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Infographic: The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update

Infographic: The Optimal Length for Every Social Media Update | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The optimal length for social media posts and all other forms of online content. Get best practices for tweets, posts, blogs, and more.
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The 4 Most Important Pages on Your Website (& How to Optimize Them)

The 4 Most Important Pages on Your Website (& How to Optimize Them) | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Walk through how to optimize the four most important pages on your website.
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(From the article): In conclusion, here's how to optimize pages like a pro: Look at your most visited pages, figure out why users are there, give them what they want, and ask them for an action in return. Regardless of your most-visited pages or even the nature of your website, you can create more engaged users.

You’re in the business of not just dissemination information, but demanding a response. The knowledge you impart requires that users response. Ask for it.

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Which Channels Are Best for Content Promotion? [Infographic]

Which Channels Are Best for Content Promotion? [Infographic] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Get a quick, easy-to-understand breakdown of the differences between paid, earned, and owned media.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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In general, each of these channels allows for unique ways to promote your content, and they likely perform differently for everyone based on industries or audiences. This infographic lays out the facts so you can make the best promotion decisions possible for your business.

Ready to get started? Let’s walk through the basics of your content distribution options.

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How to Get More Subscribers With SlideShare

How to Get More Subscribers With SlideShare | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Need a list-building and traffic generation powerhouse to attract professionals and content marketers? SlideShare could be it. This lesser-known social sharing platform can do far more than just be a showcase for PowerPoints.


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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SlideShare is especially valuable if you want to reach professionals and businesses owners. According to Comscore, SlideShare is used by business owners and business executives 5 times more often than Twitter or Facebook.

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3 SEO Tricks to Build Your Online Business Brand for Success

3 SEO Tricks to Build Your Online Business Brand for Success | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Optimizing your content and link building for brand SEO can be tricky in small business. Find out how to increase success and become an authority leader.

Via Shannon K. Steffen
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(From the article) If you want a brand advocate, then your business needs to create content and make it easy to share. When you turn people into champions, they help build the brand for you. Give them a method to share and watch the search engines happily index all your brand has to offer.

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Shannon K. Steffen's curator insight, December 23, 9:05 AM

Did you know though that there are basic search engine optimization (SEO) tricks that are still highly effective – that help increase your page results regardless of the search engine changes? Well, I’m here to give you 3 of those SEO tactics that you can count on to better optimize your business website or blog for the search engines.

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Top 7 Anticipated Social Media Trends for 2015

Top 7 Anticipated Social Media Trends for 2015 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
With 2015 round the corner, new trends are expected to emerge for different kinds of marketing. Social media marketing is no different as well. While some of the older trends will continue to rule, new social media trends are expected to occur as well. And they are likely to dominate the online marketing world for some time.

Via chezmadeline
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(From the article): Creativity to be the Key to Success

No matter how much you are spending time on social media, it won’t fetch any result until and unless you are creative. You cannot expect the audience to react in an excellent manner to messages that are cliché and old. Instead, try to think something out of the box. Be it on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, or any other platform, you will have to design the content in a manner as creative as possible. And once it is creative, the content is sure to be unique enough to attract numerous viewers.

Most of the major social media platforms, such as Twitter and others, are likely to remain relevant in 2015 as well. However, marketers will need to pay out more money to make their advertisements appear on platforms, such as Facebook. Hence, companies need to significantly increase their budget for social media marketing for 2015. Besides, they will also be focusing more in 2015 on using social media as the perfect platform for driving business revenues.

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Momentum Factor's curator insight, December 23, 1:24 PM

Here's another list of trends we should expect to see in social media over the next year. Many of these have already come to pass, such as the rise of Instagram, or video becoming more popular... Still, there are a couple surprises...

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Interesting Infographics: The Content Marketing Hierarchy of Needs

Interesting Infographics: The Content Marketing Hierarchy of Needs | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Have you ever heard of Maslow’s hierarchy of needs? It’s a useful concept for sales and marketing to create better connections and relationships with prospects and clients. Abraham Maslow wrote a paper in 1943, “A Theory of Human Motivation” and subsequent book, Motivation and Personality, where he summarized the 5 needs most people search for. The more basic needs are represented at the bottom of the pyramid.

Via Jeff Domansky, Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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How are you or will you incorporate Maslow’s Hierarch of Needs into your content marketing? 

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Marco Favero's curator insight, December 23, 12:39 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

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captivating analogy with Maslow's hierachy

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10 Content Marketing Trends Every Leader Needs to Know for 2015

10 Content Marketing Trends Every Leader Needs to Know for 2015 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
You know the importance of diversifying your financial portfolio, but do you apply that same concept to your network of advisers?

Just as you cover your bases financially, you need to consult experts from a variety of backgrounds before making large-scale marketing decisions.

