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Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries

Over 50s take Facebook training in Nottingham libraries | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
A group of over 50s have become students of Facebook after taking part in a training session at Bilborough Library.

Six adults, all aged over 50, have signed up for a two part training course where...

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Karen du Toit's curator insight, March 15, 2013 4:32 AM

Training in social media at the library!

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Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph

Instagram: we won't sell your photos - Telegraph | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Instagram has written to users clarifying the new terms and conditions, published yesterday, that led many to close their accounts.

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As thousands are abandoning their Instagram account, what's the truth behind the story? The Telegraph give a good low-down on where the story's at . . .

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10 Strategic Ways to Optimize Your Pinterest Page - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog

10 Strategic Ways to Optimize Your Pinterest Page - Infographic | Jeffbullas's Blog | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

ComScore has just reported that Pinterest has penetrated the top 50 list of most visited sites in the USA. But are you making the most of your Pinterest account? Tehmina Zaman tells us how to optimize our Pinterest presence . . .


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Timeline Cover Maker | Custom Facebook Banner/Background

Timeline Cover Maker | Custom Facebook Banner/Background | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

I like this tool, it's free, easy to use and without advertiser banner. Even if you're not a computer genius, you can use it. Try it, you'll be glad you did, for sure! [note Martin Gysler]

 

Facebook is changing how we can express ourselves on our facebook page. With their new Timeline Profile you are now free to express yourself with a big banner behind your profile picture.

Timelinecoverbanner.com provides you with the power to create a creative and customized Facebook cover easily and free even for commercial use.

 

Some of our cover editor features are: No visible watermark or branding on final image, very fast and responsive, you can blend profile picture seamlessly with timeline cover background or in other words you can make your profile photo and cover look integrated as one image, you draw or add text, and many more. We also have tons of cool graphic clipart from our partner sites which exclusively available only for our cover editor. You just need to browse them and copy paste the GRAPHIC ID of your desired image to our editor, and,.. presto!.. your chosen graphic is added and ready to combine with your photo.

 

Read more: http://timelinecoverbanner.com/


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5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure

5 Ways to Improve Your Facebook News Feed Exposure | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Facebook Edgerank: What you need to know to improve your Facebook marketing. Discover how to calculate your reach and grow your audience . . .


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Lisa Buben's comment, October 2, 2012 6:55 AM
Love your graphic - will be sharing, great pin!
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Bubble Deflated, Social Media Will Now Change the World - Forbes

Bubble Deflated, Social Media Will Now Change the World - Forbes | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
There’s no longer any need to worry that Facebook, Groupon, LinkedIn, Zynga or other social-oriented startups will change the world tomorrow—but there was never any real chance of that.

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Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: The Potential for Social Media Such as Facebook

Learning and Teaching in the 21st Century: The Potential for Social Media Such as Facebook | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
By Frank B. Withrow In ancient times young people were trained in apprenticeships. A few were lucky enough to sit at the feet of great scholars. For the most part young people learned by imitating ...

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Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools

Why Twitter and Facebook Are Not Good Instructional Tools | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Once an advocate for using social media applications and cell phones in class, this English teacher has changed his stance on the kinds of technology teachers should incorporate into their instruction.

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Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook

Tim Berners-Lee: demand your data from Google and Facebook | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Exclusive: world wide web inventor says we should demand our data from Google and Facebook

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Tumblr integrates with Facebook Timeline, News Feed and Ticker . . .

Tumblr integrates with Facebook Timeline, News Feed and Ticker . . . | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Tumblr has friended Facebook.The micro-blogging service now integrates very closesly with the social network: your posts can be automatically shared...

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Eight Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search

Eight Steps to Prepare Your Facebook Page for Graph Search | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Optimizing your Facebook Page for both Google and Facebook Graph search in eight steps, including selecting the best categories, about section keywords.

 

Facebook’s new Graph Search is very different from Google search. With Graph Search, you combine keyword searches with friends who’ve shared content on Facebook related to that search.


