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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 Social Network Times | 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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Growing your Small Business in social networks

Growing your Small Business in social networks | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
 
Social networks offer many benefits to business owners.

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Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter

Why (And How) Teachers Are Using Twitter | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Oh, Twitter. You’re so useful for teachers. You connect educators so that they can share tools, tips and tricks, offer insight, and support one another. You bring your sexy social media-ness into the classroom to keep kids interested in what they’re learning when they think they’re actually (sort of) having fun instead.  That said, thereare still skeptics. How can 140 characters be so effective? Does anyone even care what I have to say? How do teachers really use it? 

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How (and why) to take part in Twitter hashtag chats

How (and why) to take part in Twitter hashtag chats | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Twitter is one of those amazing free tools that you can’t imagine a world where it didn’t exist. That is, of course, if you currently use Twitter. Most people don’t. In fact, just 26% of US adults use the service . If you don’t, then it might feel overwhelming. That’s why we made this graphic …

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What the Heck are... Infographics? And Why You Should Use Them!

What the Heck are... Infographics? And Why You Should Use Them! | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Infographics are a big buzz word at the moment, but what really are they? A picture paints a thousand words they say – which is precisely why infographics have become such a popular tool for (What the Heck are...

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10 Social Media Mistakes You're Probably Making

Social media. Connecting teachers. Intriguing students Offering resources. Cataloguing information with hashtags. Streamlining information consumption. Awesome, right? All of this and more only happens, however, when you’re using social media effectively. That said, what does ‘effectively’ mean, anyway? How can you Tweet incorrectly? What constitutes a ‘bad’ social media profile? While much of that is …

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Kim Pearlstein's curator insight, June 11, 1:42 PM

Are you using #SocialMedia effectively?

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We’re Using Twitter, Facebook Less, Instagram, Tumblr More, Says Data [STUDY]

We’re Using Twitter, Facebook Less, Instagram, Tumblr More, Says Data [STUDY] | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

While Facebook remains the biggest social network by almost every metric that matters – an eye-opening 82 percent of internet users worldwide (excluding China) now have a Facebook account – active usage of the platform has actually fallen over the past six months, reveals new data from GlobalWebIndex.

 

Facebook leads Google+*, YouTube, Twitter and LinkedIn in the list of top global social networks, but use of all of these platforms has dipped over the past two quarters – Facebook has seen a six percent drop in active usage since Q3 2013, beaten only by YouTube (-8 percent), with LinkedIn (-3 percent), Twitter (-3 percent) and Google+ (-1 percent) also softening.

 

In the meantime, Instagram goes from strength-to-strength, registering an incredible 25 percent grow in active usage since Q3 2013.


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Nine0Media's curator insight, May 19, 10:24 PM

#DIYSEO #SEO #WebConsultants

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What Makes The Perfect Blog Post? [Infographic]

What Makes The Perfect Blog Post? [Infographic] | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Want to write the perfect blog post? These statistics, based on 100 high-ranking blogs, could help you write that viral post you've been longing to write.

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The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2) - Edudemic

The Barriers To Using Social Media In Education (Part 1 of 2) - Edudemic | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
“When you step away from the prepackaged structure of traditional education, you’ll discover that there are many more ways to learn outside school than within.” - Kio Start In this article, we have analysed the impact of Social Media on the education sector while also empathizing with educators on their resistance to the use of …
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How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order

How Scoop.it, Google Plus & Twitter can turn chaos into order | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

If you do anything professionally related to online technology, you understand the immense amount of data you need to sort through each day. There are the daily content roundups, blogs to read, Facebook posts and to check, tweets to scroll through and news sites. That doesn’t include whatever else arrives in your in-box. I literally cannot keep up with all that I want to know about social media technology and its use for engagement, fundraising and advocacy.

It’s really too much to know. That’s when I began trusting the curators.

 

Trusting the curators was a strategy I employed to begin to figure out what to read, what I needed to read, and what others whom I trusted thought was important to read. We cannot read it all. We cannot begin to imagine trying to read it all. We must trust to the curators.

Trusting others to curate content has become my primary means for gathering relevant information about social media and particularly nonprofit technology.


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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's comment, April 26, 4:18 AM
totally agrees with Dennis
John Rudkin's curator insight, April 26, 6:30 AM

Curation is all about trust.  I too cut to the cause by keeping in the know via great curators.

Joyce Cordus's curator insight, April 30, 2:23 AM

This is really helpful to get the best out of all these tools!

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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Everyone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 19, 4:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Stephen Dale's curator insight, April 20, 8:05 AM

"The next big thing is getting smaller and smaller."

 

"The first generation of social media touted "networking", but the next generation, raised in always-on connectivity, will embrace ephemerality and digital tribalism. Those users will abandon the major social networks and migrate to more granular mobile villages with simpler ecosystems."

