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Meet Prism's little brother: Socmint (Wired UK)

Meet Prism's little brother: Socmint (Wired UK) | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
For the past two years a tight-lipped and little talked about unit within the Metropolitan Police has been conducting blanket surveillance of British citizens' public social media conversations
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Operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week, a staff of 17 officers in the National Domestic Extremism Unit (NDEU) has been scanning the public's tweets, YouTube videos, Facebook profiles, and anything else UK citizens post in the public online sphere.

 

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This is what I know about Social Media Engagement: Do you know this too?

This is what I know about Social Media Engagement: Do you know this too? | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Social Media will not come to you. You will need to go to it.  Recently, I’ve consulted with a few small business clients who just won’t take the leap to acknowledging my solutions. Clearly, as I c...
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Good, common sense advice from Carla Deter.

 

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A Visual Guide to Twitter

A Visual Guide to Twitter | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

This infographic provides a visual guide and a brief synopsis of different uses for Twitter.

It includes information about how Twitter can be used as a tool for information, customer service, networking, business management and website management.


Via Lauren Moss, J Lynn Lock, Jane Carlisle
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Just what I've been looking for...with all the changes at Twitter, this is a great piece to read for updating my knowledge :)

 

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Susan Daniels

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Alexander Abramov's comment, June 6, 2013 10:23 AM
You put it very nicely
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A Visual Guide to Twitter
Elisabetta Tosi's curator insight, June 11, 2013 4:25 AM

How to use Twitter in your business? here there are some ideas...

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How to create a captivating presentation

Presentations are a powerful medium that can quickly disseminate information and help teach people new ideas. Unfortunately not every slide deck is effective at

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:12 PM

The presentation has good points, but it needs fewer than 78 slides.

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:42 PM
Thank you for this scoop. It has given me both inspiration and ideas! Warmly, Susan
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Удач и успехов, Сьюзан!
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WATCH: Do Newsrooms Still Need A Social Media Editor?

WATCH: Do Newsrooms Still Need A Social Media Editor? | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

There was a time when the social media editor was the only person in a newsroom responsible for obsessively monitoring social platforms. With journalists now taking on much of this work, is the role of the social media editor obsolete?


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Social Visits: Measure Social Web Traffic with our New App!

Social Visits: Measure Social Web Traffic with our New App! | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Want to know how your web traffic and social activity correlate? Now you can, with our new Social Visits app. Check it out! (Exciting news!
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22 Social Media Terms | Splash Media

22 Social Media Terms | Splash Media | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

Social media is a fast-growing, ever-changing industry, and it can be a challenge for those in the know to keep up with the ever-evolving lingo and social media terms. Every industry has its own language, and here are some of the basic terms and definitions of social media:

Social Media Terms

Avatar – An image that represents a user online. Most brands use their company logo as their avatar. See NPR’s Twitter avatar or Dr Pepper’s Facebook avatar.

Bitly – A free service to shorten URLs, making them easier to share on social media platforms. Here’s Whole Foods using a Bitly in their recent tweet.

Blog – This is a “Web Log” that individuals or companies use to share commentary, such as updates, graphics, or videos. Zappos has an active company blog.

Bookmarking – The process of saving a URL in order to access it at a later date. There are different bookmarking platforms, but Google also offers a spot to bookmark sites.

Hashtag – A tag used to categorize and organize comments on Twitter. Always preceded by the pound symbol “#.” Starbucks asks users to tag Instagram photos with the hashtag #starbucks, and they use a lot of different hashtags in their Twitter feed.  Here’s one they use often #ExtraShotOfGood.

Infographic – A graphic with information and data shared easily through social media sites. Here’s an example of How to Create an Infographic from Mashable

Klout – A social media analytics service that gives you a score based on how involved and influential you are in the social media world. Check out these Top social media influencers klout scores.

Like – A way to show approval on Facebook. You actually click a “Like” button. You can “like” a brand, which allows you to receive their status updates in your news feed, or you can just like a specific status update. Here you can choose to “like” Disney World’s page or “like” this status.

