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Millennials Rely On Social Media For News

Millennials Rely On Social Media For News | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Today's younger generation has a reputation of being glued to the cellphones and tablets. It's where they chat with their friends, find out the latest hot spots in town and, believe it or not, keep up with the world. In their own way, of course.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Probably not news to most of us (no pun intended), since it seems to me that millennials thrive on immediacy of news, and attribute well served by social media. The desire (or even recognition) for accuracy, or journalistic insight, appears to be less important. But maybe my perspective is influenced by my 17-year career at Reuters, where accuracy always took precedent over timeliness. 


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, March 23, 2015 4:00 AM

 

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Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, March 30, 2015 1:54 AM
News should be centre stage in any relevant business qualification
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What Do I Share on Social Media? 50 Ideas To Help You Connect With Your Followers

What Do I Share on Social Media? 50 Ideas To Help You Connect With Your Followers | The Social Web | Scoop.it
50 ideas for what you can share with your social media followers; both in terms of business-related posts, as well as more personal posts that will help you

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What it doesn't make clear in the article is the need - wherever possible -  to keep personal and business accounts separate. That way you're less likely to get into trouble with your employer for posting something inappropriate, and your business followers will not not have to put up with all of those cat pictures!

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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:18 AM

Just started a library twitter feed for the library. Interested in the ideas!

Laura López Navaz's curator insight, April 29, 2014 10:44 AM

Interesting to read!

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Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC

Psychologist: Social Media Causing A ‘Distancing Phenomena’ To Take Place - CBS DC | The Social Web | Scoop.it
With over 73 percent of online adults now using a social networking site, social media has dramatically impacted the world in both positive and negative ways. It has left many people to wonder how and if social media can mentally affect people.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

The article looks at the effects on society and individuals by the evolution of social media and social networks. Perhaps not surprisingly, the author - Lemoyne College professor of psychology Krystine Batchois - finds both good and bad.

 

The downside identified by Batchos includes:

 

- cyber-bullying

- younger people adapting more to on-line interactions and therefore lacking real-life social skills

- mental health problems

 

Batcho asserts:

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“The greater the social media use over time, the life satisfaction decreases,” 

 

I think I'd agree with that. There can be no real substitute for real-world life and experience.

 

 

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smadar yona's curator insight, April 19, 2014 5:25 AM

מיועד לתמיכה בכתיבת החלק של חשיבות המדיה החברתית כעולמון בפני עצמו.

תרבות חדשה שנוצרת עם כללים וחוזקות משלה

irene's curator insight, April 21, 2014 10:15 PM

Interestingly I now feel more connected to more people than ever before. Support comes at all hours of the day and night - a sentence here and there results in more communication rather than less and increased close connection with groups of peopel who share similar interests. Life is no longer so insular and I find myself supporting more causes and issues of social justice both locally and globally.

 

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25 years of the World Wide Web: Where would you be without it?

25 years of the World Wide Web: Where would you be without it? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Rebecca Gajecki remembers when she researched her school papers by going to the library and looking stuff up in books.

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Do you remember the days before you carried around the world in your pocket?

 

That would have been before Tim Berners-Lee, a British computer scientist, submitted his proposal for what became the Web back in March of 1989. The Web turned 25 years old this week and it's hard to imagine an invention or process that has changed our lives as much in recent history, impacting everything from political movements to our love lives.

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Alison D. Gilbert's curator insight, March 22, 2014 4:51 PM

For one thing, I hated going to the library. So I am much happier having all the information in books (and more) right at my finger tips, all the time.

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Why Content Curation Is Disruptive and A Very Powerful Tool Done Right

Why Content Curation Is Disruptive and A Very Powerful Tool Done Right | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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I've said this before, and will repeat...Contet Curation is not just for the Marketeers. I think it is as yet a vastly untapped skill/resource/process for Enterprise information professionals (IM/KM) in delivering themed, value--added and decision-ready content for their internal customers. #kmers #curation

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janlgordon's curator insight, November 13, 2013 12:50 PM

This thought-provoking piece was written by Marty Smith who is one of our top scoopers here who knows what he's talking about when it comes to curation and why it is disruptive in this marketplace.