As you start planning for the New Year, accessing this network is crucial. Right now, I'm having conversations with experts, media outlets, brands, organizations, and others who have insight into what the content marketing landscape for 2015 will look like.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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(From the article): Brands Will Need to Cut Through the Clutter


Although articles and long-form blog posts will remain important, Renée Warren, president and CEO of Onboardly, believes more companies will start to emphasize visual and audio content.

 

"As far as getting attention and cutting through the clutter, creative videos, interesting podcasts, and variations of visually appealing data representation like infographics and SlideShare presentations will be the big winners," she says. "Repurposing content will be at an all-time high in 2015."

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Where Collaboration is Heading in 2015: Top 4 Trends to Watch

Where Collaboration is Heading in 2015: Top 4 Trends to Watch | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

With 2015 just around the corner, it’s time to take a look at the growing collaboration trends that will affect the way you work with your team this coming year. While some are merely logical extensions of ongoing trends, a few may surprise you. 

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It's the time of the year when predictions for the coming year are thrown around like popcorn. The following article contains a number of important trends for anyone working with a team - or collaborating with others. 

 

(From the article): 

Email Superseded by Social Collaboration Tools

As early as 2010, Gartner was predicting that 20% of business users would choose social networking solutions over email as the main channel for communication and collaboration by 2014. With modern business growing more social in nature, that transition has come, and many companies are introducing cloud-based or internal social collaboration solutions.

 

Here at Wrike, we’ve long said that managing projects via email is not ideal; there’s a loss of context when information is consumed in fragmentary replies. There’s a tendency for duplicated information as multiple people respond to one email thread. There’s a lack of visibility into how a project is faring, forcing managers to spend time manually gather status updates from each contributor.

 

Project management and social collaboration software solves the email problem by giving users tools to stay on top of projects and make communication more efficient between team members. That’s not to say email is dead. Rather, it will go back to being used as a direct communication tool instead of a platform for project management and collaboration.

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How to Improve Your Engagement on Google+ #INFOGRAPHIC

How to Improve Your Engagement on Google+ #INFOGRAPHIC | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
As with any social network, the answer to the perennial question of what to post on Google+ depends entirely on your social media goals.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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(From the article): Looking at data from over 800,000 posts on Google+, they broke out engagement by type and found some very interesting tidbits:

Photos (which account for 57% of all posts) lead on comments, +1s, and re-sharesLinks (second most common post type) are actually the LEAST engaging optionText-only posts do very well on comments and +1s, but fare poorly on re-sharesPosts with more than 100 characters blow those with fewer away on all metrics
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How to improve content on google+?!

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5 Ways to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing

5 Ways to Improve Your Pinterest Marketing | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Do you want more pins and repins?

Are you looking for ways to drive more traffic and engagement?

If you want your content pinned more often, you need to make it easy for visitors to take action.

In this article you’ll discover how to optimize your images for pinning and repurpose your most popular pins for increased engagement.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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12 Myths About Content Curation (Busted) via @Ivo_64

12 Myths About Content Curation (Busted) via @Ivo_64 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
When it comes to curating content to add to your editorial calendar, sometimes it can look pretty simple at a glance, adding topics and planning your next piece — or does it? Content curation m…

Via Guillaume Decugis, Ivo Nový, John van den Brink
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(From the article): Myth #7: You Aren’t a Thought Leader If You Use Third Party Content. Truthfully, I can see why digital marketers would initially think this. When I first heard of curating content, I thought the same thing. However, I quickly learned that this could not be further from the truth. Curating third party content actually does make you a thought leader for several reasons:

 

You show honesty: you show your audience that sometimes your influencers can write something or present something better than you. You can’t always be the best at everything, and that is OK.You can actually connect with said influencer by mentioning them on Twitter when you link to their article or content piece and get them to potentially follow you, thus building a very valuable connection.You build credibility with that third party source, and possibly attract more third parties that want to share the content that you create.Curating influencer content helps build your brand, which can lead to gaining a new audience that respects your thoughts.

As you can see, curating content does not make you take a backseat. It is an opportunity to build credibility with both your audience and your influencers.



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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 13, 7:29 AM

Myth #1: Content Curation Is One Size Fits All.

Myth #2: Content Curation Is Quick.

Myth #3: Content Curation Is All Automated.

Myth #4: Your Influencers Know What’s Best.

Myth #5: Content Curation Is The Same Thing As Copy/Paste.

Myth #6: Curated Content Upstages Your Original Content.

Myth #7: You Aren’t a Thought Leader If You Use Third Party Content.

Myth #8: Content Curation is Predictable.

Myth #9: Always Share The Same Sources.

Myth #10: Sharing a Link is Good Enough.

Myth #11: Only Share Content That’s Popular.

