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The 101 Most Useful Websites of 2012

The 101 Most Useful Websites of 2012 | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

A useful list of 101 problem-solving websites. As in 'very useful' from @Labnol's long-running guide to the Internet, 'Digital Inspiration'.

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How to Prove the ROI of Customer Service in Social Media: Part 1

How to Prove the ROI of Customer Service in Social Media: Part 1 | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

My friend Joakim Nilsson engages with the thorny subject of ROI and Customer Service in Social Media. 

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Do You Have the 'Internet-Addiction Gene'?

Do You Have the 'Internet-Addiction Gene'? | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

A well-writen desconstruction of the bullshit moral panic around "Internet addiction research." -- Howard Rheingold

 

""German scientists find 'internet-addiction gene'," said a headline on a German news site last week. Another site reported that scientists have "nailed down the gene responsible for internet addiction."  Is it true? No, but its falseness is interesting for what it says both about the nature of our addictions and about how scientific researchers sometimes help journalists sensationalize research."

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Victoria Teo's curator insight, December 27, 2012 9:38 AM

This is an interesting article to show to students and get their responses about credibility and trustworthiness. 

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Why We Are So Rude Online

Why We Are So Rude Online | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

The need for digital literacy will become more pervasive with time. For instance, in our online engagements, we lack visual signals. We find it easier to ignore symbolic power online than offline. We may be (momentarily) compelled to say what we want without thinking of the consequences. We are also more inclined to shoot off the cuff, not check our facts. We are still novices in understanding how to use the social web in a meaningful and mindful manner.

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Top 150 Social Media Marketing Blogs

Top 150 Social Media Marketing Blogs | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

This list was compiled at the start of the year.  It's a useful checklist of the 'top 150 Social Media Marketing Blogs as of Jan ’12'.  I'm not particularly fond of rankings, particularly when dealing with something as potentially nebulous as 'social media marketing'.  But some of these blogs have useful material from thinkers who can acutally write, and are not always in 'sales-mode'.

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How Smart Devices and Social Media Impact Your Shopping Habits [INFOGRAPHIC]

How Smart Devices and Social Media Impact Your Shopping Habits [INFOGRAPHIC] | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it
This infographic shows how smart devices and social media impact your shopping habits.  
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Big Brother Facebook Wants You To Rat Out Your Friends

Big Brother Facebook Wants You To Rat Out Your Friends | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

The knives are really out for Facebook, at the moment.  

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Facebook’s plan to find its next billion users: convince them the internet and Facebook are the same

Facebook’s plan to find its next billion users: convince them the internet and Facebook are the same | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

I'm one of those people who finds the idea of Facebook becoming the Internet not just repulsive, but an affront to everything people subscribed to, when they first read the Cluetrain Manifesto.  And it's going to get worse before it gets any better. I understand the irony of it all, when we are all using Facebook for all sorts of social, business and vanity purpose.  But we need alternatives fast if the mainstream is going to get any better.  

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New Content Curation Tool: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content

New Content Curation Tool: Spundge Lets You Discover, Curate And Create Better Content | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

From Official Website:

"Spundge is the end-to-end tool for today's power curator. Connect with the best content creators on the web. Collaboratively curate the web and create relevant, influential content.

 

- Discover and Filter:

Create a Spundge Notebook to stay on top of a topic, person, company or interest. Spundge Notebooks deliver a stream of relevant content from news sources, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Flickr. Filter and then save the best of what you discover.

 

- Curate and Collaborate:

Invite friends and colleagues to collaborate on Notebooks and discover and save new items. Collaborators receive notifications when new content is saved, and can add comments to Notebook items. Collaborative Curation enables you to track information, while instantly sharing with friends and colleagues.

 

- Stream and Publish:

Transform your Notebook into a real-time stream you can embed anywhere on the web. Share what you’re reading, or curate a real-time newswire about a breaking event or topic of interest.

 

- Get Spundge PRO:

it enables teams and individuals to collaboratively create content and instantly publish to a CMS, email newsletter and social accounts. Writing in Spundge lets you drag and drop images, tweets and videos into any story, effortlessly add attribution, and easily embed and track content."

 

From review article on Nieman Journalism Lab:

"The problem is today’s journalist has to use too many products and applications to do their job, and very few of these were actually built with newsrooms or journalistic workflow in mind...

 

Spundge is a platform that’s built to take a journalist from information discovery and tracking all the way to publishing, regardless of whatever internal systems they have to contend with...

