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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Requires a bit more effort and dedication that using something like Google Alerts, but I think if you're prepared to continually refine who you're following, you're likely to hone in on content that has greater relevance.

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement

Growing an Online Community: 8 Ways to Super-Charge Engagement | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Learn about things that you can do to increase engagement in your private online community for customers, partners, or members.

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"....it takes engagement to make engagement" - How very true!

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Do People Choose Pain Over Boredom?

Do People Choose Pain Over Boredom? | The Social Web | Scoop.it

People are unhappy in their own company and some prefer painful experiences to their own thoughts, a new study claims.

 

 

 


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A symptom of the need to be continually engaged and entertained. It seems we are no longer at peace with our own minds! 

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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, July 6, 5:48 PM

The contentious paper, in the journal Science, argues we are not very good at enjoyable, recreational thought.

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Google Is About To Take Over Your Whole Life, And You Won't Even Notice

Google's new design ethos, living on and beyond every screen, could make Google an amorphous problem solver of unimaginable scale.
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Google had just announced a new initiative called Material Design that promised to unify all Google products (and third-party Android apps) under a common UX language.


Material Design wants to add the intuitive feeling of physical objects in a purely digital environment. It renders all of the windows and buttons behind your screen as pieces of paper. Each piece catches light and casts shadow in a simulated 3-D space that meets your finger at the screen's glass, but this nanometer-thick wonder surface that's more capable than any material known to man. Where real paper would rip, Google's ambiguous stuff can balloon to double in size or split into two or three pieces and then recombine. Where real paper would appear dead white, Google's stuff can ripple with colours and animations.


But this technology is not stopping at making digital paper feel like a real-world experience.  It will include cloth--from table linens to stains--and liquids that ooze and bubble. According to Matius Duarte, one of the design leads, Material Design will power a living infrastructure in a world where every conceivable surface glows, shifts, and ripples, quite literally reshaping the way we communicate, learn, work, and live.


It seems we might soon have difficulty separating what we see, feel and hear in the physical world with the digital facsimiles.


Reading time: 5mins

#google #trends


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A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social Media - Forbes

A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social Media - Forbes | The Social Web | Scoop.it

A Remarkably Simple Way To Master Social MediaForbesThis, unfortunately, is where nearly everyone screws up on social media. By social media, I mean LinkedIn, Twitter, Slideshare, Facebook and – yes – even Forbes.


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Unless your job is in marketing or sales - the following holds true:


"The secret to social media success is to focus on attracting a small number of people with whom you actually wish to interact. The more you think of your “followers” as actual people, the closer you will come to using social media in a highly powerful manner."


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Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions

Content Discovery: RSS and the Power of Dynamic OPML Subscriptions | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A very useful summary from Robin Good, which helps if you're not too sure about reading the full article about OPML. This is a new area to explore for me, having lost the facility in Google Reader (RIP) to create and share aggregated RSS feed lists.

 

from the article:

 

"If you export your list of favourite websites in the OPML file format, you can then share your reading list with other people. They can import the list into their preferred feed reader. There are quite a few ways anyone can create such an OPML file. This article provides links to various resources related to OPML, how to create OPML files and how to share them."

 

Useful.

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Fernando Zamith's curator insight, June 16, 6:19 AM

Parece interessante. Estou a experimentar.

Karen Bowden's comment, June 16, 12:54 PM
This is great! I love it! I can't wait to share some of my own lists. Thank you so much for posting this.
Robin Good's comment, June 16, 1:29 PM
Hi Karen, happy to see that you found this as useful as i did.
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The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy

The Future of Work is Already Here - Seven powerful models for work in the connected, collaborative, creative, Big Data economy | The Social Web | Scoop.it

There is a lingering notion in the world of business and beyond that organizations are things with four walls, that employees are people who report to work inside them every day for years on end, that work is a matter of executing on defined “KPIs,” and that success is a product of climbing ladders and exerting an ever-greater span of control. But the fact is, we’re in the midst of a great reshuffling of the talent deck.

