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Infographic: How Social Media Is Changing The World

Infographic: How Social Media Is Changing The World | Social Networker | Scoop.it

We know that social media so pervasive that it affects many aspects of our lives, but this infographic thoroughly examines the impact that social media has made. 

Created by the folks at My Life, this infographic charts the shift in power in the music industry as well as the fact that brand posts on Facebook reach their target audience within half-an-hour. 

Other tidbits include the fact that 89% of employers have hired people through LinkedIn, and that professors also use social media to educate their students. 

View some highlights of the infographic at the article link or view it in its entirety here.


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Tye Plews's curator insight, October 15, 2013 11:55 PM

With the influence that social media has in the 21st century, it is important to understand the benefits and negative aspects that it can bring upon education. In regards to positive influences, it allows students to be able to contact teachers with ease (not so much in primary education, but at university level), and allows the sharing of information to be easily accessed. However some negative aspects could include harassment and safety or this information being exploited. It's important for students to grow up with knowledge around the use of ICTs and the use of social media but more importantly to use it properly.

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WTF is programmatic advertising?

WTF is programmatic advertising? | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Programmatic advertising has changed the face of online advertising, but there's still confusion around what it actually is. A primer, in plain English.
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6 Tips to Help You Rise Above the Noise in Social Media

6 Tips to Help You Rise Above the Noise in Social Media | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Rising above the noise in social can be a challenge - here are some key tips.
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A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Nice Graphic on The Evolution of Storytelling ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Networker | Scoop.it

"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytelling has got some new and wider dimensions. The journey of storytelling from its early beginnings to its actual state is the subject of this wonderful graphic below. It documents the major periods and forms  of storytelling that was pervasive during each era. It is really amazing to take a pause and take a look back into history to see how storytelling has evolved to be what it is now. Enjoy"


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Marshall Van Fleet's curator insight, May 14, 2014 8:47 AM

Story-telling is also very useful in the  business and professional arenas as well..Tell your story to your target audience and people are more likely to listen and related to it...

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"Storytelling has been around since the start of Mankind. Storytelling was the basic communicational strategy through which culture, traditions, mores, ways of life and early literature was transmitted from one generation to the other. With the advent of internet and web technologies, storytelling has got some new and wider dimensions. The journey of storytelling from its early beginnings to its actual state is the subject of this wonderful graphic below. It documents the major periods and forms  of storytelling that was pervasive during each era. It is really amazing to take a pause and take a look back into history to see how storytelling has evolved to be what it is now. Enjoy"

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13 chiffres du blogging à retenir - #Arobasenet

13 chiffres du blogging à retenir - #Arobasenet | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Internet Becomes more social, more blogs Gaining popularity. Popularity All which is reflected by the fact That blogs allow people to interact with each other 'on topics or reflection.

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Guillaume Dardier's curator insight, February 24, 2014 7:28 AM

Merci @Arobasenet pour cette infographie ! Bon, vous êtes partant pour lancer votre blog ?

Marco Bertolini's curator insight, April 13, 2014 12:54 PM

Rien à redire : j'ai pu constater tout ça par moi-même ;-)

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70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist - BloggerJet

70 Online Tools & Services You Should At Least Know Exist - BloggerJet | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Have you heard of “compulsive hoarding“? This is when your apartment is full of garbage, because you’re convinced you may need every single piece of it someday.

Now here’s the thing. I bet many of you guys are suffering from “compulsive online hoarding” (a term made up by myself) – this is when you bookmark more stuff than you actually can read/check.
Where am I going with this? Give me a few more sentences to explain.
The Things You Bookmark
Let’s talk about the things you bookmark. I think all of them fall into three main categories:

“To Read Later” Bookmarks – you see a cool article (maybe even this one), but now is not the perfect timing to read it. So you save it to come back to it later.
“Hotkey Stuff” Bookmarks – there is a number of websites and online services that you use daily. It’s handy to bookmark them so that you could open them with just one click when needed.
“I-May-Need-That-Someday” Bookmarks – those are the pages/services/tools that are of no use for you right now, but you can clearly see they are highly valuable and there’s a chance you may desperately need them in future. Now that’s the “online hoarding” I’m referring to.

