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New MySpace launches out of beta

From www.examiner.com

If you were busy discussing Mark Zuckerberg’s announcement regarding Facebook Graph Search on Tuesday, you may have missed another major piece of news. The new
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The new MySpace is out of beta and quite unique. Have you tried? 

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An introduction to Facebook’s new Graph Search

From www.creativeramblings.com

Yesterday, Mark Zuckerberg introduced Graph Search. As the whole social media world was buzzing with the news, I decided to wait until everything had calmed down a bit to conduct some research and see what people had to say about it.

 

In this article, I will give you a general idea of what Graph Search is, with links to articles that you might be interested in checking out.

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Guest post: Get more followers for your WordPress blog

From www.creativeramblings.com

Blogging can be its own reward. It helps the blogger understand his subject—be it himself, his business, his hobby, or something else entirely—better than he did before. It improves the blogger’s writing ability. It encourages discipline, hard work, and consistency. And it’s fun.

 

But for most bloggers, that’s not all the rewards they have in mind. Most bloggers would like another thing, as well: A big, devoted following of readers. Having people read the content on your blog makes all the effort needed to create your content seem worthwhile. It provides a validation, gives your content a wider audience, and (if your blog is tied to a business) can make a serious difference in your bottom line.

So if you want more followers for your blog, here are several ways you can tweak your blogging habits or your WordPress themes to get a bigger audience for your blog.

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Join me for a special social media webinar

From www.creativeramblings.com

My friend Lady Khadija, a talented artist and fellow social media advocate, is ready to launch DGTS Multimedia & Learning, a new series of webinars for artists, entrepreneurs, and educators interested in making the most of social media and new technologies.

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Join us! It will be fun!

Sang Hoon Moon's curator insight, January 15, 2013 7:39 AM

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A. cyclone engineering ltd.co: knowledge of industry R & d scientific and technological innovation, service. a) OECD193 member countries: the green country only conduct sales. District environmental restoration roadmap (:. b) oecd 193 member states: a new growth engine. policy innovation) services. c) oecd193 member states social stability, job creation, policy, innovation, and service. d) oecd193-member disputes. confrontation, war, reconciliation policies, and services. e) oecd193 Member States: earthquakes, floods,
Energy Environment, housing buildings (feed waste generation suppression devices. Fertilizer, compost gas): job creation, a new growth engine. Services.
* Co-housing buildings. Dominion through discarded waste dehydration use and reuse the resources immediately. To block non-motorized waste fundamentally fair system.
Environment, housing buildings: power supply) Local government, and all the precious water supply in buildings. * I unpowered the application process technology. By each generation of electricity, there is a need to distinguish between the industrial power and household electrical supply. 1) per household power usage may need to be coordinated.
* Prerequisites: policy challenges) Emphasis on theory and discussion they should be. Engineers first run is always available even if

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5 great articles you may have missed (January 7-13, 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 December 31, 2012 – January 6, 2013:

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Interview with Tanay Tandon, founder of Clipped

From www.examiner.com

Looking for a way to get the gist of articles before reading them? Tanay Tandon has the answer for you! In this interview, he will tell us more about Clipped, a
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A bright young man!

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Why Everyone Needs an Elevator Pitch

From www.linkedin.com

The following scene gets enacted in numerous workplaces every day.Joe enters the cafeteria, and Sally, a senior executive, is standing right in front of him. Sally makes eye contact, smiles and asks
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Like a business card, an elevator pitch will make a true difference in the way others see you...

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New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences

From www.journalism.co.uk

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story.
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 

Minna Kilpeläinen's curator insight, January 12, 2013 5:17 PM

Storyplanet seems to be a very cool and easy tool for creating and publishing interactive stories with all kinds of media. Very useful for journalists - and for school kids and teachers, too. Worth trying!

Shanika Journey's curator insight, January 20, 2013 4:21 PM

That's actually a pretty cool way to report the news.

Philippe Trebaul's curator insight, January 31, 2013 4:55 AM
New Visual Storytelling Tool: Storyplanet Lets Users Package Content Into Interactive Experiences.

