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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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Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:38 AM

Curate using this visual map

Ali Anani's curator insight, March 4, 2014 12:39 AM

Curate using this visual map

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, September 1, 2014 11:53 PM

Valuable collection of the art of curation from Robin Good.

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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, 2014 2:03 PM

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, 2014 3:18 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, Christino Martin
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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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Facebook and Google Own the Future of Advertising—in 2 Charts

Facebook and Google Own the Future of Advertising—in 2 Charts | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Two remarkable images from the Wall Street Journal: First, take a look at the future of American advertising.
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Here it is written down. I think we had already noticed.

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How to disappear from the internet - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

How to disappear from the internet - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

London - Could you give up the internet? Following various reports about companies stealing information and complaints about oversharing on social media, a web hosting firm has created a nine-step guide on how to disappear from the web completely.

It includes deactivating accounts, removing links from search results and how to remove yourself from various lists – and for people who’d rather just stay hidden than disappear, the guide also gives tips on how to use the internet anonymously.

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Well, if you ever need to know how to disappear from the net here are the directions.

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Netflix, Comcast and the messy future of cable and Internet service - Washington Post

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March has been a busy month for internet policy, especially if you watch a lot of your movies and television over an Internet connection.
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A messy month for cable and internet is putting it lightly.

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Google rejects military money, elects self-funded track of DARPA Robotics Challenge

Google rejects military money, elects self-funded track of DARPA Robotics Challenge | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

Excerpt:Google, having recently acquired Boston Dynamics and Schaft, rejects military money for DARPA Robotics Challenge and remains in competition self-funded.

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March 24 (UPI) -- Google, having recently acquired Boston Dynamics and Schaft, has rejected military money for the DARPA Robotics Challenge, remaining in the competition under their own funding.

The Defense Advanced Research Project Agency has been holding the ongoing DARPA Robotics Challenge, to see who can build the best disaster response robot.

Teams representing universities including Caltech and MIT, as well as private companies develop the hardware, software and control interfaces necessary to have their robots perform specified tasks.



Read more: http://www.upi.com/Business_News/2014/03/24/Google-rejects-military-funding-for-DARPA-Robotics-Challenge-remains-in-competition/5441395686972/#ixzz2x281vsAy

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Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found : DNews

Big Bang's Smoking Gun Found : DNews | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
For the first time, scientists have found direct evidence of the expansion of the universe, a previously theoretical event that took place a fraction of a second after the Big Bang explosion nearly 14 billion years ago.
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Modern technology can help us learn so many things. 

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The Internet of Things needs standards. Here's why - CITEworld

The Internet of Things needs standards. Here's why - CITEworld | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
The Internet of Things needs standards. Here's why CITEworld Ericsson is so convinced that the future of the Internet of Things will be driven by software that it's spending around 50 percent of its research and development budget on software, he...
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Global recording industry optimistic despite revenue fall - Reuters

Global recording industry optimistic despite revenue fall - Reuters | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
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Global recording industry optimistic despite revenue fall
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But Moore said piracy remained a serious problem, with surveys showing that as many as one in four Internet users download pirated material.
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US, UK 'Enemies of the Internet' for first time - RT

US, UK 'Enemies of the Internet' for first time - RT | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
RT US, UK 'Enemies of the Internet' for first time RT The United Kingdom and the US have been branded 'Enemies of the Internet' for the first time by Reporters Without Borders on their annual list of countries which disrupt freedom of information...
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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, 2014 9:15 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, 2014 5:43 AM

A must read for anyone working in social media!

Marianne Naughton's curator insight, February 20, 2014 1:54 PM

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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, Christino Martin
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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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The Prosthetic Voice

The Prosthetic Voice | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
When Roger Ebert lost his lower jaw—and, thus, his voice—to cancer, the text-to-speech company CereProc created a synthetic voice that would be custom-made for the film critic.
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Hopeful ways to use technology are always inspiring.

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Dark side of Net where anything goes - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za

Dark side of Net where anything goes - IOL SciTech | IOL.co.za | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it

London - It has all the hallmarks of a drugs turf war. The don is under threat, wounded by a series of attacks, with key players swapping sides and prices undercut by a hungry young rival. He lashes back: the newcomer “gets no respect from me” and the dealers watch carefully for shifts in power.

This, however, is not a battle fought with weapons on street corners. The fight is for ownership of one of the darkest corners of the internet, where high-grade drugs at street-level prices are available at the click of the button.

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The Illegal use of the WEB is worth being aware of for sure. This is one of the first articles I have run across about the Silk Road of the internet.

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World Wide Web founder supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution" - ZDNet

World Wide Web founder supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution" - ZDNet | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
World Wide Web founder supports Brazil's "Internet Constitution" ZDNet The founder of the World Wide Web Sir Tim Berners-Lee has called for Brazil's first set of internet governance rules to be passed "without further delay or amendment." The Marco...
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I think this man understands what matters and what needs to happen with the WEB.

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New Affordable Nokia X With Android Apps Launches In The UAE - Gulf Business

New Affordable Nokia X With Android Apps Launches In The UAE - Gulf Business | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Priced at Dhs439, the device is part of the new Nokia X family of affordable smartphones.
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The Nokia X will be launched across the GCC market in the next 10 days. The Nokia X+ and the Nokia XL, the higher-end versions in the Nokia X family, are expected to be launched in the UAE in the second quarter of the year, confirmed Mehta. The pricing for both the devices will be announced closer to the launch date, he said.

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▶ Stanford Professor Andrei Linde celebrates physics breakthrough - YouTube

▶ Stanford Professor Andrei Linde celebrates physics breakthrough - YouTube | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Assistant Professor Chao-Lin Kuo surprises Professor Andrei Linde with evidence that supports cosmic inflation theory. The discovery, made by Kuo and his col...
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An Interesting moment in history is captured here.

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Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are - CNET

Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are - CNET | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
CNET Facebook's DeepFace aims to see you for who you really are CNET Though still in the research and development stages, Facebook's proposed system purports to reduce the error of the current state of facial matching technologies by more than 25...
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Comcast's Arbogast: TWC Deal Reflects Reality That Regional Model Is Untenable - Broadcasting & Cable

Comcast's Arbogast: TWC Deal Reflects Reality That Regional Model Is Untenable - Broadcasting & Cable | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
Comcast's Arbogast: TWC Deal Reflects Reality That Regional Model Is Untenable
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This Man Has a Key That Can Shut Down the Entire Internet - TIME

This Man Has a Key That Can Shut Down the Entire Internet - TIME | Technological Sparks | Scoop.it
This Man Has a Key That Can Shut Down the Entire Internet TIME In case you missed it, The Guardian ran an almost unbelievable story last month about individuals from around the world who hold keys that, when combined into one master key, have the...
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