 


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Organizations and leaders today must focus on unleashing human capacity—designing environments and systems for work that inspire individuals to contribute their full imagination, initiative, and passion every day—and on aggregating human capability—leveraging new social, mobile, and digital technologies to activate, enlist, and organize talent across boundaries.

 

The Management Innovation eXchange (MIX) launched the Unlimited Human Potential M-Prize to unearth the most progressive practices and boldest ideas around those two challenges. They recently announce the winners of the M-Prize, selected from over one hundred entries from every kind of organization and every corner of the world.

Meet the winners (in alphabetical order):

 

- Nomatik Coworking by Andrew Jones, Tony Bacigalupo and David Walker

- Horizontal Management at Vagas.com by Mario Kaphan

- Collaborative Funding: Dissolve Authority, Empower Everyone, and Crowdsource a Smarter, Transparent Budget by Alanna Krause

- How We Harnessed  Big Data and Social Technology to Empower and Engage Employees by Chelsea Lefaivre

- Enterprise Knowledge Graph – One Graph to Connect Them All by Lukas Masuch

- Incubating Intrapreneurs to Revitalize Customer Business by Shyam Sundar Nagarajan

- Developing Tomorrow’s Talent: A Girl, A Blog, and 30 Days to Business Impact by Clare Norman

 

#kmers #socbiz

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Learning and Teaching with Content Curation: an Academic Introduction

A digital essay completed by Heather Bailie as part of the assessment requirements of #INF530 Concepts & Practices for a Digital Age.

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A good insight to Content Curation and a useful example of how to use Storify to connect the pieces of research. #curation

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norbert boruett's curator insight, June 11, 4:51 AM

So powerful the strength of curation

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, June 11, 9:06 AM

Flipped classroom

John Slifko's curator insight, June 11, 7:05 PM

More on content curation as a teaching tool. 

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12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again

12 Tips That Got Me Using Evernote Again | The Social Web | Scoop.it

"As I have added Evernote back into my routine, I find myself using it every day.

From the quick capture of ideas and notes, to the collection of reference material and documents, Evernote is my main information library.

The ability to access my notes from anywhere is a powerful capability that saves time and makes me more productive.

If you have moved away from Evernote or haven’t explored its full potential, I recommend trying these tips today."


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I've been using Evernote as part of my daily routine for the past 3 years, and couldn't do without it. Apart from the 12 (excellent) tips in the article, I've found the scheduler very useful for prompting actions - e.g. to write a blog post on a note I've written or a webclip that I've captured; the iPad version allows me to scan-in business cards, where the contact name is  auto-checked against LinkedIn, and I've configured the Evernote options such that any Google Search I perform automatically displays results from my Evernote notebooks next to the Google search results.

 

If you've never used Evernote - give it a try and follow some of the 12 tips given in this article. 

 

#Evernote

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Howard Rheingold's curator insight, May 30, 2:16 PM

On the info-tools side of infotention, I resisted Evernote for years, but now find it indispensible. I keep mailing lists, info on my classes, clip items for my hobbies, forward emails confirming online orders (email to evernote is most useful if you add your evernote email address to your address book)

David McGavock's curator insight, June 8, 8:24 PM

Evernote is the bomb. I used the free version for years but use it so much that I decided to support them with my $$. I love the way it synchronizes my notes between devices. Easy sharing also.

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Digital Curation Among Key Future Jobs: TheFutureShow with Gerd Leonhard

This is episode #3 of The Future Show (TFS) with Gerd Leonhard, season 1. Topics: In the future, most repetitive or machine-like tasks and jobs will be large...

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The future of work. 

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Robin Good's curator insight, May 26, 2:57 PM



Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhard outlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.