Myth #12: Throw Content At The Wall And See What Sticks.


Read more at http://www.business2community.com/content-marketing/12-biggest-content-curation-myths-busted-01089590#H7PGIuJWAJiCLrE8.99
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 10:44 AM

Commentaire intéresssant à propos de la curation.

Ivo Nový's curator insight, December 19, 9:46 AM
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When we started working on Scoop.it, we had a lot of questions on why we even needed tools for content curation. Some were questioning the purpose or the effectiveness of curation, others were convinced it was a valuable practice but challenged the need for a tool. "I don't need a tool to tweet links, right?" or what Julia McCoy refers to as Myth #10 in that great post. 


She does a great job debunking 12 misconceptions which are still quite common about content curation but which luckily are starting to die as content curation delivers more and more results and thanks to educational content like hers.

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7 Predictions for 2015: How Design Will Impact Your Life

Today’s landscape of design and technology is impressive, to say the least. 2015 will be a hallmark year as more companies adopt the cloud.


Via Fred Zimny, David Hain
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A great conversation starter about changes for next year. Are you ready for immersive storytelling? 

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David Hain's curator insight, December 20, 6:18 AM

Get ready for immersive storytelling!

Comunicologos.com's curator insight, December 20, 10:27 AM

Diseño y Comunicación

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12 life-changing social media resolutions

12 life-changing social media resolutions | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Want to transform your online social media life? Here's how.
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(From the article): There you have it! It turns out the most common New Year's resolutions can be beautifully applied to social media to dramatically improve your social media life.

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5 Writing Habits that are Killing Your Content Marketing

5 Writing Habits that are Killing Your Content Marketing | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Content marketing is certainly the golden child of 2014. Google has been slamming thin content for the last several years, but they cracked down even harde
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Content marketing is certainly the golden child of 2014. Google has been slamming thin content for the last several years, but they cracked down even harder in 2014. Today, you need better content, some times longer content, and definitely more useful content.

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10 Useful Instagram Tips & Tricks You Should Know

10 Useful Instagram Tips & Tricks You Should Know | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

Keeping up with these changes may take some time, which is why we have collected 10 tips and tricks you may find useful when on Instagram.

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The popular photo-sharing app, Instagram has undergone many changes with the most recent being its Instagram video. As more users sign up and more apps are being created, there will be definitely be more changes. Keeping up with these changes may take some time, which is why we have collected 10 tips and tricks you may find useful when on Instagram.

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The Ultimate Regift: Must-Read Marketing Advice From 18 Experts [SlideShare]

The Ultimate Regift: Must-Read Marketing Advice From 18 Experts [SlideShare] | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

In the spirit of the holiday season, we sought to come up with a unique gift for our audiences. We wanted to offer something to help ignite your passion for marketing, and spark some new ideas to refresh your relationship with customers in 2015 and beyond.

 

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We called on18 marketing experts – some authors, customers, and partners—to bring together the ultimate marketing regift: They each offered up the best marketing advice they’ve ever received. The end result is a compilation SlideShare, an exciting way to pay-it-forward for the holidays. While being on the receiving end of a regift is traditionally a holiday faux pas, we’re thinking this particular SlideShare chock full of insights will be greatly appreciated by the marketing community. It surely beats an ugly sweater.

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How To Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Blog Content

How To Use Facebook Ads to Promote Your Blog Content | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Could you use more traffic to your blog?

Have you considered Facebook ads?

To get the most out of your Facebook marketing efforts, Facebook ads can help drive quality traffic to your blog content.

In this article you’ll discover how promoting blog content can help maintain your Facebook reach.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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I recommend you use ads for two types of Facebook posts: specific content tied to your overall marketing tactics (e.g., blog articles) and existing published Facebook posts that already have excellent engagement.

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2 Easy Ways to Start Tracking Social Media with Google Analytics - OMI Blog

2 Easy Ways to Start Tracking Social Media with Google Analytics - OMI Blog | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
The versatility and customization available through Google Analytics is well worth the effort of learning how to use this set of tools for social tracking.

Via iNeoMarketing, Manlio Mannozzi
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If you’re already using Google Analytics, I don’t need to tell you that there are many, many more ways to use this free service to track your efforts and refine your strategy. From A/B testing ad buys to focusing the content you share, these tools are more specific, customizable and ultimately useful than the built-in insights you get from Facebook and other platforms. Use both together to get a big picture and close up look at your social media efforts and their results. - See more at: http://www.onlinemarketinginstitute.org/blog/2014/12/2-easy-ways-to-start-tracking-social-media-with-google-analytics/#sthash.Tde6nlQp.dpuf

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iNeoMarketing's curator insight, December 22, 8:53 PM

The insight won't exactly set your hair on fire, but it's a basic should you not be using a social media measurement tool.