Marty gives you some great tips on how to use Scoopit to evaluate what works and what doesn't with your audience and more....


Marty Smith:




"When everyone is doing something as complicated as content marketing quality goes down. My ratios used to be about 50% curation to 50% creation. we can afford to lower creation now for two reasons:


  • An archive of almost a million words published across 4 blogs.
  • With so many people creating so much POOR content, creating LESS and making it BETTER is disruptive.
  • This “less and better” is  Curatti’s Editors of Chaos mission.


Snippet Curation with a powerful tool like Scoop.it moves your Internet marketing away from the pack. The pack is creating content faster and faster without a full understanding of what works


Most content marketers add NOISE in the hope screaming louder will make content stand out. It never does.


Selected by Jan Gordon for Curatti covering, Curation, Social Business and Beyond


Read more here: [http://bit.ly/1aD3c6j]

BSN's curator insight, November 13, 2013 1:00 PM

Content Marketing Tips

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The 36 Rules of Social Media

The 36 Rules of Social Media | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Here is a compilation of the 36 Rules of Social Media from key social media gurus and marketers from all industries.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

More for marketiers and brands than for social collaboratoon, but some useful tips nevertheless.

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基督教新媒體運動's curator insight, March 9, 2013 5:29 AM

Key Insight: "Social Media doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Make traditional media and social media work together. (Please, integrate strategies!)"

基督教新媒體運動's curator insight, March 9, 2013 5:31 AM

Key Insight: "Social Media doesn’t exist in a vacuum. Make traditional media and social media work together. (Please, integrate strategies!)"

Michelle Spallone's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:21 PM

Can't wait to read this.

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Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior?

Do You Know How Social Currency Influences Behavior? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Conversation Agent quotes on Influence from Valeria Maltoni It's the age of the connected customer and people are now comfortable using technology to share -- privately or in public.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

How social currency influences behavior

 

**Social influences include peer pressure and social exchange. The latter is stronger than an economic motive.

 

**Most human interactions consist of an exchange of value. From a psychological standpoint, actions like sharing signal desire for self expression, need for validation, and social status recognition, and also simply altruism and affinity with a group or cause.

 

**Both social influences are amplified in public settings.

 

Psychologist Robert Cialdini documented six principles of ethical persuasion:

 

**social proof

 

**authority

 

**affinity

 

**commitment

 

**consistency

 

**reciprocity

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article, see slideshare, images here: [http://bit.ly/VySDuu]


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Thomas Wooldridge's comment, April 19, 2013 7:17 AM
social Proof.. It is what we all seek
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Like it or not, you must own your social media reputation

Like it or not, you must own your social media reputation | The Social Web | Scoop.it

With each passing day political parties and citizens, business leaders and employees, and brands and consumers, have an increasing array of media outlets through which to share and access personal information. As such, it’s more important than ever to own and manage your reputation before another person or institution defines it for you.


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12 free social media tools to make your life easier

12 free social media tools to make your life easier | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Another of those lists of "free" social media tools. Some here that I haven't tried, so not sharing this as an endorsement of any particular tool. I've always found it's best to try things for yourself and determine if they have any utility or fit with your methods of working. I would add that I frequently use Buffer and Eventbrite and am considering ifttt, but I think you have to be careful about the amount of stuff you automate (i.e. frictionless sharing). It's easy to cross the line into spam!

 

Value 6/10


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Dr. Susan Bainbridge's comment, July 1, 2012 5:42 AM
Glad you're finding some good stuff Steve.
steve batchelder's comment, July 1, 2012 6:22 AM
Hi Susan, Yes many thanks you find some great stuff and its great to be able to share it.
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Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)!

