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Seth's Blog: You won't benefit from anonymous criticism

Seth Godin is one of my favorite influencers because he says it like it is. 

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Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and WordPress

Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, LinkedIn, Pinterest, and WordPress | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Here is a quick roundup of the latest happenings in the social media world.
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What Humanity Should Learn From Chick-Fil-A.

It took a candid statement from the owner of Chick-Fil-A, the normal politics that occurs after a controversial statement, and a simple math lesson to focus us on an important principle that has been lost on humanity for too long. I’m seeking to revive awareness of that principle in the blog entry, so we can hopefully unlock the latent power that exists in the human equation.

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Merge multiple RSS feeds into one with Dlvr.it

Merge multiple RSS feeds into one with Dlvr.it | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
If you have followed my career for a while, you probably know that this blog is not the only place where I share my articles. I also write for Examiner.com and Digital Journal.


You also probably know that I like to make things as easy as possible for my readers. As such, they can access all my content from a central spot: Feedburner.


How did I do it?
1) I merged all my RSS feeds into one with Dlvr.it. This great service automatically posts articles to Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Tumblr. It also tracks performance and provides relevant stats, such as audience, followers, clicks, and popular posts
2) Dlvr.it allowed me to create a central RSS feed whose link I added to Feedburner.


In this short tutorial, I will show you how to aggregate all your feeds in a few easy steps.

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Curate Your Personal Web Magazine with NextMags

Curate Your Personal Web Magazine with NextMags | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NextMags is a new content curation platform that allows you to publish a free and well designed online web magazine on a topic of your choice.

 

Born out of the curated search app Searcheeze, NextMags offers the typical browser bookmarklet to clip and collect any relevant content you may find on the web, as well as the option to write your own posts / articles.

 

With NextMags it is also possible to import and integrate in your topic-specific web magazine specific content coming from Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and from other social networks.

 

Very similar in concept to Scoop.it and similar content curation tools, NextMags is uniquely characterized by its ease of use, good navigation options, clean and white-based look and for a very affordable and competitive pricing approach (kudos to NextMags for getting this in the right track).

Lacking instead for now from this curation platform is a set of features allowing the curator to gather and aggregate raw content coming from different sources in an effective way. It is possible to subscribe to other NextMags and to receive direct contet suggestions from other curators, but, as far as I have seen, there is no back-end for news discovery, aggregation and filtering, typical of such curation tools.

 

NextMags offers multiple service options. From a free level which allows you to create up to five web magazines, but without the ability to elect other editors, import images, schedule posts, check analytics, or use alternative design themes, to a paid one, costing only €44.99 a year (!) where not only you can access all of these extra features but you can also have an unlimited number of web magazine and at least another co-editor.

 

More pricing info: http://www.nextmags.com/plans


N.B.: Curated article content imported from other sources CANNOT be edited. That's a "first" on this front, but I am quite doubting that this conservative approach will bear much fruits.

 

Tour: http://www.nextmags.com/tour

 

Try it out now: http://www.nextmags.com/

 

(Thanks to Roberto Tartaglia for suggesting it)


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Stefano Passatordi's comment, August 10, 2012 6:26 AM
Hi Robin,

Thanks for covering us, it’s always a pleasure to receive feedback from people like you.

I’d like to make some clarifications:

- The social clipping feature (Facebook,Twitter, Google Plus, etc) will be available after the summer;

- In the “Suggestions” area, we already have a suggestion engine based on keywords. For now, suggestions are limited to Google News, Twitter and your readers. We’re working to improve it, in order to give you an effective news discovery engine;

- A FREE user can also have one collaborator for each magazine. We decided to give this opportunity to the free user because we truly believe that collaboration is a key feature for us;

- Other important features such as: custom domain and custom layout (currently not listed in the pricing page) will be available in the next months;

- Regarding the fact that imported content cannot be edited, we think that whenever a curator decides to clip content it’s because he wants to promote it or discuss it. In both cases, he doesn’t need to modify the original content, he may want to add personal comments or images to that content and we give him the opportunity to do so. At the end, the original content plus the curator’s comments look like a new article in which everyone takes credit for its own contribution.

We’ve just launched a few days ago and we’re working very hard on improving the service to make it the best choice for a content curator. Stay tuned, there will be great new features and improvements in the near feature!

Thanks Robin!

Stefano Passatordi
CEO, NextMags
Robin Good's comment, August 13, 2012 2:22 AM
Hello Stefano, thank you so much for your kind comments and clarifications. Much appreciated indeed!
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The Problem With Under Promising and Over Delivering | M4B Marketing

The Problem With Under Promising and Over Delivering | M4B Marketing | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

This article makes a lot of sense for me. 