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4 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Customer Service | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Customer service requires human touch. How does social media play into customer relation? Here are four ways to use social media for customer service.

Via Rami Kantari
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(From the article): Generally, when customers contact you about issues with your product, the last thing they want to do is wait for days on end to receive a response. Instead of being the company that ignores such concerns, take note from KLM, a dutch airline that is a veritable rock star in terms of social media customer service.

 

With #HappytoHelp as their tagline, KLM boasts a lightning fast response time of just 32 minutes, and a clock on their Facebook page updates every five minutes to let consumers know how quickly their needs will be addressed. This strategy is effective because customers are in the know about where they stand in line and recognize the dedication to service right off the bat.

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How to Avoid 7 Common Social Selling Blunders on LinkedIn

How to Avoid 7 Common Social Selling Blunders on LinkedIn | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Discover some of the mistakes that undermine social selling efforts, and learn what you can do to effectively engage prospects, leads, and clients on LinkedIn.

 


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(From the article): The point of LinkedIn isn’t to amass a large number of connections that you ignore. The true value of your network is in the strength of the relationships you build with individual connections. It can feel good to connect with people, but what good are connections, really, if you never engage with them?

 

As is the case with real-world relationships, LinkedIn connections should be nurtured over time with regular engagement. And there are plenty of opportunities to stay in touch, and it can be as simple as commenting on a status update or clicking “like” on a work anniversary notification.

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How to Get Your Blog Post on the First Page of Google

How to Get Your Blog Post on the First Page of Google | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it

If you’re a content marketer, you’d love to see your next blog post on the first page of Google. How important is it to understand SEO? It’s crucial.

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(From the article): SEO is slow. I can’t think of a slower form of marketing. IT takes a long time. It took me seven years to rank high for Chicago Web Design.

 

Again, question three is “can I make the best page on the internet for that topic?” Can I really write something great? Is it worthy of ranking? Google has 2,000 math PhDs on staff. You’re not going to trick them. You really have to make something great and deserving of rank or else, why bother? So, as you write that great piece of content on the topic, focus on the reader, be legit, write something good.

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4 Tools to Enhance the Images in Your Content Marketing

4 Tools to Enhance the Images in Your Content Marketing | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
How’s the visual appeal of your content marketing? Is it  mediocre or outstanding?


There’s quite a few reasons to integrate high-quality visual content in your blogs and social media posts. Not only is visual content processed much faster than the written word, but it’s much more memorable.People retain only 20% of what they read and 10% of what they hear, but 80% of what they see.


Recent studies by the Content Marketing Institute reports that infographics and videos are still considered highly effective marketing tactics. As marketers increasingly embrace visual content, it’s become more than just a best practice to visually-stimulate your audience. It’s required to keep up, let alone stand out against your competition.


Make it your mission to ditch stock photos in the months to come, and choose to embrace custom images, collages, and high-quality creative commons-licensed pictures instead. Your blog marketing metrics will surely reflect your efforts:


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com
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A great list. What are your favorite free, web-based tools for photo-editing, custom image creation and making gifs?

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What's Changing in Social Media Marketing in 2015 via @Ivo_64

What's Changing in Social Media Marketing in 2015 via @Ivo_64 | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
In 2015, new trends will require that companies make changes to their social media marketing strategy to remain relevant and competitive.

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Scott McElreath, robosheauk, Ivo Nový, John van den Brink
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(article) The Humanization of Social Media

As social media continues to gain prominence, there will be an increased focus by brands on interacting with customers on a more personal level. Forbes reported that brands which are successful in achieving the goal of connecting with their customers in a more personal manner will be better positioned to take advantage of improved brand loyalty, higher conversion rates, and faster audience growth.

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The Humanization of Social Media

As social media continues to gain prominence, there will be an increased focus by brands on interacting with customers on a more personal level. Forbes reported that brands which are successful in achieving the goal of connecting with their customers in a more personal manner will be better positioned to take advantage of improved brand loyalty, higher conversion rates, and faster audience growth.

What You Can Do: Look for opportunities where you can bring out the human side in your social media content.

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clare wakeman's curator insight, December 19, 11:05 AM

the only thing thats going to be changed in social media that all bad apples in the systems will be going and walsall council will be found out what there real fallings are

Igor calderon's curator insight, December 23, 3:16 PM

De cara al año que viene...

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How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You

How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You | Surviving Social Chaos | Scoop.it
Here's How To Find and Delete the Personal Data Google Has on You.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Manlio Mannozzi
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Today we’ll take a look at all the ways Google collects your personal data and the ways you can delete it.

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, December 21, 2:32 AM

As the author himself says at the end of the post, Google is so much a part of our lives that we really can't get away from it. I find things like the advice on controlling apps practical. The rest of it? Go figure.