The reason why I find “I-May-Need-That-Someday” bookmarks fascinating is because they actually WORK!
It happened to me quite a few times when I had to solve some problem and I thought: “Wait, I think I’ve seen a handy tool that can do it for me.”
Think of it as loading your brain with “there’s a tool for that” triggers and once something activates this trigger you don’t have to remember the name of the tool or its URL, you just have to look for it in your bookmarks.
That’s where the “You Should At Least Know Exist” part of my headline comes from.
So today I want to load your brain with 70 “there’s a tool for that” triggers and a single place to come back to recall them (this article of course).
the load will go smoothly, I promise ;)
I’ve tried to pick mostly uncommon tools, but then decided to throw in some famous tools as well for chances are some people may not know about them.
Ready?

Competitor Research Tools
MixRank ( http://mixrank.com/ ) – this is a nice service for researching ads of your competitors. These guys track thousands of advertisements and even give estimates on how they perform. In case you’re planning to advertise your business, you would probably be interested to know what’s going on in your niche.
WhatRunsWhere ( http://www.whatrunswhere.com/ ) – I guess it’s pretty similar to Mixrank. Don’t really know which of them is actually better.
SpyFu ( http://www.spyfu.com/ ) – another competitor research tool. But this time it checks for the most profitable keywords of your competitors.
Semrush ( http://www.semrush.com/ ) – tons of data to analyse and act upon.
Analytics Tools
Wistia ( http://wistia.com/ ) – absolutely amazing video analytics platform. If you’re creating videos for your website, there’s absolutely no point of using YouTube to host them. With Wistia you’ll get tons of stats on how your videos perform.
Mixpanel ( https://mixpanel.com ) – events-based analytics platform. Google Analytics lets you track events as well, but Mixpanel is much more convenient in working with such data.
Woopra ( https://www.woopra.com/ ) – another analytics platform. This time based on customer behaviour. I guess it’s useful in case you have some kind of a product and you need to know how exactly people use it.
KissMertics ( https://www.kissmetrics.com/ ) – an awesome analytics platform with tons of customization options. If you’re a fan of Lean Analytics you should try this out.
Clicky ( http://clicky.com/ ) – everyone is freaking tired of Google Analytics lately. Clicky is one of the best alternatives I know.
Analytics URL Builder ( http://gaconfig.com/google-analytics-url-builder/ ) – have issues with building the right URLs for your campaigns? Try this little tool.
Social Media Tools
SnapBird ( http://snapbird.org/ ) – awesome search that surprisingly has lots of benefits over default Twitter search.
Triberr ( http://triberr.com/ ) – bloggers gather in tribes and commit to tweeting articles from each other. This tool automates all the process.
HootSuite ( https://hootsuite.com ) – lets you create a very sleek dashbord to track all your social media profiles in one place. I use it for Twitter and it’s super handy!
Tweriod ( http://www.tweriod.com/ ) – this tool will analyze your twitter accou…
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24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise.

24 People Who Applied for the World's Toughest Job Were In for Quite a Surprise. | Social Networker | Scoop.it
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The Boston agency Mullen posted a Fake job posting online for a "Director of Operations" position at a company called Rehtom Inc.
The below job requirements were also posted. 
• Standing up almost all the time• Constantly exerting yourself• Working from 135 to unlimited hours per week• Degrees in medicine, finance and culinary arts necessary• No vacations• The work load goes up on Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year's and other holidays• No time to sleep• Salary = $0
The job ad got 2.7 million impressions from paid ad placements but only 24 people inquired. The 24 applicants were interviewed via webcam. That’s when they got the surprise of their life. The video is worth watching all the way to the end.
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She Quit Facebook To Follow Her Dream: Ruchi Sanghvi, Facebook's 1st Female Engineer & Creator of Newsfeed speaks of how she surpassed expectations

She Quit Facebook To Follow Her Dream: Ruchi Sanghvi, Facebook's 1st Female Engineer & Creator of Newsfeed speaks of how she surpassed expectations | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Ruchi Sanghvi, Facebook's first female engineer, decided early on to follow her intuition rather than let fear or convention dictate her decisions. From joining Facebook, to building Facebook Newsfeed, to quitting Facebook and embarking on her own startup, Sanghvi has continuously defied--and then surpassed--expectations. Her startup, Cove, was acquired soon after she gave this talk.