 

"Every day we hear or read that we should always under promise and over deliver with our customers.

 

While we need to delight our customers and strengthen our relationships, there are pitfalls you may not be aware of.

 

As an example, is when our local pizza place first opened.

 

They stated they would deliver within 45 minutes and had this claim on their brochures and boxes.

 

When we first ordered a pizza it was delivered within 30 minutes, so our initial customer experience was great. We thought they cared and over delivered on their service promise.

 

This experience happened over the next few times we purchased."

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How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources

How to Create Your Own Online Course: 100 Tools, Guides, and Resources | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Platforms, background and resources to create your own online course.


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Tesacu's comment, April 7, 2013 6:46 PM
Gracias por compartirlo. Excelente aporte ;-)
Tesacu's comment, April 7, 2013 6:46 PM
Gracias por compartirlo. Excelente aporte ;-)
Adriana Favieri's comment, April 7, 2013 7:14 PM
de nada!! espero les sirva!!
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7 WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscribers | Social Media Examiner

7 WordPress Plugins to Grow Your Email Subscribers | Social Media Examiner | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Are you looking for more email subscribers?

 

The best way to gain email subscribers is to deliver great content via your blog.

 

Here are seven great WordPress plugins to grow your email subscribers and let you focus on delivering great content.

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6 Tips for Writing a Facebook Post with the Perfect Call to Action | Social Media Today

6 Tips for Writing a Facebook Post with the Perfect Call to Action | Social Media Today | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

The phrasing and structure of a Facebook status update correlates strongly to how users will engage with a post. For the best post engagement, use a call to action (CTA).

 

CTAs help inform and encourage users what to do next. For example, if the aim is to get users to watch a video your business posted on Youtube, an effective CTA will not only give information on how that can be done, it will inspire users to follow through with the action as well.

 

When constructing a Facebook post with a call to action, here are six things to keep in mind:

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How to Create a Social Media Strategy | Social Media Today

How to Create a Social Media Strategy | Social Media Today | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Many businesses are unsure of how to effectively leverage social media as part of their marketing efforts. Some merely post messages once a year on their Facebook fan page or on Twitter only to say that social media ‘didn’t work’ for them. For a small business with limited resources, it might be difficult to hire in-house or even outside social media help, so they continue to blindly navigate the waters. It pains me to see this, so I’ve decided to share a formula we use for our clients when determining their social media strategy. My hope is that small business owners can use this as a template for getting started with an effective social media plan.

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Plagiarism: The Far-Reaching Effects of Copied Content | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency

Plagiarism: The Far-Reaching Effects of Copied Content | V3 Kansas City Integrated Marketing and Social Media Agency | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Despite the widely known fact that plagiarism is illegal, some businesses continue to unabashedly lift content--and risk far-reaching implications.
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10 Personal Productivity Mantras For Entrepreneurs - Forbes

10 Personal Productivity Mantras For Entrepreneurs - Forbes | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Every startup founder feels the pressure of the thousands of things that need to get done, all seemingly at the same time. There is just not enough time! The real solution is better productivity and less procrastination, to put you back in control of your business. You need to spend time on important things, as well as the urgent.

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10 websites to find free images for your blog

10 websites to find free images for your blog | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

In this day and age, writing high-quality articles is not enough. Visitors want to be entertained visually.

 

Adding images to your content will certainly make a difference in the experience of your audience, while increasing your chance of being found in search engine results.

 

"Now, how do I find great pictures without breaking my piggy bank," you ask. Do not worry, I have just what you need! Check out the list below.

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10 tools for editing graphics and images

10 tools for editing graphics and images | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Today’s post is a little different – a slidedeck sharing 10 tools (some paid, some free) to edit and manipulate graphics, images and photos.

 

If you’ve been reading here for some time you’ll know how much I love Slideshare, it’s a great way of sharing your content and if you add links to your slidedecks they are clickable but enough about that, check out the slidedeck.

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Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Media Efforts

Smart Ways to Boost Your Social Media Efforts | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Social media is fun but can be very time consuming. Learning ways to maximize each of your social media efforts will make everything you do more successful. Keep in mind that everyone should create their own special social media cocktail that will help them meet their goals, reach their audience and have more fun!

 

Social media is not rocket science, however there are a few tricks and tips that can make things really start to hum for you.

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12 Best Free Social Media eBooks

12 Best Free Social Media eBooks | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Here are twelve amazing, free ebooks on the subject from some of the leading experts in the field.

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2 tricks to rock the menu section of your WordPress blog

2 tricks to rock the menu section of your WordPress blog | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Entrepreneurs know it. Keeping visitors on a website / blog requires a delicate balance between interactivity, professionalism and relevancy.

