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3 Tips to Kickstart Your 2013 Online Reputation Monitoring

3 Tips to Kickstart Your 2013 Online Reputation Monitoring | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

Anyone younger than 30 may not remember the PSA that asked, “It’s 11pm, do you know where your children are?”

 

Well, as we kick-off 2013, it’s a good question to ask about your reputations. Yes, you read that right, reputations–plural.

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6 Ways To Grow Your Online Community Using Twitter

6 Ways To Grow Your Online Community Using Twitter | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
I’m at where I am today all because of Twitter.   You see, before Twitter my circle of friends was confined to the people I knew through school

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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 23, 11:11 AM

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Forget WhatsApp: 6 Secure Communication Apps You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

Forget WhatsApp: 6 Secure Communication Apps You’ve Probably Never Heard Of | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

The Secure Messaging Scorecard scores the different communication apps on seven dimensions:

Are your messages encrypted at all stages of the communication?Is the encryption end-to-end so the messaging company can’t access your communications?Can you verify who you are messaging?If your encryption keys are stolen, are you your previous communications safe?Can the app’s code be independently reviewed?Is the design and implementation of the cryptography documented and available for review?Has the code and implementation been independently audited in the last year?

 


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malek's curator insight, January 20, 5:42 PM

ChatSecure is a free iOS and Android app that “uses well-known open source cryptographic libraries” such as XMPP, OTR, and Tor to ensure your messages remain private.

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How To Win Every Deal With The Amazing Power Of The Follow Up!

How To Win Every Deal With The Amazing Power Of The Follow Up! | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

Life is all about the follow up. Especially when it comes to the startup hustle.
It’s easy to focus on the initial contact. The first meeting. The email you’ve sent to someone important.

 

You reach out to someone and then feel good about yourself. You’ve done your job, you’ve pitched and reached out. You’ve asked for a meeting/call/etc. Now all you have to do is sit around and wait for them to respond.

 

And that’s the problem - You have no follow up hustle.

I get it. You don’t want to be a pain in the ass. We all want to avoid being annoying at the risk of getting rejected.The trick is to make your follow ups so creative that they don’t feel like follow ups.


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Why You Should Forget Facebook

Why You Should Forget Facebook | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

Has Facebook got you fooled?

Are you chasing likes for your brand page? Paying for fans? Maybe it’s time to stop.

 

Beyonce announced her new album launch on Instagram not Facebook. This is despite having over 60 million fans on Facebook and only 8 million Instagram followers on Instagram. Maybe the advice by her digital agency was that it would receive more organic reach and visibility than Facebook.

 

So what can you do?

There are two key strategies that you can pursue.

Roll with the Facebook changes and adapt. This means tactics such as running more Facebook competitions and posting more news updates. The Steamfeed blog has a good list of tactics worth checking out.Shift your focus from Facebook marketing reliance. Invest in building your owned online assets such as websites, blogs and email lists. Pursue an integrated digital marketing strategy!
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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 19, 10:53 AM

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6 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Marketing Results

6 Ways to Improve Your Twitter Marketing Results | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Are you satisfied with your results on Twitter? Ready to improve your Twitter marketing plan? Even if you’ve been on Twitter a while, there’s plenty you can do to increase followers, retweets and replies.

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Why You Should Integrate Social Media Platforms into Your App

Why You Should Integrate Social Media Platforms into Your App | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Integration is the buzz word of today.

 

Apps, on their own, can be boring piece of software. Only when they are integrated with social media are they able to unleash their true power.

 

This trend of social media integration in apps has just picked up, and there is no denying that it has been a game-changer .

 

The following are some concrete and compelling reasons why all apps should possess such integration:


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Social Media Will Change The Future of Your Business

Social Media Will Change The Future of Your Business | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

Social Media encompasses exciting ways of interacting to prospects and clients online. And who can deny that interacting with people is always a great way to propagate your business!

Social Media has importance not only for internet users, but also business as well.

Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn have developed online communities which allow people to share information according to their necessity.