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Ruchi Sanghvi, Facebook's first female engineer, decided early on to follow her intuition rather than let fear or convention dictate her decisions. From joining Facebook, to building Facebook Newsfeed, to quitting Facebook and embarking on her own startup, Sanghvi has continuously defied--and then surpassed--expectations. Her startup, Cove, was acquired soon after she gave this talk.

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30 Most Powerful Poverty Alleviation Posters Ever Made.

30 Most Powerful Poverty Alleviation Posters Ever Made. | Social Networker | Scoop.it

1.2 Billion people live on less than U.S. $1 dollar a day and over nine million people die worldwide each year because of hunger. Approximately 1.2 Billion people suffer from hunger. Since poverty leads to hunger, poverty must be alleviated to alleviate hunger.

Here are some Mind Blowing ideas in posters that highlight this cause. 

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1.2 Billion people live on less than U.S. $1 dollar a day and over nine million people die worldwide each year because of hunger. Approximately 1.2 Billion people suffer from hunger. Since poverty leads to hunger, poverty must be alleviated to alleviate hunger.

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The Most Honest (Satirical) Corporate Ad You Will Ever See. Just Brilliant! (NSFW Warning)

The Most Honest (Satirical) Corporate Ad You Will Ever See. Just Brilliant! (NSFW Warning) | Social Networker | Scoop.it
The Most Honest (Satirical) Corporate Ad You Will Ever See. Just Brilliant! (NSFW Warning)
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In this hilarious satirical look at a corporate PSA, some energy executives tell us what they are REALLY thinking.  Just FYI, this uses language that is not safe for work.Major international corporations have been operating on this premise for decades yet, for obvious reasons, will never have the courage to just say it like it is. This video does it for them!
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30 Mind Blowing Posters Against Travel Restrictions For HIV Affected People

30 Mind Blowing Posters Against Travel Restrictions For HIV Affected People | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, governments and the private sector have implemented travel restrictions with regard to HIV positive people wishing to enter or remain in a country for a short stay (e.g. business, personal visits, tourism) or for longer periods (e.g. asylum, employment, immigration, refugee resettlement, or study). According to data collected by the European AIDS Treatment Group, a total of 74 countries have some form of HIV-specific travel restrictions, 12 of which ban HIV positive people from entering for any reason or length of time. The most common reasons used are to protect public health and to avoid possible costs associated with care, support and treatment of people living with HIV. 

Whatever the reason, HIV-related travel restrictions raise fundamental issues regarding the human rights of non-discrimination and freedom of movement of people living with HIV in today’s highly mobile world.  

Here are some Mind Blowing posters supporting the cause of Travel freedom for HIV affected people.

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Since the beginning of the HIV epidemic, governments and the private sector have implemented travel restrictions with regard to HIV positive people wishing to enter or remain in a country for a short stay (e.g. business, personal visits, tourism) or for longer periods (e.g. asylum, employment, immigration, refugee resettlement, or study). According to data collected by the European AIDS Treatment Group, a total of 74 countries have some form of HIV-specific travel restrictions, 12 of which ban HIV positive people from entering for any reason or length of time. The most common reasons used are to protect public health and to avoid possible costs associated with care, support and treatment of people living with HIV. 

Whatever the reason, HIV-related travel restrictions raise fundamental issues regarding the human rights of non-discrimination and freedom of movement of people living with HIV in today’s highly mobile world.  

Here are some Mind Blowing posters supporting the cause of Travel freedom for HIV affected people.