Links – A hyperlink, a way to connect directly to another web page, accessible by one easy click. This blog post is full of links to other sites, but here’s a link to the Splash Media YouTube channel, just for emphasis.

Link building – A search engine optimization (SEO) tactic where you strategically link to other sites (usually blogs) to increase your own site’s search engine ranking.

Meme – A thought, idea, joke, or concept that is shared online through social media sites. It’s typically an image with text, but can also be a video. The Grumpy Cat meme won Meme of the Year at the 17th Annual Webby Awards.

Microblogging – Content sharing platforms that restrict the amount of data that you can share. Twitter is considered a microblogging platform, as is Tumblr.

Permalink – The specific URL to a web page or blog post. The links within this blog post are all permalinks to specific pages.

Podcast – An episodic series of audio radio, video, PDF, or ePub files subscribed to and downloaded through web syndication or streamed online to a computer or mobile device. I get most of the podcasts I listen to from iTunes.

RSS Feed – “Really Simple Syndication” is a format used to easily share frequently updated content, such as news sites, blog posts and videos. Here’s a link to the Splash Media blog feed, where you can subscribe and receive our blog updates through email.

Sentiment – The attitude of user comments related to a brand online. Amy’s Baking Company has recently received extremely negative sentiment from Facebook users for their alleged bad customer service. (read through the comments to see what I’m talking about)

SEO – Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is the process of improving the volume or quality of traffic to a website from search engines via unpaid or organic search traffic. Google defines SEO.

Skype – A service that allows for text, audio, and video chats between users. If you haven’t “skyped” someone, you don’t know what you’re missing.

Tag – Is a term assigned to a piece of information so that you can describe the information and find it again. (Commonly used in blogging) At the bottom of this blog post by The Pioneer Woman, you can see she has used the tags “dogs” and “random critters.”

Traffic – Is the amount of data sent and received by visitors to a web page. Most websites monitor how many visitors they receive and how many pages are viewed. Google Analytics is a good tool to measure your web traffic.

Tweeps – A nickname referring to Twitter Followers.

Tweet – A message sent through Twitter that is no longer than 140-characters. Surprisingly, you can say a lot with very few words. Here’s an award-winning tweet from the Mars Curiosity Team.

 

This glossary of terms just touches a small portion of social media terms, but they are some of the most critical.  Did we miss any? Are there any social media terms out there that you don’t understand?

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This is a list of many terms used in social media. What terms do you use that are not on this list?


Please leave your terms in the comments below!


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Susan Daniels


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[Success Tool Kit] Social Strategies 1.1 WordPress | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] Social Strategies 1.1 WordPress | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
WordPress your way to the top!

Have you heard that before? There are reasons for that I will try to bring answers to the most asked questions of beginners about WordPress.


Please leave comments or questions. I am always happy to research and bring you the best answers available.


Consider the statistics when deciding which platform to use. I use WordPress for the convenience, the plug-ins, the ease of development and the software is user friendly.


Beginners can get a web site online in a few days. If you have a background  as a web master, you can get a web site online in a day.

It’s that easy.


Then, if you want to get more creative – you can get down to developing and designing something that is your own unique site.


Visit Site for Interesting Statistics:

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[Success Tool Kit] Scoop.it | Express Yourself and Your Perspectives | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] Scoop.it | Express Yourself and Your Perspectives | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

With Scoop.it you express yourself and your perspective on topics that matter to you through idea discovery, content curation, and social sharing. It’s as simple as that.

A rating system lets you know how you are doing with each topic you produce which I find especially helpful in keeping me on my toes.  Just like any one, I like high ratings

Each time I visit, there is a running drop down list of notifications as follows:

  1. People who follow one of my topics.
    • With this notification I can view their topics and choose the ones I want to follow.
  2. People who commented on my scoops.
    • I have the chance to thank them immediately and respond to those who left comments.
  3. People who Rescooped my scoops.
    • Again, I view their topics and choose which ones I want to follow. I also thank them for the rescoop and respond their insights on the topic.
  4. Alerts from the posting services if they were unable to post my scoop.
    • This is an alert to check on the service and fix what needs fixing.