Key highlights: 


  1. We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

  2. At the same time entirely new jobs will be created - for example:
    Digital Curation 
    Social Engineering
    Artificial Intelligence Designers 

  3. We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

  4. Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

  5. More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)



Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng 


Full episode page: http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ 




Miloš Bajčetić's curator insight, May 27, 1:40 AM

Very interesting video, but regarding point 3. that "We are moving to right-brain work-jobs" I must note there are no "right-brain" jobs. This left-right brain distinction is oversimplified neuromyth.

 

“The latest findings from the real neuroscience of creativity suggest that the right brain/left brain distinction does not offer us the full picture of how creativity is implemented in the brain.* Creativity does not involve a single brain region or single side of the brain.” (http://t.co/3l5nM7IsEi)

Bettina Ascaino's curator insight, June 9, 10:53 PM
Robin Good's insight:

 

 

Media and technology futurist Gerd Leonhardoutlines his vision of the future of work given the many profound changes shaping the planet during the coming decades.

 

Key highlights: 

 

We will be able to offload tedious, repetitive work to computers and robots who will replace rapidly many of our present jobs

At the same time entirely new jobs will be created - for example:
Digital Curation 
Social Engineering
Artificial Intelligence Designers 

We are moving to right-brain work-jobs - that is: storytelling, emotions, creativity and imagination, negotiation 

Education prepares us by having us learn things that we may need later. But in most cases we don't need those things but we rather need to know how to learn new things.

More craftmanship-type of jobs like cooks, makers, hackers, coders, will fluorish as computers-machines cannot replicate such skills (yet)

 

 

Original video: http://youtu.be/X-PnJblNJng ;

 

Full episode page: http://thefutureshow.tv/episode-3/ ;

 
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12 Ways to Evaluate Your Community Manager

12 Ways to Evaluate Your Community Manager | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Twelve successful entrepreneurs of the Young Entrepreneur Council give their tips for evaluating the role and effectiveness of the community manager in your company.

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Some useful tips on what to look out for in a good community manager (aka community facilitator, community moderator).

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While Content Lay in Shock, Did Bookmarks Die? | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing.

While Content Lay in Shock, Did Bookmarks Die? | UGC list creation, content curation & crowdsourcing. | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Do we need to bookmark anymore? Has content become a dynamic pool of ever-changing links to things that matter? Did Content Shock kill the bookmark?
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Nick Kellet raises some interesting points in this blog post, asking questions about whether the trend towards "fast food" consumption of Internet content and "good enough" search results from Google is supplanting the need to save (bookmark) content to ensure that it can be found again, or for reading later. He posits whether "FIWINI' (Find It When I Need It) is the new acronym of our times.

 

Some challenging concepts here, pointing - perhaps -  to fundamental changes in user behaviours. 

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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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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, 9:45 AM

WOW!

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

A visual representation on one minute on line.

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

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

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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, 10:18 AM

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

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

Interesting to read!

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The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo

The Science and Psychology of Twitter: Why We Follow, Favorite and Share – 3cseo | The Social Web | Scoop.it

When I choose someone new to follow, when I compose a new tweet, when I share and favorite an update, I seldom think about the why. My following sessions would probably seem haphazard to an outsider, and my favoriting technique comes and goes from one strategy to another.

 

Even so, the way I use Twitter is far less random than I thought. There is science and psychology behind the way we all tweet.

 

Researchers have discovered trends in the way that we perform every major action on Twitter—favoriting, updating, sharing, and following. And there's even an interesting bit of psychology behind what makes Twitter so attractive in the first place. Here's a look at the psychology of Twitter: what makes us follow, favorite, share and keep coming back for more....


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From the article:

What spurs us to follow someone on Twitter? Researchers at Georgia Tech and Michigan combined to study the factors involved in following.

