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Facebook Posts Get Half Their Reach In 30 Minutes

Facebook Posts Get Half Their Reach In 30 Minutes | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
A Facebook page post gets half its reach within just 30 minutes of being published. Here's how you can make the most of this short window.

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No matter what your purpose is for sharing information whether personal parties and pics,  knowledge, news or sales this is good information to consider if your goal is to share with as many as possible.

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Renee Baribeau's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:13 PM

FB can not be your sole source of business network. Try getting out and shaking hands.

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8 Strategies to stand out when you're late to the content marketing game

8 Strategies to stand out when you're late to the content marketing game | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

You’ve all seen the data and it’s not pretty — the amount of information on the web is certainly overwhelming. Content budgets are soaring, content output is exploding. There are more than 1,000 blog posts and 400 hours of YouTube video uploaded every minute in a never-ending war for attention.

 

If you’re the first one to dominate a niche with  your content, you’re one of the lucky ones. You’re probably keeping a stranglehold on your leading position by publishing relevant, helpful, and interesting content on a consistent basis. In essence, you are creating Content Shock for your competitors — dominating a content niche so that Google juice flows in your direction.

 

But what if you’re on the losing end of the stick? What if you’re in a situation where your competitors have already loaded the web with content that dominates the search results?

 

Personally, I am facing this problem all the time now when I consult with companies. If they’re late to the content marketing game, they may feel paralyzed because the competition has such as head start. So I need to find new ways for them to compete.

 

I’ve thought this through, and I’ve come up with eight strategies to stand out for an organization that is late to the content game....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 19, 11:13 AM

If you're late to the content marketing game, you can still make a dent in the competition. Here are eight strategies to stand out from Mark Schaefer.

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Here's why Facebook's new war on clickbait is so important

Here's why Facebook's new war on clickbait is so important | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Facebook has tweaked its New Feed algorithm many, many times in its attempt to keep the posts you see relevant, but the change it’s rolling out today may be the most important one yet: Facebook is vowing to kill clickbait.


Facebook has tweaked its New Feed algorithm many, many times in its attempt to keep the posts you see relevant, but the change it’s rolling out today may be the most important one yet: Facebook is vowing to kill clickbait.


It’s a potentially huge move, and one that makes journalism better for almost everyone involved.


How it works


Now Facebook is filtering out clickbait much like Gmail hides spam. It’s detecting specific words, structures, and styles in titles which “intentionally leave out crucial information, forcing people to click to find the answer.”


Here are some Facebook-provided samples of titles you will be seeing a lot less of:


“When She Looked Under Her Couch Cushions And Saw THIS… I Was SHOCKED!”


“He Put Garlic In His Shoes Before Going To Bed And What Happens Next Is Hard To Believe”


“The Dog Barked At The Deliveryman And His Reaction Was Priceless.”...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 15, 10:57 AM

Farewell clickbait. We knew you well.

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75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

75 of the Smartest Resources for Web Designers

 

A lot of these lists just cram everything and anything into the lineup. So, we decided to pick our designers’ brains to bring you the best resources that we are using on a daily basis.

 

Feel free to add other useful resources in the comments below :)...


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 24, 12:44 AM

Great resources list.

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Nokia Reaches Internet Speeds 1,000 Times Faster Than Google's Fiber | Sumit Passary | Tech Times

Nokia Reaches Internet Speeds 1,000 Times Faster Than Google's Fiber | Sumit Passary | Tech Times | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Nokia researchers have reached internet speeds of up to 1 Terabit per second, which is about 1,000 times faster than the speeds offered by one of the fastest internet service providers in the U.S.

Google Fiber offers broadband internet speeds of up to 1 Gigabit per second. However, a joint research conducted by Nokia Bell Labs, the Technical University of Munich and Deutsche Telekom T-Labs claims to have achieved broadband speeds of 1 Tbps.

To put this in perspective, users will be able to download the entire Game of Thrones series in just one second in HD quality if 1 Tbps broadband internet speed is available.

The researchers will be showing off how such high speed is achieved over fiber connection with the help of a technique called Probabilistic Constellation Shaping, or PCS.


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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, September 21, 12:54 PM
Maybe time to buy Nokia again!
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After 23 years, the Apple II gets another OS update

After 23 years, the Apple II gets another OS update | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
On 30th anniversary of Apple II GS, devoted developer releases ProDOS 2.4.

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Artur Coelho's curator insight, September 16, 3:28 PM
e a pergunta verdadeiramente importante: tem saída de áudio?
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Your Cell Phone Case Is Not Doing Quite Enough Compared To These Genius Inventions

Your Cell Phone Case Is Not Doing Quite Enough Compared To These Genius Inventions | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
These are some cases for your phone that do more than p
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Distracted driving: Is technology the answer?

Distracted driving: Is technology the answer? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In an ironic twist, technology -- which has contributed to the increase in distracted driving -- may provide the ultimate solution.
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This portable antenna makes sure your phone never loses signal again | Go Big

This portable antenna makes sure your phone never loses signal again | Go Big | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
GoTenna is perfect for when you're off camping in the wildnerness or just looking to save money on roaming charges abroad. | Go Big
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Producers of 'Glassboards' Aim to Replace Whiteboards in K-12 Schools - Market Brief

Producers of 'Glassboards' Aim to Replace Whiteboards in K-12 Schools - Market Brief | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Is the rise of tempered-glass dry erase boards a trend or a fad? A number of companies are betting schools will choose them over whiteboards, despite glassboards' relatively high cost.
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How Apple lost its way: Steve Jobs’ love of simplicity is gone

