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45 Insanely Great Gaming Website Designs Inspire

45 Insanely Great Gaming Website Designs Inspire | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Game websites are gaining a lot of popularity as of late and better the website, better is the fan following. Moreover, game websites are also one of the most profitable ones around.

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:55 PM

Need to design a great User Interface for LOTS of data? Take a look at gaming website design. These 45 Insanely Great Gaming Websites pack a lot of infomration into every page.


Hard for me to judge the efficiency or acceptance of these messages since I am not a gamer, but I suspect people who play these games feel right at home on these websites and we can "StealThis on how to organize and flow data, instruction and call to actions from any number of these designs. 

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12 ways to extend the life of every article you write

12 ways to extend the life of every article you write | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This post originally appeared on the Buffer blog. Do you have a “Hall of Fame” for your best pieces of content? I can recite a list of top content for the Buffer blog as quickly as I could recite the Pledge of Allegiance.
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Those that take the time to write might want to look over this article about how to get what you write read by more people over time.

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Facebook is reportedly prepping an e-money service, and is close to getting approval in Ireland

Facebook is reportedly prepping an e-money service, and is close to getting approval in Ireland | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook wants to be more than a social network — it is planning to facilitate financial services in the form of electronic money and remittances, the Financial Times reports (as spotted first by Benedict Evans).
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The times are a changing and so is moeny. Maybe?

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Microsoft looks set to launch Windows Phone 8.1 for developers today

Microsoft looks set to launch Windows Phone 8.1 for developers today | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
While we knew it was coming, it looks like Microsoft is officially unveiling the final Windows Phone 8.1 build today.
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Windows update!

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'Heartbleed' bug in web technology seen as major threat to private user data - Bangor Daily News

'Heartbleed' bug in web technology seen as major threat to private user data - Bangor Daily News | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk 'Heartbleed' bug in web technology seen as major threat to private user data Bangor Daily News BOSTON — A newly discovered bug in widely used Web encryption technology has made data on many of the world's major websites vulnerable...
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This sounded like it might need scooping to pass on!

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Nokia unveils its slimmest ‘Internet phone’ yet, the $54 Nokia 225

Nokia unveils its slimmest ‘Internet phone’ yet, the $54 Nokia 225 | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Nokia has added another budget device to its lineup — the Nokia 225, what it calls its slimmest Internet phone to date.
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Nokia is moving forward with to compete in the lighter, smaller, phone market with some of the new designs..

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Buffer for iPhone adds support for Facebook Groups, new composer and re-publishing options

Buffer for iPhone adds support for Facebook Groups, new composer and re-publishing options | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Social sharing service Buffer has overhauled its iPhone app for iOS 7 to bring a range of new features and a redesigned social composer window, designed to give a roomier layout and better access to posting options.
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Update on Buffer iPhone app for sharing.

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The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic

The Art of Creating Perfect Social Media Posts - infographic | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Each social media operates a bit differently, and each brand's followers have their own preferences and moods.

The fact is that, there is no One-Size-Fits-All trick or strategy, however, there are some guidelines that can help you create the perfect social content.

Use this infographic to find tips on how to craft perfects posts for GooglePlus, YouTube, Blog, Tumblr, Vine, Twitter and Facebook.


Via Lauren Moss
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Just in case you are not sure what to place where in your virtual communications, here are some tips!

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, April 12, 6:11 PM

Basic frameworks. This too shall adjust.

MCLibrarianRMIT's curator insight, April 12, 10:06 PM

Handy infographic with tips for posting on various popular social media platforms.

gentanet's curator insight, April 13, 4:37 AM

http://onews.us

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5 Surefire Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile

5 Surefire Ways to Improve Your LinkedIn Profile | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
RT @KSRyanGroup: Invest in your #LinkedIn profile, invest in your career. Learn how with our new ebook. http://t.co/FUsAS8r9d1
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LinkedIn  is a huge player in job searching and professional communication today. Here are some ways to improve your online appeal.

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Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection

Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
What is content curation about? Diagram, charts and infographics to make sense of the curation conundrum

Via Robin Good, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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This will be helpful to share to those wondering about content curation.

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John Thomas's curator insight, February 12, 10:29 AM
Need To Explain To Others What Content Curation Is? Use This Visual Collection
Ali Anani's curator insight, March 3, 9:38 PM

Curate using this visual map

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Curate using this visual map

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INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks

INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
INFOGRAPHIC: The risk of posting in social networks. You have the right to remain private. Anything you post can and will be used against you.

Via R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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This is a truth we all need to remember.

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How to Use Micro-Blogging to Gain New Visitors

How to Use Micro-Blogging to Gain New Visitors | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

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Are you trying to gain visitors to your site? Here are some ideas.

