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Build great widgets for your blog with Blogvio

From socialmediaslant.com

Blogvio lets you create responsive widgets for your website or blog. The service is free for up to 50,000 views per day and three sites. To create a widget, visit the Widgets area. Then: Choose an ...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

A really neat tool for bloggers!

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Happy birthday, Scoop.it!

From socialmediaslant.com

Scoop.it is celebrating two milestones today. The content curation platform has just turned two. It is also very close to reaching the golden number of 100 million unique visitors! Though two years...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Congratulations, Scoop.it!

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Google+ Helper Community – Basics for beginners** category!

From plus.google.com

I have been collecting helpful posts here in my Google+ Helper community: 

I hope they will help you get started on Google+ and also help you get the best results for your business!

Mia Voss's curator insight, November 3, 2013 12:42 AM

always helpful!  

Horror Stories From the Inbox: Emails That Made Us Scream

From www.mpdailyfix.com

In honor of Halloween week, I'm sharing the scariest stories that I've come across lately. Yes, we're talking about frightfully bad emails.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

 

As a blogger, I receive tons of guest post pitches every week. Some are great, while others (most of them, actually) are terrible.

 

If you don’t know what I mean, head over Veronica Maria Jarski’s article. She shares six examples of messages that will make you scream — literally.

 

My favorite? “The Monstrous Misspeller”. About 90 percent of bloggers have no clue how to spell my name…

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Twitter is reportedly planning to encrypt DMs and introduce other new security measures

From thenextweb.com

Twitter has been largely unaffected by the NSA's efforts to siphon data from some of the Internet's most influential companies, likely because most tweets sent by users are public, ...
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Facebook may start logging your cursor movements

From arstechnica.com

Facebook wants to know not just where your mouse ends up, but where it's been.
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Get your mentions in order with a brand new update

From blog.mention.net

We’re pleased to announce some major new features today. Drum roll please...

To start off with, mention now has an archive!

http://youtu.be/JsnKrWOI0EQ

The #1 requested feature is now here.
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Facebook and LinkedIn release new traffic numbers

From socialmediaslant.com

This week two major social networks reported their financial results for Q3 2013: Facebook and LinkedIn. Quarterly announcements are important because they give social media sites the opportunity t...
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Looking for new apps?

From socialmediaslant.com

Quixey is a search engine that finds apps for you based on the tasks or goals you want to accomplish. Let's imagine, for example, that you are looking for an app to stream music online or sync your...

What Socrates can teach you about social media strategy

From www.creativeramblings.com

My goal as a social media coach is to help clients develop a strategy that works best for their specific situations. I achieve that not only by sharing actionable tips, but also by challenging thei...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com: I haven't seen many social media coaches talk about the Socratic method. So, I have decided to share my two cents about the concept...
Emanuel Turtoi's curator insight, July 8, 2015 6:52 AM

O mica parere al marelui filosof Socratedespre strategia media

Facebook’s Next Big Privacy Change | Social Media Today

From socialmediatoday.com

Facebook has already made two big changes that impacted users' privacy in 2013 and one more big change is still pending. First it was Graph Search and then it was making teens able to be publicly found.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

A new nail in Facebook's coffin? 

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Wordle lets you create beautiful word clouds

From socialmediaslant.com

Pretty cool picture, eh? I made it with Wordle. Wordle is a free website that allows you to make your written content shine by turning it into word clouds for presentations, articles, and more. No ...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Wordle is the neatest little tool! 

I'm thinking of using it to create the image for the cover of my future eBook. 

Have you tried it? 

Sarah's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:59 AM

We've used Wordle in some of our TRAMmCPD presentations

Elizabeth Thomas's curator insight, October 31, 2013 2:06 PM

I've been a Wordle fan since discovering the free app last year. It's a creative outlet and a great source of social media content. 

Google+ Hangouts and Photos get major overhaul, vanity URLs arrive

From socialmediaslant.com

Tuesday was a very busy day for Google. The company added 18 new features to its social network. Hangouts Support for location sharing, SMS, and GIFs (Hangouts for Android). Hangouts On Air can now...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

When Google makes announcements, they are usually major. Today was no exception.

 

With 18 new features added to Hangouts and Photos, as well as the introduction of vanity URLs, Google+ is officially making history.

 

According to you, what’s next?

Chris Jones's curator insight, October 30, 2013 2:22 PM

It's about time! I was wondering when Google was finally going to roll out vanity urls.