One of the best ways to achieve that balance is to create a great menu section. Why? Because it is one of the first things visitors see when they land on a page. As such, that area should be polished and perfected in order to help visitors find what they are looking for within seconds.

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7 Ways to Optimize Your SlideShare Presentations for More Traffic & Leads

7 Ways to Optimize Your SlideShare Presentations for More Traffic & Leads | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Creating slide decks is a regular practice for many marketers. And whether those presentations are meant for industry speaking gigs or educational webinars, all those slides can have some great traffic and lead gen potential beyond their originally intended use.

 

In fact, one of the most powerful marketing platforms for visual content is the versatile presentation platform, SlideShare, and it's a great platform for getting even more out of your slide presentations.

 

7 easy tips to ensure that your slideshow content is primed to generate more traffic and conversions.

 

1) Treat Title Slides Like Video Thumbnails

2) Leverage Guest Blogging to Get Early Exposure

3) Use Presentations as Teasers/Previews for the Full Content

4) Remember SEO

5) Understand Who Comprises SlideShare's Audience

6) Don't Be Afraid to Get Detailed

7) Design Beautiful Presentations

 

by Gregory Ciotti

Read more: http://bit.ly/QHKOFR

 


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Transcribe: An awesome audio-transcription Web app for Chrome

Transcribe: An awesome audio-transcription Web app for Chrome | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

If you ever have a need to transfer an audio recording into text format, you’ll likely love this little Chrome Web app.

Aimed at journalists, students or anyone with a need to convert interviews and such like to the written from, Transcribe does exactly as it says on the tin. And it’s so incredibly simple to use..."


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The Current State Of Social Networks 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

The Current State Of Social Networks 2012 [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

This data comes courtesy of Ignite Social Media, who have compiled the infographic of infographics about the state of social media, worldwide, in 2012. Ignite’s research revealed that while social media as a whole continues to plateau – we haven’t seen any real growth, planet-wide, since 2009 – there are many success stories to be found. Pinterest has quickly established itself as the de facto social network for women, and Plaxo (who knew that was still going?) is incredibly popular with senior citizens.

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Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, Hootsuite, and YouTube

Social media news: Digg, Facebook, Google, Hootsuite, and YouTube | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.

 

Digg

 

Digg is back! The social bookmarking platform, which was bought by Betaworks last month, relaunched after a six-week hiatus on Wednesday.

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How Many Times Should You Post To Your Facebook Page? - AllFacebook

How Many Times Should You Post To Your Facebook Page? - AllFacebook | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

The major question most marketers have, after “What should I post to our company’s Facebook page,” is usually, “When should I post it?” While many Facebook marketing experts say companies should post once per day, PostRocket’s Mike Maghsoudi points out that there’s no hard-and-fast rule. Companies should post when it makes sense for them to post.

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Interview with Noelle Federico, CFO of Dreamstime (Includes interview)

Interview with Noelle Federico, CFO of Dreamstime (Includes interview) | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Noelle Federico has more than 20 years of experience in business management, media relations, sales and marketing. She is the Business Manager and CFO of Dreamstime.com, one of the largest stock photography companies in the world.
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News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories

News Discovery Tools: Slices for Twitter Organizes and Auto-Curates Your News Stream Into Categories | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Slices is a news discovery app that allows you to find the news that interest you by "slicing" the Twitter timeline into topic-specific categories, making it much easier to find what you are looking for.

 

From Pandodaily official review: "Slices offers 21 searchable categories – humor, technology, sports, and so on – that lead you to people and lists to follow. Included among those top-level categories is the “Live Events” option, which allows you to select an event – a football match, say, or a TV show – and follow Tweets from a curated list.

Also of note: "...it synchronizes between mobile devices and the Slices website (slices.me), which means it knows which Tweets you’ve already read, no matter where you access it from.

 

...The “Timeline Slicer” also outdoes Twitter’s Lists as a way to organize the people you follow into specific categories. They’re easier to set up and easier to access, ..."

 

Source: http://pandodaily.com/2012/08/01/twitter-has-been-shred-into-slices-just-what-it-needed/

 

Slices is available on iOS, Android and the Web.

 

 

Find out more: https://slices.me

 

 


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Prasanth (WN)'s comment, August 2, 2012 6:57 AM
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I'm still working on it...looks promising.
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Lanyrd | the social conference directory

Lanyrd | the social conference directory | Business in a Social Media World | Scoop.it
Lanyrd is the social conference directory. Find conferences your friends are going to, see what's happening at conferences right now, build up a speaker profile, catch up on past conference coverage.

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