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Ally Greer's curator insight, January 27, 11:03 AM

Microblogging is a great way to generate content on a short term scale and stay visible to your audience,

Lori Wilk's curator insight, January 27, 12:18 PM

I am a Twitter fan and have sent out more than 20,000 Tweets to date.To get more followers you want to microblog good content and mention others as well as use relevant #hashtags to track the conversations.What I have learned most recently by curating , creating, and sharing content is that there will be many people who understand that to scale this social participation requires sending out lots of Tweets and I am totally happy with the un-follows as much as the follows because those who want my help and like what I am about and have to offer will be there with me and those who don't can find the groups they want to be part of or none at all. I know what it's like in the real world to have fans from being a television producer and building an audience from scratch. My microblogging is authentic and I don't buy followers. It's impossible to recognize and promote hundreds of people without sending out lots of Tweets, especially if you want to give them Klout or Kred. I am dedicated to moving the needle of online influence and this means lots of participating online especially with microblogging such as Twitter. I welcome more followers on Twitter at Successipes and in knowing more about what you are doing that is awesome so I can share it with the world. Your online friend and "Princess of Curation," Lori Wilk 

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Are results in different positions ranked by different algorithms? #seo

Do Google use the same algorithm to rank all the results on page 1, or different algorithms for a wider variety in the results? (Pos. 1-3 - primary focus on freshness Pos. 4-6 - primary focus on backlinks Pos. 7-10 - primary focus on social signals)

Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Chintan Jain
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Did you ever wonder how Google ranks it results? Here is some insight into how that happens.

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Why Facebook (Maybe) Bought Oculus Rift: The Next Wave of Profits

Why Facebook (Maybe) Bought Oculus Rift: The Next Wave of Profits | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook announced they're acquiring Oculus Rift, a virtual reality platform, for $2 billion.  Yes, the social network is buying a VR helmet-maker.  The dominant reaction to the move could be summed up in three letters: WTF.  We see the acquisition...
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Could it really be about money? Are we surprised? Here is the scoop on how this could make Facebook richer.

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Breaking up with Facebook: Where are brands and young users going?

Breaking up with Facebook: Where are brands and young users going? | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
“We’d love to say ‘It’s not you, it’s us’ but it’s totally you. Not to be rude, but you aren’t the smart, funny social network we fell in love with several years back. You’ve changed.
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Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online - Columbus Dispatch

Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online - Columbus Dispatch | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Pricey technology helps the deaf-blind go online Columbus Dispatch “Modern technology has rapidly progressed, and we are available to provide individuals with combined vision and hearing loss the best technology and telecommunications tools for...
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Hopefully this will get more affordable. Finding  new ways of helping those with limitations is one of the best things about technology.

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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, April 14, 5:53 AM

Hopefully this will get more affordable. Finding  new ways of helping those with limitations is one of the best things about technology. In schools iPads and iPhones make it easier to communicate to the deaf when a sign language aid is not available.

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Listen to the Internet: The Patient Communication Opportunity | Eye For Pharma

Listen to the Internet: The Patient Communication Opportunity | Eye For Pharma | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Zuzanna Fiminska examines the importance of, and numerous options for, a comprehensive patient communication strategy within the pharmaceutical industry."


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This is a long overdue plan. Too many have to be lab rats to find the right medicines, doctors and treatments.. This could help lessen that role if we speak together.

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Scoop.it launches an enterprise play to let employees share knowledge from across the Web

Scoop.it launches an enterprise play to let employees share knowledge from across the Web | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
We’ve tracked Scoop.it‘s progress as a curation platform for several years, and now the San Francisco-based company is launching a product aimed at helping large companies share ideas from across the Web both publicly and internally.
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Quora aims to stay independent ‘forever’ with a new $80M stockpile of Series C funding

Quora aims to stay independent ‘forever’ with a new $80M stockpile of Series C funding | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Question-and-answer site Quora is staking a strong claim for independence today with a n$80 million Series C funding round that will act as a form of insurance for the service as it scales up and prepares to expand internationally.
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Tripomatic’s travel planning app comes to the iPad with a new map for planning city walks

Tripomatic’s travel planning app comes to the iPad with a new map for planning city walks | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
We’re no strangers to Tripomatic’s travel planning app for the iPhone and Android, but now the company has a version compatible with iPads too.
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Traveling with an iPad? Here is an app for you!

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Butterfly Wings Inspire Better Sensors

Butterfly Wings Inspire Better Sensors | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

"Imitating nature is not a new idea. When the GE team put Morpho wings under a powerful microscope, they saw a layer of tiny scales just tens of micrometers across. In turn, each of the scales had arrays of ridges a few hundred nanometers wide. This complex structure absorbs and bends light and givesMorfo butterflies their trademark shimmering blue and green coat."