Google Plus Beats Facebook & Twitter To Become The Fastest Growing Social Network (So Far)! | The Social Web | Scoop.it
It’s no secret that Google has launched its new social network last month by the name Google Plus. We recently reported that just days after the launch, the new kid ...

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This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This is What Happens Every Single Minute Online ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Stephen Dale's insight:

I think my Internet minute is to ignore most of this, since around 70% of it is "noise"!

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ANA's curator insight, May 5, 2014 9:45 AM

WOW!

Candice Blount's curator insight, June 8, 2014 7:45 PM

A visual representation on one minute on line.

Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 19, 2014 6:36 PM

Wow!...4 Million google searches a minute!!.....Bing has no hope...

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The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes

The Future of Social Media Is Mobile Tribes | The Social Web | Scoop.it

kEveryone has different needs, and the social landscape is shifting accordingly.


Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

"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!

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Comunicologos.com's curator insight, April 19, 2014 4:55 PM

Mobile Tribes!

Francisco Restivo's curator insight, April 24, 2014 2:15 PM

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

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How to Spot True Social Media Talent Amongst the 'Experts'

How to Spot True Social Media Talent Amongst the 'Experts' | The Social Web | Scoop.it

These days, it appears almost anyone can declare him or herself an expert at social media content. But falling for the self-promoting hype can be costly to your campaign — and your business". 


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Stephen Dale's insight:

I liked the comment from Jonathan Crossfield in relation to the concept of a 'social media expert': "This term in itself is silly because it implies authority over something that refuses to stand still".


I would add that social media is best understood if you''re an active participant, rather than a distant observer. After all, you don't learn to fly by watching the pilot!

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Darius Douglass's curator insight, April 16, 2014 5:51 PM

Talent usually separates itself from the crowd.  Social Media is no different.  When you have become informative and dependable, people will begin to rely on your judgement.

janlgordon's comment, April 17, 2014 11:58 AM
Darius Douglass, you are so right - all you have to do is look at someone's digital footprint, it's all there for you to see beyond the facade - if someone is truly demonstrating not talking about social media, that's all you have to know
Michelle Gilstrap's comment, April 17, 2014 1:59 PM
Jan, I agree with you I do try to comment on my social media sights with my followers when I have the time. That is the key, reading the content and finding the time to communicate. It is a hard balance.
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Promoting the use Social Media in my classes for developing 21st century skills | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT

Promoting the use Social Media in my classes for developing 21st century skills | Starr Sackstein, MJE, NBCT | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Promoting the use Social Media in my classes for developing 21st century skills http://t.co/nhtVaChAuS via @mssackstein

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...social media is an integral part of learning and communicating in the 21st century and beyond and therefore it is an educator’s duty to both model and teach how to use it appropriately and effectively to promote...learning.

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Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:36 PM

A brief overview of how some of the social media sites can be used effectively in a classroom

Anne-Maree Johnson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 10:37 PM

A brief overview of how socail media can be effectively used. Some suggestions as to which social media platformes are useful.

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Infographic: The 1357% rise in social media jobs | SMI

Infographic: The 1357% rise in social media jobs | SMI | The Social Web | Scoop.it
There's been an explosion of jobs involving social media over the last three years. This infographic breaks it down.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
Stephen Dale's insight:

I read somewhere else that 80% of people working in Social Media had been in their job for less than 2 years. Bear that in mind the next time you see a profile statiing "Black Belt", "Ninja" , "Guru" or "Expert" ! #socmed

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Laura Perez's curator insight, October 9, 2013 9:54 AM

I think this is a really important new role in our societies and we have to prepare the future adults in this kind of stuff.

Robin Martin's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:30 PM

I saw this infographic just today, Susan! Gotta love it! 

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Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World

Twitter Now The Fastest Growing Social Platform In the World | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The most detailed study of social media ever conducted

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Who to believe, Twitter or Google+ ?!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:22 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gust MEES's curator insight, February 15, 2013 12:24 PM

Check also:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence?tag=Twitter

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Twitter

 

Gaurav Pandey's curator insight, February 16, 2013 8:34 PM

Great study on Twitter!