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Why BuzzFeed Is Massively Underrated (and 9 Things Publishers and Brands Should Learn From It)

Why BuzzFeed Is Massively Underrated (and 9 Things Publishers and Brands Should Learn From It) | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

BuzzFeed is easy to bash; a fast-rising rocket ship is a visible target. And they do produce some pretty silly content. But when you discuss the future of journalism, BuzzFeed always seems to show up at that intersection between crazy and smart where genius so often lies. What’s actually crazy is seeing most everyone try to copy BuzzFeed’s voice and play catchup to its trendy listicle format at one point or another—from old media, including the Times, to new media like Digiday, to opportunistic startups like Playbuzz. When I say that publishers need to “stop chasing BuzzFeed,” what I mean is that they need to stop imitating BuzzFeed’s style and pay more attention to the brilliant way it runs its business.

What follows is an effusive—but important—list of nine ideas that BuzzFeed employs that the rest of us should rip off....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 8, 11:53 PM

What makes BuzzFeed so effective? Read on for ideas.

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53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts

53+ Free Image Sources For Your Blog and Social Media Posts | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
In social media, we're all increasingly thinking about visual content. But there's one question we get asked quite often: Where can you find free, good quality images that are cleared to use for your blog posts or social media content?...

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More free images sources

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More places for photos. Good!

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2015: #SocialMedia Marketing Trends You Cannot Miss - #infographic

2015: #SocialMedia Marketing Trends You Cannot Miss - #infographic | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Now that 2015 is upon us, it's time to examine what social trends we should be on the lookout for. Here are a few of the most interesting predictions that we ran across.

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Marco Favero's curator insight, January 3, 5:40 AM

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Why Millennials Engage With Brands on Social Media

Why Millennials Engage With Brands on Social Media | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

Some 84% of Millennials say they like companies on Facebook as a way to show their support for the brand, according to recent research conducted by Nora Ganim Barnes, PhD, and Ava Lescault, MBA, at The Center for Marketing Research, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth.

Other common reasons for liking brands on Facebook include wanting to receive updates (83% of respondents) and a desire to get coupons/discounts (66%).

 


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Melanie Leszcynski's curator insight, December 10, 2014 11:34 AM

This survey helps to show what millennials enjoy about social media in addition to brands they enjoy seeing on each different platform. This was interesting to see because some brands were very popular overall and specific brands were only popular on one platform. 

Gary Campbell's curator insight, December 10, 2014 6:44 PM

 

Millennials are considered to be the game changers in today's workplace.

Mike Allen's curator insight, December 11, 2014 6:38 PM

Obvious but deeper needs than these exist so we need insight into life stages motivations not just age

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Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands

Facebook Will Curtail Unpaid Ads by Brands | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

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Pedro Da Silva's curator insight, November 15, 2014 6:37 AM
I saw this coming, and you know what, brands will pay!
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The 2014 Visual Guide for Social Media Networks [INFOGRAPHIC]

The 2014 Visual Guide for Social Media Networks [INFOGRAPHIC] | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

This great infographic features tips for Facebook, Twitter, Google+, YouTube, LinkedIn, Flickr,  Pinterest, Instagram, and Vine.


Check it out at http://www.pagemodo.com/blog/the-2014-visual-guide-for-social-media-networks-infographic/


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No Boxes's curator insight, November 10, 2014 1:35 PM

Tips for using #social media platforms.

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Venkatesh Iyer (venkyiyer.com)'s curator insight, November 11, 2014 3:27 AM

Some of the figures in the data can be mind boggling. 350 million photos a day?

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5 Tools To Help You Find Anything In Your Facebook Timeline

5 Tools To Help You Find Anything In Your Facebook Timeline | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Where is that post I shared on Facebook?! Sound familiar? You want to show something you posted to someone in person and can't seem to find it anywhere. Or maybe there was something a friend posted, or something you liked or commented on. No matter what it is and why you need to find it, this…

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malek's curator insight, January 20, 5:38 PM

QSearch is an app that very quickly pulls any posts on your Timeline pertaining to your search results. You can then filter them by status, photo or link. This displays not only your own posts, but any posts from your friends as well.

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Facebook report says its 1.35 billion users have $227 billion global economic impact

Facebook report says its 1.35 billion users have $227 billion global economic impact | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
If you thought Facebook was just one giant time-suck vortex where your life disappears while sharing cat videos and finding quizzes to discover which character on “Friends” you most resemble, then here’s some good news: You are actually doing your...

