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The Social News Discovery Visual Browser for iPads: Rockmelt


Robin Good: If you have an iPad and you are looking for a better way to find, discover, browse, search and consume news stories, the new Rockmelt browser for iPads is definitely worth a road test.

 

Unlike other popular browsers, "rather than showing you a big, empty window--or just whatever site you were looking at the last time you used it--Rockmelt offers up a visual stream of personalized content, culled from friends on Facebook and Twitter, RSS subscriptions, and sites that fall into your designated categories of interest.


Posts, articles, images, and the rest take the form of big, tappable tiles in two endless columns--an infinitely scrolling stream of content.


Touch one of the items, and, when possible, it pops open in a stripped-down reader view.


As you’re checking out that content, you can jump to a full view of the website it’s hosted on, follow links, or just dip back to your stream to find something else to look at."

 

"Overall, it’s a fairly radical take on what a tablet browser should be, one that starts with the go-anywhere, find-anything utility of the browsers we’re familiar with and grafts a visual, content-curation element on top of it all.


In this sense, the new Rockmelt is sort of like a mash-up of Pulse, Flipboard, and Safari--a browser that’s also a news reader, with a dash of social network to round it out."

 

Source: http://www.fastcodesign.com/1670978/a-tablet-web-browser-that-finds-the-good-stuff-for-you#1

 

FAQ/Help: http://help.rockmelt.com/

 

Find out more: http://www.rockmelt.com/

 

Available for free on the App Store: http://me.lt/31MYu

 

 


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iPad: Best Free Apps for Students & Teachers

iPad: Best Free Apps for Students & Teachers | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it



The typical college student might be surprised to discover that there’s more to tablets than addicting puzzle games, music apps, and eBook versions of their favorite novels.

 

Let’s take a look at four worthwhile apps perfect for any college student with a tablet. If you’re a student or an educator, you’d do well to check any of these apps out!


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48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love

48 iPad Apps That Teachers Love | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

48 IPAD APPS THAT TEACHERS LOVE by staff writers SOURCE: www.onlinecolleges.net June 26, 2012 Apple’s iPad and other tablet computers have certainly been garnering ardent support from the edtech ...

 

Read more:

http://fedebooks.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/48-ipad-apps-that-teachers-love-fed_ebooks-apps-ebook-teacher/

 


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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

That's a must read post, it'll learn you how you will become a Twitter power user! [note Martin Gysler]

 

CNNFortune reported 100 million Twitter users log in at least once a month. Half of those, 50 million, log in every day. About 55% check in with mobile devices, while about 40% just check in without actually tweeting.

 

Those numbers are huge for anyone who’s marketing online. But that’s not all.

 

Thirty-four percent of marketers who use Twitter have generated leads from its use…with 20% of those closing deals.

 

But how do you take advantage of this growing audience of Twitter consumers? You have to become a power user. So here are 100 proven tips to help you do just that.

 

And to make it easier to follow along, I’ve broken them up into 10 sections that each contain 10 tips.

 

Read more: http://www.quicksprout.com/2012/01/30/100-ways-to-become-a-twitter-power-user/


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News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators

News Discovery: Best RSS Feed Readers Apps for iPad-iPhone Based Journalists and Curators | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for the best alternative options when it comes to monitor, read, search and organize your preferred RSS feeds via your iPhone or iPad, this newly updated collection from Appadvice.com has probably everything you need and more.

 

From its introduction: "...When viewed as a whole, the differences between RSS Readers on the iPad aren’t that huge, simply because they all display content from an RSS feed source and many use a similar two column layout (feeds on one side, articles on the other).

 

The major differences can be seen in the rising importance of “social” RSS readers, or apps that take an active role in finding RSS feeds for you to read by leveraging your Internet presence or expressed interests.

 

Most of the rest of the RSS apps require a user to have a Google Reader account to pull feeds from, meaning that they mainly differ in their presentation and implementation of your Google Reader feeds. The choice of RSS reader may be a personal one, but there are a few standout apps in the genre you should be aware of before you decide."

 

Resourceful. Useful. Comprehensive. 8/10

 

Full list: http://appadvice.com/appguides/show/rss-readers-for-the-ipad

 

 

 


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Curate Your Social Media Magazine with NewzSocial

Curate Your Social Media Magazine with NewzSocial | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it

Robin Good: NewzSocial is a free iPad curation app which allows you to instantly create topic-specific channels and to easily curate the content stories that you deem appropriate for each.

 

Curators can work in teams and collaboratively organize one or more news channels.

 

From the App Store download page: "NewzSocial is a free social news reader app that allows you to follow, create and share broad and niche news streams on your topics of interest.

 

The app has unique social curation features using which you can tap into your network of ‘topic expert’ friends and get the news you want selected by the experts you know."

 

A reviewer on the App Store left this comment: "What blew me away is the number of great articles the app has. I just searched for latest fashion trends & got really great articles. With flipboard, after reading 5-7 articles, it's the same stories from yesterday. "

 

Free to use.

 

Find out more: http://www.newzsocial.com/

 

Introduction: http://www.newzsocial.com/quick-tour/

 

Other info: http://www.newzsocial.com/support/

 

Video intro: http://youtu.be/sD0pzSthVrA

 

Download NewzSocial in the App Store: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id546527255

 

 


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Splashtop Whiteboard

Splashtop Whiteboard | SocialMediaDesign | Scoop.it
Splashtop Whiteboard turns your iPad into an interactive whiteboard for remotely controlled presentations. Annotate over anything during presentations and more.

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