Facebook is expanding the scope of its Graph Search tool so that it now will index posts and status updates. In doing so, users can search for not only friends who Like "Breaking ...
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You can now find Pinterest boards directly in Bing Image Search

From thenextweb.com

Microsoft today added Pinterest boards to right-hand side of Bing's Image Search results. These are called Image collections, a feature that brings together curated collections of images ...
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Google+ Closing Social Login Gap Against Facebook | Google Plus Daily

From www.googleplusdaily.com

Janrain's Quarterly Social Login Trend Report for Q3 2013 shows that Google+ is closing in on Facebook
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"Janrain has predicted that Google+ could exceed Facebook's social logins by 2016."

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Instagram as a Growing Business

From blog.instagram.com

Over the past three years we’ve watched with amazement as Instagram has grown to a global community of more than 150 million people capturing and sharing the world’s moments. Instagram is a place...
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Ads are coming to Instagram...

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Twitter IPO: Key statistics revealed

From socialmediaslant.com

Twitter has officially filed for its initial public offering (IPO) and is looking to raise $1 billion. The document, which is available publicly, reveals important numbers about the social network,...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

In this article, you will only find stats on traffic and impressions. 

However, for those interested in revenue numbers, I have included a link to a more thorough post. 

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Bookmark Google+ posts in one click with this Chrome extension

From socialmediaslant.com

People share a lot of great content on Google+. Unfortunately, without RSS feed functionality, it can be hard to follow everything. And when one article catches your attention, there is no option t...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

A great Chrome e

Why Facebook hashtags were doomed to #fail - Inside Facebook

From www.insidefacebook.com

We’re nearly four months into Facebook’s reluctant acceptance of hashtags and, to this point; it’s really been much ado about nothing.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

When Facebook announced that users could start using hashtags, I decided to give the feature a try. After all, they had always been successful on Twitter and Google+.

 

As it turns out, I and many other entrepreneurs and businesses quickly discovered that they actually limit the reach of posts. Why is that? Because, according to David Carrillo, people do not use Facebook to interact with strangers and discover new trends.

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Journalists: Use Google+ the right way with this guide

From curationgalore.wordpress.com

With over 1 billion users, Google+ has become an essential platform for most industries. This is particularly the case with journalism. If you are a reporter and not quite sure how to use the Plus,...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Excellent guide to leverage Google+. While the tips target journalists, I feel that everyone wanting to use the platform well should follow them. 

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