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Flowchart to Help You Select A Blogging Platform for Your Class

Flowchart to Help You Select A Blogging Platform for Your Class | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
January 18, 2015
In an earlier post I shared here today I talked about some useful resources to help teachers set up and run a classroom blog. As a follow up, I am  sharing with you this awesome...

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17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Right Away

17 Quick Wins to Boost Your Social Media Marketing Right Away | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
A big list of small changes that may lead to huge results - quick wins for social media marketing that you can implement in minutes

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Blogger and WordPress; Which of the two Blogging Platforms is Better?

Blogger and WordPress; Which of the two Blogging Platforms is Better? | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Blogger and WordPress; Which of the two Blogging Platforms is Better? As a rookie blogger, there always comes that confusing time when you have to decide which way to go in relation to blogging platforms.

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Pinterest Opens Promoted Pins to All US Marketers for 2015

Pinterest Opens Promoted Pins to All US Marketers for 2015 | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Pinterest has given US advertisers a new advertising tool to kick off the New Year. As of January 1st, the Promoted Pins ads first launched in September 2013 and available only to select brand partners in 2014 has been open to all advertisers.

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Twitter Lists are Like Gold – Are You Using Them Right?

Twitter Lists are Like Gold – Are You Using Them Right? | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

So you’ve amassed a small army of followers on Twitter. Congratulations! I know this can sometimes be hard work, but with consistent effort you now see how it can pay off.

And now you’re following a bunch of people. Your Twitter feed is starting to look like the mall at holiday time, packed with information going in all kinds of directions and you aren’t even sure when to be looking for.

Twitter lists can change all that.

Today I want to teach you how to use Twitter to your advantage in creating and maintaining relationships, becoming visible to influencers, and for finding research that is like gold....


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Jeff Domansky's curator insight, January 8, 11:40 PM

Here's how to turn Twitter lists into gold.

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12 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Pinterest Marketing

12 Reasons Why Your Business Needs Pinterest Marketing | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it

When it comes to marketing your business, social media engagement is the best way to go. The question is, which social media would you go for?

 

If you have already created a Facebook page, then you then you have made a great start. Your next step should be pinning with the queen of visual social media networks, Pinterest.

 

Shareaholic.com reveals that Pinterest has increased its traffic driving capacity up to 7.10% from 4.79% in just three months (from December 2013 to March 2014). This 48% increase has a huge effect for brand exposure through digital marketing in products such as books, magazines, antiques, services, and even IT/computing....


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Tara Verner's curator insight, January 11, 11:34 AM

Pinterest is not only good for branding and marketing, but also research and SEO.  Check out the 12 reasons why your business needs pinterest marketing.

Jaione's curator insight, January 15, 6:18 AM

Pinterest merkaturako erraminta insteresgarria...

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9 Expert Predictions for Social Media in 2015

9 Expert Predictions for Social Media in 2015 | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Social media has grown up in 2014, with the largest social networks reaching hundreds of millions of people daily. This makes for a very convenient, instantaneous way for advertisers to share content and marketing companies to get an idea of the kind of demographics that use their product.

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8 Personal Branding Hacks to Increase Your Online Visibility

8 Personal Branding Hacks to Increase Your Online Visibility | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Becoming interesting isn’t just about learning how to become a good conversationalist. You need stories to tell.

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Ivana Dupalova's curator insight, January 1, 2:36 PM

Personal branding online is not about you, it’s about your content.

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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2014 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 2014 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

Maria Lazaridou's curator insight, November 27, 2014 6:20 AM

Εργαλεία πα΄ντα χρήσιμα για χρήση εντός και εκτός σχολείου

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25 Effective Infographics Ideas to Grow Your Digital Footprint

25 Effective Infographics Ideas to Grow Your Digital Footprint | The Perfect Storm Team | Scoop.it
Infographics are raging hot and a great way to grow your digital footprint. Check out the reasons we love infographics and 25 effective infographics ideas.

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malek's curator insight, November 11, 2014 4:02 PM

Interesting:  infographic about infographics

Sophie (GRIMOIN)-KREBS's curator insight, November 12, 2014 4:39 AM

18 effective reasons you should communicate via infography, and 25 occasions to do so.