 

From www.journalism.co.uk - January 12, 4:52 PM

 

Excerpted from review article by Journalism.co.uk:

"The platform enables users – such as journalists and photographers – to build interactive and visually captivating packages of content, which can then be embedded within a news site.

 

We discussed the concept with founder Bjarke Myrthu, who describes Storyplanet as "a packaging or a wrapping or an interface tool", which journalists can use to bring together collections of their work in a great user experience.
"So if you have a bunch of different media types, some text, some video, some photos, you can create a really nice package out of it that people can navigate in different ways," Myrthu added.

 

Each story is built on a grid, which users can then add "tiles" to, which effectively form each page of the story, and appear like slides in a presentation.
The grid format means tiles can be arranged in different structures based on the desired flow of the story and navigation between pages can also be applied.

 

Using the builder tool each tile can be laid out, edited and have content added to it, whether that is a photo, video, piece of audio or just text.

The content of a tile can vary from featuring just a photo to acting as an index page with a list of sections, like chapters, which can be clicked on by the viewer to reach different parts of the story. 
Users can also edit transitions between tiles, the order of the tiles and other details such as changing the background colour of the tile.

The final product is viewable via a URL and can also be embedded, and played through the Storyplanet player. Currently this is a Flash player, but Storyplanet is currently working on a HTML version..."

 

Read full original article here:

http://www.journalism.co.uk/news/how-journalists-can-use-storyplanet-to-create-interactive-content-packages/s2/a551660/

 

Check out it and request an invite here: https://www.storyplanet.com

 

Here are two tutorials: https://www.storyplanet.com/tutorials

 

 

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This week in social media (January 7-11, 2013)

From www.creativeramblings.com

Blog post at Creative Ramblings :
In social media, there is never a dull moment! Check out the list of headlines below.

Facebook

WARNING: Page Administrators Targeted[..]
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Good to know all this things...

Why Writing 'Blog Post Series' is Like Fishing with Nets | via @listly

From blog.list.ly

A single post is like a hook trying to catch prospects attention. What chance does your 1 hook stand? Blog Post Series let you scale like the net fisherman.
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Brilliant post by Nick Kellet!

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Social media news: Bitly, Facebook, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter

From www.examiner.com

Here is a quick roundup of some of the latest happenings in the social media world.
Bitly
URL-shortening service Bitly released on Tuesday three new social data
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WordPress adds Pinterest verification to webmaster tools

From www.examiner.com

If you own a WordPress.com blog with your domain name, you can now have it verified for Pinterest. WordPress added the option to the list of supported webmaster
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It’s always about the story you tell (2nd extract from my upcoming new eBook)

From www.creativeramblings.com

I am really happy that so many of you enjoyed reading the first extract from my upcoming new eBook. The interest you have shown for the project is very heart-warming!

 

Yesterday, I posted the picture above on social networks, and got some great feedback as well. So, I figured that it would be a good idea to share what I have written for that chapter so far.

 

The content of this chapter may change when I reach the second draft. I count on you to let me know what you think in the comment section!

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Interview with Joep Drummen, co-founder of The Big Internet Museum

From www.examiner.com

Do you know that the Internet has its own museum? Aptly named "The Big Internet Museum", the digital spot was founded by Netherlanders Dani Polak, Joep Drummen
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7 Lessons Learned From Launching 5 Products

From www.quicksprout.com

Over the years my co-founder and I have launched 5 products, and we’ve helped hundreds of other companies launch their products.

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Launching a product successfully is a science in itself — unless you find the right help.

 

Neil Patel shares some great insights and examples in his article. His seven takeaways are:

Collect emails earlyContact the media as soon as you canThere’s nothing wrong with a betaPrice your product carefullyCompetition will always be aroundPolish your messageAlways keep the momentum going
Zbynek Kysela ✔'s curator insight, January 9, 2013 7:05 AM

Launching a product successfully is a science in itself — unless you find the right help.

 

Neil Patel shares some great insights and examples in his article. His seven takeaways are:

Collect emails earlyContact the media as soon as you canThere’s nothing wrong with a betaPrice your product carefullyCompetition will always be aroundPolish your messageAlways keep the momentum going

Dona Chakraborty's curator insight, January 9, 2013 8:48 AM

Launching a product successfully is a science in itself — unless you find the right help.