 

The factors they came up with boiled down to three categories: social behaviors, message content, and social network structure. Here are the individual factors for each, starting with social behaviors:

Tweet volumeBurstiness – tweets per hourInteractions – replies, mentions, and favoritesBroadcast communication – the ratio of tweets with no @-mentionTrustworthiness of the profile – How well is the bio filled out? Is there a URL in the profile? Is there a location listed?

 

The individual factors for message content:

Positive/negative sentimentInformational content – ratio of tweets containing either a URL, RT, MT, HT, or “via”Meformer content – ratio of tweets containing self-referencing pronouns like “I,” “me,” “we,” and “us”Topic focusRetweets – how often your content gets retweetedHashtag usageTReDIX – Tweet Reading Difficulty Index (based on the frequency of real English words longer than 6 letters)

 

The individual factors in social network structure:

Reciprocity – The number of people you follow who also follow youAttention-status ratio – Total followers compared to total followingNetwork overlap – How similar are the people you follow to those a follower follows

 

Does any of this resonate with how you choose who to follow?

 

#socmed

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rodrick rajive lal's curator insight, July 8, 12:55 AM

This is so informative and so helpful! It is an exhaustive study on my we are addicted to micro-social networking sights, and the writer has explained this through his understanding of Psychology. Intermittent conditioning is the term used to explain why we keep returning to the site. A single re-tweet, or a single favorite would be enough to keep us visiting the site from time to time! The researcher has also narrowed down some of the possible factors that might contribute to one's popularity on a social networking site. The findings of this research have implications for not just Twitter, but also Facebook, and Blog spot.  Being a regular writer on Blog spot, I was able to gain important ideas about how to make my posts more visible, and to be able to get more hits. I am sure that all bloggers and  tweeters will gain a lot after reading this!

pink HA media's curator insight, July 8, 7:07 AM

Tweet shrink

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, July 10, 6:38 AM

Eternas preguntas del marketing y todas las ciencias humanas: por qué "megusta" en FB,  por qué "seguir" en Twitter, por qué "conectar" en LinkedIn... ¿¡Por qué "comprar" en el supermercado!?

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Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends

Curate and Follow Your Key Favorite Twitter Sources with Happy Friends | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A super Twitter utility service for aggregating your favourite Twitter resources,

 

#socmed

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Robin Good's curator insight, June 29, 10:20 AM



Happy Friends is a new free tool created by Dave Winer which allows you to closely follow those Twitter accounts for which you don't want to miss a beat. 


Happy Friends makes it easy for you to add (but not to delete for now) any Twitter account you want and to easily expand it to see all of its most recent tweets. 


The result is a simple interface which lists your favorite Twitter sources and allows you to check rapidly what each one of them has posted. 


What may escape anyone not reading this, is that by clicking on any of the headlines displayed inside Happy Friends you get to see the full Twitter card display, just as it was intended to be seen on Twitter with integrated images and video. 


Happy Friends fulfils for me a true need, as with Twitter typical readers and tools (including lists) it is very difficult to track specific sources postings without doing a few click acrobatics. 


I hope that in one of the upcoming versions, the formatting of the tweets will also be improved as to make it easier for the eye to rapidly scan the information presented. The twitter grey icons on the left do to little to quiet down the noise created by all the the tweet texts and links appearing on the Happy Friends page. Vertical spacing between items and separating text from links would significantly improve legibility and rapid eye-scanning of the content.


Very useful.


Free to use.


Try it out now: http://happyfriends.camp/ 


See also: http://happy.smallpict.com/2014/06/24/welcomeToHappyFriends.html 


and: http://thenextweb.com/twitter/2014/06/28/happy-friends-turns-twitter-mailbox-select-friends/ 






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How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 1 - Ascent Blog

How to grow an Enterprise Social Network? - Part 1 - Ascent Blog | The Social Web | Scoop.it
How to introduce an Enterprise Social Network (ESN) in your organization? (How to grow an Enterprise Social Network?

