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17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up

17 Types of Content That Google Will Eat Up | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Content - Just what the title says... along with an infographic and a host of examples, illustrations, and explanations.
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You don't have to be a Marketer or Brand Manager to appreciate some of the useful tips ccontained in this article. Learn how to become better at managing and promoting your own content. #smtrng

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Jeff Foster's post is a must-read for marketing, PR and content pros. Just an excellent recipe and list of winning content marketing tactics.

Joakim Baage's curator insight, February 19, 2013 3:27 PM

Don't you dare ignore Google :-)

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The Evolution of Social Media 2004 - 2014: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

An in-depth analysis on the evolution of social media in last ten years. Growth of Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest and more
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From the article:

 

The impact social media has had over our lives in the last decade has been somewhat balanced. If there are a few people who have been duped over these sites, it was because THEY were gullible. It was because they were not careful and sensible enough.

 

If we waste too much time over Facebook, it is because we are being stupid- not Zuck’s fault.

 

If relationships have failed because of social media, it is probably because they weren’t strong enough in the first place. Cheaters are going to cheat anyways, whether there is social media or not. People used the cheat even when there were no networking sites and internet. If there are a few who get obsessed with their presence on these sites, it is THEIR problem.


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Curate Your Favorite Content Into Visual Topic Channels with Topik.in


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A news curation tool. A possible alternative to Scoop.it. Easier to use, but not as feature rich (e.g. lacks some of Scoop.it social sharing and publishing options)

 

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Robin Good's curator insight, April 26, 12:40 PM



Topik.in is a new news curation app, similar in many ways to a much simplified version of Scoop.it. With a dedicated bookmarklet you can basically curate and personalise any content you find online and post it to a dedicated *virtual board* on Topik.in


There's none of the advanced backend content discovery engine features, nor the powerful embedding, domain name mapping, social sharing and publishing options that Scoop.it offers, but Topik.in is also much simpler and for anyone who would find Scoop.it too complex or feature-rich for his initial needs, it could be a potential starting point.


Posts appear in a layout much similar to Scoop.it two-column magazine vertical layout. Content can be easily shared on all major social channels, and when a reader clicks on a curated post, the full original content page loads up under a Topik.in frame that maintains context and reference to the original curated post.


It is possible to follow other boards and to repost content posted by others. During Beta each user can create up to 8 curated boards on different topics.


Good for anyone wanting to get his feet wet with news curation without needing to get a more complex tool and without needing to spend anything. 


English and Spanish languages supported.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://www.topik.in/ 


FAQ: http://www.topik.in/content/faq 




Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 27, 8:39 AM

A new curation tool, similar to Scoop.it, without the discover features.  Simple and promising for creating on-the-fly boards and organizing topical content. via @robingood

Stephanie Diamond's curator insight, April 27, 11:33 AM

Worth a look

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There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration

There’s a Difference Between Cooperation and Collaboration | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Everyone seems to agree that collaboration across functions is critical for major projects and initiatives. The reality, however, is that meshing the skills and resources of different departments, each focused on its own distinct targets, to achieve a larger organizational goal is much easier said than done. 

 


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The message here is, not to confuse pleasant, cooperative behaviour with collaboration. The latter requires commitment to a common goal.

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Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs

Curate To Educate: From Online Courses to Full Learning Programs | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A couple of great finds from master Curator Robin Good. As he notes

 

"This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you can now include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issues of whether and how to compensate curated content from others"

 

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candy68's curator insight, April 7, 2:18 AM

cada vez es mas sencillo crear tu propio curso online...e incluso tu propia colección de cursos

Filomena Gomes's curator insight, April 18, 9:57 AM
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New interesting tools make it possible to create online courses and full online learning programs, by drastically simplifying the design process while providing simple tools to curate and bring together valuable existing content already published online.

 

The first I'd like to bring to your attention is Classmill, which makes it very easy to create online courses by providing a very simple and intuitive interface and allowing the author to add with ease his own texts, as well as images, links and video clips coming from elsewhere on the web. Anyone can publish an online course and make it visible to everyone. Only those who register and join in can see the full contents and can participate in the integrated discussion area for the course.

 

The second one is Learnyst, which goes one step beyond Classmill by facilitating the creation of a full online school with multiple courses and the ability to charge for selected ones. 

 

Both tools are extremely easy to use, and allow the assembly of existing materials, whether owned or produced by others. 

 

This is an interesting trend as in the past most tools to deliver educational content relied on the author creating and posting only his own materials. The fact that you now can easily include valuable content published by others opens up the gates both for the curation of lots of existing content into useful learning courses as well as for the issue of whether and how to compensate curated content from others. 