Guest post: 5 tools to make life easier for busy bloggers

From www.creativeramblings.com

The following is a guest post by Elizabeth Phillips. Her bio is at the end of the article. While the life of a blogger may seem glam to the average reader, the truth is that blogging makes a busy l...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

The only tool I had never heard of is BlogJet. What about you? 

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Turn quotes into shareable pictures with Recite

From socialmediaslant.com

If, like me, you believe in the power of pictures, you will certainly love using Recite. The website allows you to turn quotes into shareable images in two clicks. To start using Recite, visit http...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

A neat little tool!

Catherine Rocheleau's curator insight, October 31, 2013 7:25 PM

Another great tool for drawing attention to your social media posts!

 

André Michel's curator insight, November 8, 2013 8:01 AM

This is really interesting - congrats for the scoop

The Facts about LinkedIn Intro

From blog.linkedin.com

This blog post is intended to provide more information and address inaccurate assertions that have been made as a result of a product we launched on Wednesday called LinkedIn Intro.
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Molto for iOS Provides A Social Network Like User Interface for Email

From www.makeuseof.com

Face it: there
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Looks like a very neat app for emails!

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Facebook Graph Search Privacy: What to Know & How to Protect Yourself

From www.wordstream.com

What is Facebook Graph Search? How can you retain your privacy and remain hidden from Facebook's new nosy feature? Read the article to find out!
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

When Graph Search was officially introduced earlier this year, many people started worrying about the negative impacts the new functionality could have.

 

Since then, Facebook has worked around its internal search engine to make more and more things discoverable, including public posts. The company recently got rid of the “Who can look up your Timeline by name?” setting and changed the default sharing setting for new accounts opened by teenagers.

 

Those recent decisions continue raising questions as to how safe sharing content on the giant social network truly is. The answer is: Nothing is safe on the Internet, unless you exercise caution. First, start with your privacy settings.

 

Megan Marrs has written an excellent article on the topic. She goes through the major areas to review to ensure that you can continue enjoying networking on Facebook.

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Goodbye, Google PageRank Data: Maybe Just for Now, But More Likely Forever

From searchenginewatch.com

Matt Cutts confirms at Pubcon what some have thought for months: Google has no plans to fix the broken pipeline that stopped the flow of PageRank data to webmasters. There will not be another PageRank update visible to the public in 2013.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I had never really paid attention to PageRank, anyway. I always looked at the content to see if I could find anything of value...

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20+ Tools to Create Your Own Infographics

From www.hongkiat.com

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

 

Infographics have been all the rage since last year.

 

When done well, they can be very beneficial to businesses. The problem is that entrepreneurs do not always have the budget to hire professionals to design them.

 

Good news, though. Many tools are available out there for that particular purpose. A majority are also free.

 

If you are looking for a good starting point, check out Kay Tan’s list. He highlights some of the best services in his article

Annika McGinley's curator insight, October 28, 2013 9:37 PM

Being a visual spatial, I groove on infographics! Nice roundup of tools to make it happen.

Deborah Owen's curator insight, November 1, 2013 9:57 AM

Another useful list of options.

Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, June 4, 2014 1:36 PM

A picture is worth a thousand words – based on this, infographics would carry hundreds of thousands of words, yet if you let a reader choose between a full-length 1000-word article and an infographic that needs a few scroll-downs, they’d probably...

This week in social media: Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Twitter, WordPress

From www.examiner.com

Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Facebook
Facebook added two mobile app capabilities to help increase install
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

A lot of things happened in social media again this week!

I really like the new Handwriting feature for Gmail and Google Docs! What about you? 

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Create Custom Promo-Tweets, Promote on Facebook and Linkedin

From blog.paper.li

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Great new features from Paper.li!

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Canada’s Indigo Books and Music launches Android and iOS app for mobile and in-store purchasing

From thenextweb.com

Canadian retail bookstore chain Indigo today announced it has finally accepted the mobile app craze and has released its own shopping experience for Android and iOS. You can download ...
Shawn Cormier's curator insight, October 16, 2015 11:00 PM

Keeping up with technology is important to stay ahead of the competition, especially Amazon. Tech is always a great way to welcome new customers and demographics too.

New User Requested Feature: New Follower Stream

From blog.hootsuite.com

In just two days the teams of the HootSuite Hackathon built new features for the HootSuite dashboard.
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