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5 great articles you may have missed (April 29 - May 5, 2013)

From www.creativeramblings.com

Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for April 29 - May 5, 2013: 5 great articles you may have missed (April 29 -...
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Send huge files for free with SoShare

From socialmediaslant.com

SoShare is the brainchild of the team behind the BitTorrent client. Currently in public beta, the service makes delivering very large projects to inboxes a breeze. To use SoShare, you have to open ...
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Create, Organize and Edit Cross-Format Presentations Online with Bunkr

From www.youtube.com

 

 

Robin Good's curator insight, May 4, 2013 7:12 AM



Bunkr is a new web app which allows you to easily collect and organize all of your existing content and images and to build up visual presentations by easily dragging and dropping your selected items into a dedicated presentation area.


Bunkr slides can be easily edited, with text, images or video clips. Slides can be easily deleted, moved or rearranged intuitively.


An integrated library + search facility makes it easy to organize in a professional way all of your imported content so that you can use it for more than just one time.


The final presentation can be saved, previewed and exported to HTML5 iframe embed code, PDF or PPTX formats for final publication and distribution.



My initial impressions are quite positive as the tool feels fast, and quite intuitive (after you have seen the tutorial clips). From there everything works as expected and once you have imported your selected content, you can build a presentation in a matter of minutes.


Some features that would make Bunkr an immediate winner with me would be:


a) Ability to search for resources (content+images+video) out on the web


b) Option to import an image in a slide and have it automatically fill the whole slide


c) Better text control handling (small controls, low usability) to make it easy to edit text easily and format it faster


d) Some great display fonts



Free to use.


Try it out now: http://bunkr.me 


Check out these mini-tutorial clips:


Definitely worth trying out.




Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:54 AM

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Happy birthday, LinkedIn!

From socialmediaslant.com

LinkedIn turned 10 on Sunday. The social network launched on May 5, 2003. Within a month, it already had 4,500 members. Now, a decade later, the site has become a major online spot for hundreds of ...
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Google+ Interactive Posts - Wordpress Plugin

From googleplus-businesspages.com

Save time and frustration fiddling with annoying and complicated code - simply install the WP Interactive Post plugin, and start benefiting from customised G+ shares with Interactive Post Labels - effort free!
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It's Time for Truth on Social Media

From mashable.com

It’s no longer just journalists delivering information. With social media, the power of information-sharing now rests in the hands of everyday people.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

As a journalist, I learnt really early in my career to verify sources. I have never been afraid of lawsuits, it's more about being ethical and providing my audience with the most accurate information possible. 

 

The big problem is that, not everyone takes the time to check if what they share on social media is true or not. And this became really apparent during the Boston Marathon bombings.

 

I rarely share articles from Mashable, but this one is definitely worth a read. 

Gannoum Ismail's comment, May 5, 2013 2:14 PM
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47 Top Typography Tools and Resources

From mashable.com

To help you improve and learn more about typography, we compiled 47 useful tools and resources, from fundamentals to modular scales to informative blogs.
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Want Measurable ROI from Social Media… The Key is The Shopper | Ted Rubin

From www.tedrubin.com

Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

"Remember, the success and impact of your product is not about how much you love it, but about how much your customers love it. What they love, they purchase – you can’t get much better measure of ROI than that!" - Ted Rubin

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Weekly Social Media Tool and Technology Tips - Week1

From www.razorsocial.com

A collection of great tool and technology tips for social media that are easy to implement and can seriously help your business.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Yesterday, Ian Cleary published the first article in a series of weekly social media tools and technology tips. 

 

The article features two tools that will help you with email productivity and advice to rock your blog and your Facebook presence. 

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Create multimedia presentations in minutes with Soo Meta

From socialmediaslant.com

Designed for journalists, marketers, and educators, Soo Meta lets you grab the videos, pictures, audio recordings, and text you find on the web to create short, mixed-media movies. The platform has...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Looks like a great tool for educators. Seems quite easy to use and the result is very interactive. 

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YouTube releases new stats

From socialmediaslant.com

Do you know that YouTube receives at least one billion unique monthly visits? If this number is not mind-blowing enough for you, here is another one that may change your mind. People watch six bill...
Colin Williams's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:43 PM

Like your stats?- YouTube stats are mindblowing. No wonder traditional TV is struggling. If you are in business and not on YouTube, think again

Carlos Clouthier's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:22 PM

#YouTube improves stats

Take notes on the fly with Google Keep

From socialmediaslant.com

Keeping track of your thoughts has never been easier with Google Keep. With this neat little extension for Chrome, you can create checklists, type notes, and upload and annotate pictures in seconds...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I have been playing with Google Keep for the last hour to review the extension. I wish I had an Android phone to test the options there. 

 

The only thing that I can say is that it's pretty awesome. It's a basic extension but it does its job. 

Cindy Austin's curator insight, May 2, 2013 9:13 AM

May not need to hire an assistant just yet!  Going to give Google Keep a try.

Colin Williams's curator insight, May 2, 2013 5:41 PM

Another way to save notes on the fly. Not convinced that this adds value but for chrome users it could come in handy. I'll stick to my combination of creating Tasks, Calander events and Evernote

How to send large files to clients: 8 free tools | Design tools | Creative Bloq

From www.creativebloq.com

Using email to send large files to your clients can cause problems at both ends. Here are 8 great tools to make things go smoothly...
Martin Gysler's comment, May 2, 2013 3:18 AM
Google Drive is another possibility.
Paula Correia's curator insight, May 3, 2013 8:20 AM

Como enviar grandes ficheiros: 8 ferramentas gratuitas.