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Living Beyond Limits: Amy Purdy Who Lost Both Her Legs At 19 Now Stands Up On Her Feet To Inspire Millions To Not Give Up On Their Dreams

Living Beyond Limits: Amy Purdy Who Lost Both Her Legs At 19 Now Stands Up On Her Feet To Inspire Millions To Not Give Up On Their Dreams | Social Networker | Scoop.it
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Amy Purdy talks about the power of imagination. She explains how our lives are not determined by what happens to us, but by the choices we make. Imagination allows us to break down borders, to move beyond our circumstances, to create and constantly progress.

Amy Purdy has been through hardships that most of us will never face -- or can even fathom. But what makes her story so incredible is not that fact that she lived a "normal" childhood and spent her high school years as a passionate artist and snowboarder, then traumatically lost both her legs at age 19, but how she has persevered, taking implausible challenges and rising above them.

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1,000,000 people and businesses are now using Scoop.it!

1,000,000 people and businesses are now using Scoop.it! | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Interest-based content curation was only a vision 2 years ago when we launched: in a post Web 2.0 world, we felt that more and more we are the content we publish. Whether we liked it or not, we would all need to become media - a problem for busy professionals who don’t have time or inspiration for that and whose primary expertise is often not to be a content publisher.


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François Arnal's curator insight, April 11, 2014 4:24 AM

Scoop.it a maintenant 1.000.000 utilisateurs enregistrés ! Le succès de cette Start up française installée en Californie n'est plus à démontrer. Depuis  sa création en 2011, la publication par curation s'est vite transformée en une tendance importante. Un million de professionnels indépendants,  des gestionnaires de communauté community manager), du marketing de contenu (content marketing), les professeurs et leurs élèves, les gestionnaires de la connaissance, des leaders d'opinion, et plus utilisent désormais Scoop.it afin de partager leur expertise professionnelle.cette infographie réume l'ampleur du phénomène utilisée par la Khâgne 42 au service de l'enseignement de la géographie

Julien Hering, PhD's curator insight, April 11, 2014 6:48 AM

Great news for social media and digital curators : Scoop.it! has reached one millions users! I've been using it for years and still find it an excellent tool.

Lena Leirdal's curator insight, September 21, 2014 2:04 PM

A useful infographic about Scoop.it. The fact that 1.000.000 people are using Scoop.it most certainly adds value to my arguments that teaching students how to use this tool is time well spent.

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5 Pinterest Tips To Boost Website Traffic

5 Pinterest Tips To Boost Website Traffic | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Pinterest marketing is an incredible strategy for generating traffic to your website and blog.

With over 150 million registered users, this highly visual platform is bustling with consumers that are seeking to engage with your company - it’s a perfect platform to share your brand’s story, highlight products, connect with a new audience, and increase awareness.

If you’re looking for better ideas to leverage Pinterest in your social media marketing strategy, and get more eyeballs to your website, here are five quick yet effective ways to achieving this goal.

1. Create A Board For Your Blog Content

Simply creating a Pinterest board solely for your blog posts is a great move to driving fresh visitors to your content. Your blog board will make it easy for your audience to find, read, and follow regularly. This tactic can also influence your blog posts' SEO ranking in some instances.

Choose keywords that your audience is actively searching for when considering your board’s name - this increases the chances of it showing up in Pinterest search results. Also, provide a good description that shares further insight to your content. Aim for a couple of sentences and naturally sprinkle your target keyword/s throughout.

Finally, remember to link your blog post to each of your Pins to send traffic to your blog.

2. Use Long Visuals To Stand Out

Because Pinterest is all images, it’s easy for users to pass by and overlook your content. As such, it's important that your images stand out and capture attention.

Using long visuals is one way to separate your brand from the herd.

In fact, the most successful size for Pinterest images and graphics are the longer ones (typically 735 by 1102px). For this reason, infographics do amazingly well on Pinterest. You can easily add more infographics into your social media and overall visual strategy by following these tips and going to sites like Visme to simply create your own.

3. Host A Contest

Social contests can be a highly effective way to gain exposure, grow your leads, and build more “buzz” around your business. It gets your followers increasingly engaged with your content, driving more traffic to your boards and website.