 

This economic issue though, does not preclude tons of free high-quality content to be re-used and showcased in many new free learning courses and it provides those who want to learn with even more non-commercial alternatives to master their favorite topics. 

 

Takeaway: You are going to see more of these tools and more subject-matter experts create valuable learning resources by bringing together key relevant content produced by others while adding tangible value, perspective and context.

If you have a strong passion or expertise it's time to start thinking about building your own online school. 

 

 

Check out these two tools:

- Learnyst

- Classmill

 

Other curation tools for learning moving in the same direction:

- Gibbon

- Learnist

- Educrate

 

More content curation tools organised in categories:

https://contentcuration.zeef.com/robin.good ;

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Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face

Collaborating Online Is Sometimes Better than Face-to-Face | The Social Web | Scoop.it

If you’re embracing online collaboration as a necessary evil — the only way to work with an increasingly dispersed team of global or remote workers, for example — then you’re doing it wrong. Online collaboration is not a second-best substitute for face-to-face work: It’s a complement with its own perks and benefits.



Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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One benefit of online collaboration is the ability to accommodate a wider range of communication and working styles. If you’re the kind of person who always speaks up in meetings (guilty as charged), the traditional workplace may work just great for you. But you’re missing out on the perspective and talents of people who like to mull on a problem before contributing, or that of people who communicate better visually or in writing than they do out loud.


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The Power of Not Knowing

The Power of Not Knowing | The Social Web | Scoop.it

When was the last time you said “I don’t know” in a business or organizational context, with the idea that your honesty would actually get you somewhere?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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Memories can be considered dormant or stored expressions of energy. Thoughts can lead us in previously unimagined directions. So perhaps ‘knowledge’ is actually the power in not knowing, as well as realising that what we don’t know matters more than what we think we know. It is the practice of constantly becoming ‘knowledgeable’, or, developing the ability to send and receive knowledge, rather than having to own it or store it.


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, March 19, 10:11 PM

Not knowing opens up space for exploring and questioning. It seems to fit with Dewey's theory of learning.

 

@ivon_ehd1

Graham Ward's curator insight, March 22, 3:34 PM

Great article which begins with a great question: How does what we know get in the way of what we don't know?

Véronique Calvet's curator insight, April 3, 1:48 PM

“How does what we know get in the way of what we don’t know?” Liz Wiseman

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Apple Watch Set To Revolutionise The Way People Ignore Each Other

Apple Watch Set To Revolutionise The Way People Ignore Each Other | The Social Web | Scoop.it
INDUSTRY experts are predicting that the brand new smartwatch unveiled by Apple yesterday will totally change the way people ignore each other when it launches in April.
The device, known simply as the Apple Watch, will host a range of exciting features which will enable users to cocoon themselves in their own little world, avoiding interaction with fellow human beings.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Waiting for that first case of RSI of the wrist!

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, March 13, 1:51 PM

On the other hand...or should I say "on the other wrist?"

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Identity in a Digital World

Our digital lives are no longer separate entities but instead have become integral to who we are.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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A thought-provoking presentation on the topic of digital identities, including...

 

81% of children under two currently have some kind of digital dossier or footprint, with images of them posted online.” “...children reach the age of “social media maturity” at about age 11.” In Canada, 34% of children have a digital footprint before they are born.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, January 20, 1:19 PM

Slideshare presentation by Alec Couros on digital identity

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Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point

Apple’s Well-Crafted Vanishing Point | The Social Web | Scoop.it
It's a standard Apple play to shave a few atoms off the waists of its gadgets come refresh time -- allowing the company's marketing department to crow about..
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Size does matter? Apple's strategy for ever-thinner devices. From the article: 

"Characteristic of thinner devices is how they naturally reduce interaction choice for the user — with fewer physical entry points into these devices. They are shiny shells encouraging greater reliance on the walled garden ecosystem that created them. Physical ports and slots are pared back to a bare minimum. Storage is probably not user-expansible. Batteries aren’t replaceable. All of which limits what users can do vis-a-vis the iOS ecosystem, and makes their behaviour more predictable and controllable. That in turn allows Apple to construct a more accessible environment, with fewer available choices supporting a simpler, more mainstream-friendly interface. If the user can’t do things like expand storage themselves, or buy a replacement battery, they can be more easily nudged by Apple to pay for cloud storage or encouraged to upgrade to a new i-Device. It’s all about funnelling users along the Cupertino-controlled pipe.

These constraints help with ecosystem lock-in too. The more invested the user becomes in the iOS ecosystem and Apple’s iCloud, the more locked in to its hardware they are — with the cumulative build up of associated digital content working to dissuade them from switching to another platform."