Via Miguel Prazeres, Jocelyn Stoller
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Great ideas are often taken from nature! Check this one out!

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Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves

Content Curation: How To Help Students Learn, Discover and Make Sense of New Topics All By Themselves | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

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By Robin Good,

Here's a short first-hand report highlighting how an 8th grade social studies class teacher (Terri Inloes) has fully leveraged the content curation potential to let her students dive, discover and make sense of topics (in this case social reform movements) that they had not studied before. All by themselves.


Here the steps taken to make this happen:


a) By using the Question Formulation Technique, the teacher prepared pairs of photographs representing each of the reform movements, one picture dating back to the late 19th century, and another representing where that social reform movement stands in today’s society. 


b) After checking out all of the photos, students settled on the pair of pictures that most caught their interest.


c) They brainstormed and refined a set of specific questions, and then shared their thinking with the class. 

d) With the feedback received they selected the topic which they would curate. 

e) At this point students planned their research strategies. By using 5 different graphic organizers from the book Q Tasks, by Carol Koechlin and Sandi Zwaan, students were allowed to choose the one that they thought would help them the most in planning their keyword search strategies. 


f) Students were assigned WordPress blogs and provided basic instructions on how to use them to 

curate and publish their research work.


g) Discovery and real learning kicked in as students proceeded in collaborative groups to research and document their chosen topic. 


You can see some of the outcomes that this assignment produced right here:


General Conclusions

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/2014/02/24/conclusion-3/


Voting Rights Inequality

http://tmsredvotingrights.d20blogs.org/


Mental Health Treatment
http://tmsorangementalhealthcaretreatments.d20blogs.org/


Prohibition Acts

http://tmsorangeprohibitionacts.d20blogs.org/ 

 



A very inspiring example of content curation can be effectively applied in the classroom with impressive results. 


Highly recommended. 9/10


Thanks to Nancy White of Innovations in Education for participating, writing and reporting about it.

 Thanks to Robin Good for the fine summary in this insight.
The ideas here offer a great classroom challenge to students.{Monica}
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Maria Persson's curator insight, March 20, 9:11 PM

If you are considering being a teacher for this and the next generation - take a few tips from this scoop!

Audrey's curator insight, March 21, 4:30 PM

Curating is about finding and selecting information in order to learn about a subject. Youngsters can be encouraged to do this  pre-school.  This motivational 21st century skill can be encouraged at home. with educational games toys and and books which stimulates interest.  For example children can learn about  science by interacting with Chemistry Lab; Horrible Science - explosive experiments; Newton's Cradle and Science Museum.  By the time they get to school they are already full of curiosity and ready to increase their knowledge.  Audrey curating for www.homeschoolsource.co.uk

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 8, 11:57 AM

Important 21st century skills

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What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC]

What Social Networks Should You Use in 2014? [INFOGRAPHIC] | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
We’re now into a whole new year – but which social networks should have your full attention this year?

Via Lauren Moss, R.Conrath, Ed.D.
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Do you wonder where to put most of your online time for the best reach to viewers? Here is helpful info to help you decide.

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Dillon Thomas's curator insight, February 1, 6:15 AM

TO FULLY UNDERSTAND AND HAVE STATS AND DATA ..  FOR EXAMPLE YOUR AUDIENCE FOR YOUR INFOGRAPHIC AND THEN  TP UNDERSTAND WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA THEY USE

BOTH: .. quanitatively and qualititatively .. (How much time they spend and what content they are utilizing or extracting) 

 

THIS IS CRITICAL TO MAKING AN INFOGRAPHIC TARGETED TO AN AUDIANCE SPECIFIC

 

ALSO:   I recommend Lauren Moss SCOOP - VISUALIZING SOCIAL MEDIA 

Amy Williamson's curator insight, February 5, 2:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 10:54 AM

Thanks

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Pinterest overtakes Facebook for UK referral revenue

Pinterest overtakes Facebook for UK referral revenue | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Tumblr drove an unprecedented amount of traffic to retail sites in Q4 2013 with revenue-per-visit (RPV) increasing across all social channels.

Via Alex Butler, Chintan Jain
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Here is some useful data.

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Beyond LiteracyLink: The Power of the Professional Learning Community (PLN)

Beyond LiteracyLink: The Power of the Professional Learning Community (PLN) | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

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I totally agree that these links to to those within and beyond our local areas form a powerful, relevant network to better the collective and individual efforts.

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Oppo N1: World’s 1st Smartphone with a Rotating Camera

Oppo N1: World’s 1st Smartphone with a Rotating Camera | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Blog post at iTechChat : Oppo, the Chinese smartphone maker, launches its very first smartphone in India named Oppo N1 which is claimed to be the world's 1st smartph[..]

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