LinkedIn profiles get visual enhancement

From www.examiner.com

LinkedIn is on the move again. The company announced on Wednesday the addition of a new feature that will help professionals add an interactive layer to their p
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Even though LinkedIn says it's a new feature, I had had access to it for a while. I really like it! What about you? 

Beach Buzz Media's curator insight, May 2, 2013 6:06 PM

It is about time-- My prediction, Linkedin will explode because of this!  Not just a job site anymore...

Quit Treating Your Blog Readers Like Second Class Chumps — Danny Brown

From dannybrown.me

Does becoming a successful blogger mean you can start slacking off? No - quite the opposite, in fact. Stop shortchanging your readers.
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

"Don’t sacrifice what made you great by attaching it to the mundane. Be great the way you aspired to be great." - Danny Brown

Mary E Haight's comment, May 1, 2013 2:49 AM
Nice quote, Cendrinemedia curator...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, May 1, 2013 3:33 AM
Thank you Mary!
Mary E Haight's comment, May 1, 2013 2:58 PM
Thanks for sharing, Gerrit!

Looking for a Google Reader alternative? Try Rolio

From socialmediaslant.com

Rolio lets you import your Google Reader feeds in a few clicks. The site also has a list of hundreds of popular blogs and publications to which you can subscribe very easily. And if you cannot find...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

One of the nicest Google Reader alternative I have seen. Easy to figure out, integration with Twitter and Facebook, and more. 

 

Check it out! 

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Social media in times of tragedy

From www.creativeramblings.com

"Brands who automate too much risk appearing cold and inhuman, and can potentially lose followers and opportunities for engagement." - Mike Allton The other day, I read an article berating Guy Kawa...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

There is no denying that the Boston Marathon bombings have all affected us in more ways than one. Social media has been instrumental in exposing robo-tweeting and the way people deal with their own emotions.

 

One person, in particular, became Public Enemy #1 on that day: Guy Kawasaki.

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Infographic: Evolving SEO tactics - longer posts, Google+ and the tilde

From leaderswest.com

This is an infographic about current SEO thinking with tips and tools to help sites rank better on search engines.
Quotefish's curator insight, April 30, 2013 6:48 AM

Really good tips on getting your website and blog noticed by google (and people).

How to Destroy your Social Media Credibility through Automation

From www.thesocialmediahat.com

Automation of social media activity is not without its price. Brands who automate too much risk appearing cold and inhuman, and can potentially lose followers and opportunities for engagement.
MyKLogica's comment, April 30, 2013 7:35 AM
Gracias Noemí, interesante la pregunta que plantea :)
MyKLogica's comment, May 5, 2013 4:38 AM
Hi joy, who are you asking to write you?
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's comment, May 5, 2013 9:17 PM
Joy is a spammer. She won't respond to anyone. She is just here to bother us.

Are we falling out of love with Facebook?

From www.theweek.co.uk

Social network deserted by millions as analysts claim 'we're suffering from Facebook fatigue'
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I have always said that Facebook will be the first big social network to follow the MySpace tracks. 

 

IMHO, the demise of Facebook has a lot to do with the corporate spirit behind the site. 

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SnapShot Postcard lets you send real postcards from your mobile device

From socialmediaslant.com

If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards, I have a surprise for you. With SnapShot Postcard, you can send custom picture postcards to anyone in the world from the comfort of your own ...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

If you miss the joy of sending and receiving postcards in the mail, here is something that you will surely enjoy!

Colin Williams's curator insight, April 30, 2013 5:27 PM

This is a clever idea (a few on the market). I have used the system a few times and it's really great. You can persoanlise the photo and send as an image without finding stamps and a visit to the post office. 

5 great articles you may have missed (April 22-28, 2013)

From www.creativeramblings.com

Every week, I share my favorite social media articles from around the blogosphere on Creative Ramblings. Here is my list for April 22-28, 2013: 5 great articles you may have missed (April 22-28, 20...
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Interview with Tim Sae Koo, CEO of Tint

From www.examiner.com

Tint is a new service that allows you to aggregate content from Facebook Pages, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Youtube, and even RSS feeds, and then embed the r
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

I wrote about Tint the other day in my blog. Now, here is an interview that will give you even more information on this neat little tool!

 

You can see Tint in action on the home page of my website: http://www.cendrinemarrouat.com 

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Fake Twitter followers: A Dirty Marketing Secret

From www.forbes.com

A few weeks ago, I alerted readers to the growing problem of Twitter spam and now news comes that this is not the domain of underground players but one where large brands and stars may also be playing, purchasing fake followers to puff up their...
Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com:

Twitter spam accounts have been an issue for years. The fact that brands, especially big ones, buy followers is proof that they still don't understand how to leverage social media properly.

 

Grow your followership naturally by being their go-to resource. 

Ana Quillinan's curator insight, April 29, 2013 1:10 PM

This is the epitome in lacking integrity -- growing your followers naturally (organically as the gurus say it) is all about being their go-to resource -  no doubt about it. And, nope, I'm hearing more and more how many people know those followers are fake -- just click on their follower list and see how many 'eggs' and names with no profile descriptions exist....

 

Sad to see brands care more about their numbers than their substance...