When holding a content on Pinterest, be sure to adhere to their guidelines.

One way to boost traffic to your site includes creating a contest board and asking your audience to submit their favorite blog posts directly from your website (ask them to grab the URL and share it on Pinterest) and then have the participants write a comment about why they liked that post. You could name the person with the best thoughts in the comments as the winner.

Select prizes that are appealing to your audience to get them more engaged. Don’t forget to share the contest with your e-mail list and on other social properties, like Facebook and Instagram.

4. Opt For Popular Keywords In Lieu Of Hashtags

On Pinterest, keywords work better than adding a host of hashtags in your pins. In fact, Pinterest will demote your pins if you have too many hashtags and recommends against using them.

Instead, use keywords in your pin and board descriptions so they'll show up in people’s Pinterest search results.

A good way to discover what’s trending on Pinterest to drive traffic is to check out the “Popular” section that reveals the hot topics for the day. Let this serve as a guide as to the types of pins you should be sharing.

5. Get Involved In Pinterest Contributor Boards

A sure-fire way to gaining a lot of traction to your site is when you share your pins to a Pinterest contributor board.

Known as Pinterest’s group boards, people collaborate and post relevant pins for all to see. The tangible benefits of leveraging contributor boards can be significant, including more repins, increased exposure, and new fans of your brand. It’s also a great platform to connect with other social influences, gain ideas, and discover which topics are creating momentum in your niche.

It is, however, important to always read the rules of each board to avoid violating them and being banned from the group.

Final Takeaways

In each of your posts, be sure your pins link to a URL - whether it’s your website, blog, or landing page. The goal here is to create traffic to your site so don’t forget to check and ensure your pins are being directed to your intended site page.

Finally, giving a clear call-to-action is vital to moving your viewers to the next step. Tell them specifically what to do (click on the link or image) to increase results from your social media marketing efforts.
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Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight

Finally A Video On Child Abuse That Every Kid Can Watch And Learn From. Show It To Your Kids Tonight | Social Networker | Scoop.it
Probably the best video on Child Abuse, this short film named Komal is being released in 12 Indian languages. The videos will also b
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Five new(ish) presentation and publishing alternatives

Five new(ish) presentation and publishing alternatives | Social Networker | Scoop.it

PowerPoint is robust and Google Presentations is very sweet for collaboration, but some of us simply crave beautiful new design options for our presentations and publications.

Here are four worthy options, and another one about to be born.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, May 14, 2014 5:00 AM

Some presentation tools already well-established, some new ones - for those who are looking for PowerPoint alternatives.

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Social Media Best Practices for Infographics

Social Media Best Practices for Infographics | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Sharing your infographic that’s hosted on your website/blog and engaging the social sharing potential is key to maximizing the work you put in to creating your infographics.  

Each social network has different image display requirements.

For example, tall infographics do not present well on Facebook. Facebook outlines horizontal images and a ratio of 1200 w x 627 h, meaning you may need to create some sharing images to drive social viewers to the main infographic.


The team at Lemonly put together a great infographic covering keys for social sharing on:

FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedIn

Have a look and bookmark for future reference...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:35 PM

Helpful infographics reference and great tips for social media utilization.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 9, 2014 9:30 AM

For more resources on Social Media & Content Curation visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk

A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk | Social Networker | Scoop.it
A Twitter Abbreviation Guide To Make Sense Of All That Crazy Talk

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100 Most Powerful Social Awareness Posters Ever Made. Mind Blowing Ideas Brought To Life Through Effective Design

100 Most Powerful Social Awareness Posters Ever Made. Mind Blowing Ideas Brought To Life Through Effective Design | Social Networker | Scoop.it
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It Is Really Awkward And Sweet When 20 Complete Strangers Kiss On Camera