The apps and extras make any social media venue more interesting and fun. Here is the list of current apps and extras available now on Scoop.it. You can visit the apps and extras page here: http://www.scoop.it/extras


View lists and more details on:

http://crazydreamersdo.com/scoopit-and-content-marketing-analysis


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[Success Tool Kit] 7 Steps to Facebook Success | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] 7 Steps to Facebook Success | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Have you sat at your desk feeling totally stuck and overwhelmed by the constant changes and tweaks on Facebook?

Goodness knows I have. Here’s some great news for both of us.

My friend, the world’s leading Facebook expert, Mari Smith, offers us yet another of her signature power Facebook marketing webinars on June 4th. It’s absolutely FREE and you’re invited to join us! Here’s the scoop:

  • 7 Steps to Facebook Success – free live webinar
  • Date: Tuesday, June 4, 2013
  • Time: 10:00am Pacific | 12:00pm Central | 1:00pm Eastern | 6:00pm UK
  • Duration: 90 minutes
  • Click here to register

Mari has created a 7-step Facebook Marketing Success Plan, packed with proven, money-making tips for you to turn the world’s most popular social network into the TOP source of quality leads and paying customers for your business!

After this 90-minute webinar, I promise you’ll walk away with actionable steps that you can use immediately.

This will be one spectacular webinar! Reserve your spot now by selecting this link.

GET READY to EXPLODE your Facebook business in the rest of 2013 and beyond!

P.S. Go now and mark your calendar for June 4th @ 1 pm ET and save your seat here:

http://tinyurl.com/7FBsteps — it’s that easy. And, by the way, if you are unable to join Mari live, she will be recording this live event and will send out the replay link to all registrants shortly after.

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26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner

26 Ways to Use Visuals in Your Social Media Marketing | Social Media Examiner | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Visual Social Media Marketing: learn how to share more visual content and create a visual conversation with your audience.



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Facebook Changes Page Cover Rules – Test 20% With This Tool

Facebook Changes Page Cover Rules – Test 20% With This Tool | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Facebook quietly relaxed its Page Guidelines around Cover Images. The main rule that remains in place for Cover Images is that you cannot exceed 20%
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The rules about the text content on your Facebook covers has changed. The 20% rule still remains, however you can use personal information, references to Facebook features, or calls to action.


On this page, Mari gives us a handy tool to use to measure the text on our covers. Nice! Mine is way over – I’m on my way to upload a new cover and I have a great one in mind that I will upload very soon


Here is a link to a blog post that gives you a list FREE Facebook cover generators:


http://crazydreamersdo.com/fb-timeline-covers-update/

 

Share details of Mari’s products, programs and events with your contacts and receive commissions for sales through your unique tracking link.


Mari and her team provide everything for you, which includes suggested tweets, Facebook posts, email text, and banners.


It’s FREE to join and believe me, Mari pays nice commissions. You can form your own sub-affiliate team as well


http://tinyurl.com/followsusan


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Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners

Digital Differentiation ~ Cool Tools for 21st Century Learners | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

Via Anat Goodman, midmarketplace
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"Stategy-Tactics" with the use of "Tools".  This graphic shows the overlapping nature of information tools available online.

 

1. Multi-Media Learning Platform

2. Digital Tools for Finding Information

3. Digital Tools for Understanding Information

4. Digital Tools for Using Information

5. Digital Tools to Support Writing

 

Assignment: What specific tools do you use for each of these Tactics?

 

What can we add to these circles? Add your answers to the comment section.

 

I visited this blog to dig a little deeper and find that they have updated their model with pop-up explanations of how teachers of the 21st Century may apply this to their students either in a classroom setting or virtually across the world.

