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Content Curation Contest Announced

Content Curation Contest Announced | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

Enter Content Curation Contest

Win An iPad 2, Kindle Fire, Fame, Fortune
We pushed our Content Curation Contest live today. Our goal  identify the Top 10 Curators of 2011.

The contest is divided into APPLICATION (ends on 2.26) and VOTING (starts on 2.27). Atlantic BT founder Jon Jordan is putting up prizes (Ipad 2 and Kindle Fire) and will profile 10 curators on Atlantic BT as Top 10 Curator of 2011.

This conterst was inspired by Scoop.it Marc and Guilluame but people can also use Pinterest, Hunch, Facebook, Twitter or blogs to enter. Thanks to everyone who works so hard to help others and help us find the Top 10 Curators of 2011. 


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Rats Help Other Rats in Need

Rats Help Other Rats in Need | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Rats are empathic and will help other rats in need

 

Humans like to believe they are special. With the Christmas season ahead, compassion is on our mind. We often feel that compassion makes humans noble, it seems to elevate us above the other, seemingly selfish animals. This stance is engraved in our idiom: the word 'humane', which up to the 18th century simply meant human, now stands for compassionate, while the word 'bestial', which originally meant related to animals, now stands for brutality and cruelty.

 

Recent research now questions this assumption: animals, yes even rats, seem to share the distress of others and take action to help them. Sharing the emotions of others

 

A key element of human compassion is the sensitivity to other people's emotions. In the book "The Empathic Brain", I tell the story of how our lab and a handful of colleagues discovered that our brain is deeply empathic.

 

by Christian Keysers, Ph.D.


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, March 6, 2012 11:51 PM
But of course we....I mean they do :). M
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Dolphins' RIde Raises A Million Bucks

Dolphins' RIde Raises A Million Bucks | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Craig Davis covers the business side of Florida sports teams like the Miami Heat, Miami Dolphins, Florida Panthers, Florida Marlins, and more.

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THANK YOU and KUDOS to the Miami Dolphins. You guys ROCK! Marty

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Sir Ken Robinson - Imagination and Empathy

At the Dalai Lama Center's Speakers Series event "Educating the Heart and Mind", Sir Ken Robinson shares the importance of imagination and empathy in education.

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JVB's comment, December 4, 2011 10:03 PM
Well shared Edwin. thank you and I have shared it again!
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Think Like An Internet Marketer – Early And Ugly

Think Like An Internet Marketer – Early And Ugly | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Internet marketing now was formed then.


*** For some reason I was thinking about the old days today, the days when phones were on walls at home, when I worked for P&G, when "auctions" were our weekly damaged consumer products trade, my Apple II, Lotus and the beginning of a new idea personally and for the world. Strange to thing of the VAST distance we've traveled sometimes. Strange, fun and a helpful reminder.

Marty

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The Revolution According to Steve Jobs

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"Wired's Steven Levy looks back on three decades covering the Apple CEO(...)

Yes, he was a showman. But even more than that, he was the ultimate Apple fanboy"


I am never bored to read article reminding me his passion for what he was doing. 


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During the holidays, the “Gift of Nothing” beats boxes and boxes of stuff

During the holidays, the “Gift of Nothing” beats boxes and boxes of stuff | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Each morning of late, my 4-year-old granddaughter Devon and I have started the day reading a book together.  She often picks a little book, "The Gift of Nothing" by Patrick McDonnell, that one of ...
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Must Watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world

Must Watch: 46 seconds of Steve Jobs on changing the world | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
This is a great, and very tiny, segment of Steve Jobs speaking about how we perceive the world. It was just shared on Twitter by Dave Morin of Path and we thought that it was worth ... Thanks SJ :) M
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GE's Channel - YouTube

GE's Channel - YouTube | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Dedicated to innovation in energy, health, transportation and infrastructure, GE operates in more than 100 countries and employs about 300,000 people worldwide.

 

***** Love this commercial where MRI workers connect with cancer patients. My theory is strangers always save your life. They certainly did mine, so please add my THANKS to everyone at GE making those magical machines. Martin

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Thankful (a pictorial) @action4ifaw

Thankful (a pictorial) @action4ifaw | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

Thankful...

...for the astonishing beauty and diversity of the natural world you help us protect...

...for the relief in being able to rescue an abused animal, and the joy in giving it the first gentle and caring touch it may have ever received...

...for the unconditional love our animal companions give to us every day...