I think these two statements are pretty much spot-on, and will watch with interest as Facebook (and the 'others') tries to look small while continuing to gobble-up anyone and anything that looks like it might threaten its business model. We don't need one all-consuming platform, but that not how FB shareholders view the world.

 

Interesting times ahead!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, April 24, 2:15 PM

At the end, we all will find our little corners and our big windows!

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Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow

Pin for Math Awareness: 10 Math Pinterest Boards to Follow | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
In April, I turn to the social media site to help build math awareness. Whether you are a math expert, a teacher, a parent, or anything in-between, check out these 10 boards to see how pinterest has helped create a new way to engage in mathematics.

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The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know

The Year Ahead: 5 Social Media Trends Every Entrepreneur Needs to Know | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
It's critical to reevaluate your social media strategy at least once a year, if not quarterly.
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Social Media Network Guide (Dos / Don'ts) 2014

Social Media Network Guide (Dos / Don'ts) 2014 | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Click here for a larger view!While the jury’s still out on a better way to pluralize don’t, it’s a very useful graphic. We’ve taken a look at 11 major Social Media networks and explain various ways to use them for your business strategy

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8 Ways to Improve Customer Relationships With Social Media

8 Ways to Improve Customer Relationships With Social Media | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Do you tell your fans how much you value them? Are you looking for new ways to say thank you on social media? Give and take is part of any successful relationship–online or off, business or personal.

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The Big List of The 61 Best Social Media Tools

The Big List of The 61 Best Social Media Tools | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Learn to manage social media to kickstart your business

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4 Reasons Brands and Businesses Need #Twitter by @BrianHughes116

4 Reasons Brands and Businesses Need #Twitter by @BrianHughes116 | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

Twitter is an efficient and effective tool for spreading news quickly to thousands of people. Not only does it give the user opportunity to share relevant information, but followers are able to share posts. Every time this happens, the user’s reach expands exponentially. When used to its fullest potential, Twitter enables brands and businesses to garner leverage by soliciting the attention of influential individuals, and to engage and resolve issues with customers. While there are countless reasons to incorporate this social media platform into any marketing campaign, some of the most significant and impactful are as follows:


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Improve Your Engagement on Google Plus | Social Media Today

Improve Your Engagement on Google Plus | Social Media Today | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
The most shared post in my SMToolbox column this year was the interview with Martin Shervington on Google Plus. Martin has now produced a really useful overview of how to improve your engagement on Google Plus.

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Social Learning Technologies: How are they Impacting the Workplace?

Social Learning Technologies: How are they Impacting the Workplace? | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
The term social learning is heard a lot nowadays in the context of learning technologies, but what does it mean & how is it impacting on L&D in the workplace?
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The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process

The Busy Person's Guide to Content Curation: A 3-Step Process | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
A complete guide with step-by-step instructions for efficient and expert content curation.

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donhornsby's curator insight, May 15, 1:19 PM

(From the article): Finding and sharing exquisite content has never had more value than it does today.People love being told what’s good to read or essential to see. With that in mind, we’ve collected some ways to get started with curation and to do so as efficiently and expertly as possible.

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Social Media in 21st Century Education - Total Education

Social Media in 21st Century Education - Total Education | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it

In this digital age, social media and digital tools make up the way of interaction in the lives of digital natives.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence

 


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Acharya Narmaada K.R.Das's curator insight, May 15, 5:09 AM
There is Plus & Mines .So let us take to the Positive aspect of the digital age / Era & enjoy the best of Education.
Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 15, 10:36 PM

Medios de Comunicación Social.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, June 7, 8:36 PM

A very good read. Any teacher in the 21st Century should have a sound understanding of social media and how it works. 

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Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future

Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Why Learning Through Social Networks Is The Future (RT @sinetpd360: "Why Learning Through Social Networks Is the Future" http://t.co/HWHi3Jl5Fm Could students benefit from an online PLN?

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5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Skills to Help You Start Your Online Personal Teaching Network ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
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4 Ways to Maximize Your Network With Social Media

4 Ways to Maximize Your Network With Social Media | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Do you want to quickly find and meet contacts related to your industry? Are you looking for ways to establish a long-term relationship with those connections? It can be tough to make first contact without coming on too strong.

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5 Simple Ways to Use Twitter to Its Full Potential

5 Simple Ways to Use Twitter to Its Full Potential | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
Don't miss out on the great networking and branding opportunities on Twitter. Make sure you're doing these simple things to use Twitter expertly.

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Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends

Why Successful People Have So Many Groups Of Friends | The Social Network Times | Scoop.it
If you place yourself at the intersection of social groups, you'll have more ideas and more opportunities.

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Professor Jill Jameson's curator insight, April 1, 7:42 AM

Love the drawing! 

niftyjock's curator insight, April 3, 10:27 PM

Nice visualisation.

 

I think its Sagittarius?? 

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, May 5, 2:58 AM

Networking and Collaboration places an individual strategically and this allows access to more ideas and opportunities