 

http://d97cooltools.blogspot.com.au/2012/02/digital-differentiation-get-wired.html

 

It's well worth the visit, my friends, to see the miracle of the internet and it's effect on the modern "classroom."

 

Warmly,

Susan Daniels

 

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 1, 2013 10:35 AM

Whole lotta good info here. 

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 15, 2013 9:26 AM

In the wrong hands, this is just layering over what already is not working. We need something different, full of risk, and creative.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 16, 2013 9:00 PM

Looks useful and can be integrated into more traditional learning.

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Teacher Profile - From "No Time for Facebook" to Social Media MOOC Instructor - moocnewsandreviews.com

Teacher Profile - From "No Time for Facebook" to Social Media MOOC Instructor - moocnewsandreviews.com | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Interview with Maria Andersen, Director of Learning and Research for Instructure, about the Canvas Social Media MOOC.
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I love to promote education social media for the teaching profession. This is an excellent article.

 

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Google Chills in the Fridge with New Acquisition, Looks to Expand Google+ Media Sharing

Google Chills in the Fridge with New Acquisition, Looks to Expand Google+ Media Sharing | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Google is working hard to make Google+, their new social network in case you’ve been in a coma, a major force to be reckoned with. I use it in passing and have all of 23 people in my circles. I like being able to share by circles, that’s cool.

Via Eldon Edwards
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Google Chills in the Fridge with New Acquisition, Looks to Expand Google+ Media Sharing.

 

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6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

Via Michelle Meracis, Lois Smethurst, Jane Carlisle
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6 Ways 21st Century Students Use Technology ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.

 

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Wayne Lang's curator insight, June 10, 2013 5:50 PM

These are great ideas to quote when considering your 21st Century learner charcteristics, but it is vital that you reference the sources.

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, June 24, 2013 9:44 PM
This is a very nice tongue-in-cheek infographic. Yet, quite informative :) Warmly, Susan
Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, October 30, 2013 10:06 PM

Looking to engage teachers and parents in the online world? This infographic is a beginners guide to how students are using ICT in education. 

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How To Effectively Increase Your Email Subscribers List: Practical Tips

How To Effectively Increase Your Email Subscribers List: Practical Tips | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

 

 


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Robin Good's curator insight, June 24, 2013 11:35 AM



Chris Spooner has some good and well-illustrated advice on how to effectively use sign-up forms on your web site. If your subscribers are lagging behind you will find here some practical advice on how to improve immediately on this front.


You may need a little graphic design help, but the author himself could be a resource if he did what he has so clearly illustrated in this article.


Little details make a lot of difference.



Useful. Illustrated 8/10


Full article: http://line25.com/articles/how-i-increased-my-subscriber-rate-by-10x-overnight



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Twitter Makes Analytics Open to All Users, for Free

Twitter Makes Analytics Open to All Users, for Free | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Twitter gives marketers a gift by opening its analytics, Facebook finally adds hashtags, Yelp recommends nearby places and more social-media news.
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Almost a quarter of employees are still not allowed access to social media at work

Almost a quarter of employees are still not allowed access to social media at work | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
An informal poll conducted by HootSuite has revealed that almost a quarter of employees are still not allowed to access social media at...
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[Success Tool Kit] Social Strategies 1.0 | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] Social Strategies 1.0 | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

“Strategies” is a word we see everyday, and in our social media world, it is commonly used in reference to marketing. The question keeps coming to me about what this actually means!
First, let’s start with the Etymology.

This is directly from Wikipedia:  Etymology: The term “Strategy derives from the Greek “στρατηγία” (strategia), “office of general, command, generalship”, in turn from “στρατηγός” (strategos), “leader or commander of an army, general” a compound of “στρατός” (stratos), “army, host” + “ἀγός” (agos), “leader, chief”, in turn from “ἄγω” (ago), “to lead”.