It Is Really Awkward And Sweet When 20 Complete Strangers Kiss On Camera | Social Networker | Scoop.it
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Something beautiful happens when total strangers are asked to kiss. In the short film First Kiss, director Tatia Pilieva asks 20 daring individuals, who have never laid eyes on each other, to smooch before the camera. It's part of the new marketing campaign for clothing company Wren Studio. The participants, mostly friends of Pilieva and Wren CEO Melissa Coker, are dressed in clothes from the 2014 fall collection. The video delighted many millions with its awkward charm, seeing strangers paired off and working up the courage to kiss for the first time. "They were chosen based on how they looked aesthetically together beforehand," says Coker. "No one knew who they would be paired with until they showed up at the studio. The only caveat was that we had to ensure they had never met before." First Kiss is a clever social experiment in the awkwardness of intimacy, but it also evokes that long-forgotten teenage excitement of treading undiscovered territory. There are lots of awkward giggles, but perhaps most astonishing, is how easily a kiss creates a visceral bond between two people who barely know each other's names. 
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Looking forward into the future is good, but looking back might help us even more : Nitten Nair on Innovation, Inspiration and Indian Mythology

Looking forward into the future is good, but looking back might help us even more : Nitten Nair on Innovation, Inspiration and Indian Mythology | Social Networker | Scoop.it

There have been many innovations, discoveries and concepts today that can actually trace back to ancient Indian mythology. The new developments need not actually have been directly related or inspired by Indian mythology but the coincidences are uncanny. In his talk, Nitten will capture your imagination as he draws out a few of these aspects and relates them to our modern day world. Inspiration is everywhere, the ability to see it depends on a shift in perspective

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There have been many innovations, discoveries and concepts today that can actually trace back to ancient Indian mythology. The new developments need not actually have been directly related or inspired by Indian mythology but the coincidences are uncanny. In his talk, Nitten will capture your imagination as he draws out a few of these aspects and relates them to our modern day world. Inspiration is everywhere, the ability to see it depends on a shift in perspective

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Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. Inspiring talk by Cameron Russell

Looks aren't everything. Believe me, I'm a model. Inspiring talk by Cameron Russell | Social Networker | Scoop.it

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

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Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16-years-old. (Filmed at TEDxMidAtlantic.)

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Senator Nearly Hit by Train During a Train Safety Event

Senator Nearly Hit by Train During a Train Safety Event | Social Networker | Scoop.it
US Senator was nearly struck by a speeding train during a press conference and quite interestingly it was a conference about commuter safety
 
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United States Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) was nearly struck by a speeding train during a press conference on Friday — at a conference about commuter safety, no less.

The conference, which was held on a Metro-North train platform in Milford, Conn., was meant to draw attention to an overhaul in Metro-North safety. But it ended up being a dangerous situation itself.  With his back to the tracks, Blumenthal said, "Safety, as you know, is paramount..." just as an Amtrak train sped through the station.

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Rufous hummingbird Joins The Rest Of The Species In Wishing You A Happy Earth Day

Rufous hummingbird Joins The Rest Of The Species In Wishing You A Happy Earth Day | Social Networker | Scoop.it
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Today April 22, 2014 Google has come up with a very colourful and animated Doodle to mark the World Earth Day. The doodle begins with an animation of a rufous hummingbird hovering over flowers with mouseover text "The Rufous Hummingbird wishes you a happy Earth Day 2014!"  

Six different animated doodles depicting different species – Rufous humming bird, Japanese Macaque, Veiled chameleon, Moon jellyfish, Puffer fish and Dung beetle can be found on the google home page. Each doodle shows one animal species and the environment they live, probably suggesting that we need to maintain the environment for the species to exist.
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5 great social media pros you should follow

5 great social media pros you should follow | Social Networker | Scoop.it
The other day, someone asked me to share a list of my favorite social media pros. Since I used to do it on Creative Ramblings, I figured that it would be a good idea to occasionally resurrect this tradition. Warning: These are not the usual suspects. ;-)

Via MARY HELEN FERRIS
John Thomas's insight:

5 great social media professionals you should follow and why you should follow them

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MARY HELEN FERRIS's curator insight, April 19, 2014 3:59 AM

With thX to Cendrne Marrouat....my secret angel in life and social media 

John Thomas's comment, April 19, 2014 4:28 AM
Thank you for sharing! Cendrine is a star! ☺