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25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures

25 Sites to Download Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Royalty-Free Stock Photos and Textures are very useful in every graphic project for web or print, especially if they are free. 

Here is a list of 25 of the best sites to download royalty-free stock photos and textures.


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kkalafatis's comment, October 6, 2012 2:12 PM
thank you
Robert Sims's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:33 AM

Visual cues can greatly enhance your elearning effectiveness!

 

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You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot

You Are What You Curate: Why Pinterest is So Hot | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

This piece was written by Om Malik for Gigaom

 

The author says "Pinterest is one of the hottest startups around these days and represents the latest buzzword in the Valley: curation".

 

Here's what you need to know:

 

2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don’t want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information,

 

**this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

My commentary:

 

 As a business person, I see tremendous value in Pinterest because as the title of this article suggests, what we post online tells a story about who we are, what we represent and shows a human side through our curated topics. This allows others who may be potential customers to find points of connection which is a great way to start a relationship. It also gives me a chance to listen by observation to what my audience wants at a deeper level. This is a great starting place and can lead to many opportunities that lie ahead.

 

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**platforms — YouTube, WordPress and Tumblr — have had more success, thanks to faster, cheaper broadband connections. Twitter and Facebook are the big winners of this sharing.

 

**Are thinking about building a product, evaluating a company or just wondering why early adopters are so crazy about Pinterest, Instagr.am or Quora?   

 

**we’re playing a role in a movie: edited, directed and starring us.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/wEnbpQ]


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Tom George's comment, January 12, 2012 6:36 AM
Nice one Jan, and nice topic by the way.
Mariusz Leś's comment, January 20, 2012 8:55 AM
I really don't know why Pinterest is so "hot". I use Fancy (thefancy.com) instead (it has an android app, that's why, nothing else).
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30+ HQ Underwater Photography from National Geographic | Modny73

30+ HQ Underwater Photography from National Geographic | Modny73 | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
National Geographic has been on the forefront of photography since 1888. Today i have a high quality showcase of Underwater Photography Wallpapers for you to do download.

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Top 13 “Milk Splash” images from the best photographers

Top 13 “Milk Splash” images from the best photographers | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

This is a list of the best milk splash images from different photographers around the world for your inspiration. December, 2011.


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Pinterest - Why Should We Be Interested? [Infographic]

Pinterest - Why Should We Be Interested? [Infographic] | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

 This infographic is visually packed with some good insights:

 

**tips and advice

**who is on Pinterest

**How is it being used

**Pros and cons

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Pinterest Watch"

 

 


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Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012?

Will Pinterest Lead The Way & Transform the Web in 2012? | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

I selected this post written by Elad Gil because not only was it interesting and timely, but the comments from his readers were equally as valuable. So many different social curation platforms emerging, Pinterest is one to watch.......

 

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Social Content Curation As The Next Big Thing

 

The most interesting wave hitting the social web in 2012 is social curation. This was kicked off in 2011 as Pinterest's growth was noticed by Silicon Valley and a number of companies quickly followed suit -

 

**Snip.It launched as a social information curation platform, Quora adopted boards for a similar purpose, and Fab.com launched a structured social commerce feed.

 

There's so much information in this post, here's the takeaway. I would love to hear your comments about this next wave......

 

Takeaway:

 

2012 Will Be The Year of Curated Sets


**2012 will likely see an acceleration of structured, push button, social curation across the web. Why? Because most users don't want to take much effort to produce content, and consuming content in a structured manner (especially photos) is also much faster.

 

**Just as the first wave of social media has transformed the consumption of information, this next wave of social curation will fundamentally change how users find and interact with content over time.

 

Curated by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Media and Beyond

 

Read full article here: [http://bit.ly/lK0ZHi]


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Tom George's comment, January 4, 2012 9:54 PM
Hey Jan,

It most definitely is. I thank you as well and I look forward to a great year of curating, learning and growing.
janlgordon's comment, January 4, 2012 10:25 PM
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Absolutely Tom, it's going to be an exciting time!
maxOz's comment, January 19, 2012 9:58 PM
Jan, I have sent this scoop [error] didn't realize you had it xxx
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Attractive photography Of landscapes All Around The World | Bloggs74

Attractive photography Of landscapes All Around The World | Bloggs74 | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Most important element for landscape photography is sunlight. The sunrise and late evening scenes create fantasy and attraction, time is most important in landscape photography.

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