So now you know. Platform and vendor independence is going to be getting a lot more difficult to achieve. However, it's a very clever strategy! #apple Reading time: 8mins
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For Success In Social Media, You Need Storytelling. Conversation Is Not Enough

For Success In Social Media, You Need Storytelling. Conversation Is Not Enough | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Cognitive anthropologist Bob Deutsch argues that brands seeking connections with people should be looking to enter their narratives, not their...

Via Karen Dietz
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If I could summarise this article in just a few words it would be:


Brands (marketing) need to make a paradigm shift from targeting their messages at monochrome "consumers", and realise that consumers are in fact people, all of us different, and all of us on different journeys. People (not consumers) are more likely to use a product if they perceive the 'brand' understands some things about them. 


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Karen Dietz's curator insight, December 17, 2014 3:07 PM

Here's a great post on the next upgrade in social media interactions that suggests we move from conversations to actual storytelling.


Yeah!


I like how the author, Bob Deutsch, makes a case for this and offers us specific steps to take for making the transition.


May 2015 bring us enhanced storytelling and success in all our social media efforts.


This review was written by Karen Dietz for her curated content on business storytelling at www.scoop.it/t/just-story-it 

BLUENSCOTTISH's curator insight, December 19, 2014 1:05 PM

Thank you Karen Dietz

Art Jones's curator insight, December 19, 2014 8:22 PM

Modern marketing remains a dynamic pursuit, always evolving. We are continually learning how our brains work and as such we know more today than ever before about how to engage people and move them to take an action.


The author of this post Bob Deutsch says "Whatever the offering—dinner entrée, smartphone, a piece of clothing, or what have you—to be successful a product or brand story must feed people's appetite for self-expansion. Self-expansion isn't just a business driver, it’s a life driver. Self-expansion moves everything forward."


#TheFutureofBusiness #Storytelling

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Does the future of work lie in workplace communities? - Personnel Today

Does the future of work lie in workplace communities? - Personnel Today | The Social Web | Scoop.it
We use the same structures and organise work the same as we have for decades. Are workplace communities a better way to benefit from our collective intelligence?
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It makes sense to use hierarchy to organise repeatable work, such as payroll or compliance services, because these are areas of business that rely on certainty and predictability.  By making hierarchy our “default choice”, intentionally or otherwise, we limit the possibility of achieving better outcomes and results, and raising the engagement of employees.

 

 Workplace communities offer an alternative, where informal networks encourage the sharing of ideas and foster the conditions that will encourage innovation. Where implemented properly, they can unleash latent talent, capability and capacity in the organisation, and in doing so have a positive affect on business results and employee engagement.


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15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja

15 Twitter Hacks That Will Turn You Into a Twitter Ninja | The Social Web | Scoop.it
You learn these 15 Twitter hacks.

Once you pick up on these power user features, you’ll become a Twitter ninja in no time.

Via Howard Rheingold
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They're not hacks, and they won't turn you into a "ninja", but they do provide some useful info on how to use Twitter search. #socmed
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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, November 21, 2014 6:33 PM

OK, the title is cheesy. "Ninja" is up there with "awesome" as words not to use for a few decades. Knowing how to use Twitter is one of the top two or three tool-oriented infotention skills. This list of 15 Twitter hacks is powerful, from lists to advanced search.

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The Psychology of Twitter

The Psychology of Twitter | The Social Web | Scoop.it
In an age where millions of people document their lives online, it begs the question: what are the psychological reasons behind Twitter? Read more about the psychology of social media here.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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This reminded me of what someone said about the difference between Facebook and Twitter (but regret I can't remember who):

 

Facebook is the place to go to connect with the people you went to schools with.

 

Twitter is the place to go to connect with the people you WISHED you had gone to school with.

 

It works for me!

 

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Mei Lin Fung's curator insight, November 8, 2014 3:57 PM

Just over a week ago, I attended a great conference organized by Ray Wang CEO of Constellation Research - I tweeted almost 2000 times - he'd gamified the tweeting and set up a leaderboard, so it raised my competitive instincts. it was interesting to see for myself what would cause me to send out so many tweets - it was a fascinating conference - and you scored more points with photos, so during the conference I learned to illustrate almost every tweet with photos. The psychology of twitter is still evolving.... as I am finding out myself as I learn to interact with this new medium

Fanny Figols's curator insight, November 17, 2014 3:41 AM

Et vous, où vous situez-vous ?

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RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward

RSS Feed Aggregator Allows To Curate Content Inside WordPress: PressForward | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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Via Robin Good: "PressForward is a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment."