 

The software is free, but an optional $9 monthly fee adds premium features, including the ability to share notebooks with collaborators, who can also add to the notebook and see changes in real time..."

 

Read more on Nieman Journalism Lab here:

http://www.niemanlab.org/2012/09/first-look-spundge-is-software-to-help-journalists-to-manage-real-time-data-streams/

 

Check out Spundge here: http://www.spundge.com

 


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Thanks Giuseppe, have to take a closer look
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5 New Ways To Real-Time Content Curation In 10 Minutes A Day

5 New Ways To Real-Time Content Curation In 10 Minutes A Day | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Content curation tools seem to be sprouting every day.  We're still in the age of managing noise.  So some of these may be of interest.

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How Video Platform Craftsy Is Acquiring 1,600 Paying Students Per Day

How Video Platform Craftsy Is Acquiring 1,600 Paying Students Per Day | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

I continue to wonder why online learning hasn't completely wiped out the 20th century University education system.  I guess the promise of future stocks of social capital and a "future" career is one of the reasons. With universities becoming increasingly expensive commodities without any guarantees of a return on investment,  low-cost online education may well make a comeback.  Even if it starts with crafts and hobbies.  

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Net Smart Compendium

Videos, blog posts, interviews about Net Smart: How to Thrive Online.   Rheingold keeps pushing the boundaries to make us smarter.

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What Happened to Diaspora, the ‘Facebook Killer’? It's Complicated

What Happened to Diaspora, the ‘Facebook Killer’? It's Complicated | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Scenario:  Technology is developed by a twenty-something hacker.   Hacker's company is now a listed company and needs to deliver ROI to its shareholders.  Hacker's technology is now embraced by over 1 billion people worldwide, most of whom are not twenty-something, hackers, or have any clue about digital literacy, privacy online or the value of their data to the Hacker's ROI.  

 

This is a very interesting article on the holy grail for Facebook alternatives, and the 'next big thing'.  And why, for the time being, most people remain at the mercy of Mr Zuckerberg's toy.

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Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in Social Networks

Public or Private? The Risks of Posting in Social Networks | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it
Posting too much information could lead to undesirable consequences such as identity theft. Trend Micro found that 1 in 3 people know someone who became victims of identity theft.
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Facebook Wants to Make Every User an Advertiser

Facebook Wants to Make Every User an Advertiser | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Facebook announced Wednesday that it was rolling a new service in 20 countries that would enable users to promote their status updates -- for a price.  The online branding of the self continues unabated. Soon, against payment, as for other media. Hopefully, alternative models will emerge from somewhere.

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The Taploid. Welcome to yet more surveillance

The Taploid.  Welcome to yet more surveillance | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Yet another way of aggregating information about other people you may know, for the financial benefit of other people whom you definitely don't know. Served in a digital format that suits mobiles and tablets.  

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8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity

8 Google Chrome Extensions to Boost Your Productivity | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it
Save yourself some keystrokes and distraction with these handy Chrome extensions.
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Time To Socialize Social Media

Time To Socialize Social Media | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Key quote:  "The Internet is the last frontier for American enterprise, but it is also a resource developed by the government that belongs to the people. Attempts to keep the government "out of the Internet" are not made to preserve the freedom of the American people; they are made to advance the neoliberal project. Only this time, there's not even a state to dismantle".

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Google+ for Business

Google+ for Business | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it
In this lynda.com tutorial, discover how to create a profile, add contacts, and effectively promote a business with Google+.
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Why bloggers should consider using Google+

Why bloggers should consider using Google+ | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Displaying your Google+ profile picture next to your blog posts may become a must for serious bloggers.

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Trust in Advertising – Paid, Owned and Earned | Nielsen Wire

Trust in Advertising – Paid, Owned and Earned | Nielsen Wire | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Nielsen trust indices on the difficulty relationship between paid advertising and trust.  Where the benchmark is inevitably trust in people who ask for nothing in return. 

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“Socially Mediated Publicness”: an open-access issue of JOBEM

“Socially Mediated Publicness”: an open-access issue of JOBEM | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it

Some cutting edge thinking on what is going on with our social web.

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First Look: State, A Streams App Of The Future

First Look: State, A Streams App Of The Future | Strategy and Social Media | Scoop.it
As streams of information become more popular on the Web, we need better ways to consume and manage them. Apps that allow you to aggregate content from different sources - Twitter, Facebook, blogs, news websites and more - may become very popular.
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