...and especially, for your support and the honour of being able to do this lifesaving work on your behalf

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Scoop.it Suggestions

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I'm crazy in love with Scoop.it and am thankful for it each time I learn something new which is daily. Here are a couple of suggestions I made for ways Scoop.it could work better (for me). If you agree, have a better idea or disagree please post a comment:

I have two ideas for Scoop.it

1. Bonded Links
Sometimes I curate things together and need a way to bond or group them together. These two or three or maybe as many as five things are interdependent and so need to be moved and possibly explained as a block. Tags can bridge the gap semantically, but not visually. In Curation Revolution, for example, I added an article entitled A Story About Expressive Capacity > FLow (from Jim Lerman) and the Fortune article referenced in it. These two Scoops need to flow (sorry couldn't resist the pun :( through time and space connected. It would also be helpful to have meta language (comments) to explain the connection. I wrote a piece in the Flow comments that really refers to the intersection of both but it is currently awkward to connect both visually and with non-tag meta.Bonded or grouped links is a common practice in Photoshop, InDesign and PowerPoint so your user community will get it the moment you create it (which I realize is harder than my merely suggesting it).

The other thing bonded paris offers is a new data dimension. It might be fun to shut off all but bonded pairs as one new view (for example). Bonded pairs become the first easy step to a "pearl tree" like view. Currently curation is flat and time based. Bonded pairs offers the ability to segment into subcategories. Currency could become a tagged subgroup within Curation Revolution with bonded pairs so labeled forming a presentation more sub-subject (subcategory) based than time based. As important as tagging is, it is a pain requiring as much left brain as right. Bonded pairs creates the visual equivelant and could be a "business" feature worth paying extra for should you begin to create a ladder in your membership levels based on sophistication of tool set (and so by extension use).

2. Add Note To FAQ about Profile "connected to" area in community being blank. I looked around for a long time trying to figure out how to curate my "connected to" area before realizing (like a dummy) that I don't see MY connections only how I'm connected to others. They see mine (duh). It first appeared, in my mind, as a piece of profiling. Adding a short blurb in FAQ about how this section works might save others time before their realization sets in :).

 

Keep up the great work. Going to move to Business as soon as I can afford it. You guys ROCK and thanks for creating one of my favorite things.

Martin "Curation Revolution" Smith

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A great way to give thanks... @thisissethsblog

A great way to give thanks...  @thisissethsblog | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
for the privileges we've got is to do important work. Your job, your internet access, your education, your role in a civilized society... all of them are a platform, a chance to do art, a way for you to give...
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12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For

12 Things Entrepreneurs Should Be Thankful For | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
1. Customers.
2. Getting to pick the exceptional people we work with.
3. An opportunity to add value, big or small, to people's lives.
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Classic Social Commerce Can Save The World

Classic Social Commerce Can Save The World | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Savings groups are prospering in slums from Mumbai to São Paulo, reports Adam Werbach...

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The Secret of Life from Steve Jobs in 46 Seconds

The Secret of Life from Steve Jobs in 46 Seconds | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

"Once you learn that, you'll never be the same again."

It's hard to believe it's been almost two months since Steve Jobs passed away.

**** Steve's passing hit the cancer survivor community hard. Because you know something is coming it doesn't mean it is easier when it does arrive. Listening to Isaacson's biography is keeping SJ alive for me on the ride to work, in my ears and on my fingers. Great scoop by Anise. ****


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, December 4, 2011 11:55 PM
Boy can I attest to these Anise. Something about the Big C makes one wiser. Sort of like getting hit with a huge HAMMER (lol). Appreciate your ongoing curation of great stuff. Thanks and bet you are smart enough to understand all of these truths sans hammer :). Marty
Anise Smith's comment, December 5, 2011 12:07 AM
Hi there Martin! Hit with a hammer not good..LOL but learning as you go through life, priceless. :-) I, too am still learning as I go. However, I tell you I have learned a lot of these quickly and without warning in the past 2 years.

Thank you for the great compliment, taking time to read and leave a comment.

Have a wonderful and productive week ahead.

Anise
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Martin's Thanksgiving Story

Martin's Thanksgiving Story | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

Every now and again we need reminders, experiences capable of snapping our present to the river of gratitude we should always float down. This true story is about just such a moment.

 

Happy Thanksgiving!

 

Marty

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Xeni Jardin Tells Twitter Fans She Has Breast Cancer : NPR

Xeni Jardin Tells Twitter Fans She Has Breast Cancer : NPR | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Journalist Xeni Jardin has learned that she has breast cancer.**** One of my best friends I've never met and a GREAT curator Xeni is an Internet marketing force. My best cancer survivor thoughts are headed Xeni's way.
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Why More People Should Have Blogs

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This is a guest post by Eliza Morgan who is a full time blogger. She specializes in writing about b... (Why More People Should Have Blogs: This is a guest post by Eliza Morgan who is a full time blogger.
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Seven predictions for 2012 from Metai - GoMo News

Seven predictions for 2012 from Metai - GoMo News | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Seven predictions for 2012 from MetaiGoMo NewsHe covers the following topics: smartphones aren't universal yet; mobile websites vs mobile applications; platform fragmentation; the impact of Tablets on Mobile; the future of location-based marketing;...
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Atlantic BT (@atlanticbt) on Twitter

Atlantic BT (@atlanticbt) on Twitter | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Sign up for Twitter to follow Atlantic BT (@atlanticbt). Raleigh, North Carolina's largest full-service web firm specializing in usability, copy writing, custom design, programming, hosting and Internet marketing.