How Apple lost its way: Steve Jobs’ love of simplicity is gone | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Ken Segall, who worked alongside the tech giant’s co-founder, says company’s incredible growth was rooted in his love of simplicity – but things have changed
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FBI Director has a real problem with WhatsApp's encryption

FBI Director has a real problem with WhatsApp's encryption | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
James Comey isn't the biggest fan of encryption, or the apps that use it to ensure some level of anonymity. He targeted WhatsApp specifically when speaking.
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GitHub just changed its pricing for developers

GitHub just changed its pricing for developers | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
GitHub is introducing a new structure for paid plans; you can now create unlimited Personal repositories for $7 per month.
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6 hidden challenges of using the cloud for big data and how to overcome them

6 hidden challenges of using the cloud for big data and how to overcome them | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Enterprises have been slow to move big data processing to the cloud, but not for lack of trying. Most companies now use the public cloud in some form, ofte
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The Shocking Statistic That Will Make You Rethink LinkedIn

The Shocking Statistic That Will Make You Rethink LinkedIn | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
LinkedIn is on a mission to change your mind.

"You may think of LinkedIn as primarily a site where people upload their digital résumé," the company notes in a new eBook. "But nine billion content impressions per week are delivered in the LinkedIn feed -- more than 15 times the job postings in the feed.

"These stats reveal that LinkedIn has become a destination where professionals consume high-quality content from professional publishers like The Wall Street Journal and The Economist, and even from peers who are sharing content in the feed."

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Top 17 Places to Spend on Paid Search Other Than AdWords

Top 17 Places to Spend on Paid Search Other Than AdWords | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
But here’s the thing. When you need to get sales, and do it quickly, paid search is going to pave the way.It’s a lot quicker and less meticulous than building an SEO campaign from scratch.Another reason why I like paid search is because “PPC visitors are 50 percent more likely to purchase something than those that go through the organic search results.”But one trap that many digital marketers fall into is assuming that the only option they have is Google AdWords.Boy, are you going to be surprised....
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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 24, 12:13 AM
Pay-per-click can be very profitable.
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Top 10 benefits and facts of studying in OpenColleges

Top 10 benefits and facts of studying in OpenColleges | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

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Qualcomm warns on 5G network complexity | Kavit Majithia | Mobile World Live

Qualcomm warns on 5G network complexity | Kavit Majithia | Mobile World Live | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Chip giant Qualcomm believes there are “incredibly complex” challenges facing the industry as it attempts to bring 5G technology to commercial reality.

Speaking at a media briefing in London earlier today, Ben Timmons (pictured), senior director – business development, Qualcomm Europe, hailed 5G as “more coherent” than either of the previous generations (3G and 4G), even though the standardisation process is at least two years away, and believes the development will prove a massive step forward from 4G, which really only gave us “the ability to deliver higher data rates”.

However, with so many elements to a 5G network, Timmons moved to dampen “some fairly grand statements” made about a 2018 or 2019 launch of the technology.

He believes players could come to market that have features of 5G in the timeframe, but not the full package.


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Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis - BBC News

Brain-robot training triggers improvement in paralysis - BBC News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Eight paraplegic people have regained partial movement after a one-year training programme based on brain-controlled robotics, researchers say.
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Distracted driving: Is technology the answer?

Distracted driving: Is technology the answer? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In an ironic twist, technology -- which has contributed to the increase in distracted driving -- may provide the ultimate solution.
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How to Decrease Website Bounce Rate & Increase Retention Rate

How to Decrease Website Bounce Rate & Increase Retention Rate | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
If you're having trouble keeping people on your site, you have a high website bounce rate. Here's how to increase your retention rate.
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How the internet was invented

How the internet was invented | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
In 40 years, the internet has morphed from a military communication network into a vast global cyberspace. And it all started in a California beer garden
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Museums Embrace Digital

Museums Embrace Digital | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Getty Museum of Images and Vatican Library are three examples of prestigious institutions taking bold strides into the digitization of their various treasured inventories. The Met has recently made available via their website more than 400,000 works of art from their collection, ready for download. Works by Monet and Van Gogh, and hundreds of paintings, drawings, and sketches by Picasso are free for educational, noncommercial, and recreational use through its Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) portal (though you don’t need to be either an educator or full-time student to use it). The Vatican Library, in partnership with Japanese tech company NTT Data, has begun in March to digitize and catalog its millions of pages of historically significant manuscripts, some dating back to the 1300s, uploading them onto its site to be viewed by the public—a substantial, sensitive project to be carefully monitored and developed or the next few years. This serves a two-pronged solution for both Vatican librarians and intellectually curious citizens: the dissemination of education while still protecting valuable ancient texts. The Getty Research Institute and J. Paul Getty Museum have posted nearly 87,000 works of art and medieval manuscripts through their Open Content Program (including sixteenth-century prints) and plan to add many more in the near future. You can even print select works as magnificent posters!

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Windows 10 will soon let you prevent updates while you’re at work

Windows 10 will soon let you prevent updates while you’re at work | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Microsoft’s automatic Windows 10 updates may be a convenient way to deliver new features and fixes, but they can interrupt your work or hijack your gaming session without warning or allowing you to save your progress before a restart.
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Malware in $81m hack has 'same unique characteristics' as Sony attack

Malware in $81m hack has 'same unique characteristics' as Sony attack | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
While it might not be the same people behind both hacks, there's some incredibly similar software in play.
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Periscope tests letting you draw on top of live video streams

Periscope tests letting you draw on top of live video streams | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The current beta version of Twitter's video streaming app Periscope includes a feature that lets you draw over the top of your own live feeds.
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