 

Neil Patel shares some great insights and examples in his article. His seven takeaways are:

Collect emails earlyContact the media as soon as you canThere’s nothing wrong with a betaPrice your product carefullyCompetition will always be aroundPolish your messageAlways keep the momentum going

Abir Roy's curator insight, January 9, 2013 9:25 AM

Launching a product successfully is a science in itself — unless you find the right help.

 

Neil Patel shares some great insights and examples in his article. His seven takeaways are:

Collect emails earlyContact the media as soon as you canThere’s nothing wrong with a betaPrice your product carefullyCompetition will always be aroundPolish your messageAlways keep the momentum going

Guest post: Learning the Ropes: Perspectives from an SEO newbie

From www.creativeramblings.com

As a newcomer to digital marketing I was amazed at the amount of information available on the subject of SEO. The number of blogs, forums, business and tool sites offering advice is huge, so it’s not hard to find everything you need to know. The tricky part is filtering it, working out what is worth remembering and what should be ignored. It’s easy to become overwhelmed.

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The Shorty Awards - Honoring the best of social media

From shortyawards.com

The Shorty Awards honor the best content producers on social media: Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Tumblr
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The Shorty Awards are back! Who will you vote for this year?

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Live from #NMX: 4 social storytelling lessons Ford's Scott Monty

From smartblogs.com

Scott Monty took the stage at the 2013 New Media Expo in Las Vegas to talk about what he's learned from four years of evolving social media programs at For
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Social media “engagement” is not a strategy

From cendrinemarrouat.sharedby.co

I do believe it is possible to create strategic advantage by delivering great content and executing a social media initiative well. But the entry barriers to creating a Facebook page and initiating engagement, for example, are so low, I think it is unlikely that this can truly be “strategic.” Engagement should more likely be viewed as a tactic that supports an over-arching marketing strategy, unless you truly have some super-human community management skills that consistently bring customers in the door.

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Excellent article by Mark Schaefer! A must read.

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Social Media Etiquette: Saying Thank You without Saying “Thank You”

From cendrinemarrouat.sharedby.co

The majority of us were undoubtedly raised to say “Thank You” when someone did anything for us.  We can never seem to say it enough.  The Social Media landscape entails an abundance of giving.
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10 Colors That Increase Sales, and Why

From cendrinemarrouat.sharedby.co

Marketers and graphic designers have long known that color plays a major role in the success of any marketing campaign. Specific colors tend to stir certain
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Did you know that the colors you choose to use on your website / blog play a vital role in the bouncing rate and length of time people spend browsing? 

 

Brian Morris shares short but good insights on the "psychology" of colors in marketing in this article.  

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Facebook Under Siege: Will It Ever Grow Up?

From cendrinemarrouat.sharedby.co

Despite Facebook's Harvard-dorm-room roots, the company's M.O. is more stubbornly childish than post-collegiate.
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The Secret to Social Media Fatigue

From outspokenmedia.com

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“Social media fatigue” is a phrase used more and more loosely by entrepreneurs to express the frustration they experience when they do not get immediate results from their attempts at leveraging social media.

 

As Rhea Drysdale contends, it is time we stopped calling it fatigue, and started facing the real issues: fear and disappointment.

 

“It’s easy to pretend like we don’t care what others think of us and justify our fear and disappointment. The truth is, we do care. Maybe not about everyone, but we all have an audience who is important to us. They’re probably the motivation behind everything we do. I care most about what my family, my employees, my clients, and my mentors think of me. I don’t want to disappoint them or say anything stupid on social media that will make them question something about my character, work, or values. That’s why it’s so much easier to not even try. You can’t have negative consequences if you don’t act, so we let fear and disappointment produce “social media fatigue.””

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Do you know that the Internet has its own museum?

From www.bubblews.com

Speak Freely. Write Your World.
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Opened a month ago! Geeks are going to love this site!

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Non-Invasive Voice-of-Customer Feedback

From www.linkedin.com

The “observer effect” is one of the strangest principles of quantum mechanics. The act of observing a quantum particle determines whether it is a wave or a particle. Before an actual
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Social media monitoring redefined? 

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