Here's another link to help you better engage on this platform https://business.twitter.com/en/basics/best-practices/

Also, download their Twitter guide for small businesses, the link's on the top right hand side of the page. The guide comes from Twitter and is very helpful if you want to use Twitter to spread the word on your business.

And finally, thank you Gust MEES (http://www.scoop.it/t/social-media-and-its-influence) for sharing some really meaningful stuff! Do follow the guy for some great tips and insights. 

Cheers! And if you like if, please share 'coz social is all about sharing and caring :) 

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100 social media blog posts from 2012 that you simply have to bookmark

100 social media blog posts from 2012 that you simply have to bookmark | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Social media blogs are updated with thousands of posts on a weekly basis, but we wanted to sift through a list and create the 100 best ones from 2012 (A lot of great blog posts!

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The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business

The Culture Of Personality: The What, Why & How of Social Business | The Social Web | Scoop.it

I selected this piece by Matt Ridings from SideraWorks because we all talk about social business but what is it, why should we care, how do we measure it and why is it important for our business?

 

This piece along with a slideshare answers some of these questions and gives you a mindset and framework to work with.

 

Here are some highlights:

 

What is Social Business?

 

**The answer differs if you're describing the purpose, the processes or the outcomes - Depending on your point of view as the customer, the employee or a partner  -  the answer can differ even more

 

Here is a definition of social business:

 

Social busines is the creation of an organization that is optimized to benefit the entire ecosystem. Customers, employees, partners, owners by embedding collaboration and active engagment into its operations and culture. The result is a more responsive, adaptable, effective and untimately more successful company.

 

Here are some of the challenges:

 

**How do we develop a common vocabulary and context so] that all parties have a clear understanding of what it is they're trying to achieve or become?

 

**How to 'audit' something like culture to the degree that you can provide a meaningful representationn of its curfrent attributes at individual, group anad organization - wide levels?

 

**How do you represent the objective in a way that is easily understood in relation to the audit?

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read full article and see slideshare here: [http://bit.ly/PqYQbK]


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How to Understand, Identify & Engage with Social Influencers [Infographic]

How to Understand, Identify & Engage with Social Influencers [Infographic] | The Social Web | Scoop.it

I chose this infographic and article from Blackbaud because it helps you go from social media to social business. It was written for non-profits but it definitely applies to any business as well.

 

By understanding how to evaluate people by their degree of influence and their ability to help change behavior in others can be invaluable to you and your organization.

 

**It's also important to use this information to understand how you and your organization fit into this mix. They say knowledge is power, once you have a clearer picture, you can shift what you're doing and take your business or cause to the next level for greater results.

 

Intro:

 

"Understanding the Value of Your Social Media Influencers: How to Identify and Empower Those Who Can Engage an Entire Community!

(Download the White Paper Today!)"

 

Here are some highlights:

 

**Learn how to use the information your consitiuents are sharing to attract more people to your mission, campaign.

 

**Learn how to analyze your database and assign social scores to engagers that represents their ability to interact with and influence others across their online networks

 

**Based on the social score you assign to these individuals, you can then segment them into one of four categories, each of which plays a diferent role on social networks, relevant to your business

 

Here are the categories:

 

Key Influencers - They have a powerful impact not only the people they know but also others they don't know. Their posts are widely spread and shared by more people than many other people

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Engagers - These people have well-established social networks and are strong influencers of people they know personally

 

Multichannel Consumers - They enjoy keeping up with social media conent and occasionally participate. Their influence is not a dominent part of their persona

 

Standard Consumers These engagers read and watc updates more than they create new content or make comments. They are more influenced by family and friends.

 

Selected by Jan Gordon covering "Content Curation, Social Business and Beyond"

 

Read article and see infographic here: [http://bit.ly/N4a2Km]


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