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Robin Good's curator insight, April 27, 3:43 AM



PressForward is a free open-source, WordPress plugin for curating most any type of content within the standard WordPress publishing workflow.

PressForward is in fact a full-fledged RSS feed reader and aggregator which can capture content coming from any site while allowing full editing and curation abilities. It is an ideal tool for news curators wanting to have a news gathering and discovery tool integrated into their standard publishing and editing environment.


PressForward is designed to be used by multiple users, like in a distributed newsroom, where several individuals or even a small community suggest and submit and others edit, approve and post selected content.

To gather content PressForward offers a standard bookmarklet to capture any content you find on the web, and can also import OPML files to allow you to aggregate and filter all of your favorite RSS feeds. 


Last but not least, PressForward keeps close tabs on the sources you utilise, by automatically creating attribution links for any content you curate and allowing you to have your posts optionally auto-redirect to the original source. 


Free to use. 




A project of Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

N.B.: Of note the partnership initiative offered to any organisation interested in develop high-quality, collaboratively-sourced and edited publications, which offers up to $10,000 in funding and 



Mike McCallister's curator insight, April 28, 9:27 AM

Curating and sharing content is an important way of building your authority in your writing niche. If you really want to understand how to curate, follow Robin Good's "Content Curation World" on Scoop.it.


Robin shared this WordPress plugin that can help you find and post interesting content directly inside WordPress. I'll be testing this soon.

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TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe

TAGSExplorer: Interactively visualising Twitter conversations archived from a Google Spreadsheet | MASHe | The Social Web | Scoop.it
As I start my exploration of tools like NodeXL it's very clear that being able to filter, probe and wander through the data provides far more insights to what’s going on.

Via Howard Rheingold
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Know more about your relationship with your Twitter network.

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, April 22, 5:46 PM

What this has to do with infotention: become skilled at the use of NodeXl and TAGSExplorer and you'll have a powerful tool or knowing where in Twitter (and to whom) to put your attention.

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How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic

How to Promote Your Stories Effectively #Infographic | The Social Web | Scoop.it

“In digital marketing, there is always a new trend, a new technology or a new way of thinking to take into account. But there is still a place for the humble blog.”


Via Brian Yanish - MarketingHits.com, Karen Dietz
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With millions of people clamouring to be heard on the Interweb, a few tips here to help you shout louder!

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, April 18, 1:01 PM
OK -- you've got business stories to share. Now what? Here's an infographic that lays it all out. Go grab your stories and get busy!
Debra Walker's curator insight, April 19, 2:12 PM

A wealth of information in here.

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Curate Your Online Course with Classmill

Curate Your Online Course with Classmill | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A very useful resource for anyone thinking of delivering on-line courses. Simple to use, and free!

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Joyce Valenza's curator insight, April 4, 10:20 AM

Playing with this new tool as I experiment with redesigning a course. Looks easy, flexible and powerful.

Nedko Aldev's curator insight, April 5, 12:20 PM

 

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 7, 7:42 AM

Classmill,

Finally a content curation tool directly devoted to Online Courses. It's an excellent web tool for teacher, trainers or educators.


Easy of use and very intuitive:


collect your links, photos, files, videos, articles, clips, etc... and melt them onto learning modules 

Try it out now: http://classmill.com 

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Knowledge Workers Need an Industrial Revolution

Knowledge Workers Need an Industrial Revolution | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Information workers waste an inordinate amount of time orchestrating work rather than doing work. Instead of creating new content to drive our businesses, organizations, and missions forward, we spend our time looking for information and people, and then connecting and coordinating them to ensure that good decisions are made, or that other people can do their jobs. It is all terribly inefficient.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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Content creation is a free-ranging activity that is defined not by tools, but by the ability to connect information in different forms. Yet today we are forced to work within the confines of software capabilities, and that constraint shapes the way we approach content creation. 


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, March 29, 7:13 PM

Information work needs its industrial revolution.


We spend an average of 1.5 hours per day in meetings and just under an hour per day scheduling meetings. According to McKinsey & Company, we spend two hours sending and responding to email. Add these tasks up and they take a total of 6.5 hours per day. If we are generous and count half the time spent in meetings as productive content creation rather than alignment, it still means that 50 to 60 percent of an information worker’s day is spent orchestrating work.


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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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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, March 20, 4:17 AM

Savvy broadcast and media companies are putting more emphasis on social networks to keep the public informed.  Recent studies have shown that the "younger generation" will keep up with the news and public events if they are presented well on social media.  Even print outlets such as newspapers and magazines are publishing digital editions to appeal to younger audiences equipped with social media tools.  The communications future has arrived!  Aloha, Russ.