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Some useful points here, but it all distills down to this:


"If you are on a journey to implement an Enterprise Social Network (ESN), make sure you have sponsorship from the top, a trigger to get movement, a good enough budget and the freedom to experiment."


As many people involved in developing collaborative networks have come to realise, omitting just one of those ingredients can be the difference between success and failure. 


Reading time: 4 mins.

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The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content

The Ideal Blogger's Workflow for Effectively Curating Online Content | The Social Web | Scoop.it

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A useful resources for content curator bloggers. I found the following point particularly relevant:

"Know the needs of your readers. Create and arrange your content to engage readers to be part of the conversation and learning."

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PaolaRicaurte's curator insight, June 19, 11:59 AM

An excellent perspective about blogging as content curation.

Biblio Teca's curator insight, June 21, 1:25 AM

More on CC incorporated with Blogging

 

christa appleton's curator insight, June 25, 6:18 AM

Great visual representation of blogging as curation

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Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace

Are you Ready? Emerging Tech is Transforming the Workplace | The Social Web | Scoop.it
While smart mobile devices, SaaS, and social software ushered in a wave of major change in the workplace, that's nothing compared to what's coming.

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I've followed Dion Hinchcliffe's posts for many years now, and was fortunate enough to meet him when he keynoted at the Online Information Conference in London in 2010. His insight into technology trends and the predicted effects that that technology will have on people and workplace have established him as a preeminent thought leader for social business. 

 

This post brings connects the dots between a number of diverse technologies, e.g. Internet of Things,  wearable devices, RFID, 3D printing etc., and suggests that we'll begin seeing the impact of these technologies in how we work and the way we work in a much shorter timescale than most people imagine.

 

Hinchcliffe says "Expect a new generation of (largely mobile) analytics tools and business intelligence services that allows workers to tap into, measure, analyze, and better make use of the fully instrumented organization."

 

I'm left wondering whether we should consider this increased ability to monitor, measure and analyze everything we do in a "fully instrumented organization" as a benign or threatening development? Do we all really want to be connected to an increasingly complex "network of things" 24 x 7, which will never really be understood by the majority?  And will privacy become something that we can only aspire to - so rare that we'd be willing to pay a premium for it? I think we'll soon know!

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janlgordon's comment, June 13, 6:33 AM
Stephen Dale I've been following Dion Hinchcliffe for many years as well. You're fortunate to have met him in London. You bring up a very good point about monitoring our every move. As you say, there is a price we will pay one way or another for privacy and time will tell how this will all shake out in the end. I'd love to connect with you again, it's been a while. As you can see I launched Curatti and we've been very well received. Hope things are going well with you, let's catch up soon.
Stephen Dale's comment, June 13, 9:16 AM
Sound good Jan. I have been following Curatti since you launched - it's one of my top sources for news/content. Think we should arrange a Skype call sometime - unless you plan to visit London, in which case lunch is on me!
Mark Palmer's curator insight, June 17, 10:05 PM

I am looking forward to when technology solutions become a ubiquitous part of our lives in a positive way. A way that makes us all more productive and hopefully working less and living better lives :-)

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Tell Your Story Better: Everything to Know About Creating Visual Content

"Visual content” is the hot new term in content marketing. But what does it really mean, and how can you use it to your advantage? Check out this SlideShow t...

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The Taxonomy of Visual Content slide is particularly useful.

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Karen Dietz's curator insight, May 31, 2:52 PM

This is a nice SlideShare piece that takes a complex subject and boils it down into easy-to-understand principles that anyone can use to create better visual stories.


Check it out. It's one of the better pieces I've found on the topic and includes some information I'd not seen before. Like the Taxonomy of Visual Content which covers different content in terms of cost, interactivity, and format. Very helpful! So is the slide going over the elements of successful visual content. The post also tackles how to get started.


Grab this and go!


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

Monica Norton's curator insight, June 2, 1:00 PM

Great overview of visual content from Column Five. What is visual content, what's the ROI, why does it matter?