As you see, “Strategy” is a military term. Although it seems at first to be a stretch to think of Social Media Marketing Strategies as a military derivative – think about it -  it takes two to Engage.
Now, let’s break it down into a plain language definition and show how it pertains to social media marketing strategies.

 

 

GOALS

  • Strategies refer to a plans of action designed to achieve a particular Goal.

 

STRATEGIES

  • Strategies are Tactics linked together designed to achieve a particular Goal.

 

TACTICS

  • Tactics are individual tasks or actions linked together to form Strategies.

 

ENGAGEMENT

  • Strategies are Tactics linked together and determines how we engage each morning on our social media venues.

 

Therefore, in terms of Social Media, Strategies becomes part of four levels:

  1. Goals (dreams, money, vacation, cars, houses, etc.),
  2. Strategies (list of tactics linked together to achieve goals),
  3. Tactics (smaller sub-strategies that are off-shoots of strategies), and
  4. Engagement (follow through with strategies to meet goals).
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Samuel Pustea's comment, May 28, 2013 6:41 AM
Without strategies, we would not have a clue how to work on our goals. Strategies won't work unless we put the work into them.
Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 28, 2013 9:43 PM
Wise words! Thank you for your comment.
Samuel Pustea's comment, May 28, 2013 10:23 PM
Thanks! Glad to comment!
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[Success Tool Kit] The Art of Color Coordination *Infographic* | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] The Art of Color Coordination *Infographic* | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

This is an amazing infographic. Color design theory is so fascinating – yet simple once it is understood. This graph gives you a quick look at some fast design colors from which to select. For the beginning web designers to the pro, this is a great tool to keep handy.

 
When choosing your web site design, this is a tool you can to refer to as a beginning place of reference to choose your colors.


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[Success Tool Kit] 10 Twitter Tools that Rock | Crazy Dreamers Do

[Success Tool Kit] 10 Twitter Tools that Rock | Crazy Dreamers Do | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

With the latest round of API restrictions from Twitter, have you lost your favorite tool? Are you wondering what is still available?

I’ve created a list of the various tools to help you manage your Twitter accounts. These tools help you find manage tweets and followers. There are other features, depending on the tool you ultimately choose to use.

A word of caution, be very careful with how you use these tools! Aggressive use of any of the features will get you banned from Twitter and cause the tool to be under scrutiny of Twitter.

Moderation is the point to keep in mind when using tools who have been granted an API with any social media venue.

Here are a few guidelines that might help you stay out of hot water with Twitter.

  • Do not set it and forget it.
  • Be active on Twitter with live posts, responses, retweets and favorites.
  • Auto-posts: Maximum of 9 per day and spaced out in a 24 hour period of time.
  • Follow or unfollow features:  Do not bulk unfollow and follow at any given time.
  • Avoid posting duplicate content over duplicate accounts.
  • Do not promote third party sites that promise to add “more followers fast” directly on Twitter.
  • It is unwise to automate “Favorite” or “Re-tweet” neither randomly nor aggressively. If you choose to do this, be very cautious.

Here is the link to Twitter’s full set of rules in their help center:

https://support.twitter.com/articles/18311-the-twitter-rules

The more you know about rules of the venues you use, the easier it is to bend them to your favor. The rules change constantly as new ways to get around them are discovered so be proactive in all social media venues with changes of rules.

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8 Pinterest Boards Worth Creating for Your Business

8 Pinterest Boards Worth Creating for Your Business | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it

If you're not sure where to begin when crafting Pinterest boards for your business, here are eight simple and effective places to start.


In her book Ultimate Guide to Pinterest for Businessmarketing and branding expert Karen Leland provides a Pinterest roadmap that will help you drive website traffic, boost your brand and build business. In this edited excerpt, the author describes eight types of boards you can set up in order to strengthen your brand and drive traffic.


Via massimo facchinetti, Marco Favero
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Now that you've taken it up a notch to the Business Pinterest, have you been wondering what to do differently?