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

 

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Linda Greenleaf's curator insight, March 30, 1:54 AM
News should be centre stage in any relevant business qualification
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Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters

Create Custom News Streams Based on Your Specific Sources and Filters | The Social Web | Scoop.it
News defined by you.

Via Robin Good
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Another excellent personal information management tool, HT to Robin Good for spotting.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, February 10, 11:29 AM

Makes me think of www.recordedfuture.com or news.google.com on steroids. 

Marta Torán's curator insight, February 11, 8:27 AM

Para leer las noticias que te interesan

Len Ferrara's curator insight, February 14, 12:31 AM

This looks great!

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10 Tips To Do More With Your PDF Files On Google Drive

10 Tips To Do More With Your PDF Files On Google Drive | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Google Drive has come a long way from being an online-only, document viewer and editor. From managing your files to collaborating on Docs, Drive is a full-functioning office suite. What many people don't realize is its capability to do far more than only view PDFs. Drive has some native features that already make it a…
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Ten ways you can ditch Adobe Reader and make Google Drive work for you even better.


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Tech 2015: Block Chain Will Break Free From Bitcoin To Power Distributed Apps

Tech 2015: Block Chain Will Break Free From Bitcoin To Power Distributed Apps | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Bitcoin itself aside, it is hard not to see programmable currency as a necessary building block of the 21st century global economy.
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Lots to get to grips with here, but well worth reading, not least for the differences between "Block Chain" and "Blockchain" the former a peer-to-peer technology, the latter an organisation). Also discussion on Bitcoins and the next generation social network - Ethereum. This is explained thus:

 

"Web 1.0 was dominated by large walled gardens like AOL and CompuServe. It sucked, but it provided an on-ramp for millions of non-geeks to consume content on the internet through these centralized providers. Web 2.0 is both social and transactional. Although Facebook is an enormous network, each user only partakes of their own decentralized hub of friends and preferred brands. And Amazon is “the everything store,” yet it is also a front for millions of vendors that use its network for marketing and distribution. The emerging distributed web 3.0 is computational in nature. Instead of a social graph calculated by a network like Facebook, or a commerce graph negotiated by Amazon, distributed networks allow individual nodes to calculate their relationship independently to other nodes."


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Why You Hate Work

Why You Hate Work | The Social Web | Scoop.it

The way we’re working isn’t working. Even if you’re lucky enough to have a job, you’re probably not very excited to get to the office in the morning, you don’t feel much appreciated while you’re there, you find it difficult to get your most important work accomplished, amid all the distractions, and you don’t believe that what you’re doing makes much of a difference anyway. By the time you get home, you’re pretty much running on empty, and yet still answering emails until you fall asleep.

 

Increasingly, this experience is common not just to middle managers, but also to top executives.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen
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The way people feel at work profoundly influences how they perform. This study revealed just how much impact companies can have when they meet each of the four core needs of their employees:

 

o Renewal: Employees who take a break every 90 minutes report a 30 percent higher level of focus than those who take no breaks or just one during the day. 

o Value: Feeling cared for by one’s supervisor has a more significant impact on people’s sense of trust and safety than any other behavior by a leader. 

o Focus: Only 20 percent of respondents said they were able to focus on one task at a time at work, but those who could were 50 percent.

o Purpose: Employees who derive meaning and significance from their work were more than three times as likely to stay with their organisations engaged.

 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, December 6, 2014 3:21 PM

Excessive demands are leading to burnout everywhere.

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Crap Detection 101

The all-important literacy of determining the credibility of information found on the Internet.


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Harold Rheingold - always worth listening to. 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, November 21, 2014 7:26 AM

We need to go beyond skills to literacies, which includes:


  1. Attention
  2. Participation
  3. Cooperation
  4. Critical Consumption
  5. Network Awareness


A fine video by Howard Rheingold. 

David Hain's curator insight, November 22, 2014 5:06 AM

Essential skill for coaching, relationship building, collaboration as well as knowledge management.  How's your crap detector?

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Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email | WIRED

Enterprise Social Networks May One Day Replace Email | WIRED | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Corporate communication is ripe for disruption. Thanks in part to social networking and the abundance of new messaging apps, people are expecting more when it comes to communicating with colleagues, friends, and families.

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Stephen Dale's insight:

Whilst I don't disagree with the main thrust of this article - that enterprise networks are disrupting the "traditional" channels of communication and information sharing, I don't believe that email will disappear. It does serve a purpose for point to point communication, so I doubt organisations will want to fix something that isn't broken. What is happening is email is being used less and less for teamwork and collaboration -  something it was never ever meant to deliver. 

 

Email won't go away, though it might well be called something else...one day!

 

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