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Robin Robinson's comment, January 30, 2013 9:07 AM
This graph search makes me nervous - should it? What are the risks?
Martin Gysler's comment, January 30, 2013 11:59 AM
I don't know if you should be nervous Robin... I'm not! If you haven't posted doubtful things, you can sleep calm ;-)
Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, January 30, 2013 6:39 PM

Interesting -

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Relive Your 2012 Year in Social Media with Facebook and Twitter Tools

Relive Your 2012 Year in Social Media with Facebook and Twitter Tools | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
(Facebook) Sure, Facebook, Twitter, Google and every other search engine have just listed their top 2012 trends. But what about your own?

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Martin Gysler's curator insight, December 12, 2012 5:17 PM

The end of the year approaches. If you want a summary of your most important activities on your social media, you will find the necessary information in this article, to do it quickly, easily and ... it's free!

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Why Social Business Needs To Be Top of Mind For Marketers

Why Social Business Needs To Be Top of Mind For Marketers | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Social business is imperative for marketers to transform their brands into media companies . . .


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Help Customers Find You: How to Use Keywords on Your Social Networks

Help Customers Find You: How to Use Keywords on Your Social Networks | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

In this article, KISSmetrics demonstrate step by step, some of the places and different ways you can use keywords on your social media pages . . .


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This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries

This is how we do it: Social media at Christchurch City Libraries | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Posted by Donna:

" [...] discuss how we at Christchurch City Libraries use social media – what we think is important, what we do, and why we do it. Hopefully it opens up a dialogue amongst Kiwi librarians. Wouldn’t it be grand if our information community were more forthcoming about sharing information on making the best use of social media?"

 

Topics covered in the article:

 

"- Many voices

- We talk about all sorts of things – events, new books, new stuff on the website.

- Content is king

- Made you look (Twitter)

- Looking at the tools and processes

- The power of the image

- The social catalogue

- A reading list on social media in New Zealand public libraries"

 

 


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What McDonalds Can Teach Us About Good Social Media Practice

What McDonalds Can Teach Us About Good Social Media Practice | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Excellent customer service on social media from McDonalds. They've decided to be a part of the conversation instead of just being talked about . . .


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How To Import Facebook Contacts Into Twitter

How To Import Facebook Contacts Into Twitter | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

This tutorial may be a really good investment of your time especially if you have a large Facebook network.


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Choosing Your Social Networks Carefully . . .

Choosing Your Social Networks Carefully  . . . | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

With the available amount of social networks available nowadays, it is difficult at times to choose the best ones for your business. This post gives you valuable tips on planning your social strategy . . .


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25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page

25 Timeline Ready Apps for Enhancing Your Facebook Page | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it
Enhance your Facebook Pages with these timeline ready apps. A total of 25 facebook apps to choose from, including BONUS app suggestions to improve fans engagement.

 

For page managers who know how to work with Facebook apps, the new Timeline layout for Pages is a great opportunity to highlight their application tab for maximum visibility and increase click through rates. But for those who aren’t, finding those timeline ready apps can be a massive headache.


Before adding any facebook applications to your Timeline (layout) page, there are a few things you should know:

 

NOT all facebook applications are suitable for your Page NOT all facebook applications are free Understand the use of each app before installing Understand each approved facebook app WILL HAVE access to a certain amount of your personal data on Facebook Facebook app is an ADDED advantage to achieve a particular purpose you have for your brand (get leads, customer contact info) but certainly NOT a compulsory It’s OK to NOT install any third party apps on your page if you don’t feel like it
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Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool - Social Reports

Google Announce Launch Of New Social Media Measurement Tool -  Social Reports | The Information Specialist's Scoop | Scoop.it

Speaking at SES New York, Google shared the news of the immediate, incremental launch of their new Social Reports.

 

“The new social reports take into account the total number of conversions that happen to visitors that had touched a social media channel connected with the account.”

 

Find Out More: http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2161938/New-Google-Analytics-Social-Reports-Measure-SMM-Value-View-Streams


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