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20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools | ZDNet

20 contemporary enterprise collaboration tools | ZDNet | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Innovation in enterprise collaboration software continues unabated, to the point that there are nearly too many to keep track of. Here are 20 interesting new or established players you may not have heard of.
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A very useful list - but whether I'll ever get around to trying them all I'm not sure!

At present I tend to fall back on Google Drive for collaborative working, particularly given the on-going feature enhancement from Google (e.g. conversation activity stream). However, missing from the list but well worth a mention is  Quip (https://quip.com/). It meets the "contemporary" criterion, having only launched last year, and scores on simplicity and ease of use. Well worth a look.


#kmers

#collaboration

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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

How 3-D printing will radically change the world | The Social Web | Scoop.it
The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

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From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


But...


The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.

 

An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.


So...it's going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

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M. Philip Oliver's curator insight, May 13, 4:35 PM

Thanks Susan! Great Post to peruse

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Creating A Connected Organization for the 21st Century

The future of work is here. We need 21st century leaders to build connected organizations on the edges. This deck summarizes my model on how to implement strategy through people (aka change management).


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Some useful triggers, though don't really follow the points in the "Scarcity" and "Abundance" slides. Were top-down organizations scarce in the 20th century?

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Content Is Crap

Content Is Crap | The Social Web | Scoop.it
Every brand has a great story to tell. But please, don’t call it content. Content is crap.
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Bill Gates declared in a 1996  in an essay that "content is king". Today, almost 20 years later, Microsoft has no significant content business.

The reason is that content isn’t really king.  Content is crap.  Nobody walks out of a great movie and says, “Wow!  What great content.”

 

The article goes on to differentiate the difference between "content" and "creativity", arguing (correctly in my opinion) that you have to have imagination and passion to engage with an audience, and not process-driven (much of it automated these days) content triggers (or "crap") that ignore the story behind the brand.

 

Marketers take note!

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A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum

A Flipped-Up Twitter Feed with Only The Good Stuff In It: Vellum | The Social Web | Scoop.it

Via Robin Good
Stephen Dale's insight:

Vellum acts as a reading list  for your Twitter feed, finding all the links that are being shared by those you follow on Twitter and displaying them each with their full titles and descriptions. 

This flips the Twitter model, treating the links as primary and the commentary as secondary (you can still see all the tweets about each link, but they are less prominent). 


Vellum puts a spotlight on content, making it easy to find what you should read next.

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Nicoletta Gay's curator insight, April 28, 8:06 AM

app developed by @nytlabs

siobhan-o-flynn's curator insight, April 28, 8:17 AM

ok - I'm in - developed by @nytlabs

Pankaj Jindal's curator insight, May 12, 8:43 AM

Test  4

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What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+?

What Would Happen If Google Really Did Kill Google+? | The Social Web | Scoop.it
  Rumors are that Google might be planning to kill Google+ or at least put it into a Walking Dead-like “zombie” mode, as TechCrunch characterizes it — and something Google denies. There are some good reasons for Google to do this, and potentially, it could allow Google to better fight on the new social battlefield, […]

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I believe the accepted wisdom is not that Google+ is being killed off, but a desire to position it more as an integrated platform (e.g. embracing Android and desktop products) and less as a social network. I anticipate that we'll see a less aggressive push to have a Google+ account if you want to use any Google product (YouTube being the most insidious), and (hopefully) some decoupling of Gmail that would enable me to ensure my Google+ activity isn't a mashup of personal and business interests.

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Tricia Adams's curator insight, April 27, 1:45 PM

I'm sure G+ will continue evolve, but I don't see them getting rid of it completely anytime soon. And interesting read though about what the future of the product might be. 

Debbie Elicksen 's curator insight, April 28, 5:55 PM

The same rumors probably started by the people who think Facebook is dead.

Shelley Costello's curator insight, May 1, 11:41 PM

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