 

My employer to whom I'm very thankful for. This is our Twitter Feed where you can find the stream of our Meetup with Lisa Sorg, Editor of IndyWeek.com on Wednesday night. search #abtmeetup for last night stream.

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Internships At Atlantic Business Technologies in Raleigh, NC

Internships At Atlantic Business Technologies in Raleigh, NC | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

As a way to give back, we are creating 2 marketing internships (unpaid) at our offices in the Atlantic BT Center across the street from Crabtree Valley Mall on Creedmoor Road in Raleigh, North Carolina. One intern will focus on social media marketing (Facebook, Twitter, Scoop.it, Hunch, LinkedIn, etc...), the other internship will work on developing creative campaigns. Full Job Descriptons and requirements on CraigsList tomorrow.

 

Atlantic Business Technology is Raleigh's largest web developers and Internet marketers. We are experiencing dramatic growth (from 30 to 54 employees last year) and want to give back by helping students or other talented candidates understand Internet marketing, learn how to help clients achieve their web development goals and particpate in exciting new product development. If you wan to hone startup skills, learn how Internet marketing really works or be part of a creative, fast paced, innovatie team mail resumes to Martin(dot)Smith(at)AtlanticBT.com.

Complete Job Descriptions on Raliegh CraigsList and Atlatic BT blog  tomorrow http://www.atlanticbt.com/blog/ and follow us on Twitter https://twitter.com/atlanticbt .


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Anise Smith's comment, November 30, 2011 1:44 AM
Hi there Marty!

Thank you for giving me the heads up about these internships. They sound like great opportunities for some students and recent graduates. It is always great to get some experience, and internships are a great way to do that.

Most of the people that I know and that I would feel comfortable recommend to anyone, have Masters Degrees in Internet Marketing. So they would be looking for different opportunities.

If you have paid consults, let me know. I am always open for consulting opportunities.

Thanks so much for the thumbs up on my content! You rock!

Happy Tuesday!
Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, November 30, 2011 6:14 AM
Cool Anise. Most of the people I know have been in the space for years too. Will absolutely keep you in mind for consulting and keep an eye out for a cool curration idea I hope to launch by Friday (at least partially here on Scoop.it). You Rock Too! Marty
Anise Smith's comment, November 30, 2011 7:06 AM
AWESOME! Congrats on a new launch. That's very exciting and I will most definitely keep an eye out for it.

Thank you and have a great morning!

Anise
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Which Nonprofits are Rocking Social Media? - @craignewmark @care2frogloop

Which Nonprofits are Rocking Social Media? - @craignewmark @care2frogloop | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

Want to know which nonprofits are exceeding in social media? So did we over at craigconnects. While a lot of nonprofits working on similar issues such as Animal Welfare and Veterans, have been doing social media for a while, we wondered if certain nonprofits issues areas were doing social media better than others.

From August to October of 2011 the craigconnects team reviewed nonprofits by areas of focus to check out how they do social media and found out some great information. We investigated the top 5 nonprofits in the following categories based on total expenses provided by Charity Navigator:


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Martin (Marty) Smith's comment, November 26, 2011 9:24 PM
Going to share with my Duke Cancer friend who heads development. Thanks. M
maxOz's comment, November 26, 2011 9:54 PM
Marty, I am very pleased that this may further your friends cause with Cancer. Let me know what eventuates ... Take care & be well x Michele
maxOz's comment, November 26, 2011 9:57 PM
Marty, please see my message on : Social-Business-Marketing x
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Thank a Hero | @whitehouse

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First Lady Michelle Obama encourages all Americans to send a message of Thanks From Everywhere to our military families this Thanksgiving.
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ScentTrail Marketing: Working With Seth Godin

ScentTrail Marketing: Working With Seth Godin | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it

I put up my prized Big Red Fez from Seth Godin today to encourage sharing of social media contacts (something I thought Seth would approve of). This link is the story of how Seth's Big Red Fez came into my pocession in the first place :).

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Gratitude As A Business Strategy | Fast Company

Gratitude As A Business Strategy | Fast Company | Personal Branding Using Scoopit | Scoop.it
Most of us are fantastic complainers. When someone doesn't meet our expectations, we let them know. We may even let their boss or mother know.There's nothing wrong with expecting excellence, and taking steps to get it.
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