This article is very helpful for me because I loved pining as a member of Pinterest before the option for business pinning came along and really wasn't quite sure what to change or add. 


This article sheds some light on my quandry and gives eight definte tasks to start business pinners on the road to successful boards.


Here are the eight suggestions Karen Leland suggests as a place to start.


1. Topics that interest your target audience.

2. Educational value.

3. Feedback for your business.

4. Upcoming events.

5. New products or services.

6. Showcase your company culture or employees.

7. Provide social proof.

8. Discussion groups.


For my Scoop.it readers, when this posts on my blog, I will add a Pinterest board below for you to see how it looks when you add a Pinterest widget to your web site. I will add the instructions on how to do it as well!


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Pinterest adds Products, Recipes and Movies

Pinterest adds Products, Recipes and Movies | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Pinterest has announced a great new feature today called "rich pins" which attach important details to pins, like pricing or availability. This is HUGE for online retailers and customers alike!

Via Mike Allton, massimo facchinetti, Marco Favero
Susan Kay Daniels's insight:

Rich Pins on Pinterest has my attention. I am going to explore this today and come back and give more insight as the day goes on.


Please keep me posted on your findings as well.


Warmly,

Susan Daniels

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Mike Allton's curator insight, May 20, 2013 10:00 AM

BAM! Pinterest kicks products and recipes up a notch.

Have you ever watched Emeril on TV? Not only does he create awesome food, but his unbridled enthusiasm is amazing. And if you've ever watched his live show, you know that the most-anticipated part of every dish is when he "kicks it up a notch" - usually by taking a pinch of his cayenne-based special seasoning and shouting"BAM!"

The folks at Pinterest did just that.

Pinning cool products and great-looking food has been the staple of Pinterest since its launch in 2010. Now, products are going to include Prices, Description, Availability and better linkage to the source. Recipes will include Cook Time, Ingredients and Services, and even Movies get into the act with ratings, cast information and more.

This is awesome for us users, as we can find out even more about what we're looking at and make faster decisions. I know those Batman-inspired, platinum USB storage cufflinks look cool, but now I can see that they only cost $45 and maybe I can actually entertain the idea of buying them. Or, more practically, I'm looking for a great Italian dish that I can make for my family and now, at a glance, I can see what's in that great-looking lasagna and whether or not I can even get those ingredients, without having to click through to a website.

And for businesses? Whoa. Stop reading and click through to the story right now, because you need to get started on this today. If you weren't using Pinterest before to promote your products, that needs to become your top priority for this week.

So check out these changes, and I've love to hear what you think, both as Pinterest users and as businesses taking advantage.

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 20, 2013 12:48 PM
This is good social media news. Thanks for your insight as well. I have been thinking about Pinterest more lately and I take your insight as a call to action. Warmly, Susan
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41 New Google+ Features Plus New Photos App

41 New Google+ Features Plus New Photos App | Social Media Tips | Scoop.it
Economic Times Google boosts photo offerings to rival Facebook Economic Times SAN FRANCISCO: Google is digging deeper into its technology toolkit to turn its social networking service into a more formidable threat to Facebook, sprucing up its photo...

Via Martin (Marty) Smith
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Just noticed the bigger header yesterday. Google is fast becoming my social network of choice. They just keep adding more and more features that I find absolutely delightful.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, May 16, 2013 7:05 AM

Google Header Eats Los Angeles

Yes the Google+ Header just got bigger along with 41 other feature improvements to the leading search engine's social network. Recognizing that the most popular content on Facebook is pictures, Google+ boosted its ability to compete. Here is a quote from the Economic Times post:

"But the most compelling new attraction may be a new photo-management tool that promises to test how much control people want to cede to computers. It will also further blur the lines between a real moment in time and augmented reality."

James LaCorte's curator insight, May 20, 2013 3:38 PM

I have tested some of the changes out. I like the look and feel. They need to work on getting the masses over there, even if it is for the communities.

I do think a little better documentation is needed.